“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

Last year I made these trees from old paperback books, this year I added glitter to them and a rusty star to the top.

I used a vintage frame when I did our photo for our Christmas card.
I have seen it done lots of times so I just added my own twist.
Although, I am happy with the way it turned out, probably won't ever do a christmas card again.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sweater Frames

As soon as I saw this on The Farmer's Wife blog I knew I was going to be making one!


Attached a piece of an old sweater on a cardboard cut to fit the frame, used a spray on glue. Then added this ornament with hot glue. I added an ols button to the center.

What is so nice about this project is if you wanted to make it more sentimental, use a sweater fro someones childhood and attach a pair of their out grown mittens.

Also, it is easy to find a color that matches your living room colors and lots of different things can be added to make it interesting.

Well I actually made two......

Glittery words would be fun too!
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snowglobe Cloche

I found this great glass vase at a thrift store for a dollar, I went to my box of snowmen and selected one and got out my fake snow. I taped the snowman to the bottom of the wooden green box and put some snow in the glass cloche and turned the box upside down to get the snowman in the cloche then flipped it right side up. Some of the snow stayed on the glass sides and now looks like a snow globe with NO water added!

To make the glass vase into a cloche I used 6000 glue to add the porceline ring and a 1/2 of a small glass container. I think it was a small candle at one time with a lid.

Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Ball Wreath

Everyone in the junkin world has seen these already, but it took me a while to find balls cheap enough and all at one place to make the wreath, I wanted to do it multi colored but I found these balls and was hoping to have enough to make a wreath.

I used an old wire wreath form and covered it with gold garlaand from a dollar store, then hot glued the balls in place, I started from the inside, some directions say to start from the out side edge.

The backside▼

special effect▼

Not sure If it will stay on this wall, but will do for now.
I am doing a more simpler christmas decorating style this year!

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