Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gallo Bell Christmas Ornaments

A few months ago, my daughter, Ashley, saw that Gallo Family Vineyards would give away free wine corks if you promised to post pictures of your creations.  I requested some and received my order (completely free) a couple weeks later in the mail.  I put them in my fancy cork holder until I figured out exactly what I wanted to do with them.  Then I saw a Christmas ornament on Pinterest here  ( and knew what my first project would be.

Earlier this week, I posted my Gallo bell ornament on the Gallo facebook page and they asked me to share how I made them, so I created this simple tutorial.


Monday, November 11, 2013


As you may have heard (or read) before that I love mason jars.  I've loved them for a long time, way before it was cool!  I've been trying some different things to do with them and thought I could dress some up for various holidays and seasons.  About this time of year, everyone is thinking about Christmas decorating and seem to skip right over Thanksgiving.  You may be surprised to hear me defend Thanksgiving at all. Anyone who knows me, knows that it's one of my least favorite holidays.  Don't get me wrong, I'm VERY thankful for all of my blessings.  I'm thankful EVERY DAY.  I think Thanksgiving is a big fuss over one meal.  And I don't even care if we have turkey or not.
Anyway, I've decided to post some of my fall/harvest/Thanksgiving projects before I begin with any Christmas items.
So here are some of Mason jar projects for the season.  Including the ones with the burlap bands.  I will explain more about those in a different post.