I am so behind on everything this week. Every project I have picked up has taken ten times longer to complete and I’ve become quite obsessed with facebook games. I nearly forgot to post today. So I thought I’d give you a preview of our Christmas decorations, even though we aren’t quite done. I shared the star ornaments with you last week. We made about a dozen, mostly black and red but a few just black since we ran out of red paper.
The Nightmare Before Christmas decorations were made from print-outs from the Disney website. Search Nightmare Before Christmas and you get an amazing amount of decorations to make and goodies. I used a needle and black thread to create hangers for all those ornaments.
My last picture is of our card holder/display. I took the picture after I put it up. This idea came from a woman I worked with who actually sewed a bunch of paperclips to her ribbon. I saved time and headache by skipping the sewing. This “holder” is simply a red velvet ribbon (about 1 1/2″ wide) that I cut to the length of our wall. I fold the top and bottom to make nice edges before using a push pin to attach them to the wall. In the past, I’ve used gold pins. This year I found two black “ribbon” pins that matched our theme (they were in the bottom of a drawer).
I attach the cards using large paperclips. The cards clip right to the ribbon with no fuss. Occasionally, we’ll get a card that’s a little heavy to be held so those get hung at the bottom or set on a table for additional decorations.
I have more Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments to make and a black and red wreath. Coming soon will be a tutorial on making holiday tiaras (or just an any ole time tiara if you so desire) and more Feng Shui posts. I can’t believe how busy I have been but things should be slowing down soon that I can catch up with all the posts I have planned.