Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

July 03, 2014

DIY First Communion Decorations and ideas

Happy First Holy Communion y'all!
This was a very Blessed event at Greenacre and I just had to share all the tricks I came up with to celebrate this wonderful day.
Yes this is one of those occasions in which you should use all your good china and crystal bowls.
A buffet-style table is great for an afternoon celebration.
Add small delicate flowers to a cross for a girl and blue ones for a boy.
Balloons and tissue paper pom-poms, dripping with curled ribbon create a festive mood.
String a biblical quote onto a ribbon and hang it
The foil crosses and signs were part of a kit because I did not have the time to hand-make them.
Display pictures of the special little one in their First Communion outfit 
They make perfect keepsakes after too!
A picture of the boy or girl receiving their first communion in a beautiful frame makes the perfect favour!

How ever y'all got inspired and it makes your planning easier.


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December 17, 2012

Christmasing at Greenacre



"Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart."
 -- George Matthew Adams 
Y'a ll best put a kettle on and grab some Christmas cookies. 
"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." 
-- Hamilton Wright Mabi 
Merry Christmas 
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas time!. It is as you might have guessed by now , my favourite time of year.
These images from pinterest are the epitome of Winter wonderlands! 
The snow is so dreamy for me, perhaps because we have none. 
Or perhaps because the candy canes sticking out of the ground look a little out of place without it. 
Either way...I am hoping for a white Christmas.
Making me super excited at our first snowfall.
My homage snowflake manicure.
This year I started a new tradition of resting and enjoying the after glow of Halloween on November 1st. Spending one last day with my Halloween peeps.
On November 2nd however it's officially the Christmas season.
21 bins and a couple of weeks later.
We are Christmasing at Greenacre!
Welcoming our new members to the decoration family.
Which is made of Snowflakes, candies, gingerbread people and snowmen. 
“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake...”
                                                              ~Francis Bacon, Sr.

Our traditional Christmas treats start with Panettone and tangerines as staples. 
Followed by  torrone, Baci, After Eights, Tolberone, Ferror Rocher and peanut butter balls.
Christmas treats are one of life's most delicious pleasures!

So are the Christmas cannoli's and Christmas coconut cream pie.


Just love the Holiday Season!

"The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!"
~Charles N. Barnard


"Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.”
                          ~ Charlotte Carpenter

Jesus is the reason for the Season!
Santa Clause is just his sidekick.
With gingerbread cheerleaders.
and candy mascots.
The first Christmas ornaments I started collecting were snowmen
.
This is our first family Christmas wreath. It was just a snowman couple. Then I glued the snow babies as we were Blessed with each one of our sweet angels.
Greenacre is home to a large extended snowmen family.
 
Each one an old friend that gathers round on Christmas.
What I wouldn't give to wake up to a marshmallow world ...heck I would LOVE a good snow day any day now. Just not in March please!




 Click on the picture to get the full instructions for these wonderful Christmas ideas I found on Pinterest.
Picadilly and Company  has this adorable free Santa's key printable and tutorial. 
           Man Made DIY is offering the free templates to make these amazing Star Wars snowflakes.
Sassy Sites has a great list of free Christmas printables
Country Living has one dough that makes 100 different kinds of Christmas cookies.

Don't you just love Pinterest! I have 82 boards now and I'm guessing that means I really love it or I have a serious problem.
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Do whatever it is that makes you happy!
Merry Christmasing y'all!!

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