Let’s talk a walk down memory lane shall we??
This was our living room right after we moved in, almost 2 years ago. Tan, tan and plaid = BORING.
We’ve made LOTS of improvements since then like purchasing a new couch. . .twice, as well as painting the walls a neutral blue color and adding an entertainment center. When last you saw it, the room looked more like this.
. . .and it still looks that way today. I’ve been dreaming of going white but still haven’t quite been able to pull the trigger. So instead, I’ve been buying random paint samples and creating my art on my wall.
Now here comes the really honest and pathetic part; most of these samples (you know, all 7 of them) have been up. . . SINCE AUGUST.
There it is, I said it.
Hi, my name is Leah and I can’t commit to a paint color.
So, I’ve decided to take a step back and revisit my original inspiration. Behold the peacock feather.
Here’s how I see it in my space.
So not to make any promises or anything but I think it is safe to say that at some point, in 2014, I will paint my living room. . . I hope. . . .
As I mentioned earlier this week, I made a few Santa beards for mom’s annual Christmas card and today I’m back with the quick and easy tutorial!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- beards shapes cut from cardstock (more on that in a minute)
- popsicle sticks
- cotton balls – about 200 for 8 beards
- school glue
- hot glue
I started by purchasing a beard shape from the Silhouette store and cutting 8 beards with my Cameo. They we’re approximately 6″x6″.
To assemble the beards, put a generous amount of glue on one side of each cut-out. . .
. . .and start stacking cotton balls. I found the best finished beard was produced when I started with 5 cotton balls across the mustache. Then outlined the edge of the beard and then the mouth.Finish by filling in the center for a full, fluffy beard!
Once the glue is dry, use your hot glue gun to attach a popsicle stick to the back.
My sticks were a little weak so I decided to use 2 per beard.
I loved the finished product and they looked great in our Christmas card photos!
Over Thanksgiving all of my siblings were home which is becoming a rare occasion so for the fist time in a long time, we took photos for mom’s Christmas card with whole family!I made some simple Santa beards for our ‘funny’ pictures and they turned out great! Don’t worry, a tutorial is coming your way later this week.
This is my favorite.
We also took a few sibling pics just for fun.
And a few of Phillip and me.
Ho, ho ho! Merry Christmas!