Monday, December 10, 2012

A Very Pinterest Christmas

I LOVE Pinterest. I "pin" all the time. My husband thinks it's crazy and pointless and I'll never do anything useful with my pinned items. However, lately, I have been taking the time to "do" some of the things I have pinned, and I don't think he totally hates them, either! Here are a few of the items I have done with some Pin-spiration:

Christmas Trees:
These trees are made from rolled cereal boxes. The one on the left is unfolded rafia, the one in the center is gold tissue paper rolled into rosettes and glues onto the cone covered in gold tissue paper, and the on on the right is wrapped in silver ribbon. I'm still considering a topper of some sort for one or all of them, but they are finished on my mantle and I love them!

Christmas Photos:
You can see the edge of the backdrop in this photo (I cropped it for our card).

This year for our Christmas card photos I created a string of lights backdrop. I hung a sheet over the french doors to our den. I then hung white lights from the sheet, clipping them up with clothespins. I sat the kids about 10 feet in front of the backdrop and started snapping. The teddy bear is obviously a test shot, but you can see how crudely the lights are hung and in the picture on the bottom you can see how well they look in a "real" photo. This was perfect and looks like we're in a studio somewhere (I think). :)

Dollar Store Christmas gifts from Mallory:
Here is our $1 plate with the center taped off. We then gave her a red Sharpie and then a green one and told her to color. She did a pretty good job, and since she's not quite 2 years old, she doesn't take very long.

We did mugs for one set of grandparents, and a plate for the other. And since, at this point, I have yet to tell any friends or family about this blog, I am totally okay with posting pictures of their gifts!
And look - not a single bit of marker on her!!

I also have one other gift idea that I have yet to complete, but I have all the pieces so I will post about those when they are finished!

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