Ok, I know what you're thinking!!
"Geez, Halloween isn't even here yet, and this
nutcase girl is talking about Christmas???!!"
Well, in all honesty I am usually not one to rush the seasons.
I cringe when I walk thru the craft stores in August and see the Christmas supplies and decor already out.
And I usually don't like to start even thinking of the holiday til, well at least Thanksgiving!!
But, since I am having major blogger block, I thought I might as well share with you my latest project, which I just completed for DecoArt.
(and I hope you forgive me for even mentioning Christmas this early in the game!!)
If you are a fellow crafter, I'm sure that you usually get a leg up on creating for the holidays well before the season actually starts.
When DecoArt put out the challenge to create Christmas decor in non traditional colors, I knew right away which direction I would take things:
So with that, here is what I came up with...........
I had so much fun creating this piece!
I began with a large unfinished wooden crate, styled after an old fashioned soda crate.
As soon as I spotted the crate at the craft store, I just knew it would be the perfect canvas for what I had in mind!
I used both chalk and acrylic paints, in vibrant shades of aqua's and blues.
Each opening is painted a different hue, which was pretty time consuming!!
I knew that I wanted to include the words to a Christmas carol, and since
Bing Crosby's famous tune is one of my favorites, I went with that.
So I stenciled a few lines from the song on each long side of the crate.
That was pretty time consuming, as I was using an alphabet stencil and had to do it letter by letter!
For the piece de la resistance, I added wooden laser cut snowflakes, that I painted and glittered.
Because you know my saying.....
"You can never have too much glitter!!"
For my little photo shoot today, I had fun filling the openings with pinecones, vintage glass Christmas ornaments, faux greenery, and even a tiny wrapped gift!
Of course all of that involved getting into the attic to retrieve my big red and white Christmas tubs!
It did feel a bit strange doing that on a sunny and mild day in October!
I must say that I am happy with the end result!!
Maybe this will inspire you a bit as you dream of a White Christmas!!
Ok, I promise not to get ahead of myself season and holiday wise next time!!
Thanks for stopping by!