I have another Christmas craft that I did for SERO DALLAS. That’s right. No bones. No dinero. No trading of services. Just a little inspiration-turned-craftiness. And of course, a very tight wallet.
And here are the inspiring photos…curtesy of The Barn of Pottery.
I wanted a woven twig barn star. But I didn’t want to pay for them.
So I stole.
From our bedroom.
See those twigs in the corner?
I stole some for my craft.
I also snagged some twine from the craft closet and a pair of garden clippers.
And I cut the twigs all to the same length.
With the help of sweet tea, of course.
Because sweet tea helps everything.
And I want my baby to have an acquired taste for it.
After I cut 15 twigs of the same length, I laid out my yonder star.
Then I just tied the joints together with twine. Twine joints.
I wonder if posting those two words together will bring in some google hits.
If you are one of those twine-joint-smokin-hitters, just remember, Jesus was born for you too. And nobody is too cool for crafts.
I decided I would like this yonder star on our mantle so I first cleared off our candles and mirror to start with a clean slate. Then up went our star and some other neutral but outdoorsy-meets-classic items to balance it all out.
Remember this birthday present tree? Yup, I finally got to use it for the holidays. And the best part? I remember how much I loved myself when I bought it for my birthday. Man, I am too generous.
And the candle holders got moved from our bookshelves to a place of honor…which I love. Mostly because they deserve to be honored…afterall, I did buy them at Goodwill…aka my second home.
And on the other side, I worked in some DIY art (if you can call it art.) and a little vase of faux white poinsettas. I also slipped in my birdhouse that I scored for $5 a while back. It kinda looks manger-y, right? A very tiny mini-baby Jesus could have been born in there. if it had some walls. and some animals. and some hay. and a very tiny mini-Mary and Joseph. and some swaddling cloth. and if it was in Bethlehem. It could totally happen.
And what happened to our round mirror?
Well, to be honest I didn’t know where to put it.
So I placed it down on the coffee table.
Then I saw it.
AND LOVED IT.
What a happy accident! It actually looks quite at home on our octogon table. And it adds a little beef to the thing, doesn’t it? Sometimes beef is right up there with pork. Not bacon, mind you. But pork sausage and things of that nature.
Anyhoo…I love the mirror on the coffee table. Not only does it reflect even more twinkle lights from our tree, but it also acts as a charger to my mercury glass bowl.
So there you have it folks – one christmas mantle ready for the holidays. Do you like my Yonder Star (my boyfriend likes to call it the Star of David – don’t worry, I correct him everytime) or is more satanic looking to you than Christmasy? And while you are at it – what’s on your mantle? Did you do anything crafty – please do share (and link too). I know that I can’t be the only one who finds that a room isn’t complete until every imaginable surface has festive decor on it!