Joyful Noel Greetings And A Cookie Exchange Guest Post!

December 7, 2010

I’m super excited to share this post with you!  There is a lot of fun happening here today!  I have a fabulous DIY Joyful Noel to share and I’m also guest posting over at LoveFeast Table.  Chris Ann and Kristin have a delightful lifestyle blog and I’m honored and delighted to be taking part in their Holiday Cookie Exchange.  So make sure that you pop over there too and read about one of my favorite Christmas cookies - Holiday Nutmeg Sticks! 

Our house, like many, has a beautiful side window next to the front door.  I adore this little window and the added light that pours through it into our home.  It invigorates me (especially on cold winter days).  But, it can create a bit of a decorating dilemma.  Determining the perfect way to create a little privacy be tricky.  In our case, the window is finished with rounded moulding.  Pretty - but difficult to discreetly attach a shade of any kind.  So, because we have yet to find a solution we like, I have been trying creative ways of adding a touch of privacy.  In the fall, a tall corn stalk did the trick.

For the holidays, I’ve decided to bring a little sparkle and Christmas spirit to this narrow space.

I started with a few small metal pictures I found at the Dollar Tree.

A quick coat of primer covered these cute cows and then a top coat of white created the perfect backdrop for adding sparkle.  Mr. Hammer lovingly drilled holes in the corners.

Next, I cut some Christmassy looking letters out of blue card stock.  Then using some spray adhesive and Martha Stewart glitter in Blue Sapphire, I covered the surface of each letter.

This is the first time I’ve used her glitter and I have to say – LOVE it!  Make sure you cover your work surface well, as the spray adhesive can leave a tacky residue on everything it touches.

I glued the letters onto the center of each picture.  Then I added a few sprigs of glittered holly and berries.  I connected the letters together with a combination of ”S” hooks and ”8″ hooks,

and then hung it from a gorgeous ribbon.  The result?

Fabulous!!! :)

Because I made both sides identical, the same winsome holiday greeting that welcomes visitors also adds a festive touch to our entry hall.  A perfect solution to a little problem, and a cheerful way to celebrate Christmas and the first Noel.

Today I’m joining these fun parties!  Come join me there to see more crafty Christmas fun.

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***  And don’t forget to check out my guest post at LoveFeast Table.  I’m making Holiday Nutmeg Sticks for their Holiday Cookie Exchange.  A delightfully delicious cookie!  

LoveFeast's HOliday Cookie Exchange

 

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz

That looks great! I have a window like that as well that I need to fill.

megan @ whatmegansmaking

So cute! It makes me wish I had windows like that. Very creative :)

Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

What a great idea, Kristen! Makes me wish I had done something a little more creative than curtains on our front windows. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy holidays!

melissa @ the inspired room

That is a cute banner! :-) Great job!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish

Oh I love it!!! I want something for my window now too!!

Heidi's Recipes

I love how you are incorporating that lovely shade of blue into your holiday decor.

Krista@TheGatheringPlaceDesign

What a cute banner! It is perfect for that spot too…very nice job:)

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