Monday, December 26, 2011

A Christmas DIY!

This christmas I tried something new! A recycled DIY! I used house hold items and old craft paper, re using, recycling - up cycling! I created my very own holiday christmas present cards with only things in my bag of tricks! ( a craft bag I bring when I babysit!)

In my craft bag I have the essentials, construction paper, fancier pattern craft paper for scrap books, scrap book stickers, glue, glitter sticks and glues, jewels, pencil crayons, you name the art supply and it is in this bag! I additionally needed an old newspaper - recycling!!! I used my craft scissors plus these other supplies  to cut up the tags....

Once I had them all cut I assembled them....

Once assembled I added more layers of different papers for a nicer effect and added glitter and old ribbon to create bows and give it a cute look! I then wrote everyones names as per the gift!
Once I finished my tags I proceeded to make more tags as name plates for my dining table for christmas lunch that was held at my house!

As you can see I used an old cream coloured damask table cloth - my colours were gold, green, and cream, with a hint of red! I used a green damask printed napkin to pick up on the pattern from the table cloth, and you can see the silver ware inside the rolled napkin which is tied with a green bow that holds the name tag on! The tags are similar to the gift tags as to keep the theme consistent!

The centre piece idea is a spin on something I saw! I used jars that I found in my cupboard and filled them with different levels of water and added cranberries! I wanted to use white cranberries and throw in a few blueberries but I figured that the red was festive and added a pop of colour!

I arranged the centre piece in two ways in a line down the table or bunched up, both were cute - we do a buffet style for christmas so that and drinks are the only thing on the table - the less clutter the better! I also reused my jars of cinnamon scented pine cones from thanksgiving. I rolled the pine cones in white liquid glue and then gold glitter - it added a bit of sparkle to christmas and reused an old centre piece as a new one for the dessert table!

Hopefully you all enjoyed my DIY and will try it next year as it was successful and stylish! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a great new year to come!

Talk to you Soon - Decor Guru


  1. This looks great - love teh little place cards!

  2. thanks, i saw someone using newspaper and thought why not re use and up cycle to do something similar but something stylish that you would see sold in a store!? Thanks so much for the comment!