Saturday, November 24, 2012

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Today I’m sharing a couple of ornaments I made last week. Enjoy!

Christmas Ornaments from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Black and cream houndstooth pattern has a hint of sparkle and shimmer.

Christmas Ornaments from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Christmas Ornaments from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Christmas Ornaments from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Polka dot pattern is red and cream with some subtle sparkle, too!

Christmas Ornaments from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

These ornaments are currently available on my Etsy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Best Way to Spread Holiday Cheer

Today I’m sharing a bulletin board I painted for my kids’ music teachers that advertises the school-wide holiday program in December.

Elf inspired Bulletin Board from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Bottom left corner reads: “PTA Appreciates our Music Teachers!”

Elf inspired Bulletin Board from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Inspired from an Elf poster I saw on Pinterest:

Elf inspired Bulletin Board from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Stay tuned…there’s more coming!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Advent Calendar

Christmas Advent Calendar from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Today I’m sharing an advent calendar I made using garden peat pots.  

Tip: Peat pots are about $3 for a package of 12 and found in the gardening section of home improvement stores.

Christmas Advent Calendar from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

I started by painting Winter White acrylic paint with a foam brush onto each pot.  I didn’t cover completely – I wanted some of the original pot color to show through for a more rustic look.

Christmas Advent Calendar from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com 

I printed numbers on scrapbook paper and used my one-inch hole punch to cut them out.

Christmas Advent Calendar from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

I glued the scrapbook paper to office tags that already had a silver trim and ring. I found the circular tags at an office supply store.

Christmas Advent Calendar from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com 
I wrapped each pot with some jute string, using hot glue to hold in place.

Christmas Advent Calendar from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Then I attached each tag with red and white baker’s twine.

Christmas Advent Calendar from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com 

Christmas is coming!

Christmas Advent Calendar from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting!

Christmas Advent Calendar from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com