silver bells

last week while i was over at my mom’s house i noticed some homemade silver bells that she had hanging on her hall tree in the dining room. i had noticed them in years past (and kinda remember making them in sunday school when i was little) but this year they really popped out and i wanted to create my own with my littles. since they were home monday and tuesday with the general winter icks we tackled them yesterday for a little restful project. simply made with items you already have in the house (or could easily save to use) i thought i’d share a quick tutorial in case you’re interested.

supplies needed : 5 egg cartons (this made two 4 strand garlands), tin foil, scissors, twine or thread, needle

time to complete : about 1/2 an hour

cut all of the egg cups apart using shears.

cut all of the pokey extra bits off of the individual egg cups until you have a simple round cup shaped edging

cut tin foil into square sheets and wrap over the cups and smooth down edges.


thread your egg bells onto twine or thread (i used bakers twine style yarn i already had & an upholstery needle). i made sure to use a different amount on each strand so that we would have different lengths when they were bundled together. tie together once you have 3-4 strands.

we made one longer strand than the other as i wasn’t counting the cups as i thread them.

i’m thrilled at the result and so happy we were able to make something with random household supplies and without having to spend a ton of money on “craft” supplies. the kids were excited that we had matching decor as their “nonna” too.

have a wonderful wednesday!

JBS Holiday Open House






It’s the 15th which of course means that there are new vintage goodies added to the flea market section over at JBS (it’s all up right now!) as well as the gorgeous december daily bundle that is pictured above. I already went shopping and added quite a few of the items you see above into my cart, including that adorable christmas house. We saw some sneaks on jenni’s blog of the cabinet card embellishment kit a few days ago, so i already knew that was coming home with me, but the added vintage goodies were a bonus. i adore vintage goodies in my holiday decor, don’t you?

happy thursday!

joy wall hanging

i posted a tutorial up over on the JBS blog yesterday explaining how to make this vintage JOY wall hanging. come on over.

happy wednesday!

some digi pages

lighting has been icky here lately and i can’t seem to get a good pic of my december journal so i thought i’d post a few recent digi layouts with the new Route 25 kits, since there’s no picture taking required. ;)

make sure you check the kR facebook page a bit later today (now!) for a fun Route 25 fan freebie. it might help with your project life & december daily journaling… *hint*hint* see below.


happy wednesday.

Vintage Cristmas | New releases

I have a big release tomorrow at two peas. 8 vintage kits, and wanted to share the preview images with you all this afternoon. i’m a sucker for a homespun christmas and old ephemera and photos, so i had alot of fun designing these and including them in the route 25 kits. don’t miss the shiny & birght countdown badges at the bottom either, super fun for some december daily action or general scrapping.would love to know what you think. ;)

i’ll be back tomorrow with some peeks in my december daily that i’m made with the papers that i printed from the route 25 kit.

happy monday!






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