Photobucket     Photobucket        

Sunday, November 29, 2009

How To Make A Tree Topper! (Bow Tutorial)

Hey guys! It's time for the tree topper post! I'm joining in on Met Monday so be sure and visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for a list of participants. You have got to see her post! It's beautiful!
I have had a lot of you ask me do do this post, so I'll do my best to explain it. Fist I will TRY to teach you how to make a bow. My pictures are probably not the best...Chase took most of I am using 3 different ribbons and I will admit that using one is easier, so you might want to practice with one first. Here we go...

First, gather the ribbons in your hand and scrunch them all together.

Next...make a loop going up with the ribbons, then you will want to scrunch them together like in the picture above keeping all the ribbons lined up if you're using more than one.
Then you will go underneath and make another loop.


Ok...I seem to have left out a small step here. You will need to twist all three ribbons when making this third loop. In this case, keeping the green ribbon on top. Twist to the right, make the loop going up and scrunch.

Now you will need to twist the ribbons to the right again, it was hard to get a picture of the twisting part.

Then you will make another loop going underneath and twisting again to the right keeping all the ribbons lined up.

Then you will make another loop going up, scrunching and twisting the ribbons to the right.See how the green ribbon is always on top, that's why you have to twist them to keep the right side on the top. If you are using one ribbon and both sides are the same you do not need to twist it.

When you have made as many loops as you want just tie it off with a chenille stem or a piece of wire.

Next...fluff out your beautiful bow! I added more streamers to this bow by tying them on with the chenille stem.

Tie your bow on to the tree with the chenille stem. I pushed down some of the greenery at the top of the tree so the bow would sit better.

Now for the fun stuff! I like a lot of glitter so I use glittered stars and berries. Once I get the bow all fluffed out and how I want it, I start poking stuff in the branches of the tree all around the bow. Sometimes you just have to play with it, they don't always go in where you want them to!

I found this gold money looking stuff the other day. I really like it because it's sparkly! I just poked it in around the bottom of the bow.

I bought these red glittered stars several years ago. I poked them in all around the bow as well.

I used these red glittered berries for a little more height. A few more of these and it's done!

there you have it! You can't hardly see the bow now! lol...It will look better once the tree is decorated. This can be done with just about anything you want to use. I have seen some of the neatest stuff this year, so have fun with it!

I'll show you the rest of the tree soon. Looks like I need to weave a few lights in the top of the tree! Thanks for checking out this post, I might have left something out so feel free to ask questions! Have a great week!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! A little Christmas Decor to look at after the Turkey Dinner!

Hey Guys! I finally had a break to do a post...whew! I have been really busy decorating houses and getting ready for the show I had this past weekend, it went GREAT by the way! I sold a lot of stuff! I am working on replenishing for the next show.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have it easy, we are going to my aunt and uncle's house and all I have to bring is the rolls...yipee! She is a wonderful cook! I thought I would post a few trees Sherry and I decorated this week so you would have something to look at after the big turkey dinner and maybe get some ideas for your own tree. I bet a lot of you are putting your tree up this weekend. This lady had all of the beautiful decorations and wanted us to put everything together. I love the whimsy of this tree! It has a little bit of everything...those big presents really set it off, they are actually containers.

In my next post... (which should be Saturday or Sunday when hubby gets my tree down) I will show you how to do a tree topper with all the fun stuff coming out of the top like this one. Several of you have asked me about that.
This little tree turned out cute! It is in the guest bathroom and is done in shoes and purses. It's painted to look like a shoe's so unique!
Here are some frames I had at the show. I sold several and I also sold a lot of the initial frames. I have several custom ones to make.
I showed you this wreath in an earlier post. I will be making more of these for my next show.
I also made some tassels and found the perfect little stand to hang them on.
Look for my tree topper post soon! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Reveal!!

Hey Guys! It's time for the reveal! This big beautiful home belongs to a good friend of mine. We started decorating her house several years ago after she moved in. I say "we" because my former boss and friend Sherry helps me. This house is a 2 day job and it definitely takes the two of us to get it done. Some of you might remember it from last year got a lot of attention! This year we decided to redo the garland on the staircase. Some of the lights were out and stuff was starting to fall off. So we found some beautiful ribbon, poinsettias, glittered leaves, and hanging beaded berries. It took me about 6 hours to put everything together. Those stairs go on and on!
Here is a closeup of the ribbon and beads...they are beautiful!
This is the mantle in the formal living room. I added some beautiful rhinestone garland and a little bit of the ribbon in the staircase to tie everything together.

Click to enlarge.

This tree is big...but not as big as the last tree I decorated! Sherry worked on this tree while I finished the garland.
I did the top of the tree and added the new ribbon. I'm the one that gets up on the ladder! lol...
Isn't this home something??!! I think I can fit my whole house in this room! lol...

This is in the dining room... I made the large arrangement on the table.

I decorated the chandy with red glass like berries and ornaments.

This garland is in the family room.
I love those hanging beaded berries!
This tree is so fun with lots of cute ornaments!
This garland was so heavy and hard to put up but we finally succeeded! I should have taken more pics of the outside, there is more!

I hope you enjoyed everything and maybe came away with some ideas for yourself! I am worn out!! I have a craft show coming up on Sat. so I will be busy working on it. I still have another house to decorate on Friday too. I will post more pics soon!! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Reveal Tomorrow!!

Hey Guys! I've been at it again! I will have the reveal tomorrow night plus more. My camera wasn't coorperating today. Be sure and stay tuned...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Christmas Decorating Has Begun...Come And See!!

Hey guys! I've been busy! I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I have to start early in order to get all my houses done. This is a client's home I worked on yesterday and today. She is the one that loves the mesh ribbon. And Yes...this tree took a while to decorate... almost 4 hours! I helped this sweet lady last year after she just moved into this beautiful home. Some of you might remember me posting some pics. This year we decided to add more ornaments and ribbon to the tree and stairs to make them even more fabulous! This tree is a 12 footer! I love the way it turned out. The whimsical lime green and red are really popular this year. Click to enlarge.

Wow! It's gigantic! She just found the cute tree skirt and it looks perfect!
She bought alot of the ornaments at Sam's and pier 1 Imports. See the circle garland? She bought it at the Cracker Barrell, it's really fun and contemporary!

I think she is going to have a family portrait done for the niche, that will be beautiful!
More ribbon and ornaments made the garland apear thicker and really add the "umph" it needed. The piece in the middle of the cabinet is a wooden sculpture.

The ribbon and oranments are all from Sam's. They have some wonderful things!

I dressed the chandelier up with garland, oraments and ribbon.

The jars with ornaments were perfect in the middle of her island.

This home was really fun, but I am glad to be done with that! I have much more to show you! I will be doing several more homes in the next few weeks so be sure and stay tuned...

Visit the Bradford Exchange to find some beautiful and unique Christmas items for your home including ornaments, snow globes, music boxes and more. They also carry Disney and Thomas Kinkade.

Thanks for your visit!

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews

The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts


Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • [image: destin fashion and beach127_20150917] I've got one more post to share with you about Destin, since I was down there a few weeks ago. I'll be sharin...
    2 hours ago
  • There are some of the most fabulous giveaways in blogland and when you win one it is sooooooooooooo special. I have lusted after these fabulous carved sla...
    8 hours ago
  • Happy October Friends! I just want to send out a big ol' group hug to everyone who sent a sweet message after my last post. We are back from our cruise a...
    8 hours ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I want to thank you all who followed along with me on our trip to England. If you missed it and would like to see those posts, just scrol...
    10 hours ago
  • Let me just say if the sun doesn't return soon I'm going to scream! I can handle a couple days of clouds and rain, but days and days of it make me crazy. I...
    20 hours ago
  • "A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses." --Hippo...
    21 hours ago
  • [image: Pendleton and Ugg]Winter Boots Sale
    1 day ago
  • Weekend hellos! It’s shaping up to be a fun one, last night I went out for dinner and wine with some girlfriends, how nice it was to relax and talk, no o...
    1 day ago
  • *Today, I have a few houses to share from readers! I love when you send me pictures of your homes and encourage anyone who wants to show their home to ...
    1 day ago
  • As of today the weather here at the cottage has finally cooled down, which means we’ll wake up one of these days and the leaves will be all kinds of differ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: mms-1126] Tomorrow is the big day! The Market on Chapel Hill in Pike Road, Alabama kicks off at 9:00 am, Saturday, October 3. My space is all se...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Best of the Weekend] Happy Weekend! Is it raining where you live? We’ve had a lot of rain here the last week with more coming down today and over...
    1 day ago
  • [image: 5 Ways to Make Candy Corn Inspired Treats] Now that it’s October, it’s time to start planning those yummy fall treats! And what better way than us...
    1 day ago
  • Hello my friends! Sorry for another late post today -- it's been that kind of a week. ;) I know you're wondering why I'm talking about Christmas in October...
    2 days ago
  • [image: CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Botanical Decoupage Pumpkins] With fall now officially here, I am in the mood for decorating pumpkins…and what better...
    2 days ago
    2 days ago
  • Ok, so I don’t know for sure that this is THE most simple fall mantel ever. But I do know for sure that it is MY most simple fall mantel ever. Anne Shirl...
    2 days ago
  • If you are a tableware junkie like myself, you'll love Replacements. Mr. Bob Paige is the founder and CEO of Replacements, Ltd. He's a former antique b...
    2 days ago
  • *Thick slices of French bread, stuffed with cream cheese * *and chocolate, and finished off with a sugar crust, then* *garnished with chocolate sauce, whip...
    3 days ago
  • We are down to the wire now , and the progress we have seen in the last week is remarkable. In my last update I showed you the house painted, that was ...
    3 days ago
  • It’s the monthly Michaels Makers post. Our challenge for this month is to create a DIY Halloween Costume using Michaels products. I made a Snow Princess...
    3 days ago
  • I was cleaning this week and I am always wondering what is normal when it comes to cleaning. So I thought I would do a fun little cleaning poll on the old...
    3 days ago
  • I was away last week. I went to the beach with 7 girlfriends, this was the 41st annual trip for us!!! We started when all of our kids were teeny tiny. It i...
    3 days ago
  • Welcome to the Share Your Style party. I am excited you are here and I look forward to see what you have to share. So far this week I posted about finally ...
    3 days ago
  • *Hi there friends...* *Nothing much going on over here this 3 kids are involved in a lot so I've been pretty busy! * *But I'm one who enjoys the ...
    3 days ago
  • I hope I've been missed just a wee bit. I took a much needed get away to the east coast, North Carolina to be specific to see my daughter and the grands. I...
    4 days ago
  • Greetings, friends! What room of yours is your favorite to decorate for Fall? For me, I think I'd have to say that it's our kitchen. I guess it's becaus...
    6 days ago
  • [image: SONY DSC] I went right up to the few days before Fall officially began before I brought out my decorations. Of course, this week it is going to...
    6 days ago
  • *Thank you to The Land of Nod for sponsoring this post.* Today I wanted to share a couple of my favorite kid decor items in my home. I have had an infatua...
    1 week ago
  • My three favorite things about decorating for Halloween? Glitter, black and white, and simplicity. Luckily, this projects fits the bill for all three, and ...
    1 week ago
  • *Mini Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Vanilla Bean Glaze - ButterYum*Happy first day of Fall. Here in Virginia, the weather has begun to turn chilly and I can't...
    1 week ago
  • Welcome! I would like to formally introduce a new sign to the family. "Home" This one holds a special place in my heart. It recently appeared on the HG...
    1 week ago
  • Yup…you read that right! I am going to Hollywood in just a few short weeks! Here’s the scoop. I have not been posting much this past while because I hav...
    3 weeks ago
  • We are just starting the second week of school and it is killing me a little! I have four kids at four different schools, so from 5am - 9am I am getting t...
    4 weeks ago
  • 1 month ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    2 months ago
  • This is a post to brag a bit on my talented husband. However before I get to that...let me tell you the story. Back in the early 90's we made a move from S...
    3 months ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    8 months ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    10 months ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    1 year ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    1 year ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    2 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    3 years ago

Designed By: