Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Getting in the spirit

I'm determined to get into the Christmas spirit this year. The first step was to create a few holiday decorations. This is the little entry space in our apartment (it's behind the front door when you open the door)
I went to Hobby Lobby the other day and got a big pack of Christmas paper, a 12 inch styrafoam wreath and the wood letters and trim items. (EVERYTHING was on sale 50% off so total I spent less than $25, whooee!!!!)

For the wreath, I cut out and inked 120 leaves (but I didn't use them all) and just started pinning them around the wreath in a pattern that I liked. I added some of the berries here and there and tied a bow on top.

For the NOEL, I traced the letters on the same papers I used for the leaves, cut them out and then modge podged them on. I sanded and inked the edges. I was going to embellish the letters, but when I put them on the shelf, I stuck some of the extra berries on the shelf and decided that embellishing the letters themself would be overkill.


Debbie DP said...

wow that wreath is great. I like the way you have the berries with the letters. Looks great.

The Stamp Chick said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!!Absolutely beautiful. Glad you are getting in the spirit :-)

shannonmvt said...

Great job! What a great inspiration!