I had seen ornaments hanging in windows and always thought that it looked so pretty. The pictures I looked up used a tension rod, but I couldn't use one because of the way my blinds are so I just used those Command hooks and wire. I bought a big tube of ornaments and tied ribbons to them and then tied them to the wire. I really like how it turned out. I might even do this in my front window too!
(It looks better when the blinds are up but the sun was glaring and messing up my picture!)
When I was looking up wreaths on Pinterest I found some pictures of things you could use as alternatives for wreaths on your front door and found this. It looked easy enough to make, and it was. I spray painted an old black frame white, tied some ornaments to ribbons and stapled them on the back and tied a pretty red bow on the top.
I'll also share with you my mantel.
I didn't really craft anything on the mantel, but the wreath above it should look familiar!
Now to my Christmas craft fail. I was shopping at Target (where else?) the other day and saw these and these and thought they were adorable. But I didn't feel like spending the money to buy them when I thought I could easily make them. I already had Styrofoam balls and trees at home, so all I needed was the sweater material. I drove over to Goodwill and bought a few sweaters that I thought would work.
Now I should have inspected the ones at Target better because I had no idea where to start. I just started cutting and gluing. It was a mess and none of them really turned out that well. The trees looked ok, because I eventually realized to use the sleeves for them and that worked the easiest. Still not the prettiest, but here's what I ended up with.
Ha ha, don't laugh! Its the best I could do. They are pretty sad looking though! Now the balls...I just couldn't do it. Every way I tried left something open or it bunched in a funny way. This is the best one I made and the top isn't even covered!
I think the sweaters were just too big and thick. Something smaller and tighter like a sock probably would have worked better. Maybe I'll try again. Or maybe I'll just go back to Target and fork over the money and save myself some aggravation and fabric glue!
Now on to the good stuff!! To thank you all for being so wonderful, we are hosting a giveaway. If you want to win a $25 gift card to Target (you can buy a few of those trees and ornaments with that!) just answer this question in the comments of this post: What is your favorite Christmas movie??
The deadline to comment will be this Sunday at 9pm EST. The winner will be picked randomly and will be announced in Monday's post. And remember to leave your name in the comment if you post using an anonymous account so that we know who you are. Good luck! (This giveaway is now closed)
P.S. My favorite Christmas movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas...or is that a Halloween movie?!