Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Midnight Crafting

We went for a walk, had some dinner, watched some TV. Learned about Indian marker trees...watched a scary Frontline, (aren't they all scary?) all the while I had a magazine on my lap. It is Christmas Ideas, a Better Homes and Gardens publication. It's filled with great ideas, free downloads and a bunch of inspiring decorating ideas. It's $5.99 price tag, was worth every penny. How many times have you bought a magazine, only to see the same old things, same ideas... This one is chock full of cool stuff.

When I could have been in bed, I was up crafting!  I couldn't wait till morning.
First I downloaded this Christmas graphic, and printed it onto iron on transfer paper. I had a presewn pillowcase (Target), plugged in my iron and voila! I printed a second transfer for another project.

I printed two wine bottle labels on matte photo paper, trimmed them and ran them through my zyron.

Ready for a quick gift or to spruce up a inexpensive wine bottle. (Trader Joe's!)

I took some photos from a project that was for glass tiles. I printed them on card stock, trimmed and scored them to look like they were framed. I used my glue gun to attach them to a grosgrain ribbon for a pretty accent, light enough to thumbtack to the wall. I also used the middle image and transferred it on a couple of flour sack towels.

I'd say I got my money's worth, wouldn't you? You can go to and find these and many more great holiday ideas.

Entertaining my Guild this week, and making some changes around the house to welcome our guests at Thanksgiving.

"Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart."
Washington Irving

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Lynne said...

May I come and spend a day with you so you can show me how to THAT? I don't even know what a zyron is?

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You're so clever to get a head start on the big holiday! Love all your creative projects!