It's Beginning to Look a Bit Like Christmas

November 30, 2011

You may recall that I am a member of the design team: "made with love (and paper)." We are on our Tenth creation as a team. Please stop by and do join us in this month's challenge!! You are welcome to submit your creation to the challenge.

Our made with love (and paper) challenge for December is Vintage Holiday. We are required to use a pine cone and something sparkly.

I am also part of a swap group and for December we are making ornaments. I have decided to combine the two projects!

I have created this square cone ornament. You can leave them empty or fill them. I used vintage style papers and ivory lace. I found that great pinecone pattern from the marvelous Penny Duncan. These are so easy and fun to make. Note the sparkle on the pine cones. It nicely simulates the sap often found on them.

This first ornament is for the Design Team. Can you imagine the paper as a vintage, velvet wallpaper?! Love that!! The larger ornament is just under 5.5 inches and the smaller, is 4.5 inches. You can make these any size.

You can make these ornaments any size.

A close up showing the beautiful, vintage-style paper.

You can have so much fun with these. Imagine the decorating possibilities. I was pleased to have all the supplies on hand. I have been hoarding the red cardinals for over a year!! (next set of photos) I love cardinals at wintertime. I have to give a pair of these to my mom. She loves little song birds as well. Anyway, you can hang these on the Christmas tree, in the window or on the backs of your guest's chairs in the dining room! You can leave them empty or add almost anything you like. You could even make these with fun, traditional holiday colored paper and toss candy inside for the kiddos. And bonus! If you assemble the cone, the kids can decorate them! (You know I like those kid-friendly crafts!) I am excited to make more. I wish I could use these as my Christmas cards!! But that would be a lot of postage.

close-up showing the fun victorian print

Are you looking for holiday and Christmas decorations and cards? On Monday I began listing these items in my shop. I invite you in for a look.

2 comments on “It's Beginning to Look a Bit Like Christmas”

  1. oh I am so liking these. Love the papers you used for all of them, but my fav is the vintage black and white paper. Your not the only one that hoards cute little blingy things. I do it too. Sometimes I just don't want to part with it..

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