Reinventing your Christmas Tree Ornaments

Well, I think everyone in Dalton had the same thought I did this morning. Kroger then Chick-fil-A, nothing like waiting until the last  minute . 😉 Now, I’m  all ready for Thanksgiving! I’m looking forward to spending time with family, and eating! 😂

We’re putting up our Christmas Tree 🎄 on Friday. I’m planning to post several new tips for you all next week. Today I’m moving up a post from last year. In this video I’ll show you how to reinvent Christmas Tree ornaments you already have.

Grouping ornaments together is a great way to make more of an impact in a large Tree.

 

Reinventing Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas Tree Ornaments Inexpensive ribbon is a good way to add color to your Tree.

Christmas Tree OrnamentsCostco usually has great ribbon this time of year! They normally have 50 yard rolls for under $10.  This ribbon is great to use to tie your Ornaments together.

That’s all for now. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Christmas Bow Tutorial

Hey Y’all! Who’s ready to get started decorating for Christmas?🙋🏻 Me! Well, I will be on Friday. I have a lot to do this week on an installation for a client before I can start working on our house. That’s ok though because I love ❤️ my job and can’t wait to see the project I’m working on completed.

I know that a lot of you will be putting up your Christmas decorations this week so I wanted to share a few tips with you.  I’m planning to post several tips on my blog and on Instagram and Facebook over the next few weeks.

I made this  tutorial video last year  on How to tie a Christmas bow.  I wanted to move it up this year for those of you that may have missed it before.  This is a simple process once you know the basics.

1- Loop ✨

2- Pinch ✨

3- Twist ✨

4- Repeat ✨

Christmas Bow

It’s really that simple!  Once you learn how to tie your own bows, you’ll be able to create a beautiful Tree.

Christmas Bow

I hope you like to tip of the day! Now you’re ready to be Loopin’, Pinchin’  and

🎶 Twistin’  the night away!🎶  (Sorry I couldn’t help myself!)😂😂😂

Let It Snow!

Finally, it’s below 70 degrees outside and we’ve had about a half inch of snow. It’s beginning to feel a little more like winter now. I wanted to do a winter, snowy tablescape in our dining room. A few weeks ago, It was hard to get my head wrapped around snow or ice when it was so warm outside. Now that the weather has cooled off my table has come together!

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For the past few weeks,I’ve been on the lookout for snow, snowflakes, ice cycles and anything that fits into the category of “a wintery mix”!
I had spotted the giant snowflakes before Christmas at the Dollar Tree. I thought they were so cool but I wasn’t sure what I would do with them at that point so I didn’t buy any. A few days after Christmas I had an idea to use them on top of my charger plates and on the table top. I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to go back and get them!
Guess what! When I went to buy them they were 1/2 price!!! 50 cents each!!! You can’t beat that! I think they look great in between the silver charger and the blue diner plate. I also found the clear snowflakes and the smaller snowflakes there as well. I added the clear bubble stickers over card stock to the middle if the smaller snowflakes and used them as place cards.

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I found the charger plates, the snow, the puffy white snowflakes and the sparkly snowflakes all at Dollar General Store. They were also 1/2 price!!!

I bought the blue plates awhile back because they were the color of my rug. The white dishes are Mid Century pattern by Noritake. I think it’s called Au Naturel. They are my favorite set of dishes!

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I added a little sparkle to my napkins on the bottom with rhinestone snowflakes.(They were stickers and sold to be used in gift wrap). For added texture on top of the napkin,I tied sheer snowflake ribbon in a soft knot.
I added a chocolate candy to each bowl as well.

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As a table runner, I wanted an icy look, maybe even glass or mirror. I remembered two pieces of metal I had purchased for another project. They were a perfect fit!
(They can be found at Home Depot or Lowes in the heat and air dept.) I placed them down the center of the table then layered the different size snowflakes on top.

Next, I added the cloches. These were perfect because they reminded me of a giant snow globe! Under the glass I wanted a pop of color so I used the turquoise glass balls. I also added some puffy white snowflakes, ribbon, and snow for softness. I placed one up on a bowl turned upside down to create different levels. To the larger dome I also added a polar bear ornament my sister had given me several years ago, a larger snowflake, snow and a few candies for a little color.

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I tied the snowflake ribbon layered on top of a white satin ribbon on the back of the chairs. Both were purchased at Costco. I used two puffy snowflakes in the bow to add dimension.

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Last but defiantly not least, the snowman. I was so happy when I ran across this little fella at West Yellow Knife! He’s just perfect for this snowy scene. I replaced his red bow with two blue napkins to look like a scarf. I set him slightly off center to balance out the cloches.

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Now I’m in the mood to break out the ol’ sled and have some fun!
We just need about 3 inches of snow in North Georgia and we’ll be good to go!

So, Let it Snow!!!!

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How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree!

Ever wonder how to decorate your Christmas tree to get that designer look?

Good evening! I hope everyone has brushed up on their bow making skills, because after this next video you are going to need them. Ha! It’s time to take those bows to the tree! In this video I’ll show you how I get that designer look for your tree. I start at the top and work my way down. I work with one element at a time to create balance and style. These are just some basic tips and guidelines to help you get started. Be creative and have fun with it!

My finished tree this year… Isn’t it beautiful!

How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree - My 2015 Tree!

How to Tie a Bow – Christmas Bow Tutorial Video!

In this video I will show you how to tie a bow like a professional!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season so far. Here is the first of several videos to help make your Christmas beautiful. I often have people ask me to teach them to tie a bow for their tree. The three simple steps to remember are loop, pinch, and twist. Once you know how to do this, the possibilities are endless! In this video I am also going to show you how to tie a bow by layering several ribbons. When you layer less expensive ribbons on the bottom, you can add a small amount of a more expensive ribbon on the top for a fabulous designer bow! Every year I get so excited when Costco puts out their ribbons! It’s usually around the first part of November. I try to get several rolls to use as fillers on the Tree. At seven dollars for a fifty yard roll, you just can’t beat it! I use bows year round for different projects and hopefully now, you will too!

Here are a couple of my finished bows!

How to tie a bow - My bows example 1

How to tie a bow - My bows example 2

It’s Starting to Look a Lot Like Christmas! Time for Christmas Decorations!

It is time to break out those Christmas decorations folks…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere I go…

If you happen to run into me this time of year, normally you might see me sparkling from about a half a mile away! Yes, I am happy and smiling, but the sparkle I am referring to is Glitter! Glitter on my face, in my hair, in my shoes, in my closet, in my car, and really, just about everywhere I go. Along with that trail of glitter trees are trimmed, wreaths are hung, and all things are made beautiful for the Christmas Season. This year however is a little different for me. Several months ago I hurt my shoulder working at our house. It’s much better now, but I still haven’t been up to my normal schedule for getting my Christmas decorations up. I always look forward to spending time with clients during the holidays.  It doesn’t seem quite the same. On the bright side Perry and the boys helped me put wreaths up at our house. We haven’t put them up in years. They needed a little TLC so I made all new bows to freshen them up.

Christmas Decorations - The House Lit Up.

The house looks so pretty all dressed for Christmas!

Christmas Decorations - My Table Set.

I love for my table to be set and ready for Christmas Eve dinner.

I love the smell of fresh cut trees, garland and the season’s atmosphere all around. I love the time I spend with just me and my family, and the excitement and joy of Christmas morning. Yes, there is just no other time of year quite like the Christmas season. Above all of these things, the part I love most about Christmas is the celebration of our Lord and Savior’s birth! The gift God gave to us, is the most wonderful gift of all! His one and only Son, Jesus, came to save the world and set us free!

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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”   -Luke 2:11

In the next few days I will be posting a couple video tutorials featuring tips to help improve your Christmas decorations this year. I hope they inspire you and help make your home beautiful this holiday season.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!