Thursday, December 17, 2009

Checking it twice

First thing I've learned...I am finishing ALL my projects in November, so the entire month of December I can have a beautiful house smelling of fresh baked cookies and so many adorable things your eyes can barely take it in. The way it is now...fabric everywhere, my sewing machine, ironing board and anything crafty are all over my family room taking away anything that looked remotely festive. Darn.

Here are some glitter balls I tried out this year. I like them, ribbon tied down from the curtain rod with a tie of tulle.


Three years ago Heather and I saw some tree skirts we wanted in a Pottery Barn catalog, so we headed to JoAnn's right that minute to get supplies. Much to our disappoint, we needed to know a decent amount of math to figure out the circles for the fabric, trim etc.. Turns out it had a lot to do with Pi, and not the delicious kind.


Here is the JOY that hangs above an old mirror (recognize it H?). I love mod podging letters, there are so many great ways to do this same trick over and over. This was a project a friend did last year, and I had a great spot for it.


We're getting down to the nitty gritty, so I guess my decorating is over. There were a few of my little spots, and there will be no grand picture, because there is none according to the above explanation! I had so many more plans and thoughts that won't happen, how did your decorating go?

As always, we're attending some parties, so go check them out too! The Shabby Chic Cottage, Thrifty Decor Chick, Hooked on Houses , The Nester, Amy Lou Who and We are THAT family.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


40 comments:

Amy said...

Really cute stuff! I need to do some letters in my house. The last picture was confusing to me for a minute. I was wondering why you had a picture of a Christmas tree? I then realized it was the mirror reflecting YOUR tree. Funny

grammajill said...

So cute! Decorating can make you feel so happy!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Love your JOY sign.

Heather said...

super adorable everything. Love the glitter balls, and the joy letters. Super cute. And I agree about November...getting it all done then next year for sure!

Amanda said...

I love the glittery balls hanging off of the curtain rod. Great idea!

Angie @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Angry Julie Monday said...

I love all your special touches. The "Joy" sign is great!

Kimba said...

Just beautiful! I love the ornaments on the the curtain rod.

I've always thought sewing a tree skirt would be so challenging because of the circle thing. I love pie but not pi.

Merry Christmas!

Cyndi said...

Love the ornaments. I did this with ribbon hanging from my chandelier. Nice job.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Heather, thanks for joining the party. I love all of your Christmas decor and esp. that JOY sign with the Christmas tree in the shot. Gorgeous!! Merry Christmas to you.

Young Wife said...

Love those glitter balls!

Natalia said...

Thanks for sharing, I love all of your decorations but I especially LOVE those glitter balls! Did you make those? I would love some of those hanging in my house! :)

Rene' said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the glitter balls. I so totally agree with your first paragraph..so many things I didn't get finished or started. Happy Holidays!

beth said...

the JOY letters are great!

Lesly said...

Your decorations look so pretty. Nice work!

Catherine said...

Love all your festive decorations particularly the red glitter balls.

Sew It Up! said...

So festive! I like the way the tree is reflected in the mirror.

Sara said...

If I tried to make glitter balls - it would be everywhere! But, yours turned out beautifully. And, the joy sign is very pretty. Quite a festive looking house...

Katie said...

What cute stuff you have done. You make it look so easy.

SueWis said...

Beautiful decorations! I know what you mean by trying to get done early so you can enjoy December. Well, maybe next year.

Nina... said...

Cute Cute Cute!! Love the little pom poms!! Merry Xmas!

Pokey said...

Everything is lookin' good! I'm inspired by the wall letters-JOY. Thanks for the peek at your great projects!

Anonymous said...

what kind of adhesive did u use for the glitter balls? I tried to do this last yr. but didn't work so well

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

I did those a few years ago, and best I remember I just used mod podge on styrafoam balls and sprinkled with glitter. Let dry. Then I dabbed mod podge all over the top to seal it in. It was quite the glittery mess for a while though! Good luck!

DolceRita said...

Hi...I know these are from last year but just curious...what did you push into the styrofoam balls to get them to hang? Thanks!

Faith said...

I love all your decoration ideas! I'm posting some of them to my blog with a link back to your post:)

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The Secret Ingredient said...

Cute Christmas ideas. On the hanging bulbs, what did you use to make the hanger at the top? (The metal loop to put your ribbon through.) I'd like to try this one this yr. ;0)

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HELLO said...

Loooove the large glittered ornaments!! I too am wondering what you used for the hanger on the top. Thanks for the cute ideas! Love them all!

Amanda Smith said...

i love the huge glitter ornaments, how do you do the tops and hang them? i was wondering what you used?? thanks
!!

Tami Michel said...

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MaryBeth said...

I'd too would love to know what you used for the ornament top. I'm assuming you used modge podge to glue your glitter on. These are really pretty and I'd like to try them.

Susan Curry said...

How did you make the glitter balls? Did u spray paint hem with glitter paint or....

Susan Curry said...

How did you make the glitter balls? Did u spray paint hem with glitter paint or....

Marie said...

I am curious to see what you used to hang the glitter balls with but im sure they are just the inserts for Christmas bulbs im sure you can find them anywhere

Marie Mallory said...

Can you please tell me how you made the large glitter balls hanging from the curtain rod???? I love them!!!

teal smith said...

It's been over a year and the blogger never once responded to any of the comments/questions regarding the glitter balls. That's disappointing for those of us who were wondering...

teal smith said...

The original post was actually from 2009 and she never responded to anyone? Wow...

Jennie said...

They are probably not homemade, they sell big ornaments like this. I bought a bunch at Big Lots for $2 each.