Are you surprised? I bet you are. Yep, this neutral color loving girl has used a tiny touch of red in her Christmas gift wrapping – and she likes it. If you’re now worried, you don’t have to. This is most likely the only red you get to see here for a long, long time. At least until next Christmas ;).
The tags were easy to make. I printed out snowflakes on cardstock. Then I drew a circle on the back and cut around with pinking shears. The snowflake graphics were provided by The Graphics Fairy. Thank you, Karen! For the tiny glittered snowflakes I used a punch and added glass glitter.
I recently fell in love with some origami ornaments I had pinned and wanted to try to make at least one. I found tutorials for several kind of such ornaments. I chose one called “twisted kusudama” and got started.
Such a flower ball consists of 12 flowers and each flower of 5 petals. That means I had to fold and glue 60 petals. I used vintage book pages and cut them into 1.5” squares. The finished ball is about 2.25” in diameter. After the 12 flowers were glued together, I added some glass glitter for a more Christmassy look. This is not a fast project and needs some patience. The good thing is that the folding is really easy. I’ve made 3 ornaments so far and folded most of the squares while watching TV in the evening. If you’d like to give it a try, you can find the download link to the tutorial here.
Have a great start into the week and don’t get too stressed out by the Christmas preparations.
I’ll be joining these wonderful parties:
Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Be Inspired at Common Ground
A Little Christmas in July at Thoughts from Alice