How To: Festival of Trees

How to: Festival of Trees
(Rustic & Bright)

Every year Kennedy Krieger hosts the Festival of Trees.  This event is filled with gorgeous decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, and gingerbread Houses.  There are also many vendors at the event and performances by the hour.

This event always happens during the Thanksgiving Weekend.  If you haven't gone you definitely need to check it out.

This is the first year that me and my friend Nicole decided to become designers and decorate a 7 foot tree.  The event ends up pricing your tree and is open to the public to buy.  All proceeds go to Kennedy Krieger Institute.

In case you're curious as to how to decorate a Christmas Tree for the Festival...or for life, I have provided you the necessary steps to designing your own beauty!
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DIY: String Art Ornament

DIY: String Art Ornament
(Created this cutie to send for an Ornament Exchange I participated in!)

A good friend and fellow blogger of mine, Sara from My Name is Sara, first told me about an Ornament Exchange she was interested in participating in which was hosted by another great blogger, One Artsy Mama.

It was easy to sign up, you just had to give a little info about yourself into a google forum and then you would be matched up with another person in the U.S.  (There was even a forum if you wanted to join internationally).

The moment I got the email with my match, I was on the hunt for the perfect ornament.  My ornament match, Cassie, said how she would like anything with "bones" so I thought a string art of a bone would be a cute and more modern idea to send then to just find a bone ornament.  So here's how I created my first string art ornament!

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