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23 November, 2013

Christmas Inspiration...Wreaths, Stockings, Ornaments and More!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas InspirationChristmas is just around the corner and my house is an explosion of garlands, candles and ornaments...not to mention the pumpkins that are on their way out and a scattering of grandchildren’s toys mixed in!’s time to deck the halls...or at least start thinking about it! So I was excited to see some wonderful Christmas inspiration in The Scoop this week!

Remodelando la Casa: White StockingsDo you make your own stockings? Then I have several wonderful tutorials for you! This one from Remodelando la Casa stars stockings made from sweaters topped with a white faux fur cuff!

Make a #SweaterStocking for #Christmas  #Recycle :: AnExtraordinaryDay.netHere’s another version of a sweater stocking from An Extraordinary Day! Love the cable knit!

Anthropologie Inspired Tufted Wool WreathNow for some pretty wreaths! Cottage in the Oaks shares one made from tufted wool!

Echoes of Laughter: DIY Christmas WreathEchoes of Laughter reworked an existing wreath to create this festive beauty!

Paint Stick Evergreen WreathsThe hardware stores will all wonder what happened to their paint stick supply once everyone sees these great wreaths from Rain on a Tin Roof!

Refresh - Renew: Two Easy Vintage Wreaths with paper decor printablesI love the sheet music bow in this one from Refresh Renew…made from sheet music wrapping paper! Gotta find me some of that! She has another version of a sheet music wreath as well, so be sure to check it out, too!

And here’s one from Vintage Paint and more… using old book pages! Love it!

Ornament Wreath | Diy beautifyThis one from DIY Beautify looks very French to me since they seem to use pastels rather than our traditional red and green at Christmas! So soft and elegant!

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar - Just Us FourAnd now…how about some Advent calendars? There’s still plenty of time to have yours ready by December 1st! This one from Just Us Four is classy and simple!

EasyNoSewBurlapAdventCalendar thumb Easy No Sew Burlap Advent CalendarHow fun is this one from Finding Home! It’s burlap and it’s no-sew…a great combination!
Muslin Bag Advent Calendar Echoes of Laughter added a chevron stencil to these purchased muslin bags to create her Advent!

Simple Tree Topped Mini Box Advent Calendar ~ A Christmas CountdownAnd here’s one from uncommon designs featuring little tree-topped mini paper mâché boxes…clever!

burned_wooden_christmas_ornamentsNow…how about some ornaments! Love these pretty burned wood ornaments…also from uncommon designs…unique!

Posed Perfection: Newlywed Keepsake OrnamentHow’s this for a wonderful keepsake ornament from Posed Perfection…such a pretty and unique way to preserve the wedding program for a newly-wed couple!

"Wonderfully Made": Grad Tassel OrnamentsAnd here’s another fun idea for a keepsake ornament for a graduate from My Wonderfully this idea!

DIY Super Easy Opaque Glass Ornaments at thehappyhousieAren’t these pretty? The Happy Housie shares her tutorial for making these opaque glass ornaments.

It's easy to make darling snowmen ornaments from slices of 2x4 boards!What a fun idea…and so easy! Denise on a Whim made her snowman ornaments from scrap wood!

Priscillas: Book Page Ornaments and The Dining Room TreeHere’s another fun idea using book pages…Priscilla’s book page ornaments! Love the addition of the little chalkboards, too!

Lots of Christmas inspiration is coming from Angie at Echoes of Laughter this week! She shows us how she made these cute paper straw ornaments as well! 

Glittery Painted Christmas Ornaments with Mod Podge by virginiasweetpea.comPaula at Sweet Pea shows us how she made these cute star ornaments finished off with one of my favorites…glittery Mod Podge!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Mantel5And I am sharing my burlap and plaid mantel from last year…with handmade stockings and a link to the tutorial plus a matching handmade wreath as well! You can get all the details here. I’m still finishing up this year’s and I can’t wait to show you!

Also...mark your calendars for the next blog tour from The Scoop! Twenty-five talented bloggers will be bringing you all that you need to know for creating a handmade Christmas in your home! I'll give you all of the details at the Scoop's linky party on Monday night so stay tuned!

Be sure to head on over to The Scoop to check out more wonderfully creative links! I am also featuring some of your links on my new Pinterest board Shared at The Scoop Linky Party and I have shared them on my blog's Facebook page. Be sure to come back Monday evening at 6:00 pm EST to join me for The Scoop!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the amazing ideas for Thanksgiving! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures,  Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday 
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. Debbie, I love seeing your burlap and plaid mantel! Gorgeous!

  2. So many fabulous ideas! I am so inspired! I can't wait to start decorating, but it will be after Thanksgiving thisyear!

  3. SO much inspiration!! Thanks for sharing!! xo Jen

  4. Oh wow, so much to see and all so beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  5. Thanks so much for including my glittery ornaments in your features. I am honored to be included with such a great group of projects.

  6. Thanking YOU for all the GLORIOUS inspiration!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  7. Wonderful ideas. This post is full of inspiration!

  8. Great inspiration. I was looking for ideas for advent calendars, thanks! And I love your burlap and plaid stockigs.


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