Handmade Christmas bows {101 Days of Christmas}

My mom has been making handmade bows for as long as I can remember—bows for the tree and banister, bows for packages, bows for wreaths. When we were at her house at Thanksgiving, I decided to snap some pictures of the process so I could share them with you as well! Supplies: wired ribbon in 2-4 different colors/patterns*…

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Felt pennant banner {101 Days of Christmas}

I have a thing for banners. They're such a happy, easy way to dress up a window, mantle, shelf or...piano, and there are so many easy options. I especially like this felt banner because it's extremely forgiving. I didn't use a template for my pieces and they are definitely not perfect, but it still looks festive…

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Crocheted snowflakes {101 Days of Christmas}

I would love to learn to crochet. Not just to make endless chains and boring squares made of single crochet stitches but to really crochet and make hats and cute little toys and accessories. Unfortunately, it hasn't yet made the top of my "want to" list, so I haven't done much more than a few hearts or…

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Skeleton key ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

I'm really wishing I'd posted this idea yesterday just to be "punny," but I unfortunately didn't even think of that until this very moment! I love skeleton keys, and we bought a set from Pottery Barn several years ago for my office. But as we've been redoing the loft to serve as a homeschool room / office…

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The stockings were hung artwork {101 Days of Christmas}

I first "met" Melissa Beaver through Instagram. I love the way she captures the every day moments of motherhood and her commitment to intentional community. She is also an incredible artist and owner of The Lovely Words, an Etsy shop featuring her prints and Scripture memory cards. I asked Melissa if she'd be interested in creating a…

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Pine cone and holly berry wreath {101 Days of Christmas}

My mom is the queen of wreaths. Three years ago she made these beautiful hanging pinecones for her front door, but two years ago she was preparing to move and last year she was living in Florida (where pinecones just don't quite fit...), so she hasn't made a Christmas wreath since. But this year...this year…

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Fabric-wrapped tabletop trees {101 Days of Christmas}

We've wrapped styrofoam trees in burlap, covered them in cupcake liners and feathers, coated them in glitter, and stuck gum drops in them, so it only seemed fair that we try wrapping them in fabric this year! It took me a couple tries to get this just right, but I love how it turned out,…

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Burlap bow ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

Although last year was "the year of burlap," I couldn't resist trying one more burlap project this year! These sweet ornaments would look beautiful as the only decoration on a simple Christmas tree or sprinkled among your regular ornaments. Supplies: wired burlap ribbon twine hot glue gun Directions: Cut two lengths of ribbon, 8" and 6" long.…

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