Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year Snowflake

When the New Year rolls around I love put away my Christmas wreath and have my door help me "ring" in the New Year. It must be from living in Utah and knowing January is a hard cold month, but I love to have something cheerful and bright waiting for me when I open my door. Nothing like a Snowflake with colorful festive ribbon to say "I know it is cold outside, but get in here, it's warm and toasty!"

One of my vendors from the Art Shoppe sells these great wire creations. I got an apple last spring for my son's teacher and I also have a heart for Valentine's Day. When she was setting up I knew I couldn't pass up the Snowflake.

To make things easy on myself (still recovering from the Holidays) I went through my stash of ribbon. Now this is the exact reason why I shop ribbon sales. To have a stash and thus a large inventory of ribbon in which to pick from. My general rule is: always shop ribbon sales and if you can't buy the entire spool, buy at least six feet.

I picked 4 ribbons varying in size and color and threaded them through a hole in the side of the snowflake.

I tied a knot and repeated the process on the other side.

I left myself a generous amount of ribbon length to make a lovely bow and let the ends just hang.

Here's to hot cocoa, a few more sledding parties, boots, mittens and a warm welcome next time my friends stop by.


tammy said...

Cute, cute!

Fahrenheit 350° said...

And can I mention.... you don't have to be a crafter or a quilter to have a stash of ribbon! I've found it comes in very handy on many occasions!

Ella said...

Very cute! and inviting!!

Unknown said...

That is SO cute!!! I need one of those for my door!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Love to have something to put up before Valentine's Day!

Camille said...

That really is cute! I need to invest in a stash of ribbon. It would definitely make my life "cuter"! :)

oneordinaryday said...

So pretty!!

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