Now that we’re winding down from the buzz and hustle of the holidays, we still have those colorful decorations hanging around our homes. Some might have even gone as far to have inflated Santas and snowmen in their yards. Not to mention those energy bill killing outdoor lights! We want to know: When is the right time to put the decorations away for next year?
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With Christmas just around the corner, I know I will soon be the not-so-proud owner of some holiday-themed tins. I usually just throw them away, but I might hold on to one or two in order to use this easy vintage tins tutorial from Tortoise and the Hare. Or maybe I have some left over somewhere that I can make into little gifts. My work is doing Secret Santa this year, so maybe this would be a nice, easy, under $5 gift I can use for that.
What You’ll Need:
- • Tin with lid
- • Spray Paint
- • Vintage Label
- • Sticker Paper
- 1. Spray paint your tin whatever color tickles your fancy.
- 2. Resize (you can use photoshop) your label to fit your tin.
- This label came from here. Huge selection!
- 3. Print labels onto sticker paper, cut, and place on tin.
One of my kids came home from school the other day proudly showing me a little origami heart she made that day in class. It got me thinking that it might be fun to do more origami projects at home together, so I looked for some ideas and came across these great paper stars on the UK’s House to Home site. They’re suppose to be Christmas decorations so maybe we’ll get a jump on the decor for that, or maybe we’ll just make random stars for fun. Anyway, here’s the project if you want to make your own paper stars:
You will need:
- • Lightweight white paper card
- • Giftwrap in your chosen designs (our are from Paperchase)
- • Glue
- • Sewing thread
Step 1 Cut a square of lightweight card to your chosen size and fold in half. Lightly mark each corner with the letters as shown in the first illustration.
Step 2 Bring corner C over so that it sits a third of the way down from the top of the A/D edge (see illustration). Make a crisp fold.
Step 3 Fold corner D upwards and make a crisp fold that joins points C and F (see illustration).
Step 4 Bring point E over to point C so that it covers the flap D and make a fold – G (see illustration). Read for More Instructions