Well, this is it! The final day of the 12 Days of Christmas! Can you even believe it? You know what this means – we are only 13 days away from Christmas. And I still have more shopping, baking, and decorating to do. The stress level is rising.
I’m not sure whether to be annoyed or excited (I’m choosing the latter.), but yesterday the FedEx man delivered what I needed to finish the tinsel tree that was in Tuesday’s post. Yes, ideally it would have been better to do this reveal all at once, but that’s how these things go. Hopefully, this tree will make a lot more sense now.
I’m officially naming it my Instamas Tree. Instagram + Christmas. Get it?
My obsession with Instagam is now officially out of control.
But you have to admit, it’s pretty awesome, right?
So I had this idea to make ornaments out of my Instagram photos. During my research, I found this great company called Printstagram (also known as Social Print Studio) that I used to print my pictures. I opted for the 2.5 inch square prints based on the size of my tree. The quality is amazing. Seriously.
I also had a bunch of these little clips lying around. So instead of getting into some crazy, ornament craft project, which I clearly don’t have time for, I decided to keep things simple. Here’s how this came together.
Pick two photos.
Place them back to back.
Clip them on the tree.
I told you. Super simple.
Now, not only do I have a pretty snazzy tree, but I have a collection of beautiful memories from this past year as well
There is Grammy Barb and a brother in an elf hat.
A few friends and the world’s best ice cream cone.
You may even find Leslie Knope and a worm.
Kisses from my niece. Even Santa makes an appearance.
Not only was this the easiest Christmas project I’ve done all year, but it was also the most meaningful, and thus my favorite. After all, this is part of what this season is all about. Friends, family, special memories, and a whole lot of love. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
What do you think of my Instamas Tree?
I also have the pleasure of hosting the final giveaway for the 12 Days of Christmas.
Now, I know some of you were disappointed that the first giveaway I hosted was a surprise gift. Let me apologize in advance because I’m doing it again. So, for those of you who are interested in having a fabulous surprise gift packed and shipped from my home to yours, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Please answer the following question: What is the most meaningful part of Christmas for you?
Additional / bonus entries are available for following each 12 Days of Christmas blogger on Twitter. That’s right, you can enter this giveaway SIX times!
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Good luck, everyone!
I also want to extend a ginormous thank you to the five extremely talented ladies I’ve worked with to put together this 12 Days of Christmas event. Their talents and posts this past week (and always) blew me out of my Christmas stockings. They are truly some of the most creative women I know. It’s a privilege to be able to work with them! Thank you so much, Donna, KariAnne, Marianne, Whitney, and Ashley!!
Thanks to all of you for following along. I hope you picked up a few ideas and are feeling just a little more inspired!
Don’t forget to join us all for our link up parties tomorrow! We are so excited to see (and share) what you all have been up to at your houses!