Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Looking toward 2015!
A year of DIY projects, Art Projects, and other creative ideas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Have extra greeting cards?

Ever have a few cards left from a box set?
Here's an idea to turn those extra cards into ornaments. 
You'll need: cards, ruler, x-acto knife,  paper fasteners split pins, string, hot glue and embellishments.
Splendor of the season greeting card from Colorful Images
Measure out 1/2" or 1" across the top and bottom of the greeting card.
For a clean cut, use an x-acto knife to cut into strips.
Splendor of the Season cut into strips with paper fasteners split pins
Punch a whole at the top and bottom of each strip.
Splendor of the Season cut into strips with paper fasteners split pins in a loop
Keeping the strips in order, put the paper fasteners split pins through one side,
then fold the strips to create a loop. Spread the loops in the shape of a wheel.
Splendor of the season puzzle wheel ornament, blue ribbon and black button
This part of the ornament you can use items that you like best.
You will need string to hang the ornament.
For the embellishments, I've chose curly ribbon and a black button.
On one side, I hot glued the ribbon and on the other side I hot glued the button.
Splendor of the season wheel ornament, red truck christmas tree wheel ornament DIY side 1
I like being able to see the original card in a puzzle like form.
Splendor of the season wheel ornament, red truck christmas tree wheel ornament DIY side 2
It's your choice to hang on the tree or just as home decor.

Hope you have found this DIY helpful and inspiring.
You could use this project on any card you may have around.

Hope your Christmas is Merry and Bright.
Thanks for stopping by,
~ Noami

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ornament Challenge December Ornament #12

December Ornament #12 - Santa Suit

I was given a uniquely shaped used glass bulb to use for the Ornament Challenge, and since it's Christmas time, I was inspired by all Santa's you see at the malls, ringing bells and delivering packages to ones who so deserve it.
Inspiration: Santa Suit
1. used light bulb
2. hot glue
3. hot glue gun
4. red picks from Michaels
5. red glitter and red jingle bells from Hobby Lobby
6. white ribbon
7. kwik seal caulk
8. gold metallic marker

kwik seal caulk, red glitter, round red picks, gold metallic marker
a jar of red glitter, finished sanat suit ornament with red glitter and decoden.
December ornament challenge by Noami Foster

Have a Merry Christmas
~ Noami

See past
ornaments from the 12 month ornament challenge

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Brown Paper Packaging Tied Up...

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with string
These are a few of my favorite things!

Brown paper packaging with simple decorations are a different way to gift wrap your presents this year. Try using brown paper instead of expensive wrapping paper.

3 brown bags, one with blue shoe lace, one with red ribbon and red card, one with black bow and white ribbon created by Noami Foster
Brown gift with a black bow, white tie ribbon and silver ball, white zigzag ribbon
decorate with black velvet scrapbook paper, white ribbon and white zigzag ribbon sticker.
Brown paper gift bag with blue shoe string.
decorate with blue shoe string.
red ribbon sticker, red happy holiday sticker on brown gift bag

see more paper (kraft) wrapping ideas on Pinterest.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Here's something different with ornaments #2

Once an ornament now wall decoration. 

Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree had so many beautiful ornaments this year that I could not pass up. The thought behind these creations was to combine a few ornaments into one. I love how all of these turnout. Some of the ornament are from past After-Christmas sales from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Dollar Tree.
Blue door bells, blue pick and silver flower from Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby
Silver flower blue bells christmas decor upclose photo
Gold bels, gold angel, golden ribbon from dollar tree
Gold bels, gold angel, golden ribbon
Gold and silver joy ornament and 2 gold and silver angels from Hobby Lobby
Believe gold and silver christmas wall decor 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Here's something different with ornaments #1

 Black and Silver Ornament Gift Box

Black and Silver Ornament Box

Alphabet box, silver bulbs, silver ribbons, black santa boots, black top hat, black krylon paint
Dollar Tree has come out with some cute and elegant ornaments this year.
I had in mind to re-purpose a box I got from Unique Thrift Store. I chose silver and black for my color palette.
Children alphabet box and black krylon paint
Black box
Because of the slick surface, I had to use primer before spraying the box black.
3 coats of spray paint.
silver glitter
I used modge podge and silver glitter to create the ribbon on the sides of the box.
black santa boots and silver glitter bow
black santa boots, silver bulb, black snowman hat, and silver glitter bow
I added the ornaments to the lid of the box.
~ Happy Holidays.

Monday, December 1, 2014

It's Cyber Monday! So shop ETSY

ETSY is a great place to shop for unique gifts, one of kind gifts and hand-made items.
It is a great way to support small businesses world wide. Click on the etsy link to visit my shop, also below you will find some of my favorite picks from ETSY, that will inspire YOU! Happy Holidays and Happy Online Shopping.

unwrap your unique gifts from ETSY