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Thursday’s Theme: DIY Holiday

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Christmas Eve is just a week away! We’ve talked about our selection of beautiful holiday decor for your charming home, and highlighted a few of our favorite pieces that are must-haves for the season. This week, especially since the clock is ticking for shipping and ordering, we’re highlighting a handful of unique and beautiful DIY projects from a variety of bloggers – they’re child friendly too! So whip up some extra decor for your holiday party or set up a craft table for kids on Christmas Eve.

J and A and Co. BlogIf your Christmas and greeting cards are piling up on a table or counter somewhere, and you want to get a little more crafty than using a decorative card holder, we found a charming solution at the J and A and Co. Blog. Simply adorn your cabinets (or even a door to an office) in festive ribbon, add a bow or two, and attach your cards with a piece of tape on the back. You most likely have the extra ribbon lying around anyway, or it can be easily purchased online or at a dollar store. You can see other holiday DIY projects from J and A and Co. Blog here.Club Chica Circle

This next project uses a popular object: the Mason jar! A cute little snowman is created from a simple list of materials and a little bit of time – use different colors for the eyes and earmuffs for a little personal style; this is perfect as a party favor to send home with your guests, especially if they make it themselves. You can find the full set of instructions at Club Chica Circle.

CraftyNestPopsicle sticks: a crafter’s reliable, multi-functional must-have. At CraftyNest, they have put together a simple tutorial for creating snowflake silhouettes out of these infamous wooden sticks. What we love about this DIY is you can make it all your own by choosing different paint colors, ribbon colors and fabrics, and adding buttons, glitter or other accessories to turn your home into a snowy winter wonderland. See their directions and find shapely inspiration here.

KrokotakOur last featured holiday DIY is from Krokotak, a website dedicated to children’s activities and crafts. Their fir tree project is one that can be done when you don’t have a lot of time but need a little something extra for that centerpiece, or for keeping the kids occupied during a family Christmas party.

Do you have a favorite craft you return to every year, or a blogger you follow for holiday inspiration? Share with us, and happy crafting!

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Holiday Decorating with Snowmen

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Time to Make a Snowman!

“Frosty the snowman, was a jolly happy soul, with a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.” As the familiar holiday tune goes, you will be glad to know that at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we are just bursting at the seams with snowman decor. Snowmen are perfect for this upcoming season because not only are they great for the holidays, but they can bring cheer throughout all of the long winter months.

Featured here to the left is our Soft Snowman Sculpture, or snowwoman rather. She’s caring a “Merry Christmas” wreath to welcome guests into your home and is just filled with Christmas Spirit. Her long white coat is adorned with faux pearl buttons and hanging faux crystals. Made of felted wool, our Snowman Sculpture has a hand painted face and weighted bottom for easy placement on a table or mantle. Handmade in Minnesota and designed by Diana Hamilton.


Frosty Accents

If you’re looking for a snowman for your tree, then we’ve got you covered. Pictured here to the left is our Maine Wool Snowman Ornament; it’s frosty done the Maine way! His lovely blue mittens are attached to bendable wire arms, so he can wave and say hello to all your guests this year. Made of recycled wool, this eco-friendly ornament will surely bring a smile to your face for the holidays. Other snowman ornaments at Sturbridge include our Snowman Wool Ornament, made in the USA and our Frosty Creation Ornaments, which come as a cute set of four mini plates.

Another great snowman accent is found in our cozy Whipstitch Snowman Throw. The ecru colored background is simple, but that’s because the stars of the show are the snowmen bordering the bottom of the throw; dressed to the t with their hat and scarves to keep them warm. Its frayed edges give it a homespun feel and it looks great thrown over a chair or couch anywhere in your home.

Snowman Wall Art

When it comes to snowman wall art we have a nice variety to choose from. Pictured here to the left, is our Snow Buddies Print, bringing back fond memories of a favorite winter time activity, building a snowman! A young boy smiles proudly after adorning his new friend, with a hunting cap, gloves and a warm jacket. Look closely, a feathered friend perches on one arm keeping a watchful eye on the family dog. Artist Bonnie Mohr brings the winter season to life in her unique way.

Our other snowman themed prints are all by renown artist Billy Jacobs. All based on a similar design, the first is our Believe Snowman Print. Displaying an enchanting message of “Believe in the Magic,” it instills in us the feeling of being a kid again. His next snowman print, Mistletoe Snowman Print shows three snowmen lifting each other up to reach the mistletoe; message reads: “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe.” The last but certainly not least, is our Shine Snowman Print. Here we are touched by the innocence captured in the young snowman, reaching up to place a shining gold star atop a lone tree, reading: “Always Shine.” Aww.. don’t you just love snowmen?

Snowman Rugs

We can’t forget about your floors during the winter months! At Sturbridge we have a few snowman themed rugs that will serve as the perfect winter accent in your home. To the left we see our Snowman Star Jute Rug, featuring a snowman star print design by artist Susan Burd. Created with hand stenciling and detailed painting to evoke that “welcome home” feeling, this charming multi color round rug is the right way to greet your guests this season.

Another snowman themed rug is our Friends Welcome Rug (not shown). This cute snowman and his friends red cardinal and penguin, are ready for a fun day playing in the snow! They are all bundled up and ready to welcome your friends in for the holidays this year. A two toned blue braid, borders the cream colored background. Image appears hand painted, by artist Phyllis Stevens. Or, perhaps you will like our Winter Wonderland Rug, which has a slightly more Christmas feel. We see a very happy snowman who is dressed to perfection, surrounded by his friends in the snow covered forest. Painted image, by artist Harry Smith is set atop a cream colored background. This 100% jute braided rug has an enchanting border of various reds and greens in an alternating pattern.

With all of the accent rugs featured here, we recommend a rug liner to ensure your snowman greeter stays in place. Happy decorating from all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!

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