Thursday, December 20, 2012

On the 5th Day of Christmas...

A few pictures of our 2012 holiday decorations.  I'll be honest - we didn't put a lot of time and effort into our decorations because we were trying to unpack after our move.  I'm happy with how they turned out but I wish we had more time to enjoy them.  I need to figure out in the future how to display our Christmas cards because our mantle looks really cluttered.  
 Our stockings - I love the monogrammed pins.
 Our tree really isn't leaning as badly as it looks in this photo!  I chose to put icicles on it this year instead of the gold ball ornaments that I've used for the past couple of years and it really sparkles.  Some of the ornaments have been altered from how we originally decorated it, Lilly has knocked several off and I had to move them out of her reach.
 Our wrapping paper - ha!  All of it was purchased from my nephew's school fundraiser.  Thanks to my niece and nephew I'm good on wrapping paper, tissue, tags and bows for a while.  I think they bring home the catalog twice every school year selling wrapping paper and magazines.  I have so many subscriptions that I can't even keep up with the reading.
 My "cookies for santa" plate!  I've had this for many years and now I've decided to display it.

 I also wanted to share a few of my favorite Christmas craft ideas.  I'm saving these ideas for next Christmas.

Glittery Christmas ornaments via TheGirlKyle and shared on facebook by a good friend.  I'd love to make some red ones, especially since I'll probably make a new bow topper for next year.  I found some beautiful plaid ribbon.
Wedding Invitation Ornament via From Glitter to Gumdrops

I can't wait to make this ornament using our wedding invitation! I'm using twine as an accent for our wedding so I'll probably use twine instead of ribbon on the top of the ornament.  I have an idea for how I want it to look, I just hope it turns out that way. 

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