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

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Tree Man Face

Last fall I saw a tree face and was intrigued it was different than others I have seen and I wanted one. After looking online the one I wanted was lake 29 dollars and that was too much to spend. See the last pic. At a recent yard sale I purchased one or 2.50 and painted it to look more like the one I had first seen. I forgot to take before photos but found a similar one online, see below

These are 2 pics of the one I painted to blend into the tree, my brother added the stick to resemble a cigar!

This is the color of it before painting
This was my inspiration photo I took last fall.
I hope to find more of these so I can have a forest family!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Suitcase as a Wedding Card Holder

The bride to be from the bridal shower I did the cake for asked me to decorate a suitcase for her wedding guests to put their cards in at the reception, I have seen them before and recently a blog post from another blogger had a birdcage she had made for her daughters wedding.
I copied some vintage postcards from Washington DC cherry blossom festival, printed on card stock and mounted on parchment paper then tied them to vintage lace.

Used vintage pins to attach them to the lining.

And as a added bonus, I made a luggage tag, copied and printed a Mexico postcard (honeymoon destination) her soon to be last name and a vintage key.

She Loved it!

One week till her wedding!

If interested check out the birdcage card holder at Jill Ruth & Co

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