DIY – Stenciled Table Runner

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Gorgeousness from Pretty Handy Girl. Click the source button to go to her full tutorial! In Australia and in New Zealand often our painters drop cloths are made from canvas. Canvas would also make a fab table runner!!!
~ Sarah xxx

DIY – Making Your Own Cute BOWS

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This is a reblog on making your own decorative bows from the talented 100layercake.
I can’t wait to make these bows!
~ Sarah xxx

Step 1: Cut the page lengthwise into nine 3/4-inch-thick strips of heights shown: Three at 11 inches, three at 10 inches, two at 9 inches, and one at 3 1/2 inches.

Step 2: Twist each strip to form loops at both ends. Make a circle out of the smallest.

Step 3: Secure the ends with a piece of double-sided tape.

Step 4: Layer and stick, starting with the longest strips. End with the circle in the center.

DIY Christmas Wreath

Love this Christmas wreath! Here in Australia it is unusual to have wreaths on our doors. Although some people do but not many. I actually can’t ever remember seeing a wreath on a door at anytime of the year. I did enjoy seeing holiday wreaths on doors when we lived in the USA. It was beautiful. I would love to make this Christmas wreath sometime… so cute! Oh… for an amazing tutorial click the photo and it will link you to the clever, talented and original blog from “Little Birdie Secrets”
~ Sarah xxx

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CHRISTMAS IDEAS

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Hi Ya,
Here is a photo of our families Christmas stockings hanging on a ladder. I handmade our stockings (cross stitched names and pictures & used quilting and lined them) they are super strong for heavy items. I have extra stockings for guests and more hooks on our ladder for as many people as we have over. Below is a list of some of the things I have put in my kids Christmas stockings. Now they are older they still love it and it has become a family tradition. We often have guests visiting at Christmas and they get the same gifts too. Christmas is summer vacation time and kids are out of school. The visitors seem to enjoy the stockings and giggle as much as the kids still do.

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