Friday, November 25, 2011

friday creative: holiday edition #3

i hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving! and if you're not out doing the crazy shopping thing, maybe you feel like crafting today!

today's project is my take on martha stewart's ribbon card holder (photo 1 of 5). i made mine a little more rustic, making it out of burlap instead. and after the holiday season i plan to use it as a photo holder, because in my opinion you can always use more photo holders!

so here's how you make it...


-a piece of burlap/fabric/ribbon that is 4-inches wide & 45-inches or longer, plus extra to make the bow at the top

-2 pieces of narrow satin ribbon the length of your burlap piece

-fabric glue


how to:

-use some of last year's holiday cards, some card envelopes or some photos as templates to space out the narrow ribbon on top of your burlap. make sure to put some going horizontally and some going vertically. then apply a small amount of fabric glue between your "templates".

-when all of your narrow ribbon is glued down, tie your bow for the top. then attach it with some fabric glue as well.

-hang your card holder on the wall with a small nail or tack and fill with holiday cards and photos. ta-da!
happy friday!
xo, carly

Friday, November 18, 2011

friday creative: holiday edition #2

it's the 2nd annual advent calendar! i loved making this project so much last year that i made it again! here's a little peek at last year's... and of course this year's had to involve my beloved shelves...
again i used one of our carly tee designs framed metal clip strips to hold the majority of the advent tags but this year i turned everything horizontally (had to fit it under my vintage sign). i cut a few tags down, attached them to packages of treats and left a few tags long, popping them into jars. to finish the display i added in a few of my favorite past holiday photos.

find the advent tags here, here, & here and fill them with fun holiday activities like baking, holiday movie nights, gingerbread house-making, holiday picture-taking, etc, etc.

happy friday!
xo, carly

p.s. i found the fabulous idea to glitter christmas lights on pinterest, from craftzine.

Friday, November 11, 2011

friday creative: holiday edition #1

today's first holiday edition of friday creative is a fabulous idea from country living magazine...i just love them! this pretty cluster of pinecones is perfect for thanksgiving all the way through christmas! and it's even better when you add photos!




-hot glue gun


-small copies of your favorite photos (i like wallet sizes)

how to:

-cut 1 to 2 foot lengths of ribbon and knot one end.

-hot glue the one end, under the knot, to the pinecone.

-attach your photos to ribbon as desired...punch a hole in the top and tie the ribbon on; adhere to the back, etc.

-once all the glue is dry, collect all the ribbon ends and stagger your pinecones & photos together.

-tie them to together and trim the top of the ribbon as needed.

-hang on a wall or door and ta-da!

happy friday!

xo, carly

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

handmade holidays

i'm hoping to have a very merry & very handmade holiday season and i think it's time to get started!for the next 7 weeks we will have holiday-themed friday creatives and other fun holiday extras here at the carly tee photography blog so stay tuned!

xo, carly