Thursday, December 19, 2013

Favorite Things of 2013

 Melissa from 320 Sycamore is hosting her annual Favorite Things party. It's kind of like Oprah's favorite things but much more practical for us thrifty people. I thought it would be fun to put together my own list for 2013. So sit back and grab a cup of cocoa (don't forget the marshmallows) and enjoy my favorite things of 2013.
Fresh Balsam 14.5 oz. 3-Wick Candle - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Evergreen Spray

Hello again! The holiday season is in full swing at my casa. I love this time of year! It usually goes by in a flash because we are always super busy and I am really trying to take the time to make memories with my little girl. Of course I have also been working on some holiday crafts around the home. The theme for my home this year is simplify! I have really been trying to use what I have rather than buying new. One thing that I thought would be fun to make was a little Christmas spray for my back door.

I cut some branches from my pine trees to create a small Christmas spray. I have also heard from others that you can go to Lowe's or Home Depot and they will give you the clippings they have from their evergreens for FREE. You might want to call your local store before you go. :)

I used three small branches and tied them together with some twine. I tried to lay them flat and began to wrap the twine around the branches and then tied off the twine. 

I then tied some twine around a plastic ornament that I already had. I then hot glued some ribbon to a pinecone and hot glued the pinecone and ornament to the tied twine on the branches. 

I found this burlap bow in the dollar spot at Target. I tied it around the branches to finish off the spray for the door.

This project took about 15 minutes to put together and I had all of the supplies on hand with the exception of the bow.  It makes me smile every time I see it on my back door. I also love how simple it was to make! 

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