Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas - Decorations

It's the last day of the Waltzingmouse Christmas event!  This release is a little different because the new items are in the store early.  This gives you more time to work with them to make your holiday projects.  We're showing projects made with all the Waltzingmouse holiday stamps - old and new!    Over the past few days we've shown cards, tags, and today our focus is decorations!

My daughter brought home about a dozen of these cute little poinsettias that she wants to give to her friends and co workers.  Being her crafty mom I made it clear that she need to "dress them up" a bit.  I made these rosettes by cutting a 12 x 2" length of pattern paper.  I  border punched the edge and scored lines every 1/4 inch.  I zig zag folded the strip attaching the two ends to form a circle and then hot glued the centers to hold them securely.  The stick is a wooden kitchen skewer that I wrapped in twine.

Looking for more fun ways to make the holidays brighter Waltzingmouse style?  Check out projects from the rest of the design  team here:


Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Santa's Coming to Town, Putting on the Ritz
Card Stock:  PTI Vintage Cream
Pattern Paper:  October Afternoon Holiday Style Snow & Mistletoe 12 x 12"
Twine:  Gold Shimmer Twinery
Ribbon:  5/8" Burlap Center Stitch Red, Ivory Button Twine May Arts
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Luxe Love Letter
Dies:  Spellbinder Standard Circles, Nested Pennants, Exquisite Circles,  Lil Inkers Holly Leaf
Pin:  Tim Holtz
Border Punch Fiskers Scallop Edge
Extras Button, Gem, Wood Skewer

16 comments:

Jill Norwood said...

Jeanne these are so precious! I love medallions! The perfect way to dress up a poinsettia!

Pauline said...

Beautiful decorations for the poinsettias Jeanne! Stunning as always!

Julia Aston said...

Well, isn't your daughter lucky that she has a craft mum Jeanne!! these wonderful Santa sticks really add that extra pop to the bright poinsettias - what a pretty design!

Cathy Weber said...

You even wrapped the skewer in twine? Wow, you are such a great mom! Such a cute idea and I love that twine idea. What a way to jazz up a poinsettia plant and make it super special to give. Great project today!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love these Jeanne! I always forget I need to get that stamp set. ;)

artful-notions said...

Too cute, and the stick deco stays around for next year! (haven't had much luck keeping the poinsettia alive past Feb.!) Love this idea!

Kelly S. said...

Heee! I can so relate about the "dressing up a bit." :) Eva and Claire may try to pick cards for their teachers out of my stash and I am like "THAT DOESN'T MATCH THE GIFT BAG"!! :) Then the look at the little flimsy ones that come attached and say "We could write her name on this." GASSSSSP! These are so awesome, love Santa on the medallions!

Cathy Homan said...

Great idea. The Stakes are adorable!

Lynn Hardy said...

These are lovely Jeanne! Your daughter is very lucky to have you for her Mum :)

Vickie Z said...

This Santa is a FAV!! Perfect with the poinsettias...your daughters' friend will love them!!!

Joyce said...

What a fantastic way to dress up those plants. You make it look so easy.

Deborah Frings said...

I'm very late commenting on the WMS Christmas inspiration. I think you have created fab projects. I adore the jars on your cards and these tags are really beautiful!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh good Lord, this is just the cutest and right my alley girl! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

christi said...

oh, this is such a cute idea. I may have to borrow it for all the poinsettias I give over the Christmas season.

Wida said...

I have been slacking on my blog viewings. I was thinking of you and wanted to stop by, see how you were, if you have been making awesome stuff as per usual...and you are. I love this traditional yet fresh design on these decorations. Absolutely fabulous and gonna pin these beauties :)

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne, these are just so fun and the perfect addition to a holiday plant. I may just have to CASe you on these, love that Santa!