Thinking Ahead for January

Kirsten and I are going to work together for Januarys craft, I want us to try something out the box with the 2 of us working together I think we could pull something amazing together. This may seem intimidating but I think we would all be happy with a unique piece of furniture to be proud of.

Idea1 #1

I could collect some old chairs or small Furniture pieces from the goodwill or Craigslist to have us refinish (or you could bring your own) I have an idea to make this run smooth


This was an interesting idea from better homes and garden they stuck chipboard on the chair.


Vintage Chairs


Beach Cottage Dining Table and Chairs



Get your Juices flowing at My Repurposed Life and Shanty 2 chic for some Adorable furniture re-do’s




Cute headboard Bench


Idea #2

Ana white (Previously knock off woods) has some free plans for making furniture




Amanda's simple bench!




(I still love this one)




I may be cursing myself, but her are some additional ideas for the ornaments. I focussed my search on the paper version for now. I like to go in prepared with ideas and inspiration so I can be more creative. So maybe the following pics will help you too!





This one cracks me up. Does this really look like a good idea to hang on a christmas tree?? haha.



Christmas Ornaments

Ashley and I were thinking this would be really fun. We could make a bunch of ornaments for our trees. An assortment. Even some similar to the advent boxes Amy had on her Halloween tree. The options are endless. Here are some that caught our eye.
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Better homes and gardens magazine Dec. 2010

Cute Ideas from Etsy

imageSet of 9 Natural Linen Rag Balls. Handmade Christmas ornaments.Paper Ornament Kit - Black/WhiteRecycled Newspaper Ornaments Sunday Comics Series Star Urchin Decorations - Set of THREE 4 inchMr and Mrs CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT Shabby Cottage 3 1/4 x 5Christmas Ornament Heart Love Silver White by outonawhim on etsyTeal Happy Holidays GarlandHand stamped personalized custom names sterling silver CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTSilver Glittered Snowman ornamentsParis Chic Gold Glitter FLEUR DE LIS Christmas Ornament Christmas DecorationParis Chic Gold Glitter FLEUR DE LIS Christmas Ornament Christmas DecorationParis Medallion Clock PARIS CHICParis Chic Shabby Chic Gold Glitter Star Cristmas Ornament Christmas DecorationSet of 4 MERRY CHRISTMAS Paper Rosette SILVER GLITTER STAR Large gun metal green gray slate Luggage Gift Favor Party Hang Tag Shabby Chic French Aged Sheet Music Christmas Holiday ornamentAged Glitter SNOWFLAKE Ornament BELIEVE Adornament hang tag paper rosette Shabby Chic French CHRISTMAS decoration HolidaySet of 4 BELIEVE Christmas OVAL SCALLOPED Shabby Chic SILVER GLITTER STAR Gift Hang Tag ornament Paper Rosette French Market Damask Favor Party Hang TagChristmas OrnamentsBingo Christmas Cards/Tags/OrnamentsCustom Photograph Ornament with Attached Drop Down Personalized Pendant perfect for new baby and wedding gifts...3 inch with hang tagTWILIGHT SERIES Glass Ball Ornament - Eclipse,New Moon,Breaking Dawn - Filled with actual book text from book -fun giftmaternalNEST 2010 Custom Keepsake Bird Ornament-- perfect for baby's first christmas-- with keepsake boxLove on the Ski Slopes - Vintage Style Sled OrnamentPaper Bird OrnamentKraft Pennant Flag Tags Holiday Edition - Set of 14Handmade Primitive Peppermint Christmas Tree Ornament -Upcycled Goodnes For Your Tree -Christmas -HolidaysPrimitive Heart With StarFrench Country Shabby Wooden Bird With Ribbon Painted OrnamentSet of 3 Modern Bird OrnamentsSet of 4 Large Glass Ornaments - PearlBronze birdredbird beadboard ornamentsBelieve Boutique Christmas Holiday Gift Tag OrnamentOur First Christmas Personalized Wedding OrnamentOrnament No. 39 - PeaceBirch bark bird ornament, BlackbirdBABYS 1ST CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT, Personalized Ornament, Custom Ornament, Christmas Keepsake, VINTAGE Heirloom Ornament, FRENCH CHIC

Primitive Candy Canes

These are approximately 7" tall and are made by dipping thin strips of newspaper in glue and painstaking wrapping thin wire. I use 4 to 5 layers to get the thickness I want. Once dry they are painted white and then I hand paint the stripes. Lastly there is a dusting of glass glitter to make them glisten!

Bunch of Stars - Faith, Hope, and LoveSet of 12 Clothespins - Words of LoveSet of 6 Fabric Pocket Tags - XOX (Hugs and Kisses)Red. 6 Christmas Collection Fabric Gift Tags - Tree, Ornament, Snowflake, Mitt, Candy Cane, ReindeerAll I want for Christmas is you ORNAMENT Shabby Cottage 3 1/2 x 4Glass Ball Ornament w/Black Millinery Netting and Velvet Flower OOAK Paris Tag24 Music sheet christmas ornaments (free shipping)Chalkboard Tags (Set of Four)Black and cream damask ornamentOh Come Let Us Adore Him feathered wreathPeace and Love-Dove Ornament Wall Hanging in Pink and Blue Floral.  Bird.Trio of Pale Pink Heart Ornaments Handmade from Wool FeltChristmas heart decorations. Deck The Halls, Christmas 2010Petite Noel - Vintage 30s and 40s Christmas Stamp OrnamentsChic Pink Rosette with Silver Glass Glitter Fleur de lisThree French postcard mini pillowsPrimitive Chenille Candy Cane OrnamentsScrabble Tile Grape Vine Wreath Tree Ornaments - Lovesweet little bird ornament

Tutorial :


And of course any inspiration from Cherries Jubilee is Divine:


Thing you could bring to Share:

Little Frames, Ribbon, Glitter, Felt (I have tons of red) Foam Balls, Up-cycled Ornaments to add stuff to Or Cute Paper, Buttons, Rhinestones, Bells, Left over Burlap, STAMPS, INK, Beads, Wire, Lace (torn off an old shirt :)Card board CHALK Paint, Craft Paints, Tulle, Use your imagination……..