Monday, December 5, 2011

repeat the sounding joy.





The Christmas DIY spirit took over me this weekend while sick at home, so I decided to get crafty with my down time. I made the colorful felt ball garland I've been wanting for years. I started working on a yarn wreath, but it's yet to be determined if it will actually turn out cute. And then inspired by Emily's holiday special, I designed this Joy to the World map print and framed it to put on the mantle. (Sidenote: when I realized we actually have a fireplace and mantle to hang stockings from for once, it made me extra happy.)

'Tis the season for giving, so here's a free printable PDF of my artwork if you want to make your own.

DOWNLOAD:
Joy to the World
Peace on Earth

99 comments:

  1. eeee i love this! thanks :)

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  2. This is such a cute idea. I will need to try this myself :)

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  3. i adore everything you make. I have been wanting to learn how to felt- maybe we can figure it out together.

    beautiful prints!
    lets get together soon!

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  4. Love the prints--thank you!

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  5. I love these prints so much!!! Thank you thank you! You are incredible.

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  6. Love it. All of it. Thanks for the cute idea!

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  7. BLESS YOU for doing this! you just saved the entire female blog reading/hgtv watching population from hours of crafty time.

    because you know we all wanted to copy that genius emily henderson move...

    thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  8. Your garland turned out super cute. Surprise, surprise. :)

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  9. I love that garland! So colorful.

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  10. Oh thank you!!!

    Last year I really wanted to make a felt ball garland to string around my tree. Still haven't done it this year ... maybe next?

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  11. Thank you thank you for this. I love it!

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  12. oh i LOVE these! thanks so much for sharing the pdf's, can't wait to print these out. xo

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  13. Thank you for kindly sharing that wonderful print! I made a garland last year, but couldn't figure out how to space mine so evenly. Did you glue them, please share your secret! I ended up just pushing them together, but might fix mine this year!

    Thanks for such an inspiring blog!
    Ellie

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  14. I love them both! Thank you for sharing the downloads, I already know who I want to make one for. :)

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  15. ellie - i didn't glue the felt balls. i used hemp string so it has a slight texture to it, and made sure the needle i was using didn't poke holes too large. they stay in place just fine (though they are lose enough to move back/forth as needed).

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  16. oh gosh, i wish i could be productive like this when i am sick. i find it hard enough to do when i am feeling tip top shape. next christmas i promise to be better at decorating!
    xo TJ

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  17. SO nice. i love them both! happy holidays.

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  18. i love this! thank you.
    love, lindsay

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  21. i am printing these right now :) thank you! and how did you make the felt balls for the garland? i love it.

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  22. Just found this print through your instagram and LOVE!! I'm also dying over your trees that are with it!! Where did you get those? I'd love to know!

    bgrimnes(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks!!

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  23. Love these... Thanks a million

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  24. Just found this print through your instagram and LOVE!! I'm also dying over your trees that are with it!! Where did you get those? I'd love to know!

    bgrimnes(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks!!

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  25. i love it! so cute! how are you doing??? hope you feel better! loves!

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  26. Kate B.12/05/2011

    Thanks for the printable, it is awesome! Where do you get your felt balls at?

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  27. Anonymous12/05/2011

    Thank you so much, printing one for my desk at work!

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  28. So beautiful! Thanks!

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  29. love the prints. Thank you so much!

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  30. I made some felt ball garland last year. Such a fun DIY!

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  31. Ack! I love it. And I love you for making it freeeee!!!

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  32. thanks for the print. it is great.

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  33. thank you! these are beautiful!! happy holidays!

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  34. I love this! Thanks for sharing:) You're so talented. I just adore your blog.

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  35. Wow, thank you so, so much!!
    Such a beautiful idea!

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  36. Thank you so much! Cant wait to add this to my Christmas decor.

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  37. These are beautiful! :) I will most definitely be following your blog! Can I ask what font you used for "Joy"? Thank you!

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  38. Yeah! Love it. Printing as I type.

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  39. so funny, i was just googling "how to make felt balls" an hour ago. did you make the balls or buy them? it is so so cute. and so is the print. you are genius, angela!

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  40. Anonymous12/07/2011

    Thank you for the beautiful designs!!

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  41. Loving this! I love maps! Thanks for such great free printables. Def going to recommend you in my post today!

    Genuinely,
    Kelly
    http://helloboudreau.blogspot.com

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  42. Anonymous12/07/2011

    Thank you so much -- these are beautiful!

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  43. I love these prints so much - thank you for your kindness in sharing them.

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  44. ooo...love this! so clever.

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  45. that garland is genius! i've never seen something like it before. very very cute! :)

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  46. You are so awesome, Angela! Nice job on the garland :) I looked at my pom pom garland from last year, picked it up, and it all fell apart. But you betcha, we've got stockings hanging from our mantle and I am in love!

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  47. i ADORED them!!
    thanks so much!!!
    http://ceciliaolive.blogspot.com/2011/12/xmas-is-all-around.html
    check out my own printed version of your beautiful designs!

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  48. Anonymous12/09/2011

    I'm in love with this precious picture. Thank you so much for sharing! It's so pretty!

    I read lots of blogs but I never responds so far. But in this case I have to. I just want you to know this. Hope you understand my weird english. =)

    Gesa.

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  49. Love this. And your styling is always spot on.

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  50. i saw that on emily's design special and thought it was adorable. i like your interpretation even better. great work!

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  51. Love everything about this, can you post a felting tutorial? I still haven't figured it out yet!

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  52. this is seriously the most wonderful thing I've seen today. so simple and joyful! thank you for sharing!

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  53. Emily's map caught my eye in the holiday special. Thanks so much for making it accessible for the rest of us. Happy Holidays!

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  54. love the print outs, thank you for the freebie!!
    already printed and framed mine! :)
    http://west131.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/good-tidings/

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  55. I love everything in this picture! So cool.

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  56. i am so grateful that you were so inspired! this is so sweet. xoxo

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  57. Thank you Angela - these are amahhhhzing! And oh my goodness - BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you and your hubby on your pregnancy. I had no idea!!

    PS. Your photographs are incredibly beautiful - I would love to know your secrets!

    - Danya

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  58. thank you SO much for this beautiful (and free) print! I just printed my own: http://youplusmeforalways.blogspot.com/2011/12/temporary-christmas-art.html

    love it!

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  59. Oh! I just love this!! Thank you thank you! Where did you print yours?

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  60. Won't get it together for this year, but definitely for next! I appreciate your generosity & thoughtfulness with these 2 great Christmas prints! Thank you!!

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  61. Thank you for sharing with all of us! I've printed mine off and have it hanging in the entry way of the cozy brick house. Merry Christmas! xo.

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  62. Very cool! Thank you. :)

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  63. lovely idea! joy to the world and to you!

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  64. So pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  65. I love it! I borrowed a picture and linked to you on my blog, hope you dont mind :) Cant wait to get back to a good printer to put this up, even though Christmas will be over by then. Thanks for making pretty things!

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  66. Well the Christmas season is almost over (here in Spain, we have holidays until tomorrow) but I love them. So I keep them for next year!

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  67. Could you tell me the font you used in these prints? I love it and have some that are similarbut I love just the touch of styling this one adds.

    These prints are simply beautiful. I love the message they contain, too. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  68. Whoops! Forget to give you an email address for my question about the font you used. :)

    bebedulcemobiles@gmail.com

    Thanks!!

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  69. Anonymous2/15/2012

    Thank you so much...Beautiful prints

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  70. This is awesome! Thank you!!

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  71. This is so cute! I never thought to put a map behind those words - and yet of course! Fits perfectly. My husband loves maps, and we are also missionaries in Nigeria, so this will be great - thanks for sharing!

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  72. Thank you! Love it and sure to enjoy come holiday season. xx

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  73. Love both the prints, but especially that pom pom garland!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  74. Thanks for this, I love it.

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  75. Could you post the source of the map image?

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  76. Thank you for the beautiful downloads...framing one for me and one for a gift!

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  77. These are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  78. Thank you for these prints! Love them. :)

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  79. thank you SO much for these printables!!! i LOVE them!!

    bess :)

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  80. Karalee12/04/2012

    THANK YOU for such beautiful prints!

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  81. thats great , thanks for sharing

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  82. I'm quite late to the party, but just wanted to say thank you for sharing this great print for free. It's now framed and hanging on our wall in Turkey - joy to the whole world! Thanks again.

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  83. Thank you - they are beautiful.

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  84. j'aime beaucoup !... je cherche des freebies sur le Net pour les partager, pour l'instant sur Pinterest (où j'ai déjà plus de 13000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits), en attendant l'ouverture de mon propre site, et je vais vite poster le lien pour que tout le monde puisse télécharger et utiliser votre création !... merci pour le partage, Is... (si vous voulez voir ce que je fais, c'est là : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/ )

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  85. Thank you so much--these are both beautiful and powerful!

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  86. I know this is a few years ago but I just found this via pinterest, thank you for sharing, I love them!

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  87. Is it possible to blow the prints up larger than the dimensions they are already set to?

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  88. Thank you for sharing

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  89. This is beautiful, thank you for sharing. We are doing a Christmas Tea with the theme, "Joy To The World" with each table selecting a country. I chose Syria and used this template to make ornaments for each lady at my table. I put the name of 2 Christians I know personally who live in Aleppo amidst the bombing and asked for them to be remembered in prayer. Thank you so much, this is a blessing! Merry CHRISTmas!

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  90. I've been looking for a prayer and quotes to go in my personal area of the classroom. This prayer is absolutely perfect. Thank you again, and your work is beautiful.

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