Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

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DIY Jelly Bean Garland

DIY Jelly Bean Garland- Paint the Gown Red

It seems I have a slight obsession with candy right now. I’ve been eating it, making it, putting it on my wall... and now I’ve gone and hung it on my Christmas tree! Yep, those colorful lights you see a-danglin’ are in fact edible jelly beans. I love how similar they look to Christmas lights on this mini tree. They are the absolute perfect size! Now, before you go and tell me it’s wrong to string food from your Christmas tree, let me remind you of popcorn garland! I bet popcorn’s way more perishable than gummy candy. So, who’s ready to try this quick and easy DIY? It’s guaranteed to spruce up your mini Christmas tree...and make all your friends jelly.

DIY Jelly Bean Garland- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Large Needle
  • Thick White Thread
  • Jelly Beans
  • Scissors

Directions

Gather materials. Cut thread the desired length of your garland. Thread needle. Tie a knot at the end of thread. String jelly beans onto thread one by one. Continue stringing all jelly beans, leaving space in between beans. Tie off end. Hang finished garland from your mini tree. Enjoy!

DIY Jelly Bean Garland- Paint the Gown Red

DIY Jelly Bean Garland- Paint the Gown Red

DIY Pom Pom Letter Ornaments

Making your own pom poms is super fun, but sometimes it’s nice to just buy ‘em. There’s no shame in crafting with store bought pom poms. In fact, some crafts require it! This is one of those crafts. These DIY Pom Pom Letter Ornaments use the teeniest of poms. Can you imagine trying to make yarn poms this size?! You’d have to be an elf. Sadly, I am not.

DIY Pom Pom Letter Ornaments - Paint the Gown Red

The great thing about these ornaments is the endless possibilities! You can spell out anything you want! I went ultra traditional and to the point, but you can write holiday phrases, secrets, wishes or gift people their initials. Hang them from your tree, holiday garland, Minora or on your best friends back when their not looking! Nothing says awesome like pom pom letter ornaments...that actually say awesome.

Materials

  • Pom Poms
  • Construction paper
  • Letter Stencils
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Hot Glue
  • Paper Clips

Directions

Gather materials. Decide on your phrase! (This might be the most difficult and time consuming step). Using a stencil trace your letters onto construction paper. Cut out letters. Hot glue pom poms onto construction paper. The more you smush them together the better it will look. Completely cover letter with pom poms. Now, if you’re super OCD (like me) turn your letter over and trim off the areas of construction paper still visible from the front. Open up a paper clip and glue to the back of your letter. Continue process until you’ve pom pomed all of your letters. Hang and enjoy!

DIY: How To Make A Pom Pom

DIY: How To Make A Pom Pom- Paint the Gown Red

We wouldn’t be able to have a very merry pom pom Christmas without first knowing how to make a pom pom. Yesterday you learned how to make edible pom poms. Though tasty, I doubt they’d hold up too well as garland. So today I’ll show you how to make a classic yarn pom that can be used three ways this holiday season- as ornaments, garland and gift toppers! I made two different sizes of poms, small and large. The steps below outline how to make the small sized pom pom. To make the large pom pom simply replace the fork with your hand. Lost? Lets get to the steps so you know what I’m talking about. Poms away!

Materials

  • Large Serving Fork
  • Yarn
  • Scissors

Directions

Gather materials. Cut a medium length piece of string form your ball of yarn. Place that piece of string in the middle of a serving fork. Grab the end of your ball of yarn and wrap it around your fork about 75 times. Make sure your cut piece stays down and out of the way. Begin to tie off your pom pom using the reserved cut piece of string. Slide the pom off the fork pulling tighter and complete your knot. Cut ends. Using a scissors, cut open outer edge of your wrapped yarn. Trim to perfection. Deck the halls with pom poms!

Gift Toppers: Hot glue finished poms to tops of presents. The more the merrier!

Garland: Cut and long piece of yarn and string pom poms onto it (each pom has a center that’s easy to thread).

Ornaments: Make large poms by wrapping yarn around your hand 140 times. When trimming, keep two strings long to tie together for your hook.

DIY: How To Make A Pom Pom- Paint the Gown Red

A Pom Pom Christmas

A Pom Pom Christmas- Paint the Gown Red

It’s here! The day we’ve all been waiting for. The magical moment after Thanksgiving where it’s socially acceptable to get a Christmas tree and deck the halls with.... pom poms! Yes, pom poms. Just like Santa does at the North Pole. (face pom) I could not be more excited for the holiday season and to kick off the festivities I’m bringing you a week of pom pom Christmas ideas! See that pom pom garland? You can make it. Pom pom cookies for Santa? Done and done. It’s all happening so stay tuned and check back tomorrow to see what pom pom idea is revealed. At the end of the week your house can look like this. Merry pom pom Christmas!

A Pom Pom Christmas- Paint the Gown Red

A Pom Pom Christmas- Paint the Gown Red

A Pom Pom Christmas- Paint the Gown Red