(All images pulled from Kristina Marie's Etsy shop.)
Enter to win today (the 17th) through Sunday (the 20th)! And I want to hear what your top three favorite Christmas gifts have been!
The lovely Livy of A Field Journal has done it again, this time in the form of some beautiful votive holders made with paper doilies and inexpensive glass jars, perfect for last minute holiday decorating. (I can use as many last minute decorating ideas as possible right about now, as we're having the sixth annual Book Group Christmas Party at our house tomorrow night.) Livy created this tuturial for Papermash, a charming paper goods shop run by Lynne of Tea for Joy. Get the downloadable tutorial here, which was made using these doilies. And see more details of the beautiful project here.
(All images by Livy of A Field Journal.)
Stay tuned for tomorrow's exciting post. I'll give you a hint: it involves a giveaway!
On an unrelated note, we finally put the Christmas tree up last night! Photos of our small but charming tree to come tomorrow!
(Composite image by Danni of oh, hello friend. Individual photos by various Etsy sellers.)
By the way, Kristen mentioned within her tutorial that a blogger called Maya of Maya*Made, another fantastic crafty blog, has come up with an ingenious way to mark and cut your circles more easily. Then, I found this great tool (available here), which eliminates the need for scissors and tedious handwork altogether! If you're a yo-yo maker, or plan to make dozens of these ruffle wreaths or last week's flower garlands, perhaps you should invest. I'm seriously considering it -- how handy would this be!?
So what color would your wreath be? And would you add paper snowflakes? Vintage glass ornaments hanging in the center? Other lovely embellishments?
These would be beautiful not only on blouses and jackets, but bags, capes, and Christmas stockings. I love them all, truly.