I’m blogging – It’s a Christmas miracle and it’s not even December yet!
I got on a paper crafts kick this month and I’ve been going wild with a glue gun, scissors, and assorted sheets of paper. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve fallen in love with paper crafts.
Wish I could say I thought up each of these projects on my own, but while I may be crafty, I’m not exactly artistic. I definitely took inspiration from other talented people. Be sure to follow the links below each project and see the “real deal”.
Ok, I told you inspiration struck!
While I know giant paper flowers hot glued to a mantel isn’t everyone’s style, it’s definitely mine. I love this project. I doubt I’ll be able to safely store it for next year, but I will love every minute of it this year.
I was inspired by a post on an Etsy UK blog. Of course it’s a million times more amazing than my paper garland, but I had a blast making my own.
Leaves are super easy to make, so I just drew them free hand and cut them out. The flowers are slightly more complicated, but not much. I thought about making a tutorial video if anyone is interested in learning how to make them. I figure that will cut out some of the trial and error for you, but maybe I’m the only one who makes five or six test flowers and tosses them all before making a usable one.
I love this wreath so much, I want to keep it up forever!
When I saw this pin on Pinterest, I knew I had to make one. I mean, if this doesn’t scream holiday cheer, I don’t know what does!
Like I said, I absolutely took inspiration from others for my Christmas crafts this year. The original deer wreath was made by She’s Kinda Crafty. Our wreaths are a little different, but that’s how inspiration works.
I couldn’t resist making a little paper flower for my wreath. The center of the flower is just a little bit of glitter. Glitter makes everything better, doesn’t it?
FringeMan said my wreath looks like it should hang in a Mexican restaurant, but what does he know about decorating?
I say, bring on the tacos! Fa, la, la, la, la.
Oh, and there’s more, but it will have to wait for the next blog post. I promise you wont have to wait long!
Now my friends, have you been crafting for Christmas? I’ll try and keep in touch more. I miss blogging!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Lesley Ann Staples says
Love these! And have really missed your posts. Hope there’s more to come. Cheers
Sue, a Florida Farm Girl says
Trish, it’s SO good to hear from you. Hope the Fringe family is doing well these days. Miss you.
Beth Hendrickson says
Love the whole mantle look! And a deer that spunky and glittery is just begging for a name! Got one? (Love the pom-pom tangle garland.)
The Domestic Fringe says
I don’t have a name. 🙁 I think you’re right though, he needs a name! I’ll have to think on it.
Welcome back!! I’ve missed you’re blog!!