This time of year really is the best, isn’t it?!?!
The holiday spirit is in the air, holiday decor is strewn about and holiday cheer is abundant. I practically hear carolers singing “Joy to the World” right now.
I love that first delve into the Christmas decor and crafting. I like to see what we’ve got from year’s past that still inspires me and try to come up with a few new ideas at the same time. All while I watch my husband roll his eyes at me as I pace to and fro between him and his football, or futball, or whatever sport he’s watching at the time.
Hey, this decor thing takes time. You gotta step back, look at it from all angles, scootch it around a bit and then step back for another look … am I right!?!
On my decor day we even had the island equivalent of what could be considered a winter storm. Brrrrr!
So I made a few new driftwood Christmas trees and gave our fall leaf wreath a winter makeover.
And as I was sifting through our one bin of Christmas decor, yep … just one (what’s the opposite of hoarder?), I noticed I was pulling out everything metallic.
It started with the advent tree plant pot … looking festive with a fresh coat of gold metallic paint.
And then when I pulled out these cool, old brass stencils it was on.
I am seriously in love with these stencils. I love that they’re tarnished and used. I inherited them from my mom this year … and remember using them as a kid. I love that, too.
I could break out in song myself right now. “Joyyyy to the world …”
But I won’t.
It would hurt the dogs’ ears, I’m sure.
To make your very own, find the leaf wreath tutorial here. And to add the stencils I just hot glued them directly to the leaf wreath, they slide together so I only had to hot glue at the top and bottom of the J and the Y.
And check out a bunch of signs I’ve made with the brass stencils here.
AND … if you’re getting crafty for Christmas, share your creations with the world here during our link party starting on December 10th! Check out my FAB co-hosts … those ladies rock!
And tell me, are you into tarnished metallic stencils? Or leaf wreaths? Or Christmas carolers?