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Friday, November 30, 2012

Reindeer Games

The Décor family took a trip to Santa Fe over the Thanksgiving holiday. We saw some really amazing things that I plan to share with you in the next few weeks.

I have yet to put away the suitcases and a stack of mail still awaits my attention. But I was eager to start creating a bit of Christmas.

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Like so many others, things have been very tight financially in our household. I don’t necessarily think this is a bad thing though. It challenges me to get creative with Christmas gifts. I always love a handmade present don’t you? In the next few weeks I will be sharing what our family is making and giving to those we love. Such as these holiday shadowboxes filled with vintage goodness.

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Scrapbooking paper was glued onto the backs and vintage elements were then arranged and hot glued on. A fine sprinkling of glitter give the boxes a bit of extra sparkle.

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Be merry and bright!



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Glad you had a good time!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the shadowboxes!!! Can't wait to hear about your trip!!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

those are beautiful shadowboxes..
I went with reindeers this year too. Love them so much.

Julia C. said...

Love your great ideas...Julia

Susan said...

Laura, your shadow boxes are beautiful. I would rather receive handmade items for Christmas. I just think they are so much more thoughtful.

Vicki said...

The shadow boxes are lovely! And yes, I agree, homemade gifts are the absolute best. Glad you were able to get away for Thanksgiving!

chris mckinley said...

Your shadow boxes look lovely!! Love the colors!!


Karen Albert said...

Laura You are sooo creative I love the black and silver, very elegant!

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Jen said...

So glad y'all had fun and I loved your surprise encounter. I know that is something your son will remember for a long time. =) Your vintage shadowboxes are so pretty! I love little trinkets like these.

Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Love the shadowboxes, Laura! All your friends will be thrilled to get one for a Christmas present!
PS I grew up in Albuquerque and was often in Santa Fe. It is so unique to anywhere else in the country, isn't it? Glad you had a great time!

Lorrie Orr said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear you had a great time away. I've been laughing at all the Elf on a Shelf pins you've put up on Pinterest. Sounds like fun times around your place.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are so talented, and these are going to be neat gifts! Speaking of which, I love love love the elves. They are the cutest things evuh.

Glad you had fun. On to the next event! :-)



Elizabeth Eiffel said...

It is difficlt to think of snow when it has been 40 deg C here! I haven't seen shadow boxes since my childhood ......... quite a while ago now! Bon weekend et bisous.


Fun peeks at your shadow boxes!
Happy Weekend.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Laura those are just gorgeous - as always! I always love to see what you create - it always brings a smile to my face!

Sheila Earhart said...

Hi, I love your blog, and just adore these shadowboxes too. Do you have a source where I might be able to find the boxes so that I can make some too?

Thank you very much,


Carolyn Robbins said...

What a great idea! These are beautiful! Of course I like the pink one the best!