Valentine’s Day is less than week away! Can you believe it?
I was going to try to find vintage Christmas lights to cover in glitter (found via Pinterest- see below) but I found something even better!
I found these little wooden Christmas lights at the local craft store. They were too adorable to pass up at 39 cents each. I thought it’d be fun to paint them and make them sparkle with glitter!
I had acrylic paint in a variety of colors, and bought two classic Christmas colors- red & green. I painted each light a different color, and sprinkled them with gold glitter dust (it worked better than regular glitter in this case). I painted the bases of the lights black too, and then decided to tie them onto a green yarn to make garland!
Easy & fun little project to add some Christmas cheer to the house. You could also just display them in a little jar or dish on the table. :)
P.S. – Thanks Ryan for photographing my lights!
Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I spent most of my Thanksgiving break hanging out with Ryan and working on Christmas crafts. It was so relaxing; I didn’t want it to end! You can expect lots of fun Christmas posts in the near future because I have lots of projects up my sleeve. :) I’m starting with my Christmas ornament wreath I made. It was easy to make, fairly inexpensive, and it looks LOVELY!
I based my wreath off of this tutorial I found via Pinterest. It was a good use for a wire hanger (my Mom won’t get rid of them). The only difference is that I hot glued the smaller gold ornaments and bells in instead of stringing them on the wire with the red and green.
I had fun choosing the ornaments (I got cheap ones in a package at Walmart) and arranging them on the wreath. It took 52 of the large ornaments and maybe about 20 of the smaller ones. My Mom helped me make a red and green ribbon to tie it all together! Also – thanks to Ryan for using his muscles to help me bend the hanger. ;)
You could do a lot with this wreath to make it your own. What are you creating this holiday season?!
Ah, I hate that I’ve been out of the blogging loop lately. I miss it! I hope I’ll have more time now that I’m finished with the hard part of student teaching. Let’s start back with a fun DIY post about building terrariums, shall we?!
This sweet family made it really easy to shoot beautiful photos! They brought lots of fun props – a wagon, a quilt, a basket, caramel apples, books – to their fall photo shoot. It’s always a great idea to make photo shoots more fun for little ones! They also did a great job of choosing outfits that coordinated with each other and photographed well. We shot these photos at a local spring and the fall weather was gorgeous that afternoon.
Both kiddos were super sweet and cooperative – little sister is 2 months old and big brother is 3 years old. The baby needed fed half way through the shoot, but then she was back to being content.
Okay, enough talking – check out their great photos and let me know what you think!