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Christmas Foyer

The foyer houses a few antique-store-finds and hand-me-downs. I found the old potato basket and wood folding chair at antique stores in North Dakota. The table belonged to my grandmother and my mom bought the rug for me almost ten years ago from Lowe’s, which I think I am eventually going to replace with this cream/dark grey rug. The jute twine Christmas trees came from the bargain section at Target and could easily be made with styrofoam or paper mache cones, a glue gun, and some twine. West Elm Table Runner //  Weathered Seaboard Table Lamps // Glitter Twine Trees On Stands // Faux Leather Ottoman // Ottoman // Red and Cream Framed Floral 5 x 7 Rug // 2″ Burlap Ribbon // 2.5″ Burlap Ribbon Artificial Unlit Christmas Tree // Burlap // Basket // Wood Folding Chair Save

Christmas Door Swag

Materials (per arrangement) Floral Wire Floral Tape Scissors Wire Ribbon (enough for small 7 loop bow) 2-3 Green Stems 1 Decorative Stem/Pick Pliers (for cutting and bending wire) Jute twine, string, or pipe cleaners (to tie your bow and attach to arrangement) Directions 1. Decide how long you want your swag to hang. From hook to tip of the greenery, my arrangements are 16 1/2 inches long. 2. Using your pliers, cut your green stems first (your decorative stem/pick will be shorter). I cut my stems where they now measure about 3 inches (from the end to where the greenery starts). 3. Arrange your green stems so that the arrangement is even on both sides and stack your decorative stem on top so that the bottom part of the stem (where the greenery starts) lines up. Cut your decorative stem (mine ended up being about a half inch longer than the greenery stems). 4. Using your floral wire, bind the stems together. The photo below is with two stems but I ended up using three …

Flannel Scarf

I found a tutorial explaining how to make a single loop infinity scarf but I wanted a two loop infinity scarf and what I ended up with was a four loop infinity scarf. I am going to explain how to make a two loop infinity scarf which should be pretty easy and quick and then I am going to show and explain what I did. As an inexperienced seamstress I learned a few lessons during this project. 1. Once you cut the fabric you just have to go with it. 2. I need better scissors. 3. How to correctly thread a bobbin on my sewing machine. 4. Zigzag stitches use a lot of thread, and 5. There aren’t as many choices of plaid flannel shirting as you may think. If you prefer the look of a one loop infinity scarf, check out this tutorial: 10 Minute DIY Infinity Scarf Tutorial . Materials and Equipment: Sewing machine (or I guess you could hand stitch if you are really patient) Sharp scissors 1 yard of flannel shirting fabric Matching …