Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Decor

My upgraded tree. I've switched the gifts with a nativity scene, the same as last year's. (Taking photos at night, is NOT a good idea. But, I just wanted the lights on to show you).

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Customized labels

.:Gift Labels:.

There are a LOT of great gift ideas out there at the moment. And tons of free ready-to-print gift labels too. Of course, you can always go ahead and buy some. But nothing beats some personal crafty ones, right? I made these with a re-purposed burlap (which was part of a gift wrap), simply cut into rectangles and frayed. I then stenciled the nicknames of the people to whom I'll be gifting, well the gifts (I can't really say what it is am gifting, I know for sure one of them might be reading right now lol), using fevicryl, my favorite brand of acrylic color, each in what I hope are their favorite colors. There! Done.

Monday, December 13, 2010

...Christmas 2010...

I've been saying how I wanted white & gold and may be silver or burlap for decorating the Christmas tree this year (...saying and not doing hem hem). Well, I tried to resist buying more commercial decor stuffs, and instead, went through my stash of ribbons (I don't hoard, I... collect some hehe). I found these perfect vintage white cotton trims (they are left-overs from my mom's sewing projects back when she was actually sewing clothes for herself!). And several pieces of white/off-white satin/organza ribbons. I was planning on making new ornaments with white felt,using this tutorial. But look at how 'charged' the tree is already. The 'skirt' is actually a white cloth and a gold voile superposed and just draped.