I love the holiday season and especially beautiful decorations. These are some of the favorites I came across this past year. Naturally, the ones that I really love are made using natural or recycled materials.
Use acrylic paints, to first paint a base coat. Let it dry and then paint another color over it. Use a sharpie pen to draw the finer designs.
I found this in an old Martha Stewart magazine. Nice idea for displaying cards.
This may be one of my favorite kinds of decorations. All you need is a found branch, some red and white ribbons and any decorations you love. You also need to be able to hang the branch up as well!
Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose bits of white paper into small paper trees. Add a metal stick into a base made from air drying clay, for example. Carefully push the squared bits of paper onto the metal, starting with larger pieces and finishing with the smallest ones. Top it off with a little star!
This is so charming but I don’t think I’m up to making one.
Stunning wrapping paper. Inspired by these, I’m going paint my own version, using plain wrapping paper (recycled kraft paper) and acrylic paints.
Wooden cave for reindeer watchers, at the Wild Reindeer Center, Norway. This is an organic hut built in the heartland of Europe’s last surviving wild caribou. This pavilion is open to the public every day of the year and is used to observe reindeer.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
See you in 2014!