Thursday, November 30, 2017

Enhancing store bought glittered snowflakes

 A local hardware store had a clearance sale and I was lucky enough to attend at the end of the event. I bought a few things, however my favorite find during the sale was three packages of these large glittered snowflakes.
Using the Tim Holtz medallion strip die I die cut and folded thick cardstock into these 2.5" medallions. Hot glued in place. Then looked through my Stampin Up sentiments and stamped various phrases on thick craft card stock. Spellbinders labels die allowed me to fancy up the sentiments.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Beach ornament

Here is another Pinterest try.
I had every thing at home already.
Sand from Michael's
Stick and cardstock from my stash
Sea shells from various beaches
 Glued twine to holder.
I think they came out cute. Hardest part is getting the stick to stay up straight...

Cloth covered plastic Dollar Tree candy canes

Saw this on Pinterest where you take the plastic candy canes from Dollar Tree and wrap them in material.
 Using my hot glue gun and one inch strips of fabric, start glueing on either on.

 Wrap the cane tightly and adding a little glue to hold it in place.
 Added a bow and a button.
 Here is the lot I made this morning

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Flower Angel

Wooded beaded flower angel ornaments for my craft fair coming up.
I had all items on hand to try my hand at these as I've seen them on Pinterest.
I purchased these flowers from Michael's as part of the fall flowers discounted down 80%.

With one bloom....I was able to make three angels!
For the head I used a 25mm wooden bead.
For the wings I wrapped gathered lace around the neck area, made a figure 8 and twisted it into a set of wings and hot glued it down.
Added the faux diamond to the front and gave her a halo.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wooden ornament with jingle bell

Using more blocks I stamped this saying using Stayzon black ink.

I love this verse from the old Christmas song and it fit perfectly on the wooden block.
To add to the twine hanger I threaded on a little bell

Let is snow Mini wooden ornaments

Using blocks of wood I stamped the words using Stats on ink.
 Hot glued the block to a wooden snowflake
 I chose the snowflakes from my stash that had a hole in it for easy hanging with an ornament hook

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Snowman blocks

I painted these adorable snowmen on Dollar Tree blocks.
 These started out as children alphabet blocks and I painted three layers of blue acrylic paint to cover up the letters that were painted on the side.
I then added a circle of white acrylic paint (this took 3 to 4 coats of white to cover up the blue).
I then painted on the snow on all the remaining sides.
Finished up with the nose and face features.
What I didn't take a pic of what the eye screw and twine hanger.
Made these three to sell in the craft fair.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Cork twine angels

Made 4 of these with everything I had on hand for this years craft fair.
 2 1/2" corks
20mm wooded beads
Diamond trim
Hot glue
 Glue a hanger inside the wooden ball and hot glue to the cork
 Glue on twine wings which I wrapped around my hands 3 times
Added trim to angels
Not sure if I am going to draw on eyes or leave as is

Twine stars

I thought to make these star ornaments with what I had on hand.
Mini bells
Hot glue
Glued toothpicks to form a star
Wrapped twine around each leg
Added a bell to the back

Took about 25 mins to complete each one
 Here's one with a red bell

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cinnamon stick mini ornaments

Saw these on Pinterest and this is my take on them. They are small and would be great on a mini tree or package tie.
One cinnamon stick
A small strip of ribbon
7" of twine
Punch of pine needles and a heart
Hot glue and made these rather quickly