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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Shabby Chic Christmas Decor

Lately I have been working on a Christmas package to send to a friend. She really loves the shabby chic look, but doesn't have anything in that style. She also really loves Christmas. So, I decided to make her a few things so she can start her Shabby Chic Christmas collection.

First I made some ornaments:


I covered four of them with book pages or scrapbooking paper using Mod Podge, and I covered one with burlap and some lace using hot glue. I tied ribbons to all of them and then sprayed them with glitter.


I was inspired by Chrissy from The Taylor House to make this ornament. I used some burlap, dollar store snow flakes and scrabble tiles to make it:


I also used this tutorial as inspiration and made this little fabric and burlap Christmas tree:


For this, I cut strips of fabric and burlap, sewed them together (a little staggered) and then wrapped it around a styrofoam cone from the dollar store, using hot glue. After that, I wrapped a chipboard star with burlap and hot glued it to the top. Then I took some berries from a flower arrangement I had and glued them as ornaments. As a finishing touch, I sprayed it with glitter.

Finally, the project I'm most proud of -- burlap stocking. I used this tutorial, burlap I had, fabric from the thrift store (as lining and cuff), vintage buttons, and one of my Christmas stockings as a pattern.


I'm so proud of this stocking! Mostly because it was another successful sewing project, and it's so cute!

So there they are - my homemade shabby chic Christmas decorations. I hope my friend likes them!

What is your Christmas decorating style?


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14 comments:

  1. I would love to get a package with these beautiful decorations! Great job, they all came out wonderful!

    Thanks for linking up! :)

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  2. Very cute ornament, I made one very similar!!

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  3. Yes please, I want to be your friend. What a wonderful idea, how very clever you are. I will follow on my way out so as I know my path back to your door. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. (Although, I will warn you I am not crafty). Take Care Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  4. I'm visiting from Myriad Monday...I like everything, but I LOVE the snowflake & burlap ornament. I'm Pinning!!!

    Merry Christmas
    Amy

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  5. What a great idea. I'm a new friend too. Stop by and enter my Heirloom ornament giveaway...only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes, Lori

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  6. You are my kind of Christmas crafting genius. :)

    So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    I would love for you to visit Decor To Adore. I am in the midst of a "Gifts You Can Make" series.

    Be merry and bright!

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  7. Hi Liz! I found your blog through The terrific under ten tuesdays. Your ornaments are great! I love the burlap tree! I'll try that for sure. I'm a new follower.
    Greetigs from Spain
    Isabel
    http://handmadebyizz.blogspot.com/

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  8. everything turned out great! I'd love it if you would add them to my What We Wore and Made link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

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  9. Lovely decorations! The stocking is so pretty :)

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  10. Stocking is my fav! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  11. Your newspaper ornaments & scrabble oranments are soooooooo cute!! I am your newest follower! I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)
    Merry Christmas, Beth =-)

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  12. Hi Liz, what a lovely friend you are. I would love to have received a Christmas package like that, knowing that they had been lovingly made by a dear friend just for me. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  13. Thanks for sharing these great decor' ideas at Bacon Time. Happy holidays.

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  14. they are all beautiful my friend!!! thank you for the inspiration!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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