Before I get into the features from the Crafty Christmas party, I wanted to let you all know that I am going to take the rest of the year off from blogging. I had planned on taking the week of Christmas off, but in light of recent events, I have decided to just focus on my family and spending time with them. (The Next POWW link party will take place on January 8). I am sure many of you feel the same way, and understand my need. My heart is heavy for Newtown, and I am sending all my prayers that way. Life is short and precious.... I want to make sure I really live it, and I want to make sure my loved ones know just how much they are loved. Thank you for understanding.
Last week I co-hosted s Crafty Christmas link party with Karah from The Space Between, Lisa from Before Meets After, and Ashley from Cherished Bliss. Today we are all sharing some of our favorites from the party, each of us doing our own features, so be sure to visit the other girls, too, today!
With over 300 links to go through, I thought I would share my top 5 in a several categories, which makes for lots of features! Please if you wish to pin click on the link to pin from the direct source.
Top 5 Wreaths
I love vintage ornament wreaths, and this beauty from Life on Mars is no exception!
I am in LOVE with this fluffy pom pom Anthro inspired wreath from It All Started with Paint.
This wintery wreath with a pop of red from Made in a Day took my breath away!
Just Us Four shared this adorable straw wreath. Love the addition of the little snowmen!
And Uncommon Designs shared this gorgeous snowy pinecone wreath!
Top 5 Ornaments
These toadstool terrarium ornaments from At Home on the Bay are my favorite I have seen this whole season I think!
Love the idea and execution of these birdseed ornaments from Eclectically Vintage.
These recycled felt ornaments from Going a Little Coastal are so cute!
How awesome is this birch bark ornament from Turtles and Tails?
And love this idea of a card with an ornament attached, especially when the ornament is as sweet as this bird from Creative in Chicago.
Top 5 Tree Crafts
These pine cone trees from Somewhat Quirky are aaaaamazing!
This scrap wood tree from Studio 336 is amazing! I love everything about it....
These felt trees from Love Grows Wild are beautiful- love the colors!
These cork trees from Monsters Circus are SOOO cool! I have never seen any like them!
These Christmas tree luminaries from The Thriftress are so cool, and would you believe they were made from a vintage pan!
Top 5 Deer Crafts
Love this take on the deer silhouette from Living Savvy.
I love deer with glitter! How fun is this winter "bundterland" from My Third True Love?
Love this pallet art from Art is Beauty!
This retro branch buck from Made in a Day is AWESOME!
And love this awesome wall of footprint reindeer from Marisa Howard Design.
Top 5 Nature Inspired Crafts
This frosted twig bouquet from Grow Creative is beautiful! I would love this in my home!
Turtles and Tails did it again with this amazing branch tree!
These pine cone gnomes from Love Grows Wild are the sweetest!
This cranberry and bay leaf garland from Number Fifty-three is naturally beautiful!
And love this fragrant and pretty herb wreath from Designing Domesticity.
Top 5 textiles: Pillows, Tree Skirts, Stockings, etc
Love these pretty burlap stockings from Decor and The Dog. The touch of gold is perfect!
Tales of a Trophy Wife is so vibrant, fun, and ruffly!
I am in love with these stockings from The Wonders of Doing- the polar bear might be my favorite!
Adore this deer head pillow from Dear Emmeline- so classic!
And loving this stenciled runner from Pretty Handy Girl!
Top 5 Anything Else!
This gingerbread garland from Crafting in the Rain is an awesome kid craft and so cute!
I Gotta Create shared these super cool photo snow globes!
I sort of want an adult version of this reindeer hooded towel from Crazy Little Projects? Would that be vixen instead of Rudolph?
I love all of these fun garlands from Made in a Day, but especially love the snowflakes!
And lastly, I couldn't not include this cutie from The Pursuit of Happiness?
Again, thank you so much for understanding. From my family to yours, we wish you a happy holiday filled with love, family, and small moments you will remember forever. I will see you in 2013!