Monday, 30 November 2015

flip-top jar and pallet advent calendar

sometimes it does not take much to create something beautiful and sonetimes you even have everything you need on hand.

i had a look at my pantry and found enough bottles and jar for an advent calendar and just got started.

 this is what you need

- 24 flip-top bottles and jars

- 24 hooks

- craft paper

- scissors

- 24 gift tags

- yarn

- decoration

- pallet

this is what you have to do

- get your craft paper, your bottles and jars, the craft paper and your scissors ready

- cut 24 pieces in the size of the inside of your bottles and jars

- insert the paper, to hide the content or to use them as coupons

- get your guft tags and your yarn ready, i was lucky to get some numbered gift tags including pre-cut might need to number your tags and cut your yarn in 24 small pieces

- attach the yarn to each tag

- attach the tag to your jars and bottles

- hang the bottles and jars onto your pallet or anything else

- if you are using a pallet, you need to be careful, you might need to hang your bottles and jars onto both sides, otherwise he pallet my fall over.

- start decorating the pallet with matching light chains or christmas balls.

and that's it... another simple but yet beautiful advent calendar.

thank you very much for stopping regards...silke

Sunday, 29 November 2015

last minute advent wreath

forgot that the advent started today and you don't have an advent wreath yet...???

no problem...there is a simple idea for an advent wreath, which does not require any extraordinary can easily use your last year's christmas tree decoration.

this advent wreath will also make a beautiful a centre piece for your christmas dining table.

this is what you need

- four glasses

- four candles

- some matching christmas tree balls in various sizes

- matching ribbons, sequinces or other small bits and pieces

this is wnat you have to do

- divide your decoration supply into four parts

- place each part into one of the glasse

- turn the glasses upside down

- arrange the glasses in one row

- place one candle onto each glass stand

- add some more decoration around the glass handle holders

this is such a simple, but yet stylish way to set up an advent wreath, which does niot cost a thing, if you are able to reuse your existing decoration stuff.

i wish a joyful holiday regards...silke

Thursday, 26 November 2015

concrete advent wreath, as easy as 1-2-3-4

why didn't i think of this...i love concrete, i love working with silicone molds and i love unconventional advent wreaths. make four numbers of concrete and to stick candles into i did not think of this great advent wreath idea, but i am so grateful, that someone else did and shared it with everyone...thank you so much.

this someone else is called fee and you can have a look at her concrete advent wreath right here

i thought i should glam up the concrete numbers a little bit and added a little glitter...but to be honest, i do like the unfinished ones the same way.

if you are interested to see how to make a concrete numbered advent wreath, you are more than welcome to have a look at my pictured tutorial.

...thank you very much for your visit and best regards...silke 

this is what you need

- concrete

- water

- rubber bowl

- swizzle stick

- silicone molds (1 2 3 4)

- drill

- glue

- glitter

- four small candles

this is what you have to do

- get your silicone molds ready and place them onto an even surface

- prepare the concrete, following the instructions on the package

- pour the concrete mixture into the silicone molds

- let the concrete dry thoroughly

- place the mold upside down and carefully remove the concrete number

- let the numbers rest until completly dry

- they might need another hour or so

- get your drill ready

- drill a hole into the upper part of the number

- the hole should be big enough to hold the candle

- get your candle ready

- place the candle into the hole

- and the first one is done

- repeat with the other three concrete numbers and candles

- arrange the numbers to your liking

- optional you can glitter up your numbers

- place your numbers onto the flat surface

- get your glue and your glitter ready

- apply glue onto the entire top of the numbers

- sprinkle some glitter on the glue

- let the glue dry

- repeat with the remaining numbers

- arrange the numbers and add some decoration, if you feel like

i hope you have enjoyed the tutorial...thank you very mich for stopping regards...silke