Stair Rail Swag

Hi Everyone!

How`s the Christmas decorating coming along?
I have been picking away at a bit of decorating and some gift wrapping too!

I decorated my stair rail this week, here`s how it turned out.



 Stair Rail Swag

A few years back my Christmas tree was gold and burgundy, I have reused some of those decorations here.
 Stair Rail Swag
 Stair Rail Swag
 Stair Rail Swag
 Stair Rail Swag
 Stair Rail Swag

Imagine, Improvise & Invent
Sarah

Make the Scene Monday #2

Hi Everyone!
Another week has flown by. It’s time for Make the Scene Monday again!
Here is the most viewed link from last week.
 Make the Scene Monday #2
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I would love for you to follow me but it’s not a rule icon smile Make the Scene Monday #2 But if you decide to follow me, leave a comment and I’ll follow you right back!

I just have a couple of incey weencey rules and they are that you keep it family-friendly, and that you not link directly to your shop. I would love to host a giveaway if you want to promote your business!

Happy Monday everyone!

Matchbox Advent Calendar

December is right around the corner, that mean’s it’s time to break out the advent calendars!
I thought I’d make a homemade one this year. There are so many great ideas for homemade advent calendars, they are christmas decorations all by themself!
I saw this idea a couple of years ago and it’s been on my list to try since then.
Here is my version of the Matchbox Advent Calendar.
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
Here are the supplies you need to make this project.
  • 24 mini matchboxes
  • scrapbook paper
  • glue gun & glue sticks
  • buttons
  • small candy to fill the boxes
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
 
Cut lengths of scrapbook paper to the width of your matchboxes, not all mini matchboxes are the same size so it’s best to measure first.  I cut 12″ lengths and cut a couple of those in half to 6″ to cover the matchboxes glued in 2′s.
 
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
 
So this is how your matchboxes will need to be glued together.
4 – 2′s
2 - 3′s
2 – 4′s
and 2 singles
 
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
Glue the paper strips to your matchboxes.
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
 
Don’t worry that the paper doesn’t fit all the way around, you won’t see the underside anyways once the tree is put together.
 
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
Start gluing the matchboxes into the tree shape.
 
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
Measure the front of your matchboxes, cut tiny paper strips and glue to the boxes.
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
 
The picture below shows how I attached the star, the star is just one that I traced and cut from scrapbook paper. I took a strip of paper, folded in half and then folded the ends out. I glued it together to make it more sturdy and then glued the ends to the top of the tree and glued the star to it.
 
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
I added buttons for drawer knobs.
I don’t have any numbers on this one yet, but when I put them on I think I have them out of order for fun!
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
 Matchbox Advent Calendar

 Matchbox Advent Calendar

 Matchbox Advent Calendar
 Matchbox Advent Calendar
Imagine, Improvise & Invent
Sarah