Saturday, December 17, 2011

Home Decor Blog Hop!!


December Blog Hop: Holiday Home Decor

Welcome to another SUStars Blog Hop!  This month we're sharing some inspired  projects that can be used as home decor for the holidays. You have just arrived from Karen's Gibson's blog and viewing all of her wonderful projects!  Click HERE if you need to go back for a second peek!!

Joy Banner
The first project is a Joy Banner, and I had a lot of fun making this banner.  I have 2 stocking holders that I use to hang my children's stockings on.  I thought it would be cute to hang the banner off of them.  I love the cute mittens from Winter Wishes Stitched Felt pieces and used them on each end to create a loop to hand the banner on the stocking holders (as you can see in the pictures below).  The banner was pretty easy to make, and I love how it turned out!.  For the base of the banner, I made 2 stockings using Whisper White cardstock and 1 stocking using the Frostwood Lodge DSP, and the Holiday Stocking Die.  I then used Whisper White and Frostwood DSP for the accent pieces for the stocking.  The J and Y were made using the Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies and the Red Glimmer Paper.  I used Sticky Strip Tape to secure the stockings to the ribbon.  The following is a list of the supplies I used:

Stamps & Inks: None
Papers: Whisper White, Frostwood Lodge, Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Stocking Die, Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder, Winter Wishes Stitched Felt, Mini Jingle Bells,  Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Cherry Cobbler Buttons, Real Red Glimmer Brads, Chocolate Chip 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Snowflake Punch, 1/4" Punch, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Sticky Strip Tape

Candle Holder
I found a candle holder on clearance at Land's End and wanted to "dress" it up for the holidays. I love how this turned out, and it really looks great in my dinning room!   I used the Northern Frost Die to cut out snowflakes using Silver Glimmer Paper.  I attached the snowflakes using mini-glue dots.   To fill in the gaps between the snowflakes, I punched 1/4" circles from scraps I had of the Silver Glimmer paper, and attached them using Mini-Glue Dots.  To give the snowflakes a more finished look, I added a pearl in the middle of each of them.  What I love about this idea, is that you can dress up glass candle holders for any type of occasion using our awesome dies!  Here's a list of what I used:

Papers: Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Frost Die, Basic Pearls Jewels, Candle Holder/Candles, Mini-Glue Dots

One more additional project that I am posting today - I made the ornament stocking below for this hop and this week's LNS challenge.  Here's the details:

Stamps & Inks: None
Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Early Espresso, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Stocking Die, Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder, Northern Frost Die, Early Espresso & Real Red Buttons, Mini-Jingle Bells, White Baker's Twine, Real Red Ribbon, Mini-Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you liked my banner and candle holder, and will be inspired to create your own holiday works of art!  Your next stop will be the talented Jayne Stenstrom, and you can get to her blog by clicking HERE.

If you need to go back to anyone's blog, below is the list of bloggers:

1.  Denise Foor, Studio PA
2.  Raissa Stamps
3.  Krafting with Karen
4.  Stampin' Fevre
5.  Jaynestamps
6.  I Can Stamp 2
7.  Stampin' Dragon
8.  Stampin' & Scrappin' News
9.  Stamping is My Therapy
10.  Stampin' Tree House
11.  Shari's Stamp Pad


Carey said...

Holy cow what gorgeous work you have done. You are so doggone talented. Thanks for the inspiration. Your photography is great too.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Krafting Karen said...

I love the JOY banner!!!! What a wonderful job you did on this project. And OMG the candles are beauties!!!! Thanks for sharing

lisa808 said...

Cute banner. The candleholder is stunning!

Denise Foor said...

What cute projects....both of them are on my list to CASE. Great ideas. Thanks.

Jayne Stenstrom said...

I love the banner - in fact, I was just thinking that I needed to make something to hang from our no-longer-used stocking hangers. Now I have a great idea - thanks!

And your candle holder is beautiful! I'll bet with that Silver Glimmer paper it is even MORE gorgeous in real life! TFS!

~Jayne S.

Anonymous said...

Both projects are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Sandi said...

Beautiful projects Eileen!! Wish I had your candle holder project -- it would look awesome on my table!!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Wow! Love the banner and the revamped candle holder is gorgeous. TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers and Aunt to 1 Marine

Shari said...

Great stuff, Eileen!

mitz said...

...ohhhhh my gosh.. what talent.. great projects.. wtg