Indeed! I may have strung lights over the banister without dusting it, and it may be slim-pickings in the pantry because Ive been putting off going to the store, but Im checking a few things off my “Pinterest” list.
With Walmart sponsoring a few homespun Christmas crafts, the layer of glitter on the floor speaks for where my priorities have been.
Walmart has all different varieties of glitter depending on the style you want. We went with classic silver. You may remember we shared the how-to on these last year. This project is super kid-friendly and we get the whole gang involved. This time, we tried using craft bond spray instead of painting the pinecones and found that the glitter just didnt stick as well as when you really get the pinecone “goopy” with glue from a paint brush. This year, it was warm enough to do it on our back porch which made clean up much easier. Its truly the eighth wonder of the world how far glitter can spread when you have 8 or 10 “helping” hands!
Cranberry Snow Globes/Mantle Decor
Epsom Salts .88c
Poinsettia Plants $3.47
A simple statement! Select various sized glass jars (jelly, jam, salsa, pickle, dressing) or mason jars. The more variety, the better. Layer cranberries over epsom salts and add a votive candle to the top for an elegant evening glow. Tie tops with ribbon or twine and sprigs of greens. Intersperse glitter pinecones, greens and a striking poinsettia here and there and…..Voila.
Our family just had a surprise package delivered from a dear friend in WA with new monogrammed stockings for the whole family!! Love, love, LOVE these cozy Scandinavian style stockings. Oh, and did I mention our friend hand-embroidered the personalized stocking tags! a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!
And this has been really funny! If you have children or nieces or nephews, you’ll want check this out! Yes, we “do” Santa a little bit at our house. The children all know that Christmas is Jesus’ birthday and that is the emphasis, but they are only little for a short while and pretending is fun…..
This is a link to a video message you can create personalized from Santa to your child, be they naughty or nice. Putting in pictures makes it really personal! The kids have each had a day that they got a video message and it has made us all laugh so much!
Enjoy merry, mess and memory making!
Every homemaker aspires to the art of making a house a home while still being a good steward and honoring the budget. Tho Im no expert and get completely overwhelmed by hard-core couponers, I do come from a long line of inventive make-something-out-of-nothing women I love finding creative uses for unusual things. Additionally, Im super excited that Walmart has teamed up and is sponsoring 8 Holiday Home Makeover Do-It-Yourself projects that I get to share with you. “Save Money. Live Better”….shall we? These projects will require very little skill (1) because Im just not that skilled and 2) because I typically have 8 or 10 little hands “helping”🙂 and will be low-budget simple projects that make a fun statement.
Hope you can have as much fun creating as we have!
Super easy. Super fun.
It was a German Apple pancake dinner at our house aside our glittering winter wonderland.
And that, my friends, is as close as this southern girl cares to get to snow all this winter thank-you-very-much! 🙂