Why hello Christmas

Why hello Christmas!  Where did you come from?

As mentioned in a previous post, the beautiful lady at Spotlight quickly reminded me that yes, Christmas is around the corner.  After a marathon session on Etsy – all my overseas gifts are purchased and posted.  The couple that are left for here…we’ll get there 🙂

Last week, my husband and baby went to Tassie with my mother in law which left me to turn my home into craft central.  After three trips to Spotlight, and visits to Master’s and Bunnings – Mod Podge began to cover every surface in my lounge room.

Below are my little creations with little info on how they came together.  Once again my reminder that I, by no means, missed my calling as a photographer.

Glitter Ornament:

  • Mod Podge
  • Navy yarn
  • Red coarse Glitter
  • Paint brush
  • Round Kaisercraft wood pieces
  • Krylon Clear Glaze

This simple one probably took the most time as there is 2 layers of glitter (attached with Mod Podge) and coated in the clear glaze to ensure that no(t much) glitter falls off.

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Book wrapped ornament:

  • Red ribbon
  • Pin
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Exacto knife
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Paint brush
  • Old book

This one I put the ribbon on first and secured it to the styrofoam ball with a pin.  I then took the exacto knife and cut strips from an old book and painted the back of the strips with the Mod Podge.  After repeating serveral times, the ball was covered.  After it is covered, paint the whole ball in Mod Podge – the gloss gives it a great finish.

Note: have a read of the page first – after Mod Podging a few strips on there I realised the page was about a little prince getting murdered – not ideal for my little prince’s first tree but I think I covered most of the gory bits 🙂

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Washi tape gift tags

  • Shipping tags from Officeworks (my life would be incomplete without these)
  • Washi tape
  • Glitter pen

Kind of self explanatory here 🙂

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Yarn wrapped wreath

  • Left over yarn or a new spool
  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Ribbon
  • Mod Podge (again)
  • Paintbrush

Cut about 5m of yarn and wrap into a small ball to start the wrapping.  Tie the end around part of the wreath and start wrapping away.  I put a small layer of Mod Podge around the outside of the wreath as I wrapped.  When it was all wrapped, I tied off the end and then finished with a ribbon.

Cairns Christmas Wedding

White Christmas Sign

  • 12 x 16 Frame
  • Publisher
  • Ribbon
  • A friendly printer 🙂

This is probably my favourite addition to our Christmas decor.  I found a similar saying on Pinterest and decided to make my own on Publisher.  After about an hour of getting it perfect, I sent the proof off to my local printer and they did the rest.  After bringing it home, I popped it in a 12 x 16 frame and then hung it on the wall with pretty ribbon.

Cairns Christmas WeddingYarn wrapped ornament:

  • Yarn
  • Mod Podge
  • Pin
  • Ribbon
  • Styrofoam
  • Paintbrush

This was the most simple of all of the ornaments.  Here I just put a bit of Mod Podge on a styrofoam ball and started wrapped and then finished with the ribbon, held on the ball with a pin.

Cairns Christmas WeddingAnd now to get back to weddings 🙂

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About Claudette Good

I am a creative-type wedding junkie and organizational freak who brought those love affairs together to create Cairns Wedding Planner. I am a lover of gold glitter, polka dots, online shopping, and DIY projects. When I am not dreaming up new projects (much to my husbands distaste) after scouring Pinterest or working at my happy yellow desk, I am running around the house chasing a happy and very active toddler with his baby brother on my hip.

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