Friday, November 1, 2013

It's beginning to look...

Ok. Ok. It isn't actually starting to look like Christmas. The weather around here just turned into real fall weather this past week. Chilly. Windy. Rainy. Unpredictable. Harper and I have been stuck inside quite a bit, and it is driving me a little crazy. My pinterest boards LOVE it though! I've been pinning like a mad woman. Mostly Christmas decoration inspiration and tutorials. Nick found a new blog that I've been obsessing over, crab+fish, seriously if you've got some spare time check her out. I really love the majority of her DIY's, more specifically, her Christmas DIY's. They're right up my alley style-wise.

Also, While reading one of her tutorials, I found out that there is such thing as a pom-pom maker. What? You may ask, and yes, you read that correctly. A pom-pom maker! Those days of using your fingers, or a cardboard ring and going, going, and will be gone as soon as I run to the store and pick myself up one of these bad boys. $6.99! Plus right now there is a 50% off coupon available! Major score! I'm going to make SO MANY pom-poms! I just need to find a good vegan alternative for wool roving. Any ideas?

So besides gushing about how fabulous Mari's blog is, I wanted to share a few of the things I've been pinning for those of you that aren't following my pinterest boards. (P.S. You totally should, they're pretty great, if I do say so myself.)

I am  in love with the idea of using a wood crate instead of a traditional tree skirt. We spent over a week picking out the perfect fake tree last year, and even though we are really pleased with the look of the branches and tree overall, I'm not really pleased with the large space where the last branches and the floor. Once it's filled with presents, it isn't so obvious, but you can see the metal pole and a skirt just wouldn't hide that. This idea completely solves my problem! Who knows how to anchor the tree in there though? I'm paranoid it's going to topple over onto us.
Tatertots & Jello

This is a simple way to add a bit of holiday cheer without being in-your-face. It's something you can leave up for awhile, because it doesn't scream Christmas. I'll definitely be making my own glittery deer,  and possibly leaving it up year round. The tutorial is linked so you can make one yourself! 
Daisy Dreaming

This wreath hits sooooo many of my weak spots. First of all, natural and neutral winter theme? Check. Yarn and twine wrapped ornaments? Double check. Getting majority of the supplies from the dollar store? Triple check.
Side note: I don't know if I've mentioned my undying love for the dollar store before, but I feel it is something that everyone who knows me NEEDS. TO. KNOW. It is seriously one of my favorite stores. They have the most random stuff ever, and I know that a lot of it is just lower quality, and I would be better off spending $2 on something nicer, but I don't care! I probably go to a dollar store (my personal favorite is the Dollar Tree!) at least once a week. Not even exaggerating. The employees probably recognize me. I've even thought about applying for part-time/seasonal work, but decided against it because I'm worried it would tarnish the joy I get from the place. Oh gosh, I'm sorry I just went on a dollar-store-loving tangent. I'm not a crazy person, it is just a really great place to buy crafts supplies, okay? Check out this super simple tutorial on how you can make your own ornament wreath!
Two Junk Chix

It is only November 1st, so for now, I'll leave it at just those 3. If you want to see more of what I plan to whip up this holiday season, again, check out my pinterest boards! 

Have you already started thinking about your holiday decor? Or have you already managed to build up a nice stockpile of decorations that you can just pull out of storage? Let me know!