Thursday, December 1, 2011

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!!

It's December and I hope you are starting to feel the Christmas spirit!!  One thing I love about this time of year is the hand-made and home-made feel of Christmas.  Everyone seems to enjoy making ornaments or decorations for their home, baking, and just decorating for the holidays, in general.  Some of the Ladies at Club CK decided to share our Handmade Holiday with you and I hope you will enjoy hopping along with us for a ton of neat ideas.  You should have arrived here from Cassie's BLOG.  If you didn't, go back to Amanda's BLOG, Love.Joy.Paper and start out from the beginning of the Hop.

I decided to create a cute little project that I saw on Pinterest...and yes, I do actually make some of the ideas that I pin on my boards!!  :)  


These are the cute little kraft boxes that you can buy in Hobby Lobby or other local crafts stores.  The great thing about these boxes, is that it offers a blank canvas for creating.  I used them to spell out the word "JOY" and added it to the decor on my fireplace mantle.  The first thing I did was ink a little around the edges of the top of the box.  Then measure your boxes and cut a piece of paper to fit.  I used Mod Podge to adhere my paper to the boxes.  Next you can cut out the letters to spell out the word you would like to use or if you don't have a die cut machine, letter stickers would work great also.  Adhere your letters to the paper and then ink around the edges.  Go over once again with a second layer of Mod Podge to seal everything.  I added a button to the center of my "O" and tied two of the boxes with ribbon, for a little extra flair!!  :)

Now, for the fun part!!  I will be giving away the materials to make the word "JOY", as pictured above, to one lucky winner!  If you are new to my Blog become a follower and let me know, by commenting below.  I would also love to hear from all of you and find out your favorite Christmas movie or TV show.  Comments will remain open until 12PM (CDT) Sunday, December 4.  

Next, you will continue on to Laura's BLOG for more great Christmas inspiration!


Products Used:  

Boxes:  Hobby Lobby

Paper:  Jillibean Soup
Button:  Michael's
Ink:  Memento
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Other:  Mod Podge & Ribbon

23 comments:

Adele said...

It's adorable! Love the button in the centre. (I'm already a follower.)

Becky said...

Those are fabulous! I always see those boxes and can never decide what I should do with them! And I'm a follower!

Shanon said...

I'm with Becky...I see the boxes in the stores and think I want them but put them back for lack of inspiration. Fab job on them! They are adorable!

No need to add my name in the drawing, I just wanted to leave some love!

Jessie said...

It's fab! I'm already a follower and I think my fave movie would be the Polar Express :)

melshappyscrappyplace said...

These are so pretty!! I'm already a follower :)
My favorite Christmas show? I love the old claymation Rudolph.

Moongirl said...

Very cute! I like 'em. I am a follower and I like It's a Wonderful Life

Sunny79 said...

I am a new follower on you blöog and I like the colours of your work.

I don't have a favourite TV show or movie at Christmas time...I don't watch much TV at the moment, as I try to have my Christmas presents finished *gg*.

love, Marina.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Super cute! Isn't that pintrest the most addicting thing ever!? I have three projects on the go from there right now and I sure hope I get them done in time for the holidays :) Thanks for sharing!!!

Caroleb said...

Those a really neat

Steffanie said...

Awesome project, Ashley! Love your style!
PS---already a follower!

Angela said...

I follow your blog and I love your projects! I am a sucker for the holiday music shows... This year I can't wait to see the Michael Buble one next week!

Cassie said...

Those boxes are so cute! I love the green button in the O too! So darling!!

GLOANN said...

Simple but oh so pretty.

Dottie said...

Very nice! That makes a wonderful Christmas decoration. This is my first time on your blog, but I want to figure out to become a follower.

Andrea said...

Oh that is SO adorable Ashley! I love that big button and the fun letters.. andddd JOY is my middle name! :) I would love to win this to have on my mantle too!:) My two favorite christmas movies are Elf and Home Alone! Oh and christmas vacation! :) A follower of course! Thanks ashley!

CAstangs said...

Adorable! And I've been a follower for a while. Oh, and congrats on the DT selection!

Tulip Scrapper said...

Ashley I love these boxes! I would love to win the materials to make "joy" for my mantle! I've been a follower for quite some time.

Susan said...

Those are so cute. I love your mantle too. So pretty.
I joined your blog, I thought I already had a long time ago.
Merry Christmas

yokaye said...

How pretty this is~ love the ribbon touches! Lots of big news for you lately...congrats Ashley! :) Oh, I am now a follower, too!

bfran55 said...

Great idea for those boxes! My favorite Christmas movie is "White Christmas" although I'm pretty fond of "Home Alone" too. :-)

blsd2scrp said...

I'm already a follower! I love your blog! My favorite Christmas movie would have to be Christmas Vacation! We always watch it to start off our holidays! Thanks for the hop!

charli said...

so cute! I'm following now!

charli said...

p.s. Love The Muppet Christmas Carol!!