Thursday, January 6, 2011

Decorating for winter

Did I mention that I have a hard time coming down off of Christmas?  Well, I do.  To make matters only slightly worse, my work schedule changes every 6 months or so, projects end and things get rescheduled, so currently I am home all day and then work for about an hour each afternoon.

I do not like this schedule.

So I decided to cheer myself up preschool style with some paper crafts.

Side note: do you know why I could never be a professional blogger? I never take pictures of the process. Which brings us to...

So, after googling "how to cut a paper snowflake" and breaking out the white cardstock, I ended up with this.


Yes, that's a stick in a vase.  I'm going for "winter austere."  
Whatever, it points to the cheesy snowflakes 
hanging on the off-center ugly brass light fixture. 


Pretty, right?  RIGHT?
They make me happy anyway.  
And I'm rather proud of them.  
Do you see that detail?

Can't forget the front door.
On which still hangs our Christmas wreath on the other side.
It's "alive" so it's going to "live" there until it doesn't anymore.

Now everyone who walks by our house thinks a child lives here.
Or that Buddy is REALLY talented.

Yarn wreath inspired by Mrs. Priss.  
It needs some felt flower love to make it complete.
And maybe a different ribbon.

I used to make fun of people who decorated seasonally.  Then tonight I added white napkins with silver snowflake napkin rings to our table.  Not to use, just to look at.  

Myrtle, I think we have a problem.

What?  You want to make snowflakes too?  Well look no further!  There are great instructions here.

1 comment:

  1. There are few things I love in life more than making paper snowflakes. OKay, maybe that's an exaggeration. But I do love the paper snowflakes, and I'm so glad you blogged about this because I haven't made even one this year! I'm looking for white paper in my office at work right now to get started... :)