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?