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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Debbiedoo’s Holiday Copycat Challenge

I actually have two holiday copycat examples to share. 
The first one is from Country Living Holidays magazine from way back in 2005, but I absolutely fell in love with the teddy bear. I keep favorite magazine articles or pictures in a file and often refer back to them for inspiration.  This year I couldn’t resist playing with this one.
Country Living Holidays 2005

Isn’t he adorable?
My version
I used a silver compote and added a bow and raffia.  The small glittered pear ornament my bear is holding came from an antiquing excursion a few years ago.  Wish my teddy was antique!!!

And, below is copycat project #2:
This came from a favorite blogger of mine, Debbie, over at Confessions of a Plate Addict.  This was her mantle in 2010 and I just went nuts for these stockings. There is always tons of inspiration in her posts.  If you haven’t already visited her, please do so. She is super creative and has a French flair.
And, here is how mine turned out.  Barb, from The French Elements, custom made these lovely burlap stockings for me (a shocking revelation: I do not sew).  She is a highly talented seamstress and I found her through her Etsy shop. She also has a blog and a web site.  Please visit her, too. These stockings have a nice twill cuff and I added glitter letters just like Debbie, only in a different style.
I think they turned out great!
This copycat challenge has been a blast.  Looking forward to all the other Christmas topics in the Christmas Block Party this week!
Joyeux Noel,
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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Yes, your teddy is super cute. I love that you did two projects. They both look great.

Debbiedoos said...

Oh Kim, you did an great job! Love that little bear. Pretty mantel too. Glad you joined in. Your blog is looking gorgeous too with the background and header so complimenting.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kim! Love your copycats! The bear is so cute! Thanks so much for the shout out for my stockings and the sweet words! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The teddy bear is so cute!! What a cute idea!!

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