Although I’m not quite ready to take down our Thanksgiving decorations—I can’t help but get a head start of a few fun Christmas decorations…and it’s so much fun to have some new things each year–and even more fun when it’s easy on the budget! I decided to make a coffee filter wreath to go in our “white room”—but because this wreath is WHITE it can go ANY WHERE in the house. To give it an extra holiday twist, consider putting something propped up in your wreath that you ARLEADY have…like a silver or golden star, an angel, a wiseman, a reindeer…anything holiday specific. Rico Suave is on a hunting trip with Parker–so today we needed a craft that even the kids could help with…and although a hot glue gun is involved–they had so much fun seperating all the coffee filters for me!!!
For this project you will need:
hot glue gun and glue sticks
white coffee filters (you can also use brown filters for a more organic look)
THEN…you get to decide where it goes!!! I still need to fill in a few blank spots but the babies got a little tired of our project so we called it quits until their naptime. Before putting them down though–Laney grabbed my 50 pound camera and we took some pictures of a few places it could go!
Over a couch…(YES…before you ask like some have before–we have a room with WHITE, WHITE, WHITE in our house…and some HOW it stays white! This was the room I used for my photography biz way back when…and now it’s called “the white room”…it’s Laney’s favorite place to sneak away to when she wants to read)
SO…after I fill in the gaps and find something fun to prop in it that’s Christmas-y…I’ll pick a spot to put it. Where do you like it best??? What I like most of all is that it was only $4 to make!!!
WOULDN’T these be GREAT for wedding and baby showers, too?!
Later this weekend–I think we’ll make a few more of our Bible verse banners similar to the ones I made for Frank and Isaac baby’s dedication last weekend. HOWEVER…I think we’ll use some Bible verses from the birth of Jesus to put around the house for the Christmas season. I’ve had several requests to share a little tutorial how I made these…and I’m more than happy to share!!! These would make not only perfect decorations for your home this season–but also sweet gifts for friends and family. PLUS they are super easy and take about 10 minutes to make—of course I’m about quick and easy these days with my little ones!!!
Hope you all are having a great weekend!!! I’ve got a LIST of fun Christmas home decor things I’ll be putting together in the next couple of weeks–and I like to keep things organic, simple and thrifty with kraft paper and burlap. SOOO…if you wanna join in the fun…I think everyone needs a roll of Kraft paper and burlap!!! I bought both of my rolls 2 years ago from Uline and I’m STILL using them every year for every season for all kinds of crafts!!! WHICH speaking of crafts and Christmas…it reminds me to remind you of my last year’s post on preparing your children for Christ a Christmas post…with the JESSE TREE!!! Ok…off to take a nap while the kids nap!!! (SOMEBODY has decided to stop sleeping at night and wake up mommy through out the night…so I gotta catch up when I can!!!)
P.S. Last but not least…I have a VERY important announcement to make;). I SUCCESSFULLY took Christmas pictures of my kids last night…about 5pm RIGHT before the sun went down (the BEST time to take outdoor pics by the way!) AND I got a few pictures of ALL of them looking!!! You won’t believe this…BUT in one of the pictures of all of them looking–something miraculous happened. A shooting star…or maybe just a super fast jet–I don’t know…but whatever it was…it got caught on camera WITH Frank smiling at whatever it was…and Parker and Laney laughing at Isaac…while Isaac is looking up at Laney laughing back!!! Can you believe it?! Don’t you LOVE when miracle moments are captured?! Can’t wait to send those out for Christmas!!! (Can you tell Christmas is my FAVORITE season of all?!)