August 2–Final Christmas project…

…and it’s my VERY favorite! I saw this amazing hand-painted ornament in this Etsy shop and knew that I had to have it.

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But I didn’t really want to pay the money for it. And it’s not even available anymore. This shop does have some other great Supernatural themed ornaments though, like a Charlie Bradbury one and this cool Impala one. I thought maybe I could duplicate it but I had never really hand painted anything before. But that is what this whole Pinterest adventure has been about–to try new things, right? I am actually pretty proud of how it turned out…I really love it and can’t wait to hang it on my tree!

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August 1–Christmas in…August: Fabric Tree Ornament

Soooo…it’s not exactly July anymore, but I still have a couple of Christmas projects up my sleeve! So I am extending Christmas in July for a couple more days! Today’s pin was inspired by this post over at Very Shannon:

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This one was another pretty easy project, but it takes a bit of time and patience to hand-stitch the pieces. However, then all you have to do is hot glue them together! Easy peasy lemon squeezy 🙂 I chose to do my tree in colors that were more up my alley–turquoise and red! I’m sure if you have followed this blog for some time or if you know me at all you have figured that out! Here is my finished project:

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Cutie patootie!

July 31–Christmas in July Day 7: Book Page Wreath Ornament

Today’s pin really could not be any simpler, but the final product has a certain vintage appeal to my old-fashioned tastes and I really love it. The original idea came from this post on Love of Family and Home. This woman made ALL of her ornaments for her tree and I think it looks fantastic. Her ornament looks like this:

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I wanted a little more color on mine and I didn’t have the stamps she used so I improvised with a punch and a sticker. I think if I were to do this project again, I would either use a bigger book page (mine was pretty small–regular paperback novel size) or put in more accordian folds because it was a little tough to get all the edges together because it kept wanting to pull. But I really do love the rustic/retro look of it!

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