Felt Rosette Trees
This is a no-sew project I have been working on for my sister. As discussed in a previous post, I made her some ornaments for her tree. She had asked for some teal accents, but I didn't really have the supplies to work on that, so I decided I would make a teal rosette tree to use as a centerpiece on her coffee table. This project has taken considerably longer than expected due to having to cut out all of the felt spirals for the rosettes. I haven't even started hot gluing the rosettes together! Hopefully I have enough felt cut and I can start on the hot glue tonight!
Last weekend at a craft party, I made an ornament wreath with green and red ornaments. It turned out really well, but I need to finish it up with a bow (found an easy tutorial for that online). I also want to paint a large 'J' and 'Y' so that I can use the wreath as my 'O' and spell out 'JOY' above the fireplace mantel. I am dying to finish up my fireplace mantel decorations so it can really look like Christmas around here!
Since Matt and I did not put up a tree last year (too much work after just having a baby and we weren't around for Xmas anyway), we don't remember what decorations we do and don't have. The year before last, I used a top hat for a Christmas Tree topper, so I am entirely unsure if we have a tree topper. I found this really cool project on Pinterest that involves some glitter scrapbook paper and a cardboard letter. This will be project #2 for tomorrow!
I don't want to give Jamie just one felt rosette tree and to incorporate the gold theme back into her centerpieces, I found what looks to be a really easy tree made with thumbtacks. I am hoping I can find some gold thumbtacks and use a small styrofoam cone to finish this off. I have a feeling this will take much longer than I expect, but at least it should be mindless!
Last year we had tons of Christmas and Holiday-themed outfits for Morgan to wear. This year...I only have one shirt and two sets of pajamas. I have decided that I need to rectify this situation ASAP and what is an easier way to do that then make this no-sew fabric scrap tutu in holiday-themed fabrics. I do realize buying a holiday-themed outfit may be easier, but not as much fun or look quite as cute! I'm thinking instead of a fabric flower, I will do a little santa or whatever fun embellishment I can find.
This past weekend at our craft party, I made one yarn tree (blurry pic below). My hope is to make two more in two different colors. I am thinking red and white/cream. Hopefully I can find the right yarn tomorrow to finish up the project.
I'm not sure if I saw this on Pinterest or one of the blogs I follow, but I LOVE this Santa bucket and think it would be the perfect storage for all of my Christmas books. Granted, I don't really have any Christmas books right now, but I know I am getting some from Morgan and my hope is that I will continue to get one or two from the girls every year for Christmas.
Now the race is on. Will I get all my projects done by the end of the week (doubtful)? Will I get some of my projects done by the end of the week (a strong possibility)? Or will the whole week go to crap and I will be left empty handed (a likely possibility but hopefully this is not the case)? Stay tuned to find out more!