I adore: Winter Parties, Spring flowers, Summer nights and Fall clothing! Throw in a sugar-free vanilla iced coffee and I’m a happy girl!
What is your favorite holiday and why?
I adore Christmas! It’s by FAR my favorite holiday. There is something magical and sacred about Christmas that lives beyond childhood.
What is your favorite Christmas Tradition?
Oh, I am a tradition lover! My husband jokes that I’m tradition obsessed. The favorite tradition that I’ve started with my little family is Home Alone movie night…sometime in December, preferable the week of Christmas. Complete with snacks, cocoa and jammies. It’s my favorite because it’s pretty much the only tradition my hubby will agree to. Ha!
What is your all-time favorite Christmas Movie?
Home Alone. For the reason above!
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What has been the best present you’ve ever received and why?
Wowza, that’s a tough one! I’m going to say my engagement ring, though I got it the week before Christmas. It looked just as pretty on Christmas morning, though! 🙂
Why do you blog?
I blog because I love doing projects and sharing those projects with my readers. I blog because love meeting new people and getting inspired daily. I blog because mommy needs an outlet and blogging keeps it happening!
Oh Christmas Tree Wreath
An embroidery hoop, burlap and small glass ornaments: the recipe for a super fun and unique Christmas wreath! Today’s tutorial is fun and fast and the perfect way to showcase some of those small but sweet ornaments that tend to get lost on big trees.
I started with a large, wooden embroidery hoop, a square of cream burlap, a handful of shiny, tiny ornaments, aqua and green yarn, a vinyl stencil and pewter fabric paint. Oh, and my hot glue gun.
To stencil my words, I used my silhouette to first cut them out. Then I did the opposite of what I usually do. I discarded the letters and kept the negative space.
I then used a foam sponge to paint the stencil. This is burlap, so it doesn’t have to be perfect. The weave kind of hides imperfections. I wanted it to look a bit aged and distressed, so I used a light touch when painting the letters.
After the paint dried, I stuck the burlap in my hoop and trimmed the excess. Then I wrapped the top with a length of yarn. Easy as can be!
I glued the ornaments on after the burlap was placed in my hoop. This was also easy. Simply arrange your tree and glue each piece down with hot glue. I put a scrap of fabric down under the hoop in case any glue dripped through the loose weave of the burlap.
To make the tree trunk, I took a small cardboard square (a scrap of an old diaper box) and wrapped aqua yarn around it and then glued the trunk in place.
My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!