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DIY | Christmas Ornaments

Christmas is coming! With Tyler home from tour and a date for a Christmas gathering at our place in place, I'm finally feeling like it's time to jump into one of my favourite holidays.

I scored a bunch of vintage blown glass ornaments this weekend at a really awesome thrifting fair and that got my seasonal wheels turning. I know you girls know the "thrifting high" - that elated feeling when you find hidden treasures and feel like you're the luckiest treasure-hunter out there. Well that's how the day began, and it ended in me pulling boxes of decorations from storage and spilling their sentimental contents onto our living room.

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So, I'm now delving into holiday baking, decorating and craft planning this week and I kicked things off with some DIY ornament making.

I picked up the paper- geometric shapes from Michaels craft store (about $1 each). With some paint (white, pastel, metallic), painters tape, paper hole reinforcers (for the polka dots) they've transformed into something a little more Swedish that will look great in our white-walled, minimal rooms.

  1. Paint white
  2. Use tape to make lines
  3. Painted pastels
  4. Removed tape
  5. ReTaped / Used Reinforcers
  6. Painted metallics

See! Super simple.

Tip: Be Patient! Wait until layers of paint fully dry between taping & painting.

Hope all is well and everyone's making time to get together with friends to eat, drink and enjoy the season β™‘