Thursday, December 5, 2013

'Tis the Season to Be Crafty

We were feeling a little creative during the holiday weekend.


We did some shopping at Michael's (arts and crafts store) and loaded up on the supplies we needed to CREATE. 



Nel was inspired by Pinterest and made these classy and clever bookmarks for her friends.


Using pieces of ribbon, she hot glued each edge to prevent fraying and attached a unique charm to one end. 


Mom painted a wooden box she found in a timeless white to match her current Christmas decor. 


She then added a simple yet elegant jewel to top it off. 


I made these 'Merry Christmas' tags, which represent different languages. (Let me know if I spelled any wrong! :-)

  
I can't wait to attach them to my gifts.
 

We ended the evening by creating these fancy bows made out of ribbon. 


If you would like to learn how to make them, follow this link.


I hope you are having a creative Christmas season!

~Jess

26 comments:

Dewena Callis said...

I love pretty bookmarks! And I use them constantly. I think this is one craft I might could do. Thank you for the idea! And Sheri's white box is an elegant little thing, I wonder how she'll use it? Homemade gift tags would really be a personal touch, and I'm going to bookmark the bow tutorial. I am terrible at making bows. Do you do all these things together, at least some of the time? That would be so much fun.

Barbara Lilian said...

Great idea for the book mark. first it could be used as the decorative part of the ribbon fastening on the present then as the book mark. Brilliant idea. I'm sure you're all having great fun doing your Christmas crafting.

Martina said...

Dear jess - wow, you've been so crafty! i also enjoy making things for christmas a lot - and the wrapping of peasants is the best part!
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Have a lovely evening!

In My Wild Eden said...

Such great stuff you all made. What a productive time. I love getting together with people I love to create. Thanks for sharing it all with us!

Purple Flowers said...

I love all your crafts. Some lucky ladies are going to enjoy their bookmarkers. And those bows...wow! My husband makes a pretty bow, so I hand the wrapped presents over to him. You and I share the same taste in wrapping paper. One of my paper is the red with white dots: very cute. Thanks for sharing all your talented goodies.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Jess, you all are very creative. Love all the items that you all made. Great job!
Have a fun weekend.
Mary

Noelle the dreamer said...

You had fun Jess, I can tell!
Thank you for the bow link...Mine look always a bit on the limp side...
All the best and keep warm,

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon. And the results are priceless.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those beautiful bookmarks! Everyone will love those. And the details of special bows, tags and cards make gifts even more meaningful! Have fun creating! Hugs!

ANNE said...

love it all! Those tags are super pretty. I'm copying!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I think crafting with your mother is something you will never forget. I used to do this with my mom, and those days were some of the most memorable. LOVE THE BOOKMARKS! Anita

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful bookmark! I love the idea and would enjoy making some as well :) Thank you so much for sharing!

I must say, it is wonderful to visit you - it's been way too long. I hope you're doing well and getting ready for Christmas. Hugs to you!

NanaDiana said...

It looks like you girls had a great time, crafting and creating. I love everything...from tags to bookmarks to bows- xo Diana

Imogen said...

This sounds like such a fun and enjoyable weekend. How do you come up with such amazing ideas. I love all three, they are all so unique and special. I sure do love a good DIY project and I would like to do more myself.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Such abundant talent resides at Red Rose Alley! Jess, you have beautiful penmanship and calligraphy skills!
Happy weekend!
w/L

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ love! beautiful!

Susie said...

Jess, I love all the cute things you and your family made. Your tags are really special. xoxo,Susie

Marcia Pilar said...

It all looks lovely, Jess. Handmade touches like these make a gift all the more special. Love the tags and the bookmarks.
xoxo's

Joyce Olson said...

Jess,
These are such special times for you all-your Christmas creations are beautiful and extra endearing because they are handmade with love and laughter!
xo-
Jemma

Shell said...

How lovely Jess , tis the season to embrace creativity and indulge a little time in allowing our world's to sparkle. Thanks for sharing your beauties - Shell A Darlings Nest.

Beverly Dillow said...

I love all your ideas and all your Christmas decor posts! the bookmark idea looks like fun! Can't wait to visit the decorating tour!
Merry Christmas!
Beverly

~The Robins Nest~ said...

Looks like you all had an amazing time! Everything looks fabulous!

miss b said...

Just catching up on your posts after a couple of days away in London. Well, you are such a creative family. So many pretty items here. The bookmarks are so unusual and will make wonderful gifts. I like the idea of the tags too and I'm sure they will be appreciated!.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jess, what a fun post and time spent together creating such treasures. I love everything you share and inspired by all.
Have fun creating and enjoying the season.
Wishing you girls a wonderful Sunday.

Hugs, Celestina Marie
Hi Sheri, love your painted keepsake box with the jewel.
XO

Patricia said...

Oh I love those bookmarks - so gorgeous!

Yuli Conversations said...

I love pinterest! I get ideas from there too :)
Yuli
yuliconversations.blogspot.com