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Making Life Pretty, One Project at a Time

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas Tree Vintage Wooden Sign

The Christmas crafting continues today with a vintage-inspired wooden sign. 

Vintage Inspired Christmas Sign

I made this sign for my porch for Fall:

I decided to paint a Christmas sign on the back of it. Brilliant, right? Then I don't have to build a new sign or make room to store two separate signs after Christmas is over! It's a two-for-one special!

I designed the wording in Photoshop, printed it out, then used my favorite image transfer method (described in detail here) to get the words onto the board.

Transfering Letters to A Wooden Sign

If you want to make your own sign, here's a template you can print:

Or if you would rather just print the design on paper and frame it, here's a free printable for you:

Christmas Tree Farm Free Printable

I designed this sign to hang above our fireplace. I'm almost done decorating it, then I'll show you the whole space!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Rustic Red, Black, Burlap and Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

Hey there! Are you excited for Thanksgiving? I can't wait for family, food and festivities. Three of my favorite things!

Even though we're not hosting Thanksgiving, we've got family coming to stay with us for the week, so I thought it would be nice to get some of our Christmas decor up before they get here.

Presenting the buffalo check rustic "cabin in the woods" Christmas tree!

The red snowflake sweater ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I bought the buffalo check fabric at Joann and cut it into strips. Last week I shared the tutorial for the mason jar ring chalkboard ornaments and the popsicle stick washi tape sleds. I also made simple deer ornaments by cutting scrapbook paper with my Silhouette machine. The wooden snowflakes and Merry Christmas ornaments are from the Target Dollar Spot. Boo yah... those were a great find.

The paper mache deer is from Joann and it was only $1.50 on sale! They had another matching deer that was sitting down that I think I'll go back and get.

Originally I had a bunch of branches and berries shooting out the top of the tree, but my husband didn't like it. He wanted a traditional star. So I made one. Aren't I the best wife ever? I used burlap-look scrapbook paper and hot glued twigs around the edges. HERE is a tutorial for how to fold the stars.

I made some adorable throw pillows to match the tree. I'll be sharing those later this week.

In the mean time, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Eat a lot of pie for me!