Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Pine Cone Garland

The holidays are fast approaching, and I must admit that I am not ready.  I need to decorate!  I came across this great pine cone garland and instructions on how to make it at Twig and Thistle.

 Since I have some large pines in the yard, I am heading out right now to gather some for my mantle!  I may spray mine with a little silver paint for a touch of glimmer.  Our living room is a tad dark and I think that shimmer may brighten things up and add a touch of holiday magic!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gift Tags for the Holidays

While shopping on Etsy last night, I came across these wonderful gift tags by Susan of Qdesigns. They have a feel for the past, with a sparkle towards the future! What a nice way to top a gift. You can find them at her Etsy shop, http://www.qdesigns.etsy.com

I love these Season Greeting tags with chocolate brown ribbons.  The brown is so rich, and the mistletoe are a nice added touch.

These old fashioned feather trees speak of Christmas's past, while embellishments of red crystals give a nod to the present.

I think these tags would be perfect for a man's gift with the barber shopish striped ribbon.  A little something handmade brings Christmas back to me, how about you?