2012 , Create , Hanukkah , Holidays , Inspiration , Modern Posh Design , Stationery
Hanukkah, that is…it’s early, first night is Saturday December 8th. That’s less than a month away! For all you crafty girls, let’s get movin’…
Star of David Mobile – use pipe cleaners to make a Star of David and hang decoratively in your home. Don’t feel locked into blue – try silver and black too.
Handprint Menorah – baby/kid handprints are a great way to make a unique and special holiday menorah
Dreidel Game in a Jar - fill a decorated baby food jar with with Gelt and a dreidel for a fun gift
Spool Menorah – let the kids paint and decorate each one of the spools., then add the candles for a craft-lovers menorah. For the tutorial, visit Parents.com.
Because Hanukkah is early this year, Modern Posh is offering a special 15% discount on our Hanukkah cards. Create yours today!
There’s something particularly charming about snowmen. I just love all their cute faces, how they sparkle and all the different ways one can be created. Take for example these darling hand carved, vintage inspired little guys by Trieste Prusso Design’s. Each piece is sculpted, carved, painted, antiqued and then glittered. Mounting them on vintage toy blocks is the perfect finishing touch.
Carynbay is the talented artist who created this set of three, adorable, tiny snowmen ornaments. They are made of knit fabric and tea dyed to give a vintage feel. On their heads are sugared acorn caps. At their neck is pretty silver tinsel. Their arms are made of twigs and they have a light dusting of mica snow. Are these just TOO cute!
Guaranteed to make you smile is Teresa Perleberg‘s unique solid wool snowman. He’s sporting a hand spun and hand knit woolen scarf. Teresa’s little man was made using the art of needle felting from the fleece of her Romney sheep. Perfect hostess gift or for a snowman collector.
Jenny of The Polka Dot Pixie does amazing paperclay creations. These darling snowmen are sure to make everyone smile. Jenny uses her sculpting talent to for these one-of-a-kind, whimsical men.
OK, this looks like a project I may be able to pull off. Better Homes and Garden came up with this great idea. Embellish your holiday displays with a tex¬tural snowman made from balls of twine or string. Stack three different-size balls of twine on top of each other and hot-glue together and embellish. Wouldn’t he look great perched on your desk this time of year. These are just a small example of some fun ways to create snowmen. Maybe you will be inspired to create you special one-of-a-kind little guy for Christmas!
OK, let’s be honest, a turkey is not the most beautiful bird out there. That wrinkly waddle is not something you long to look at. But through creative eyes and hands, many have been able to come up with much more fun and yummy ways to see beauty in these guys. So in honor of “Mr. Tom Turkey” here’s some last minute, eye-pleasing, ideas for your Thanksgiving celebration via Pinterest.
You could use these paper tail feathers for your guests to write what they are thankful for. A quick project for your kids… use a long piece of brown paper and cut fringe on the end for your table runner.
Now what child could resist not eating his dinner if it were presented like this! Especially if this cute little chocolate turkey cupcake were for dessert.
Don’t want the kids in the kitchen….set up a small craft table for the kids to create their own favor cup while you’re busy getting your turkey dinner ready.
Did you even know there were so many ways to create a yummy turkey?
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” –Melody Beattie
WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVNG!
What girl doesn’t love a pom-pom? They just make you smile. Today I’m featuring this cute post from two shades of pink blogspot. She took simple supplies and made these adorable pom-pom gift tags. Here’s what she had to say:
“So my preoccupation with all things yarn continues. And as most of you probably already know…making a pom pom can be rather addicting. They are so fun, so colorful, and I thought to myself…something this fun should be on a stick. Seriously, aren’t things cuter on a stick?
I used washi tape and double sided tape to secure the pockets.
This one I just folded over and taped the edges but left a little space by the fold for the stick to slide into.
But of course my favorite is with a little bit of simplicity.
With Thanksgiving being less then a month away, many of us are planning our delicious dinners, family get togethers and shopping for Christmas deals. Often times the meaning of this special holiday seems to get lost in the excitement of Santa’s December arrival. When I came across Emily’s post on her Jones Design Company blog it warmed my heart. Here’s what she had to say:
“This season leading up to Thanksgiving is one of my favorites. If there is anything I’d like to be, it is thankful, and so I love the idea of expressing our gratitude both in spoken and written word.
You could put one at each place setting at the the Thanksgiving table, have your family and friends fill them out and share with each other. My sister does this each night leading up to Thanksgiving with her family and then saves the cards to read the following year.
Every day, we each write one thing we are thankful for. And the rule is that nothing can be duplicated. This is our first year doing a thankful tree and I’m looking forward to seeing what the boy’s come up with. I hope it is a great way to instill in them the importance of having a thankful heart. I know it will be good practice for me and Ryan, too.
What a wonderful tradition to start with your loved ones. We live in such a busy world we sometimes forget to slow down and appreciate all that we have. Maybe this will be something you will want to do with your family too!
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A change in the weather always seem to stimulate my need for new clothes. Since the weather is cooling down and the stores are full of all the yummy new fall/winter trends I do believe a shopping spree is in order! To get the proper inspiration I took a stroll through Pinterest and look what I found.
Basic black and white is always a winner in my book. It gives off the allure of sophisticated chic. Add a little polka dot blouse for some fun paired with bright red, green or a yellow pair of stiletto’s and your set.
I’m totally swooning over this J. Crew outfit. I really must have that amazing sweater and belt.
source: Pinterest polyvore.com
Here’s two great looks that can go anywhere with just the right jeans.
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The 70′s seem to be continuing their mark in the fashion for this winter. You will see it in the flared trousers, chic blouses with or without a scarf and high heels on our feet. Dresses, skirts and coats are sleek, elegant and feminine. And of course, don’t forget to add a little animal print into your wardrobe. You too will find a broad variety of inspirations while gazing through the Pinterest fashion boards.
Have fun shopping!
Did you know Modern Posh Design can put any picture you like on stationery? Just think of the possibilities! Now you can personalize gifts, cards and your own notepads with a picture of the that someone special. You get to pick the colors, fonts and design. This is just one of the many wonderful and unique stationery items that Modern Posh Design has available. Check out this video to see some of the other fun paper products we offer.
Choosing creative gift wrap is not only thrifty but makes for a great look. Now that our kids are heading back to school it seems like the party invitations come flooding in.
In the past, it was considered in bad taste to reuse gift wrapping but now that our environmental awareness has changed, reusing gift-wrap and other recycled materials for wrapping gifts has become the stylish thing to do.
Although some of these wrapping paper alternatives may still require paper products, they may be used multiple times and some of them for years to come.
Here are some ideas that can be created by reusing newspaper, brown paper bags, paper dollies, yarn and other miscellaneous supplies.
Next time you get ready to throw out an empty paper bag or the old newspaper….STOP! Fold them up and stick them in the drawer with your other wrapping paper supplies. Just think of the money you’ll be saving!! (Not to mention how creative you can be).
2. An event or circumstance that causes one to have such a feeling.
This is where I’m at today. Waiting is not one of my best qualities, especially when I’ve had to wait way too long. I’m talking about my new website. There are so many wonderful items just waiting for you to gobble up. I can hardly stand that I’m having to make you wait and wait and wait!
Seriously, I am doing everything possible to hurry this along. Please don’t give up on me. I promise you won’t be sorry for waiting.