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Deck the Halls with Handmade Goodies

how to make a paper wreath
For Christmas, this year I'm decorating with a few of my old ornaments and adding
a bit of my own handmade decor.  I have shopped around my house for items
that I can use for the decorations.  This is a good way to save for the Holidays.
how to make book page  wreath
I decorated my back door with pages of an old book that my father-in-law
purchased in a second hand store a year ago.  He read it and had no need for it anymore, so...
how to make book page  wreath
...I created a wreath with it!
A similar tutorial for this wreath can be found here.  It was fun to make, but a lot of work too,
not to mention the mess I created with the glue gun on my fingers.
We also gathered items from the outdoors, like pine cones, branches and berries.
My son's favorite are the pine cones.
I took a couple of recycled jars and I wrapped them in scrapbook paper
and ribbon to hold festive candy canes.
You all know this one.  It's my felt ornament!  I added some glitter to add sparkle.
It's hard to see the glitter on here, but it looks like snow balls on my tree.  I love it!
At our home our focus during Christmas is the birth
of Jesus Christ.  I add little reminders around the house such as nativity sets,
and words written on our chalkboard, after all he is the greatest gift.


Will you be adding anything handmade to your decor this year? What is it?

9 comments :

  1. Here to follow you via Friendly Friday! That first wreath would be a great gift for a music lover - I love the concept.

    Brooke
    http://cupcakecucumber.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love the Wreath! and the container for the candy canes. Visiting from one artsy mama.

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  3. I love all your handmade goodies! I'm going to visit your Etsy shop later this afternoon as well:-)

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  4. All of your decorations are so gorgeous! classy and well done! Following . . .

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  5. These are all so lovely --- thank you for sharing!
    Blessings, Becky
    www.fromgentogen.com

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  6. Hey, thanks for linking up to the Showdown! I'm glad you dropped by! ~Jen

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  7. These are SUPER awesome.. I LOVE your wreath (SO PIN Worthy!!!).. festive and pretty.. I'm Mariyn - Your newest HAPPY follower here.. Loving your blog.. SO much CREATIVITY!! I'm inspired.. Will love for you to stop in sometime.. http://theartsygirlconnection.com .. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. ~M

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I pinned this to my Wreath board! Really pretty!!!

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  9. I made decopaged sheet music ornaments for my piano students. I love your book page wreath! Lovely!

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