So, I told my son to put his shoes on and we made a Hobby Lobby and Walmart run. Well, Hobby Lobby was a great trip because all of their Christmas was 80% off...yes, 80% off! I picked up a beautiful wreath, some more garland for next year, and a few other items on sale. I found this awesome piece for 50% off and couldn't pass it up....I just loved it!
|My "had to have it" 50% off sign for my entryway.|
I have a "nook" in my entryway...it is the first thing that you see when you walk in the house. As soon as I saw this house, I knew that this "nook" would be my seasonal spot! Here are the ones I've done so far (sans my summer/spring one...can't find a pic):
|Our first holiday in the house: our Easter "nook"|
|The Fall "nook"|
|The Christmas "nook"|
I started off this afternoon by making paper snowflakes....white and glittery blue in a couple of sizes.
Then, I made a "Welcome" sign with a canvas I purchased (40% off) at Hobby Lobby today. After seeing several projects using canvas and puff paint on Pinterest this past Fall, I already had white puff paint in my craft room and had not used it! I painted the edges of the canvas with blue acrylic paint and a sponge brush and wrote my message free-hand in puff paint. The snowflakes were free-hand in puff paint as well.
I think the sign turned out pretty cute for a quickie project!
After it dried, I hung it in the "nook" along with a cute little icicle garland (another 80% off HL find). I strung my paper snowflakes on invisible thread from my sewing box and hung them from the "nook" ceiling. I added faux snow, some pine cones, greenery, branches in some of my glass jars and vases, and viola....a whimsical winter "nook" in an afternoon!
|The Winter "nook"|