Monday, November 23, 2020

Purple Christmas Tree Decorations

I love purple! So it's a given that I decorate my trees in purple ornaments and accessories! I think purple is perfect for Christmas! It's a rich and noble color that helps to make my home feel warm, festive and stylish! 
Look how lovely this tree is! The purple ornaments along with accents of gold  and purple bows work well together.  The tree is located in our great room - an open space that includes the family room, kitchen and dining area - one where we basically cook, eat, relax and watch tv! I love how the tree turned out - it's quite pleasing to the eye, don't you think!
I usually put up three trees, but this year, just two. I found a 6ft flocked tree from Walmart a couple of years ago that I really love! I got another one this year for the same price of $30! So much better than the 7ft tree that I normally  put together branch by branch! Yuck! I decorated my first tree last week for our Festive Christmas Ideas Blog Hop! It's located in the front of the house, visible by anyone who comes to our door. I think it looks elegant blending in with my furniture!
I used lots of pretty oversized purple ornaments with silver accents on this one!
I'm thrilled to be sharing my second decorated tree this year at the Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop hosted by Michelle @Our Crafty Mom

This tree is adorned with a handmade treetop bow with reversible plum color ribbon on one side and green on the other .  .  .
with additional matching handtied bows throughout .  .  .
along with glittery resin style bows, too! 

Plus gold accented ornate ornaments  .  .  .
and purple swirled bulbs, creating a gorgeous color scheme anyone would love!
Purple is a fabulous Christmas color that gives a touch  of freshness and uniqueness to any holiday decor! It blends in well with just about any decorative style and trend!

Setting the mood at dusk .  .  .
 with sparkly lights that creates a magical spell when lit!

Welcome To The Fourth Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop

Be sure to visit all the participating bloggers below for gorgeous holiday decorating ideas for your Christmas tree.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Velvet Christmas Flower Picks


 This diy glitter edge velvet Christmas flower pick will add a sparkly touch to any Christmas decor - be it on a wreath, tree, garland or gift! The purple petals outlined with glitter and sequins make this stunning flower a must have for your holiday decor! 

Velvet Christmas Flower Pick
  • Velvet fabric (scraps)
  • Mod Podge
  • Stem Wire - 22 gauge
  • Acrylic paint/brush
  • Quick Hold Glue
  • Glitter glue
  • Glitter and sequins
  • Floral Tape
  • Bead stems
  • Glittery tinsel
 Lets begin by spraying the wrong side of velvet fabric (which I had left over from a previous project) with Mod Podge mixed with a bit of water and let dry. I didn't think the fabric was stiff enough so I painted Mod Podge on full strength and let dry completely.
Then made a scalloped petal pattern out of paper and cut out eight petals.
Next, paint the stem wire a matching color using acrylic craft paint and let dry. Cut stem wire to fit on petals.

Using a quick grab and drying glue like Quick Hold (by the makers of E6000) attach the stem wire to each petals.
Fold petal over at the center to secure wire. Open and let dry.
Apply glitter glue or Quick Hold to edges of velvet petals.
Sprinkle on glitter and sequins to the glitter glue .  .  .
and shake off excess.

Repeat for the other seven petals and let dry. Seal edges with Mod Podge and let dry.
Group the beaded stems together .  .  .
and lightly dab Mod Podge to the tops. Gently sprinkle glitter on the beads and let dry.
Group the bead stems together and grab the floral tape which is tacky once you activate it by stretching.  Start wrapping with floral tape at the top. As you wrap the floral tape around your stem/wire, give the floral tape a little pull to stretch it out.  It gives quite a bit and stretching it slightly will help get the tape tight around the stem.  
Begin adding the petals, wrapping the stems together with the floral tape, one petal at a time.
Add additional petal stems by placing each one next to the taped stem and taping both together, one at a time .  .  .
to make one large stem .  .  .
 with eight petals for a pick!
Add glue around the base of the beaded stems and wrap the tinsel around them. The velvet flower petals are brought to life with delicate glittery accents and sparkly tinsel and bead center. 

Welcome to our monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop created by Chloe @ Celebrate & Decorate and Andrea @ Design Morsels!  I've teamed up with a talented group of creative bloggers to bring you lots of wonderful ideas and inspirations! 

I'm thrilled you stopped by and hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Next up is Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addition sharing her lovely festive frosted candle holders.

Have fun and get inspired by all of the wonderful creations this month by clicking on the links below!

Celebrate & Decorate Make An Extra Long Swag

Design Morsels Make An Centerpiece for a Narrow Table

Our Crafty Mom DIY Grinch Gnome

The Painted Apron Upcycled Gift Tins

Chas’ Crazy Creations 8 Easy DIY Ornament Gifts

At Home with Jemma Christmas Terrarium

B4 and Afters Chocolate Covered Snowman Pretzels

Zucchini Sisters DIY Christmas Gnome Garland

Debbee’s Buzz Thanksgiving Table Favors

Birdz of a Feather Christmas Stocking DIY

My Hubbard Home Snowman Charcuterie Board

Purple Hues and MeVelvet Christmas Flower Picks

My Thrift Store Addiction Festive Frosted Candle Holders in 2 Easy Steps

Bluesky at Home DIY Christmas Vintage Cutting Boards Vignette

Home is Where the Boat is 5 Minute Mason Jar Candle Lamps

Decorate & More with Tip DIY Farmhouse Simple Joy Canvas

White Arrows Home Quick and Easy DIY Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Cinnamon Roll Apple Christmas Bake

Start Christmas morning off right with a delicious Christmas dish! Cinnamon roll apple bake is a soft gooey dish that's perfect for a morning indulgence!! It's a very popular dish to make for the holidays! And it doesn't take any time to make - no one really wants to spend time cooking when there are presents to open and family to be with on Christmas morning!

Welcome back to our Festive Christmas Ideas Blog Hop! We're in our final week and last day of this fabulous event! I hope you've been enjoying our ideas for having a wonderful Christmas! Today its all about  Christmas Breakfast!  We've team up with a group of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season every Monday and Wednesday - 10/19 to 11/18! We've  shared gift guides and party gamesChristmas baking, making handmade gifts and ornament crafting, and sharing our family fun Christmas moviesThere are breakfast recipes and as always decorated Christmas Trees which is always a fun tour of homes. Be sure to have fun experiencing all of these!

Of course you can make Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake anytime you like - for morning or brunch, but Christmas morning is so special and having a dish that's full of yummy flavors of the season that smell so good throughout the house is a special treat!

This recipe has a shortcut by using store bought cinnamon rolls instead of making the rolls from scratch! More time to spend with family! But I love that it uses real apples instead of canned apple pie filling. The taste can't be beat! 

It looks especially tasty in a special Christmas dish, too!

And oh so delicious, I'm sure you'll have seconds and more!

Scroll down for  more fabulous Christmas Breakfast Ideas:

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Cranberry and White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies From House To Home

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Easy Mini Cranberry Eggnog Bread Interior Frugalista

Elf Christmas Treats Craft Rocker

Christmas Light Bulb Cookies Purple Hues and Me

Double Chocolate Mint Cake Mix Cookies Blogghetti

Festive Homemade Granny Smith Apple Crisp Recipe Mom Home Guide

Coconut Pecan Bites Across The Blvd.

Buckeye Candy Recipe (Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls) Tikkido

Red Velvet White Chip Cookies Domestically Creative

Easy Gingerbread House Cupcakes Our Sutton Place

Almond Crisps Polka Dot Poplars

Traditional Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce Pretty DIY Home

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies Christmas Tree Lane

How To Make Madeleines - Sweet Little Holiday Temptations My Humble Home and Garden

Through the Window Hand Towel (Free Crochet Pattern) Eye Love Knots

Christmas Snack Mix Simply Inspired Meals

Gingerbread Chai Cheesecake Cups Coffee with of Us


Matcha Pancakes with Whipped Cream & Fresh Fruits My Pinterventures

Bacon and Swiss Quiche Intelligent Domestications

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal As For Me and My Homestead

Keto Christmas Breakfast - Sheet Pan Pancakes Little Vintage Cottage

Hash Brown Breakfast Bake Coffee With Us 3

Crustless Quiche Lorraine (Gluten-Free) From House To Home

Easy Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Casserole Blogghetti

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Toast Cups An Alli Event

Eggnog Crepes With Cranberry Grand Marnier Compote Interior Frugalista

Maple Swirl Bread Simply Inspired Meals

Christmas Breakfast Mug DIY Craft Rocker

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Pizza Across The Blvd.

Quiche For Christmas Morning Polka Dot Poplars

Gingerbread Sheet Pan Pancakes Christmas Tree Lane

Air Fryer Donut Bites Domestically Creative

Cinnamon Roll Apple Christmas Bake Purple Hues and Me

Christmas Charcuterie Board & Snack Tray Mom Home Guide

Recipe for Sticky Buns Tikkido

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bread Domestic Deadline

Deliciously Festive Chocolate Peppermint Protein Muffins Our Sutton Place

Cranberry Scones with Cinnamon Pretty DIY Home

Make Ahead Potato Sausage Broccoli Breakfast Casserole Creative Cynchronicity

Walnut Coffee Cake For Breakfast My Humble Home and Garden

Easy Cinnamon Breakfast Ring Farm Girl Reformed

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