Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Crafts and Decorations to Make the Season Bright

With the carols, the tree-strung lights, and the overall jolly nature of the season, Christmas time is my favorite. This year, I'm determined to enjoy every moment of it which began with decorating my apartment. The long Thanksgiving weekend was the perfect time to make it merry and bright. I enlisted my cousins to help me fold my old issues of Real Simple to make the above magazine Christmas trees. They are so easy to make (even soothingly so) since all you need to do is fold, snip off the bottoms with a pair of scissors, spray paint and sprinkle with some glitter. (You can learn how to make them here or here).

We bought a tiny tree for our tiny apartment, and my sister helped me decide on the white and champagne color theme. It makes me feel so warm and gooey inside to see it all lit up at night.

I can never stand to throw away old cards, but I never know what to do with them either. This year, I used a small bowl as a stencil and cut out circles to make a recycled holiday card garland.

Method hand soaps are my fave, so I was super excited to find out that they make special holiday scents. The Cinnamon Bark one smells like a mix of gingerbread men and happiness.

Happy crafting! I hope your holiday season is off to a golden, glittery start :)

p.s. I can't wait to bake more cookies and make a gingerbread house.

14 comments:

Danielle said...

I just love the Christmas card garland! I never knew what to do with mine as well and just ended up throwing them away which I hated, will definitely keep this in mind.

Andrea said...

How beautiful! And the garland is just genius!! It is so pretty, and does not look like recycled cards...makes me wish I hadn't stopped sending cards a few years ago (so I get so few to save.)

Sobrina Tung said...

Thanks! Funnily enough, I don't think I'm going to send any cards this year either!

girluntitled said...

i love the card garland as well! such a good idea!

stephanie Toole said...

Good idea for the old cards.. I have old cards filling up every corner of my house.. and I am so going to have to buy that soap.. I almost bought a peppermint one from bath and body.. but I wasn't sure if I wanted peppermint hands... hmm.. it might have been good.. still not sure..

Sobrina Tung said...

Stephanie, you can buy these at Target :) They also have a peppermint one.

anotherfishinthesea said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Christmas card idea. Pure awesomeness!

T said...

love the card idea! plus i see one of my old ones in there- oh memories!

Nathalie said...

Love the garland!!!

Breenuh said...

The garland made of revamped old Christmas cards is so ingenious! Happy Holidays!

Denise said...

I'm totally going to steal the x-mas card idea! Genius!

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