It’s official…the holiday season is here. In fact, I’m REALLY EXCITED that Christmas is right around the corner. I have to admit that the past year or two I haven’t been particularly energetic about Christmas. I think it’s because we were deep in wedding planning and then last year we had just come down from the high of our wedding several weeks prior to the holiday and I was BEAT. No to mention that the past few seasons have been generally hectic for a whole slew of reasons…it took all the energy I could muster just to get jazzed about getting the tree up.
But this year it’s different. I’ve made about 800 trips to Michael’s and have visions of tree skirts, handmade wreaths, and mantle decor dancing in my head. I’ve braved vicious crafters at Jo-Ann fabrics (seriously, those ladies are cray…to be clear, I mean the shoppers were crazy, not the employees…ya’ll were very helpful thank you) and I’m armed with a glue gun, glitter balls, burlap, and wreath forms…it’s go time.
Tonight is the holiday crafting kickoff at my friend Alexa’s. Of course, we are all obsessed with a capital ‘O’ with Pinterest and have been pinning inspiration and ideas for holiday crafting madness for weeks. Alexa came up with the brilliant idea of hosting a Pinterest party for a fun girls night activity. We will be convening at Alexa’s this evening with our materials to construct our Pinterest inspired projects.
This year, I’ve pinned a few projects I’d like to complete.
For my project this evening, I’ve decided to make the burlap bubble wreath. I plan to add a few little baubles to mine to make it a bit more festive for the holiday season. Additionally, the beauty of this wreath is that extra decoration can be swapped out throughout the year and I can see this wreath looking adorable in the spring and fall as well simply by changing up the way to decorate the wreath. More to come when I recap our crafting extravaganza tonight.
Also, if you would like tutorials on how to complete these projects, please click through links/images above to visit the source of my inspiration and their complete instructions. Given that I did not come up with these projects myself and I’m simply completing them for fun because they inspired me, I will not be offering step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish each craft.
Stay tuned for the complete recap of our first official Pinterest party and some eye candy of the completed projects!