Friday, December 21, 2012

Red and White Christmas!

Since we are only days away from Christmas, I wanted to share a few of our decorations to inspire you! This year I chose to do a red and white color scheme. 
This is above the TV entertainment center. I like to pull things from around the house such as these white birdcages, and add Christmas decor to them. You can save a lot if you just shop your house first!

On the mantle I had known since October or so that I wanted to reuse the cardboard craft letters that I used for my son's first birthday. I had an O, N, and an E. I decided to buy an L and use a twig wreath for the O. I bought the twig wreath at the dollar store and I already had the empty wood frame. I covered the letters with Christmas scrapbook paper and hung the wreath from the frame with ribbon! It all only cost about $5!!

I tend to use this garland with white lights every year. I just love how full it makes the mantle look and it compliments whatever your Christmas decor is for the season!

I also filled a glass jar I had from another room with pine cones, white ornaments, and plastic red rubies.

These small greenery wreaths were another dollar store find. I had 3 of them and planned on using them on our dining table until I was on the ladder decorating our tree and decided to hang them with the left over ribbon from our curtain rod.

This picture doesn't show it too well, but they are so cute!

And of course, I had to share a photo with the lights lit. The tree just looks so much prettier with the lights on!
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Looking forward to what is in store for Style with Wisdom next year!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Custom Kids Room Name Signs!

  Now that we know we are having another boy, I have been searching the web for kids room door signs. Our two kids rooms are literally right next to each other and I thought it would be cute to hang each of their names on their own door.
I was really disappointed in what was available for purchase! As most of you know, I am not really into the "corny" baby stuff and most of what I found was just that. Everything had animals, silly fonts, bold colors, etc.
So what does a determined, crafty girl do? Yep, make it herself! I found these small cardboard letters at Hobby Lobby, covered them in scrapbook paper, and glued them together! Once they were done, I used double sided 3M removeable stickers to adhere them to the doors!
I am so happy with the way they turned out and I have had such great feedback from family and friends that I am now offering them in my Etsy store for purchase! Up to 8 letters is only $20!

Since we haven't formally announced baby #2's name yet, here it is!

I hope you feel inspired by this DIY project!