Friday, December 10, 2010

Simple Christmas crafting

Happy Friday everyone. Just wanted to show you a quick little Christmas deco I put together today. Simple, simple, simple. It's just a little square jar (I think it once contained pesto!) onto which I've stuck some lovely red "Thickers" (Platforms by American Crafts). Then I used a strip of Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin' up) with adhesive on the back,  and wrapped it around a tealight candle. Finally, I wrapped a length of twine around the neck of the jar a few times and tied a bow. See what I mean? Simple. Even you friends of mine who think you're not crafty can do this one. Go on........have a go at it :)


Also this morning I finished off a fun little crocheted Christmas tree garland I've been making. I love the combination of crochet, ricrac and buttons. A bit of fun and super cute. You can find the pattern for the Christmas trees over at "The Royal Sisters" blog. Thanks Michelle. xx



 





 Love the rustic, homemade Christmas look it gives to our small dresser in the family room.
I have found a bit of crafting inspiration lately, thanks to all the wonderful Christmas crafts out there in blogland. It can be downright distracting from the things I should be doing actually!  But it makes me happy :) Hope you're Friday is fab! See you again soon. xxx

Edited to add: Before I packed away my Thickers, I whipped up this little card. Thought I'd add it on to the end of this post for you. 

 



4 comments:

  1. I adore your little jar! I might just have to write something sweet and simple on a couple of my jars. I did put a 'JAM' label on my jam which looked rather nice. Don't' you think brown string makes everything look so homely and nice?

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  2. Beautiful Anita - I love your Christmas trees - I might have to teach myself to crochet so I can make a set too - would they make a good first project?

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  3. Yeah Nikki, they are really not too hard. You need to know how to do a chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet (US terminology. I taught myself to crochet about 18 months ago and I really love it. I got a kids "learn to crochet" book from my local library - but there are plenty of "how-to's" on the net. Give it a go :)

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  4. just found your blog love it! these are just too cute and I love simple crafts - thanks. Naomi x

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