Friday, December 23, 2011

It's Just a Little Primitive

I've been having fun looking at some of the primitive Christmas decorations on Pinterest. Besides just being beautiful and simple, I have been surprised at how many of them can be made with things you already have.

Pinterest is definitely a DIY-ers dream.

Were I not a procrastinator, I would have been able to make many more of the beautiful, simple things I pinned this season.

But one of them really grabbed me and I had to try it since I had all the stuff.

The original pin is here, and this is my version.




You knew I had to make Mary blue, didn't you?

The circle behind them is shimmery white cardstock, and it's hanging with white twine. The star is cut with the Stars #2 die from Silver Glimmer paper. I painted them with Apple Barrel Paints. There are a bunch of different shapes of old fashioned clothespins you can find in bulk, like these.

I love the simplicity of the symbols. So sweet.

I hope you're in that phase of the holidays where you are enjoying some of your hard work and preparation!

This afternoon, we are kicking off a week of Christmas vacation with the second annual wrapping party at my sister's. We provide wrapping paper, tape, bows, ribbon, tables, music and food, a DIY tag craft table and assistance for the neighbors so that everyone can wrap presents in a relaxing setting where they don't have to hide gifts from the kids or do it after everyone is in bed. It's a really, fun, festive little thing we started last year and everyone loved it, so it's year two!
 
I guess I should go prep the tags, eh?

A gift without a tag is just downright primitive. :)

Oh  - speaking of primitive, how about the instinct to soothe a crying baby? Even cats have it. This video is amazing - shared by my friend Karol. If you don't see a video player, click here to watch.



Loveyameanitbye.

4 comments:

  1. Sweet ornament, and of course Mary should be blue - though I'm pretty sure that only crept in in mediaeval times it's part of our conditioning ;-).
    The wrapping party sounds like a way cool idea!!
    And that video is amazing. I can't say I'm surprised, though; my mother said that when I was small (I got my cat when I was about 3 1/2-4) she always knew when I'd gone to sleep because Andante stayed in bed with me till then, and when I was safely asleep she'd go off and join the rest of the family till they all went to bed.

    Thanks for the gorgeous card, and Happy Christmas to you.

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  2. Merry Christmas - your wrapping party is a great idea! Enjoy your holidays!

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  3. Lovely simple ornament! Still thinking about pea soup... Lol.

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  4. PS You unearthed a long forgotten memory of being in trouble in 1st grade because I colored Mary red! Guess I was destined to color "outside the lines." lol.

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