I thought I'd link into Vintage Inspiration Friday, Show and Tell Friday and Feathered Nest Holiday and see some lovelies at their sites.
Here are a bit more handmade items around my home for Christmas...
Last year I gathered my vintage rhinestone buckles to make easy ornaments. I stamped and glittered on tea-stained paper, then cut the image to fit inside my buckles. Tying some twine around the buckle frame made an instant ornament. A cinch! This year I'm displaying them on a new white $8 Target tree (this bargain will do until I find a nice feather tree some day).
The garland was made using a strip of cheesecloth and blue seambinding sewed down the center. I got the idea from Angela Harris's crepe paper garlands in her etsy store.
(That's my handsome hubby in the frame with me!)
Have you seen these cute Pottery Barn ornaments?
Thought I'd make some similar ones of our cherubs using crepe paper, tea-stained images of music, glitter and scrapbook frames. The white wreath ornament is a vintage brass knocker I found at Brimfield Flea Market, then painted white & laced with twine to hang.
And to show you how inspired I get from your blogs, here's a stocking I made last year based on this post from Heather Bullard. I made a few of these as gifts. Pretty easy to sew - I left the edges raw and attached some lace with a twisted fabric flower.
In May I hosted a fun tea party for my sister's (big) birthday (I won't tell the number...). All the ladies received a handmade small sachet as a favor. I decided to use mine as an ornament this year. Just some simple 2x2" ticking fabric sewed with hand-stamped fabric, and stuffed with lavender. Still smells good!
I'll finish off with some more vintage items - creamer & sugar used as vases and some fun blue-rimmed plates.
Handmade + vintage = unique! Have a great weekend!