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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Faux Crates & Real Bells

I'm a little behind this year on everything.  Even with letting some things go that I do every year, I'm still watching the days fly by trying to accomplish and prepare for some of our family traditions.

Faux Crate Christmas Tree Stand Cover

These gift crates, or faux tree crates are almost finished and will be delivered.  If you would like, you can read last years great crate post, to see who gave me the inspiration, and find out how I made them.

This year I made three - three piece, backless, bottomless, three sided crates.  When they are easily screwed together they slide under the Christmas tree and hide the tree stand. 

Faux Crate Christmas Tree Stand Cover

Now don't be telling my friend Dii, who reads my blog, that one of those is hers.  Just in case she doesn't recognize her last name, and the year she got married. 

I wanted her to have it under her tree before she hosts a big family Christmas bingo party,  but it's still on my dining room table.  Have I mentioned I'm behind this year? 

Bell Ornaments

That same friend made me some red, green and bronze bell ornaments.  I love them.

 Dii ..... I'd like about 100 more of these please.  In your spare time is fine.

Bell Ornaments

I also have a giveaway winner for some Rockin' & Roastin' coffee from Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer ............

Joey Kramer Aerosmith Rockin' Roastin' Coffee

Random number generation / Random Numbers

Generate a random number between and  = 21  

Cassie from the blog Primitive & Proper, come on down, 
I've got some coffee for you that is gonna rock your world!





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38 comments :

  1. Those crates are awesome, Bliss! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. They're gorgeous I need to steal this idea for next year pinned!

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  3. I need one of those crates! Pinning so I get it done for next year.

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  4. I love the idea of the slide in crate. I didn't even put up a tree this year. (Jacob called me a grinch!) Those cork jingle bell ornaments are so cute. What a fun gift you received!

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  5. I am LOVING those bell ornaments !
    How very clever ! And a Christmas Bingo party...great idea for family laughs.
    Rose

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  6. Love the crate idea!!! And those ornaments are too cute. I'm so behind too, it's my new normal. Hope your Christmas is wonderful Bliss!

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  7. Those faux crates are awesome... you should put those in an etsy shop, girl! in all your spare time, that is... :-)
    Merry Christmas and many blessings, Bliss ~ <3
    xo Heidi

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  8. i love those crates!!! and i always love my bells real. that sounded wrong.
    and i am coming down to have my world rocked by some coffee!!!!!!! WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. If it couldn't be me, I'm glad it's Cassie! That girl must run on coffee! She's so good!
    LOVE the crate tree holders. Wow! Can I be on your Christmas list for next year? :)

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  10. Love the crates!! I'm not even decorating... too much on the go with that new kitten of mine!

    Have a great day Bliss!

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  11. You always make the best stuff! These crates ROCK! Can I put in an order for one for Christmas.....of 2014?! Trust me, girlfriend, I'm so far behind that I may hand out trick or treat candy to the carolers! Merry Christmas! xo

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  12. forget aerosmith...you are the real rock star. Merry Christmas Bliss!

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  13. Can I put my order in now? I need something for my new artificial tree. Think I may need to try my hand at making my own ...

    Happy Holidays my friend!!!

    :) Linda

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  15. Simply said, I admire the style of everything you put together.

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  16. Ah-haa! Love them...great idea Bliss! Those ornaments are adorable too!

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  17. LOVE! I adore that you take the time to make things for your friends and your family. Such a dying art, if you ask me. My favorite, the reindeer crate. It's fabulous. Rustic and charming. Love it!

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  18. You have the best ideas! And those ornaments are so, so cute!!! Merry Christmas sweet Bliss!!

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  19. Your crates are SO cute, Bliss - I love them!

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  20. Love the faux crate boards, great idea!

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  21. The crates and those ornaments are awesome. I am behind too since I got so sick. Merry Christmas.

    Cynthia

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  22. I was thinking you were making signs again, but scrolling down I remembered the crate, great idea. I think you are the Queen of lettering, and Heidi is right, you should start an etsy shop !
    Those bell and cork decorations are a really cute idea too.

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  23. Love the crates Bliss.... so sweet.

    woohooo congrats to Cassie!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    gail

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  24. The crates are gorgeous - what a great idea! And also loving those jingle bell ornaments. I think I am out of time {and certainly out of energy} to create anything else this year but pinning for next year! Hope you and yours have a WONDERFUL Christmas! xo

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  25. I LOVE those crates. I would move near you not only so I can hang it with you in person, but in hopes I would be the recipient of one of those awesome crates! Have a very Merry Christmas, and just give up on the rest of it. Time to relax!

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  26. LOVE the crates! I think it's time to stop all the crazy making, rushing, etc. Everyone will love what you have done and you'll feel better slowing down.

    xo
    Pat

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  27. I love the crates you're making and I'm sure the recipients will, too! I hope you finish everything in time and have a very Merry Christmas!

    Congrats to Cassie!

    *We each picked up something special in Mpls. last weekend. I'm enjoying a fever filled week with a cough, and my husband has the stomach flu. :( I've got lots of catching up to do!

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  28. I love those crate tree surrounds. They are so fun. Have a great Christmas.

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  29. Those are freakin' sweet!!!! And tell Dii I'd like some of those ornaments, too.

    -andi

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  30. We're not doing a tree this year, but I would put one of those crates up in a flash!!! There is no way your friends couldn't love their gift and the fact that you personalized them discretely is very clever. I hope you get everything done - I know I won't. I just keep making a list and then scratching off the least important tasks. I've narrowed it down quite a bit and still in process. Dii's ornaments are truly fabulous, as well ~ Amy

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  31. Love the crates and the jingle bell ornaments. Merry Christmas!

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  32. Oh....my......word! I love those crates you made. I like the last one in red and white the best. What a cute idea. Something like that would be great under my tree since it isn't so big. I love how that looks. I may have to go check out the post where you made them for the tutorial.

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  33. Those are awesome Bliss! the jingle bell ornaments are darling too, how clever of you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. XO

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  34. Aww man! I was supposed to win that! Have a great holiday miss bliss. And just in case you need a date for my crate - today is my 16 th anniversary!

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  35. Love your signs, Bliss and big congrats to Cassie!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and best wishes for a rockin' New Year!

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  36. I love your idea of making a bottom-less, back-less crate to slide under the tree! They look fantastic! (and yeah, I'm still way behind in emails...slowly catching up) The ornaments your friend made are so sweet, too.
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying a Happy New Year, Bliss!
    Debbie :)

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  37. Those crates are a total win! LOVE them! I'm reading Christmas posts today. And you thought YOU were late... :D

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