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« on: December 23, 2010 02:28:18 AM »

It's a bit last minute, but I thought I'd share my Holiday decorations.

I don't know about you guys, but when it comes to Christmas decorations, I always have these brilliant ideas which are great and easy in my head but complicated and frustrated in reality.

This year I thought how wonderful it would be to integrate a bit of typography in my decorations so I decided to print out some words, stick them onto cardboard, cut it out and with the help of some gold spray paint, add a bit of holiday spirit. But off course I had to choose a serif font which looked wonderful on the computer but was hell to cut out. Luckily in the end all turned out well as the following photo proofs.

And then, as the French would say, the pièce the résistance.

I spotted bauble wreaths popping up at various blogs. I wondered how hard it could be – I mean it's just sticking balls to a wreath – so decided I might as well give it a try. I kind of underestimated how many baubles exactly go into a bauble wreath. For all you decoration virgins, I think there are about 150 in mine. That amount means a lot of glueing, and even more annoying, a lot of watching glue dry. But I think the result is pretty stunning. Because I like it so much I'm actually too afraid to hang it up like I was planning to, so I think I just leave it lying on the coffee table. Nice and safe, just the way I like it...


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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010 02:40:15 AM »

You did a great job, cutting out those texts!
And your bauble wreath is gorgeous too!
Happy Holidays!

« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010 03:38:17 AM »

Beautiful all around!  Well done!!   Shocked

« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010 04:10:27 AM »

Very nice! I love the bauble wreath!

« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010 05:48:51 AM »

I love that bauble wreath!  I wanted to make one this year, but I didn't have time so I'll have to make one next year.  I probably wouldn't hang it on a door, either.  It would make a lovely centerpiece with a white pillar candle in the center, too.  Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010 06:15:36 AM »

What a beautiful wreath!  It would be lovely on the table with a candle if you do not want to hang it up...just gorgeous!

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