Trader Joe’s has some wonderful greeting cards done by a group of talented artists… for the amazing price of 99¢ each – Bicycle (Rachel King Birch), Three Birds (Sarah Faukner), Ornaments (Amy Tollafield), Pickup Truck (Robin Rawlings), Bird & Holly (Pat Scott), Rolling Hills (Robin Pickens) and Peace Bird (Banquet Atelier and Worshop).
(Photo- © 2013 Martha B.)
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Trader Joe’s Wrapping Paper
1. Portrait of Sandra Bennett, 1980 by Richard Avedon (‘In the American West‘)
2. Woven jute rug- Pottery Barn
3. Wood dominoes- Etsy
4. Log cabin dollhouse- Antique
5. Red wool mittens on a string- Jo Gordon
6. Throw size quilt- Jess Brown
7. Flower Arranging 101- class offered by Chelsea Fuss
8. Peppermint candy cane- Hammond’s
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Fashion Character- The Country Girl
Need a quick vase for a Christmas table display or fireplace mantel?
These logs are actually metal cans from the Container Store. Simply remove lids and add some water. Create an arrangement of holiday greens- pine, holly, winter berry, etc.
(Styling & Photo- © 2013 Martha Browne)
Note- Another idea is to skip the greens and use all white or red tulips.
When I was in North Carolina I purchased several books at the local used book store including this little gem called ‘Christmas Decorations‘ published in 1996. One project has to do with creating a garland of natural objects- pressed leaves (left-over from this place setting), berries, pine cones, etc. More on it and some other ideas later in December. :)
(Photo- © 2013 Martha Browne)
I’ve added updates to each of these posts on Nibs. Be sure to scroll to the end to find them.
Shine On In 2009
Display- Plastic Boxes
Short Over Long
Christmas Craft #10: Dog Ornament
Here’s a quick and easy centerpiece using a bunch of pinwheels.
1. Papers in solid green (Michaels) and candy cane print (Blick)
2. Wood dowels (Michaels)
3. Brass plated fasteners (Staples)
4. Glue gun, scissors, sugar and container
Follow the directions from Lisa’s post on how to make a basic pinwheel. The only change will be that instead of a single sheet of paper you’ll be working with two. Cut in 4″x 4″ squares. Remember to also fold them so that the candy cane print is on the outside.
Now trim dowels various lengths with your scissors or coping saw. Hot glue a pinwheel to each one. Fill a container (I used a vintage McCoy pot) with sugar. Insert pinwheel sticks in a pleasing arrangement.
Note- Great for a kid’s table!
(Styling & Photo- Martha B.)
Straight from the pages of Vogue!
A fashion shoot from the October 2012 issue is the inspiration behind this project- gift tags with a quirky little twist. I scanned the images onto cardstock paper and cut them out. But instead of stopping there, I snipped off legs or arms and I reattached them using very small fasteners. This let me have some fun positioning them on the packages. You can print names during the scanning process or write them out in white marker.
The Container Store carries this snowflake wrapping paper. Assorted ribbons are from my stash.
(Photo- Martha B.)