Tuesday, November 29, 2011

diy christmas crafts

Just wanted to share a few quick and simple Christmas projects that I've been working on lately :)

{vintage sheet music candle}
Simply print your favorite sheet music onto tissue paper, then use a hairdryer (or other heat utensil) to melt the tissue paper into the pillar candle.

 {reindeer footprint art}
I'm sure most of you have seen the inspiration for this idea on Pinterest... 
Here is B's version :) Footprint art with a 13 month-old really isn't a small accomplishment!!
I also found these great vintage Santa and Christmas-inspired cards online, and I was so excited to find a way to fit them into our holiday decor. Two of them even have Christmas greetings in German! So, I thought they would be a great addition to this German household.
I decided a few of them would make excellent ornaments for our tree... I just printed them onto white card stock (x2), then I cut them out and used Modge Podge and white glitter to dress them up a little (the Modge Podge was used to stick them together so that they were also reversible), and of course I tested them out on our tree! I was very happy with how they turned out!

{vintage Christmas card ornaments}

For the larger ones, I used some twine and mini-clothespins to hang them in our living room.

{vintage Christmas card display}

I hope you all are having just as much fun decorating for the Christmas season!! :)

*I am excited to announce that BabyBerry is going to be hosting a link party this Friday for all of you crafty bloggers out there!
So, come back in a couple of days and link-up for Find Your Craft Friday!! 

Linking to:

Katie's Nesting Spot

Catch a Glimpse Button


ThriftyThurs Thrifty Thursday Week 51

Somewhat Simple


Kate said...

Great ideas! I especially love the sheet music candle! I'm always looking for new crafty ideas to make the house more festive :0)


Blissfully Burton said...

love the candle idea!

meghan said...

love love the candle idea! thanks for sharing! =)

megs [at] Shine On

stephanie said...

super cute! I LOVE the candle idea!! and the art? I'm totally stealing that for my own kiddos!!

Natalie said...

Girl you have been busy!

Ann said...

I love vintage postcards and these are wonderful. The glitter adds just the right amount of sparkle and they look perfect on your tree.

Cynthia Anne said...

I am new follower via GFC
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Jennifer said...

These are such great projects! I especially love the musical candle. Thank for sharing them.

The cards remind me of my moms tree, she has always loved decorating with special Christmas cards.

Found you via link party, check out mine if you have time. :o)


Brooke said...

Cute ideas - I love the reindeer art. I just blog hopped over here & am a new follower.


Jamie said...

I LOVE the sheet music candle and the reindeer! So awesome!!

I'm a new follower from the Bloggy Buddies Blog Hop! Please feel free to come by my blog and if you like, follow back. :o)

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Redo 101 said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Crafty Soiree's party. I would so love to make a candle like that, will have to Google how to print on tissue paper. Is there a link to get the German Christmas graphic? I get lots of graphics from The Graphics Fairy, have you tried them?

I'm your newest follower - stop by to see me anytime.


Christa @ BrownSugarToast said...

so cute!!! Love the reindeer footprints! THanks for the inspiration :)

SJB AKA SUE J-B. said...

Hi, new follower via Happy Go Lucky Blog Hop


frugalmommieof2 said...

I'm stopping by from the Mingle with us hop and following by gfc. I'd love if you'd stop by my blog too. Have a great day!

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Rachel said...

I really really really like your sheet music candle. I think I'll give it a go. Thanks for sharing.

Michele Alger said...

Oh how inspiring! LOVE the candle AND the footprint reindeer...so super cute!! Thanks for sharing with me ;)

Amy said...

Such fun ideas! The reindeer are too, too cute, and I am loving that candle. I think things made with sheet music are so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays! Hope you'll come back again this weekend to share some more of your great projects!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love that candle, I've tried doing that before but haven't quite got the hang of the technique. Can you give any suggestions for where we can find sheet music to print out?

Rachel said...

I totally made the sheet music candle today. It turned out great! I'm blogging about it tomorrow. I'd love for you to come check it out.