Hey strangers!  It’s been almost three months to be exact!  I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post but we have had some distractions around here:) 
Tenley Nicole born November 2, 2010
I want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  We are doing great and starting to establish some routine.  Now on to the crafting:)
We started decorating the house for Christmas this week and that really got me motivated to do some DIY!  I love Christmas decor so what better way to get the creative juices flowing!
I started with this Christmas centerpiece.  It has all of my favorites ~ snow, Antique White spray paint and silver!  I should also mention that it cost me practically nothing!
I started with these twigs that I found laying around.  I snapped them to about 4 inches long (give or take with each piece) and spray painted them with Rust-Oleum Antique White spray paint.  I just layed the pieces out on newspaper and sprayed one side.  It was super quick and easy.
Next I used two of these small sized (jelly jar size) mason jars and one larger size to act as the votives.  I had the small ones (bought a case of 12 at Wal-mart last year) but I had to purchase the larger one at Hobby Lobby.  It was 50% off so the jar was about a dollar!  They also have the larger size at Wal-mart.
I always have jute in the house but if you don’t have any you can buy this 4ply at Hobby Lobby.  With a coupon it’s a couple of bucks and it goes a long way!
I started wrapping the tops of all three jars with the jute, hot gluing as I went.  This was a cute addition and it also got rid of the rings around the lid!
One down….so cute!
Remember the sticks?
I just attached them (paint side out) all the way around the large mason jar.  A little dab of hot glue holds them great!
Next, I wrapped a few strands of 1 ply jute around the jar, knotting and cutting off the excess as I went.
Now for some sparkle!  I purchased these wooden snowflake ornaments at Hobby Lobby.  They are usually 4 for a dollar but they were also 50% off so they were 8 for a dollar.  I stocked up! 
I sprayed three snowflakes with a new favorite Rust-Oleum Textured Metallic spray paint in Silver.  It’s soooo pretty!  I just want to walk around my house and spray everything:)
Ooooo sparkles:)
I hot glued one to each of the smaller “votives”.
I bought this package of 12 tealight candles for about $3 after a 40% off coupon.
Another Christmas favorite ~ bag of snowflakes…also purchased at Hobby Lobby.
So there it is!  My first post baby DIY.  It was sooooo cheap and easy!  I hope you all like it:)
There is still time to enter our Rust-Oleum and Paint Ideas Giveaway as well as our Silhouette Machine Giveaway.
Go HERE for the Rustoeleum and Paint Ideas Giveaway!
HERE for the Silhouette Machine Giveaway!
Again, thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers and for your patience as we have been adjusting at home with our new little blessings! 
Happy decorating!

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  1. I love everything on your blog…The baby is precious. I hope Rustoleum is supplying you with lots of paint because you deserve it. I am stocking up for (stuck in the house) winter projects LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  2. Adorable blog! I would love to have you submit a guest post on "Or so she says…" I'm always on the lookout for creative gals 🙂 Visit www.oneshetwoshe.com for more info on submitting posts…or you can email me. Have a great day!


  3. Your new baby is adorable! Congratulations! My grandson is to be born next Saturday (we hope!). Missed seeing you around but totally understand you've had other fish to fry! LOL The candle holders are wonderful! I can so do this! – Karen