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Christmas in July

Posted on July 6, 2016 at 6:25 PM

These past few days I've been dreaming of a white and COLD Christmas because the heat here in Ottawa is melting my brain! To keep cool, I'm using my mind and what better way than watching out for inspiring holiday projects to make. Besides I need the time to gather up material and stuff to recycle to make things for that wonderful festive time.


Well, this year it seems that the colour theme for Christmas 2016 pastel or white, which is okay with me. So I searched out some projects using this colour theme and I found a few you might enjoy - and I might even make.


Gift Wrap



This gift wrapping idea is from Sostrene Grene, an online shop specializing in mostly paper goods. Danish sisters Anna and Clare have a nice little catalogue that displays their products. This pastel theme idea would be easy copy using giftwrap and/or ribbons leftover from previous events and celebrations. Nice - and, for me, no trip to the mall will be required. Lots of great ideas for Christmas decorating at this site, too.


For ways to wrap your gifts like a professional, the folks at Hallmark have got you covered. Click here.


Christmas Stars



Aren't these stars gorgeous? Anu over at her website, Nalle's House, has a nice tutorial for these stars and even provides a template so you can make your own. I definitely will rummage through my paper horde and see what I have that I can use to make these twinklies. It's a very nice site so enjoy your visit. 


Garlands, Rosettes, and Snowflakes



An all-in-one idea - again the pastel theme is strong here and, bonus, all the projects are simple and economical to make using what you have in the way of paper. The polka dot garlands are simply circles of paper and would be easy enough for any child to create. For instructions to make these garlands, click here


Snowflakes are always fun to make. For an easy tutorial for you (or your kids) to make snowflakes, visit our lady Martha here.  


Large or small, colourful paper rosettes are another festive idea that can be used for any holiday or celebrations. For how-tos, click here


Again - check out what you've got in the paper department before heading for the shops. You can save a bundle. The above photo comes from here.


Paper Tree Ornament



This is definitely on my to-do list just because I love some easy that looks so elegant! You can find instructions for this cute little tree ornament here.


Linen and Gauze Wrapped Christmas Ornaments



Apparently these are actually covered in burlap and linen strips but they look like linen and gauze to me and that is what I would use if I had the fabric. Since I don't, I will need to find another way to recreate these. Hmmm - gauze - I may have some in my medicine cabinet. I found these at Fresh Designpedia but originally the holiday ornaments were sold on Etsy. I couldn't find the actually seller - and I suspect these are gone by now! 


You can make your own following this tutorial. 


Categories: Christmas Crafts, Holidays

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