Ok, so here is day one of my Christmas crafting. We’ve been out all morning and I had an overtired two year old and a teething 9 month old. No fun!! Regardless we got home and I threw them in bed. It took mr 2 over and hour to fall asleep so while he was fussing I got out my supplies.
Metallic gold paint
Once he fell asleep I got started. With mr 9 month old about to wake any minute boy did I rush!!
Santa turned out ok but I am going to go back over him and fix all the mistakes. I do love where he is heading though and am inspired to make more. I’m going to do one of my boys in their Santa hats. First I need a photo of them both sitting still and both keeping their hats on… Wish me luck!
Ok, so after nine months of indecision, debating, doubt, and a little stress, I have finally decided on a color scheme for Christmas this year. Yes I change every year and yes I make way too big a deal out of it.
Last year I did champagne gold and cream, the year before all silver, and the year before that which was also Ryder’s first Christmas, baby blue and silver. Just for him!
I wanted to do something for Archer this year as its his first Christmas. After conferring with a friend we agreed that I couldn’t repeat the blue for Archer, it needed to be something of his own and I wanted it to be fun.
So this year I have decided on the candy stripe colors. Green, red, and white. Pearly white if I can find it. In all my searching I haven’t yet seen a lot in these colors so get ready to be overloaded in the craft section. Looks like I’ll be DIYing my way through November and December!
Post below what colors you’ll be decorating in this year and if it’s something you do each year or you’re a changer like me 🙂
I just LOVE this version of buddy’s Elf quote! I found it at The Jacobs Clan where they also offer a version without snowflakes. I love the snowflakes 🙂
Another find over at The Jacobs Clan. I’ve seen quite a few printables in this color theme this year. Wondering if the stores will also be bringing out decorations in these ‘springtime’ colors…
This printable was found over at Smile Like You Mean It. I’m a fan of the black tones and highlights of red.
Here is another great find from Tattered & Inked. Family friends of ours decorate in red black and white. It looks amazing!! This printable reminded me of them 🙂
These are such great printables found over at Tattered & Ink. They’re so simple and elegant and come in three colors!! I reckon they would look great in a series of frames, on tea towels, cushions on the kids beds. The list goes on!!
Some more gift tags. The round ones would look great as cupcake toppers, and also alongside the tags to help dress up your gifts. I found these at Hazel Fisher Creations
This is such a great idea and looks so sweet too. Who doesn’t love owls at the moment!! Between kids, family, school, work and other commitments, I think this is going to be a must for a lot of people out there. I found it at Lovely Living. Head there to print it out and stay on top of Christmas this year!