So last week was a wash for posts…sorry ): Lots going on in the Propes home in preparation for Blake’s 1st birthday party. I will have so much to share towards the end of this week…the party was a blast!! Stay tuned….but in the meantime here is a little peek on a DIY project I tackeld among all of the party planning and orders I am knee deep in.
I was inspired by my blogging friend Amanda of Shindig…she made a fun advent calender and and I wanted to do the same. I changed it up just a tad by adding fabric scraps along with the ribbon. Ok…chicks…super easy…if you can use a pair of scissors and tie a knot…you are golden!!! I busted out my pinking shears and went to work….I haven’t touched these babies since design school!! (;
Here are the deets:
Supplies: pinking shears, scissors, fabric scraps, ribbon, mini knitted ornaments – found at Target for $2 each, and twine
Time: 30 min
1) Cut twine to desired length 2) cut 6″ & 8″ pieces of ribbon and fabric with pinking shears and regular scissors. 3) tie your cut pieces on to the twine…I place an ornament every 4-6 pieces. 4) hang in desired location
Really…is it that simple??? YES!!! I used the same colors that would coordinate with the rest of my holiday decor. If I had more time, these fabulous-fresh-fun stands of fun would be all around my house!!!
Oh…I almost forgot…the advent part…the ornament that I purchased are little knitted stockings and mittens…perfect to stick a little note from santa or treat in!! I purchased 12…to signify the “12 days of Christmas” and… to lessen the amount of candy my kids receive in a given period of time (; If you want to add numbers to your advent calender… you can do that too, I left mine blank.
I aslo used ribbon in colors that coordinated with the rest of my holiday decor. So here it is! I hope this inspires you to go and make your own version!!
p.s. This may even make an apprerance in Blake’s party!!