Okay... I'm gonna be honest. I had my party pictures all ready to go. And in the eleventh hour what did I decide to do??? Change the whole Christmas theme in my family room!!! It just wasn't working for me this year. Since the room re-do's this summer, the predominately red color scheme just didn't work. So, I changed it. Yes, I know I'm a little nuts. (At least Mr. Desert Cottage thinks so.) So as a result my party post is a little different than I had planned.
So above is the new mantle as it is, as of... well...just now. I've been working on new ornaments for the garland which I will unveil in its entirety at a later date. (Sorry, you'll just have to wait... tee hee) But in the mean time, here are some of the ornaments I've been creating for myself and for friends.
These ornaments were all made using old music sheets and old book pages.
This one was made with a crepe paper streamer that was sprayed with walnut ink. I takes forever to dry but looks cool when it does.
This one was a rusty tin star from Michael's that I covered with vintage Santas printed from my computer.
I buy garlands of all kinds that are left after Christmas and are deeply discounted. Then I cut them up to use in Christmas craft projects.
I hope you enjoyed looking at these ornaments and maybe gained some inspiration. I know I will be soaking it all up from all of you!!! Please make sure you head over to Denise's blog, Bella Dreams and Kate's blog Centsational Girl (on December 8th) for all the rest of the fabulous blogs who are participating in their parties.