Photobucket     Photobucket        

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Share Your Creations Party # 14

Welcome to Share Your Creations party #14! Last weeks party was a little slow due to Thanksgiving, but I hope you will join this week! I'm sure you have some Christmas decorating you would like to share. We are ready to see it!!



Share Your Creations



On with the features...



I loved this idea from Scribbles and Swirls...she painted a frame and hung ornaments in the middle. Super cute! I have seen this done on Pintrest too.

What a pretty vignette! Check out Ditto Decorating for more pics.


This is so neat! I love what The Project Queen did with the Victrola...check out her blog for the before pics.

Great projects! Keep them coming....

Since everyone is loving the mesh I thought I would show you a Santa wreath I recently made. It's fun and whimsical! For my tutorial click HERE.


Remember, if you make a mesh wreath send me a pic and I will post it on my blog.


I will have more of my house to show you soon. I am in the process of doing a million things right now! Whew! I should have everything done in a few days....



What did you create?



Add Your Link...








Monday, November 28, 2011

My Christmas Mantle

It's almost December! I'm sure you are all decorating by now. I feel like I have been decorating forever and it's not over yet! lol...All I have done in my house is the tree and mantle. I have been cleaning for the past two days...whew! It feels good to get it done!



I ended up doing this mantle totally different than last year. However, I did keep the jars with the glittery sticks and balls. I just reworked them and added the Mark Roberts fairies. I found the tree print at Kirkland's this weekend and loved it! I already had the frame, however, the print did not fit inside of it. Let's just say I made it work...it is my little secret! lol...When I am determined to do something I will find a way to do it! After I added the print to the mantle I started my garland. I used ornaments, ribbons, and narrow mesh to give it lots of pizazz! If you are wondering how the garland is attached I used three tiny nails on the top back of the mantle, one on each side and one in the middle. Next, I wrapped the greenery around the nails to secure it. (A flathead nail works the best) I know alot of people don't want to use nails on their mantle which is understandable. Another thing you can try is command hooks. I just watched a commercial for those and it looks like they might work well. After the garland was done I added the jars with the glittery sticks and balls. Next, I added two different sizes of glittery trees. It was just by chance that I had those trees and they worked well with the picture. Last, I added some little presents under the tree picture. This mantle really sparkles when you walk in the front door! It is full of glitter!



Sparkle Sparkle!

The ornaments, ribbon and red curly sticks all came from Hobby Lobby and Michael's. Alot of you have asked me where the green mesh came from and I think it was Kirkland's last year, although, I could have picked it up in Dallas. When I was in Kirkland's this weekend they did have some similar, but they were all out. They were just using pieces to decorate with.


I found the jars at Hobby Lobby last year and added the glitter balls.

I bought the green spiral tree at Michael's the other day. I think I bought the red and green trees in Dallas. There are some similar at Pier 1 Imports if you are interested.




That's the mantle! Now I am starting on the rest of the living room and kitchen. I still have a few houses to decorate this week, so I will have to work on mine in between.


Have a great Tuesday!!


Joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday and Rhonda at Southern Hospitality for Merry Mantles.




Saturday, November 26, 2011

Decorating A Christmas Tree With Mesh Ribbon Tutorial

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I have been busy cleaning and decorating today. Since I have been so busy with houses and custom orders lately my house has taken a back seat! It's time for a good cleaning for sure, but decorating is more fun!




I decided to do this tutorial when alot of you asked me how to add mesh to a Christmas tree. Several of you commented on the whimsical tree I decorated with the green mesh and wondered how the mesh was added. I know there are several ways to add the mesh, I will show you the easiest way I have found to do it.




First, I have to show you how my tree looked when we got it down from the attic. Doesn't it look wonderful?? LOL! I can't believe I just left everything on it...What was I thinking? I think I just wanted to get it up and out of the house...and look how many lights were out! I had to make a quick to trip to Wal-Mart for sure. I restrung the new lights and it was ready to decorate!


When adding the mesh to your tree, the first thing you want to do is scrunch. It is very wide and a little hard to work with, but you will get the hang of it.


Wrap a branch around the part you scrunch starting at the bottom back of the tree. I always start at the bottom, but you can also start at the top and work your way down. There is no wrong or right way to do it. Liz at Savvy Seasons and Sheila at Notesongs spiraled their mesh down the tree. It looks beautiful that way too.





Make a poof about 12 to 16 inches and scrunch again wrapping a branch around it.


Scrunch and wrap all around the tree.


until it looks like this...You can add the mesh closer together if you would like. I used just a little over one roll.




I hope that was easy to understand.


You can also add the smaller mesh the same way if you would like. I didn't have very much of the green, so I cut it and wrapped a branch around it for a few poofs. I love the way it curls!
(Kevin just asked me what a poof was...lol. I just assumed you guys know)




Now you are ready to add your ornaments. It's hard to see in this pic, but I always start with the inside of the tree adding the larger (cheaper)ornaments first. The glittered balls are great for adding some sparkly depth.




Now your ready to add your favorite ornaments! I always pick out the ones I like best and add them to the front of the tree.




As you can see I have a little bit of everything on my tree. I usually try to buy a few ornaments every year. I guess I'm really into Santas and snowmen the most.


After you are done adding all of your ornaments you might want to add some things coming out of the tree to add more depth and interest. I added glittered berries, stars, glittered light bulbs, etc. Whatever I could find! lol...


Now it looks really full!


It's time for the topper! I made two bows out of five different ribbons...oh my! Seriously? Five? As I have said before, I am a ribbon freak! I actually made the bows out of three ribbons then added some pieces of two more ribbons to the top of the bows.



For my bow and tree topper tutorial click HERE.


I wired the two bows back to back on the top of the tree letting the streamers hang down. I tucked the streamers into the tree. The streamers were about 40 inches long.


Now it's time for the fun stuff!


I added the glittery balls and stars all around the top of the bows. Sometimes it's hard to find a spot, but you just have to keep poking.


It turned out fun and whimsical!
That's all there is to it!












I hope you enjoyed my tree decorating tutorial! Let me know if you have any questions or if I have left anything out.


Thanks again for your nice comments on my Christmas decorating! It won't be long before things slow down a little and I can visit my favorite blogs again. I am hoping to get the rest of my Christmas decor up over the next two days. I finished the mantle last night...I will show it to you soon!



Have a wonderful Sunday!



Thursday, November 24, 2011

Big And Beautiful!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great time visiting with family. I ate way too much as usual and my stomach is still bloated! lol...After we ate and visited I headed to Michael's for the awesome sale they were having. Later on, Kevin, Chase and I went to Wal-mart and were among the crazy people! lol...People were like sharks at a feeding frenzy and Kevin was right there with them! Oh my! He ended up getting a game for Chase that he really wanted so I guess it was worth it. =0




I have been anxious to show you my friend's beautiful home that Sherry and I have been decorating over the last three days. It didn't take three full days...we worked on others in between. However, it is always a big job! This year it took a little longer due to most of the lights going out and a huge wreath falling off of the balcony. Ok...that was probably my fault, but I'll blame it on Sherry. Ha! Who knew two little thin wires wouldn't hold a fifty lb wreath? =o




My friend has two Portuguese water dogs named Emma and Bo. They are the cutest and funniest dogs I've ever seen. Bo can even open the door to go outside and shut it when he comes in! I'm not kidding! He is amazing!



I had to get a picture of them, so I put bows around their necks and they posed just perfect for me!


This home is big and beautiful! I am always glad when it's done and love to just step back and look at it's beauty.
This is a big room and needed something massive on the mantle. I designed the mantle piece along with Sherry a few years ago and it still looks as beautiful as ever.


It is full of glittered poinsettias, ribbon, berries and star ornaments that hang from the garland. We added angels on each side and a candle holder in the middle.

So elegant...


Here is the tree in the same room. It is full of beautiful ornaments, berries and ribbons. Love the Santa fairy!



I redid the garland on her staircase last year adding new ribbons, poinsettias and berries. It turned out beautiful and was easy to put back up. It just needed some fluffing!










I showed you her tree in the family room the other day.





Here is the mantle...I spy some little elves!


Love the glass beads hanging down.



I wish I could have gotten more pictures of the kitchen, but she was in the middle of cooking for Thanksgiving. I'll have to go back and get more pics soon. I love her Santa bakers! These are Mark Roberts pieces in case you are wondering.




Here is the outside of the house all lit up! Do you see that wreath on the balcony? Yip, that's the one that fell.



I took this picture of the outside of her door in the daytime. Love the red and gold and big ornaments hanging down. Sherry and I redid this garland last year too.



I hope you enjoyed the pictures of this beautiful house!





I still have more houses to go! I have a little break until next Tuesday, so I will be working on mine. I will be posting my tree tutorial tomorrow or Saturday. I hate to say tomorrow because I am going shopping and might get caught up in the crowds! lol...I will definitely be doing my house on Saturday and Sunday for sure! I am ready to get it up.



Feel free to join my Share Your Creations party on the post below. I would love to see all of the Christmas decorating you are doing!



Have a wonderful weekend!



Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My photo
I'm a 42yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 21years 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 Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

Follow me on Instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/kristenscreations12/

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

BlogCatalog

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 List

  • Welcome to Wow Us Wednesdays 396. We're only four weeks away from number 400!How is your week going? It is cold and dreary here. It rained so much on Monda...
    3 hours ago
  • Hey all! How was your weekend? I'm starting to freak out a little bit that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK. I cannot believe how fast the days have gone by this ...
    4 hours ago
  • After visiting the Hanging Church in Cairo, I was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    12 hours ago
  • I was at my local IKEA last week buying a sofa and on my way to the checkout line noticed they had a lot of lighted Christmas decor that was really good. T...
    14 hours ago
  • [image: We Gather Together Thanksgiving Tablescape] Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday because it’s all about spending time with family. Gathering around ...
    15 hours ago
  • Good morning! I know I have been MIA, but I have been decorating for Christmas. I know, it is very early but I don't have Thanksgiving here and our son com...
    15 hours ago
  • Good morning! First today I want to say *thank you* for all the sweet comments on yesterday's Sharing Coffee Talk post. You just confirmed that we are al...
    15 hours ago
  • This post contains some affiliate links. How to make holiday Scandinavian wood snowflake ornaments. These simple wood plaque ornaments are easy to mak...
    16 hours ago
  • As I shared yesterday, I prepped this piece and painted it in MMS Milk Paint Lucketts Green… I wanted a two-toned look with some subtle variations, so I ...
    21 hours ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! We are so glad that you are joining our party! Thanksgiving is almost here and for those of us who like to make...
    1 day ago
  • Last week was a pretty normal week - nothing big to report on. Will Holden and I headed to Bible Study on Tuesday and he charmed me into a little chickf...
    1 day ago
  • A travelogue of Cape Cod and Chatham, MA. Enjoy the sights and food highlights of day tripping in Chatham, MA and our Fall visit to Cape Cod. Hey there!...
    1 day ago
  • Since our home is pretty much an open floor plan downstairs, I like to keep the same colors going in the living/dining areas and the family room/kitchen/br...
    2 days ago
  • WOW. I may be a few days late, but I made it! Our modern home office is 96% done, and in my mind that means done. Six weeks seems like a long time to wor...
    3 days ago
  • [image: diy mini wreath craft] Happy November my friends! Halloween is done and we are now onto the gratitude month. There are so many things I am grat...
    5 days ago
  • *The elves have invaded the house to* *begin preparations for Thanksgiving* *and fall.* *I just love my fall elves and am so* *glad that they want to com...
    6 days ago
  • Photo Credit: Me, Interior Design: Alice Lane, Homebuilder: Ivory Homes I feel like I have a tendency to start all of my blog posts with some variati...
    1 week ago
  • And no, I’m not talking about a newly discovered Nancy Drew book!Word of warning! You might want to get a cuppa tea, settle in and enjoy! Tea? We’re goi...
    1 week ago
  • Have you ever made Oreo truffle balls? If not, then give this recipe a try. If you have never tried an Oreo Truffle ball, then this is a MUST to eat! Thi...
    1 week ago
  • Hello, remember me!? I'm still around and I will be checking in via the blog once in awhile. Today felt like a good day to reach out! For those that stay...
    2 weeks ago
  • Do you have your own social calling cards? I have had calling cards in my stationery wardrobe since I was a young girl. They are great to use at parties...
    2 weeks ago
  • This Halloween vignette is in our family room. Read more » About the Author: Grandmother of 6, Laurie's favorite places to shop are estate sales, flea m...
    3 weeks ago
  • Happy Sunday! For as far back as I can remember, I've purchased Country Sampler Magazine, especially this time of year. Their issues always have beautiful...
    5 weeks ago
  • [image: 43152513_388041068400491_525036511867961344_n] This weekend is Thanksgiving for Canada. Our family is looking forward to gathering with our loved ...
    5 weeks ago
  • Found a link to these great printable images from Not Just Decorating: Katie used them to make these great luminaries: They would be great for all sorts ...
    1 month ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I can't believe it's been over a month since I told you we were moving back to Texas - so here I go. We're here! We're in Texas now and i...
    1 month ago
  • I gave my old nursery dresser a more modern look with Raw Silk, Stirling, Little Lamb and Soapstone. I am keeping this but thought I would try my hand at...
    2 months ago
  • 7 months ago
  • Note: If you are looking for Foodie Friday and Everything Else, the link party has been permanently retired. Thanks for all of your support over the years...
    10 months ago
  • English Toffee - ButterYumSeriously, is there anything better than caramelized sugar? Ok, maybe caramelized sugar, a stick of butter, lightly toasted alm...
    11 months ago
  • So, my husband and I are attending a banquet this week and I realized that I don’t really have anything that qualifies as ‘cocktail party’ attire. So, ye...
    1 year ago
  • The first day of fall, where has the summer gone to? We've been in the upper 90's all week, hard to believe fall is here and yes those cold days of winter ...
    1 year ago
  • I knew this day would come... I just didn't know the deep down feelings that would surface. God prepared me for this! I often wondered how in the world ...
    1 year ago
  • Have you seen or should I say drooled over all the blogs showing their flocked christmas trees? Well, I can say I drooled...just a bit over them! So much t...
    1 year ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    2 years ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    2 years 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...
    3 years 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...
    3 years 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...
    3 years 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...
    4 years ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    4 years 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. ...
    5 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 ...
    6 years ago