I’m so excited that my turn to do a Go-to Gal post just happened to fall during Holiday Cards & More week! This is always one of my favorite special issues and since us Go-to Gals were lucky enough to get in on some of the behind-the-scenes work, it was especially fun to see it in its final glory.
When the Go-to Gals were in Utah for our annual editorial board meeting way back in April, one of the things we did was sit in on the submissions judging for the home décor section of this issue. There were a few projects in this section that caught my eye immediately during submissions judging, and seeing them in final print did not disappoint!
One of the projects that made us all squeal with delight during the judging process was Emily Branch’s Snowman Greetings Globe. How cute is that? And really very simple to do as well! Just the kind of project that makes you say “I wish I’d have thought of that!”
So what sort of holiday home décor projects do you gravitate towards? Do you love quick and simple ideas or do you like intricate projects that you can spend hours on? For me it’s usually more about quick and simple things at that time of year. The holidays always seem to be even busier than usual! So before I go, I thought I’d leave you with the ultimate in quick and easy home décor projects—the paper chain. Did you know it’s making a comeback? In fact, according to a certain preschooler I know, they’ve never really gone out of style! Check it out.
I was inspired by the chain in the upper left corner and decided to pull out a little kraft cardstock and some elegant holiday sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design.
Cut some strips, stamp them if you wish (or just use pretty patterned papers), add a little glue and that’s it—instant holiday décor for your tree, your mantel, your dining room table, or anywhere else you can think to drape your paper chain. I’m sure your kiddos would even love to help, just like mine did!
Like I said, the ultimate in simple! So, do you want to win something fun today? Leave me a comment telling me about your holiday décor style. Is it quick and simple or do you find pleasure in putting hours into the little details? I’ll choose THREE winners to take home a selection of Quietfire Design’s Christmas stamps, and a copy of our new Holiday Cards & More!
All comments must be received by Friday, September 21st at 5 pm MDT.
Enjoy making your own holiday decor this season, and make sure to visit the Moxie Fab World blog for more on Holiday Cards & More!
Betsy Veldman, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal