Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Crafting for myself....

Today I spent a little time crafting for myself..........

The letters spell out MERRY CHRISTMAS .........made from glitter chipboard shapes I found at Michaels 1/2 price, $2.50 for 20.
It so happened I had the same shaped paper puncher, so I stamped some linen card stock with Christmas music, and punched out the squares. I then stamped the letters onto the music paper and glued them to the glitter shapes..........Next I punched a hole and threaded a champagne colored seam binding thru.....voila!
I can`t decide if to make a banner on the vintage music paper chain I made or hang them on the tree............I`m sure it will come to me......

Making old fashioned paper chains is so easy..................Just go to your local thrift store and pick up an old book, music or script, whichever you prefer........Then cut strips with a paper cutter so that they are all the same size and either glue or staple them into a chain...........could not be more simple and costs pennies! You can even glitter the edges for a `fancier` chain....

Before I leave I just wanted to show you a couple of pictures of a beautiful old plateau mirror I purchased on Ebay............It is perfect for displaying Christmas scenes, trees or ornaments...

Look at the gorgeous scalloped edging.......

Happy Thanksgiving everybody............I`m off to make a Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake now!


  1. Beautiful, Valerie! You should link some of your creations to a party - especially those with a vintage vibe. Love that plateau mirror - perfect for your bottle brush tree.

    1. Thank you! I`m not high tech in the blogging world..........wish I was.

  2. This is so so pretty!! Love the garland too.


  3. Valerie, your homemade Christmas decoratiosn are so adorable. Thank you for sharing them at Shabbilicious Friday. I am featuring you at tomorrow's party :)

  4. Perfect - I love simple, easy & elegant.


  5. love this, looks fantastic and so easy to make

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  7. So easy yet so beautiful! Where did you get the stamp set for the Merry Christmas letters? I love the font.