Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday Decor

The past few days I have been a busy, busy girl! Getting ready for my family to come for Thanksgiving means I need to clean my house and most importantly decorate my house! I used to not be big on Christmas but since I started doing all the decorating at work I think I've gotten into it a bit. So naturally I wanted some Christmas-y things in my house and I knew I didn't want to really spend money on it all. So I went to pinterest and started looking at holiday decor and I got a few ideas that I turned into my own versions. Here are a few simple and cheap ideas for you to do!

First off is my very awesome Winter Wine Bottles! They are SO INCREDIBLY EASY to make! I bought some Epsom salt, spray adhesive, and white spray paint and set to work. I already had wine bottles so I didn't need to go on a drinking binge to empty some. I scrubbed off the labels on the bottles (soak wine bottles in the sink in hot water for 15 or so minutes, scrape off the labels with a knife or scissors. I used scissors so I wouldn't accidentally cut myself.) Now we get down to business one bottle at a time. Spray one bottle with adhesive and then roll it in Epsom salt (you're going to make a mess so be prepared) make sure you cover the whole bottle in the Epsom salt. Do this with the rest of the bottles one at a time. Then take then outside or somewhere well ventilated so you can do the spray painting part. Spray all sides with the white spray paint and let dry for several minutes then add another coat. Let the spray paint dry over night, after that the bottles should be good to go! Some of the salt will fall off if you continue to move them or bump them or touch them so out them in one place and leave them there if possible. I then added some little extras to the bottles to make them more festive.

Here they are drying.
Here is the finished product! I must say they look pretty awesome!!

My second idea (which I love) is a window with ornaments. I had four windows laying around awaiting me to hang them and add pictures so I just used those windows for this project. All I bought for this project was ornaments and fishing line. Hang your windows on your wall however you like then add the ornaments. Cut the fishing line to various lengths and tie the ornaments one to each piece of line. To attach the line to the window just use masking tape, cut any excess line off the top once you've decided on what lengths you want. Really this project was super easy!! Oh and super cheap!!!
Here are my windows that I intended to add pictures to
Here is one window done!!
All four windows done, although I'm still contemplating adding some tinsel garland to the top of each.

So there are just a couple of my Holiday Decor ideas. As I think up of more things I will be adding them, I promise. But for now I'll leave you with a sneak peek of my Christmas Tree, oh and my adorable pup!

My Bri-zy looking cute in her Holiday Collar
My Christmas Tree All Done! (for now at least!)
The totally AWESOME ornament I found! (I'm obsessed with Mustaches!)

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