Sometimes I need to stop pinning and just make something. I get so wrapped up in looking at pretty ideas that I spend all my time “thinking” about doing something when I all really need is to do something…anything. The recent snow and all this time spent at home made me realize that the holidays are fast approaching. So while on hold booking a trip some place warm for the holidays, I remembered that I ordered photos to make tags for Christmas gifts.
I ordered wallet size photos from iphoto in black and white. This image is one that happens to be my all time favorite. It was our Christmas card in 2001 and a few years later I had the photo enlarged and it hangs upstairs in our hallway. The Tall Tags craft punch makes it super easy. You can actually see what you are framing in the punch before you make the cut. I used a small heart shape punch and a few ribbons I just found at Tinsel trading Company. One of my favorite stores in NY and now they sell on line. I also could not resist adding a sprig of holly. As it turns out I happen to have a huge holly bush in my back yard. One of the many surprises that you come across when buying a house built in 1900.I found these bars of soap at Home Goods. I hardly ever go in there, but my dear friend Elizabeth gave me the idea once about buying pillows on sale just for the inserts. So today in addition to finding these lovely bars of soap, I found two perfectly sized down filled lumbar pillows for $14! I may be making tropical vacation plans, but for right now I’m drinking hot tea and enjoying my new candle from Anthropologie…and dreaming of a white Christmas.