Sunday, December 18, 2011

Spreading Christmas CHEER!

Hello all! I hope you had a lovely weekend! I got absolutely ZERO done – Saturday we quite literally laid around all day, and only got our butts up to go see a movie. Today was spent visiting my grandparents who live about three hours away. It was a lot of driving time but it was SO wonderful to see them!

So the Christmas list hasn’t gotten any shorter, but whatev. I’ll be all supersonic this week and power through.

Today I wanted to share some Christmas craft and decor ideas that have caught my eye over the past few weeks. I’ve seen SO MUCH goodness out there, these don’t even scratch the surface.

If you are completely awesome, maybe you can throw some of these together this week? If not, we’ve all got next year. ;)

When I saw Michelle’s spray painted nutcrackers, it was one of those why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moments:

spray painted nutcrackers

Decor and the Dog

She found them for super cheap at Hobby Lobby and just sprayed them in glossy red. I was all psyched cause I had the glossy red, just not the nutcrackers. High-tailed it to Hob Lob and NOTHIN. Goodwill…nothin.

Next year fo sho. ;)

If you are giving away some scrumptious sweets this week, Mique has you covered with some adorable printables:

christmas treat printable
Thirty Handmade Days 

Almost makes me want to bake. Or something. ;)

Check out Hannah’s cutie candy cane tree skirt:

diy candy cane tree skirtYoung and Crafty

Can you believe it was made with hot glue? No sewing people!

I think Lakeitha’s Christmas table is just beautiful:

natural christmas tableRamblings of a mother, decorator…

I love the little Christmas trees on the table! And check out that GOODWILL chandelier! And those velvety chairs (what is that, velvet?). I LOVE.

Absolutely LOVE all the great handmade boy gifts Charlie compiled: handmade toys for boys

Attempting Aloha

My favorite is the super hero fort kit. Hello, I would have loved that as a kid!

I love love LOVE Laura’s rustic Christmas mantel:

rustic christmas mantelFinding Home

Seriously. Isn’t it gorgeous? Magazine-worthy, for sure.

If you’re looking for some bling, you’ll love Cassie’s sparkly tree craft!:

sequin christmas treesHi Sugarplum!

They’re just sequins and stick pins but they make a major statement!

Finally, I thought Debbie’s Pottery Barn pillow was just too sweet:  knock off pottery barn christmas pillow

Confessions of a Plate Addict

So pretty! And brilliant -- she used sleeves from a Goodwill sweater to make the stockings!

I love blogland!! :)

There you go – plenty of goodies to keep you busy this week. Cause I know you’ll all be sitting around twiddling your thumbs. ;)

I have my kiddo and hubby home for the next two weeks and I’m in heaven. I’ll still be posting but probably not quite as much – gotta spend some time with my loves.

In the next few weeks, I hope to recap this year’s big projects and share what I have planned for the year – can’t wait!

Have a great start to the holiday week!


  1. Bummer on the lack of nutcrackers!! Thanks for finding more ideas to add to my to-do list! :)

  2. I saw nutcrackers at the Dollar Tree! I'm going ASAP!

  3. I am not a fan of nutcrackers, but paint all glossy gorgeous like that - I think I just became a fan!

  4. Try Target. I've seen nutcrackers there.

  5. I absolutely love that mantel! Hope to have a beautiful mantel of my own next year for christmas. Thank for the features, what fun they all are just in time for Christmas!

  6. I love all these ideas and I love reading your blog!

  7. Awesome inspiration, just what we need to inspire us to keep decorating for the next week. Love the little stocking pillow!

  8. Holy traffic, Batman!

    Just when I think you can't get any awesomer, you go and do something like this... ;)

    Ahem, that's how I say thanks and I love you.


  9. Awesome Ideas really love all the things in this post.. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

  10. Sometimes just enjoying having everyone home makes tor the best decoration. I know I love looking at my husband standing in a corner ....

  11. Love those sparkly trees of Cassie's!! Nice round-up, Sarah. :)

  12. WOW, what a surprise to see my no sew tree skirt!! Thank you so much for featuring it :)


  13. Me too! Loving blogland and Pinterest for all the great gift-giving/making ideas!

    Have a Merry Christmas Sarah!

  14. Wow. Those people are so crafty and stuff. I wish I were that into decorating. I've had a bazillion ideas throughout the years of things I was going to do, but when I bought my house I didn't do a thing. *sigh* Maybe next year?

  15. Yet another great post! I look forward to your blog each week. :)

  16. Sarah- thank you so much for linking up to my treat cards. You just made my day! Thank you, thank you. Wishing you the merriest of Christmases! xo, Mique

  17. Love all these ideas-thanks! The rustic fireplace fits right in with our decor at the ranch. Merry Christmas!!

  18. I've seen nutcrackers at the Dollar General too - maybe $2? I'm going tomorrow! Thanks!!

  19. Wow Sarah - thanks so much for the feature - glad I decided to check in on my favorite blogs before going to bed.

    By the way, I too thought the same thing about the nutcrackers. Seems to me some of the best ideas are always an "I could have a V8" moment.

    Truly - again -thank you!

    Take care

  20. Wow you have such great ideas I stumbled accross this site on my phone while waiting in the dr office so glad I did I have not been able to look at the whole site but I will be going home and pulling this up on my computer I very much enjpyed reading your article thank you for posting and I look forward to reading more.

  21. Yesterday we had our office party and my boss made - POINSETTIA PUNCH! I don't know where she found the recipe but it was so good. Then I read your blog, funny coinkeedink!

    Loved the pics and great attitude about getting everything done.

    Merry Christmas!

  22. I know you don't need more to read but I'm currently enjoying Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Check it out.

  23. There were nutcrackers in the dollar aisle at target last night in my area?

  24. FYI...JCPenney had nut crackers in several sizes for 60% off on Monday night. What an awesome idea!


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