Christmas Lights And A Christmas DIY


I forgot to share the beautiful light display up at Cultus Lake this year. A bunch of the residents, including my mother and step dad; got together and paid a company to come up and decorate the trees that line the lake. It really was beautiful.

Here are some more.


I thought I would share a cheap Christmas DIY decorating idea.


The red hand towel is my DIY decorating idea. So simple. I picked up the ribbon last year cheap on sale after Christmas. It came in a two roll package, a plain purple colour with gold trim and the one you see on the towel in the picture; which had grapes and gold flecks through it. I have done this in previous years using whatever ribbon I am using on my tree.

You go to the dollar store and buy a couple of red, green or white hand towels for a buck. I always use the wired ribbon but any ribbon will do. I cut sections of the ribbon to about 2 inches longer than the width of the towel. If you are using the wired ribbon it folds nice and neat around the edge of the towel. I tack it with pins, but it is easy to line up the ribbon to about an inch or so from the edge on the towel and then loosely hand stitch the ribbon to the towel. I am not too picky about it because after Christmas I take the ribbon off and pack up the towels or use them as part of my Valentines Day decor.

Guests use the hand towel one or two days, there is no need to buy expensive Christmas themed towels.

I have made them as gifts for people and then take more care with the stitching and don’t use the wired ribbon.

You can make any kind of designer towel you want without the expense. I used to buy expensive towels and then get upset if anyone used them! Lol this way you can buy towels for under $10 for a bath towel and sew on ribbon; even monogram letters. And they look great for 1/2 the cost, plus you can easily change the look of your bathroom for a couple of dollars just by changing the ribbon.

There is life and light after the narcissist, I promise! Hugs Carrie

3 thoughts on “Christmas Lights And A Christmas DIY

    1. Carrie Reimer Post author

      Michael, Happy New Year!! thank you and thank you for all your support and encouragement throughout the year, you have been a good friend. I hope 2014 hold wonderful things for you and your family.



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