I made a fun sign for my mantel this year. With all my indoor decor I have been going for a more natural rustic feel.
I wanted a snowy log cabin look for this sign. I couldn’t find any old wood for this one, so I bought 3 boards from Lowe’s and had them cut down for me. (If you bat your eyelashes and look extremely helpless they will usually do it at no charge…or you can go the screaming kid route…trust me, they will be soooo happy to get you out of the store :) )
I stained the boards dark walnut and then hand painted the sign in white. It looked a little too clean, so I took a tooth brush and splattered white paint all over for a snowy affect. I also dry brushed some areas with white paint. Then I sanded the whole thing down. It looks a little cabinesque cabiny cabinish like a log cabin…I think…
(hello! If I realized I was going to show up in the ornament shots I would have at least brushed my hair, ha!)
Remember my little “Love You More” sign, now it’s a pillow. My ever talented mother knit my brown throw.
Close up on my brilliant sewing skills – I was going for a, ummm, handmade look?
My Christmas Candles are on either side of my fireplace on my bookshelves. They look so pretty at night all lit up.
I made these burlap stockings last Christmas and I still love them. I got the inspiration for them from Cottage Instincts, but there are a zillion beautiful burlap stocking ideas on Pinterest!
Clearly, sewing is not my forte, so these were mostly made with hot glue and burnt fingertips :)
I stole the wood from my brother’s stock pile (I’m pretty sure he would never read my blog, so I think I’m safe) although clearly we have a gas fireplace, but just roll with it ok? :)
Now, I just need to get going on my Christmas shopping so I have something to fill those stockings with…
Who am I kidding?
If I put anything in them they will totally fall apart, I really gotta work on the sewing thing…
How’s your shopping going?