Sunday, December 11, 2011


I've been working on decorating our outside
porch tree for the past three weeks.
I know that sounds strange, but I just can't seem to
get it right. I keep adding and subtracting, trying
to get the right mix...don't ask me why.

Today is Sunday and I'm home alone.
I decided to make some paper mitten ornaments.

Last year I read a tip in blogland, you can use Epsons Salts
instead of using glitter for a snow effect.

I cut the mittens out of an old book I've been destroying
and trimmed them with thin red ribbon.

I painted the mittens in Mod Podge then rubbed them in the salts.
Some I dredged only at the finger tips
others I did it all over.

I think they work on my rustic outdoor tree.
I wanted my ornaments to be representative
of the gals that live here.

Origami birds for me since I'm somewhat obsessed
with them right now. Yarn balls for my sister,
the avid knitter and
the mittens are for Kate,
my niece,
who's passion is reading
without a doubt.

What an enjoyable to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. How pretty and festive! Love the simplicity! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  2. I just love the simple rustic look of the tree. The ornaments are fantastic and add so much home made warmth. Great idea with the epsom salts!

  3. I love your outdoor tree! And wish I had one too.

  4. I love love love your mitten ornaments Nanniepannie! So cute. Oh and congrats about your Etsy shop, I'm heading there now to check it out and add you to my circle.

    Hope you're enjoying your Christmas season so far!


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