HAPPY NEW YEAR from the JunkFest Girls!!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Feeling like you're on a "holiday hangover"?
I personally have a hard time letting go of the holiday season, and keep the decorations up for as long as I can. I didn't get my Christmas goodies posted prior to the holiday simply because I was getting my house in order for both mine and my hubby's families for our Christmas celebration.
Here is one of our trees decked with none other than burlap, antlers and pheasant feathers.
And the second tree is fake so I was able to feed the "stem" through the old pedal firetruck and reattach the base below.
And of course I used a bit of "pin"spiration to make a cocoa bar for our families.
Creative use of surfaces for chalkboards is my FAVE!
It's super easy to switch them up for different seasons.
And since I was hosting, I decided to throw what I hope is a new holiday tradition to our families!
It's a family art project!!!
I printed on paper several items to draw that depicted some of our favorite family fun. Then everyone had to pick one of the pieces of paper from a box and draw the item.
The artists ranged in age from 6-56 !!! It was amazing fun!!
Teeny disclaimer: I had prepared the paper by drawing the kitchen and large white tree with my projector, (no, I'm not THAT good!) in order to have some starting points for the other objects.
We had a super fabulous day with lots of laughs. Family is everything!!
And what do you do with an ugly ceiling fan hanging from an ugly ceiling? Inspiration from a friend...adorn it with hats and stockings!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Has it really been two months since we've posted!? Where has the time gone? Where have the JunkFest girls gone?!!
Like everyone else, we get busy with life....jobs, families, school activities...perhaps Pinterest? Guilty.
My daily guilty pleasure is not without it's inspirational benefits though....as you'll see below. My kitchen chalkboard is decked out for the season!
Old world Santa gets a lift from some vintage books, and some added dazzle from greenery, pine cones and hand made ornaments...
Miniature picture frames from the craft store double as ornaments with some scrapbooking paper and snowflake stickers.
And they end up in the silliest places...
My tree boasts a somewhat avian theme this year. Bird houses and bird cages hang from the branches along with wired burlap garland. All those houses and there are only 2 birds on the entire tree!
A little mercury glass here and there to bounce the lights around the room...
And a sweet cherub angel holds a candle in remembrance of the little angels lost in the Connecticut school shootings. May God's love surround the families of those lost.
Warm wishes from your friends at JunkFest...