Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Fireplace Banner


With Christmas music blaring in the other room, I have finished up my Merry Christmas banner for the fireplace.  I found these cute burlap pockets and red burlap ribbon over at the Craft Warehouse.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the snowflakes and letter sets and glued everything together with my hot glue gun.  Turned out pretty cute!
I will be filling the pockets with lotto tickets for us to scratch on Christmas Day.  Crossing my fingers that we win a little something!

Happy Holiday Crafting!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Wine Cork Christmas Tree

Hi, Everyone!

For those of you who know me personally, you'll know that the hubby and I do enjoy a glass or two of wine {wink, wink!}.  We are so very fortunate to live in a wonderful area of Oregon where there wineries and vineyards as far as the eye can see.  Needless to say, I have an abundance of wine corks.  I have done a few crafts with the corks and I have scoured the internet to find other ideas.  I finally found a few "Wine Cork Christmas Trees" and I do say, they were adorable! 
I went through my stash and found a paper mache cone about 10" tall, got out my trusty glue gun, and proceeded to get to work.  I almost ran out of corks, but the hubby and I conquered that little obstacle with ease (I believe it was a nice Dolcetto, mmm...).  I went to Walmart and found some garland, very mini-lights, some cute ornaments, snowflakes, and of course, a star to top it all off.  Voila!  An adorable centerpiece for the table was created.
Stay crafty, my friends!