These ornaments were inspired by Natalie Hansen who made the CUTEST Halloween spoon ornaments in the 2008 issue of Somerset Holidays and Celebrations. I thought I'd put a Christmas spin on her Halloween ornaments. I used mica, glitter chipboard angel wings, resin wings and tinsel from Melissa Frances. Not only do they make pretty ornaments for your tree, you could also tie one on top of a package to dress it up or make several and give them as gifts.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Here's an idea if you'd like to dress up an ordinary gift box for gift giving this season.
These little boxes were made using paper mache houses and boxes bought at Michaels. I painted the houses and applied a mixture of Snow Tex, paint and glitter to the roofs. Paper from Melissa Frances covers the boxes. I then sprinkled pink and white mica on top of the boxes and embellished them with glitter snowflakes, buttons and glitter heart chipboard. Silver pipe cleaners were coiled up and placed on the chimney as well as tinsel. I made a crepe paper rosette and printed out "Joyeux Noel" on cardstock to adhere on top of the rosette.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
A simple tutorial on how to catch a fairy in a jar. :)
Pattern paper - I used Melissa France's "Decoration" paper
Round Paper Mache Box
Cover a paper mache box with pattern paper and ink around the edges to give it that vintage look.
Place the fairy inside the lid of the mason jar. I used Zip Dry to keep her in place and it worked just dandy. I then sprinkled a little glitter snow inside the lid.
Add a little sprig inside the jar behind the fairy. Screw the lid back on the mason jar and adhere the jar to the top of the box. I used a glue gun to adhere the jar to the box. This little fairy doesn't seem too excited about being stuffed in a jar. Too bad, I think she looks cute.
Tie ribbon around the base of the jar and glue the chipboard letters to the front of the jar. I glued a little mirror heart from Heidi Swapp to the front of the bow.
Top the jar with sprigs, an ornament and any other embellishments you choose. I also tucked in a vintage inspired postcard from Melissa Frances.
Annnnnnnnnnd you're finished!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
-Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
Halloween is my favorite holiday and the month of October just goes by way too fast. One of my favorite things to do is go to a cemetery and take photos of old and interesting headstones. I took these photos last year when Kellen and I were in San Antonio, TX.
Eerie, beautiful cemeteries. I love them
Nope, not a specter. Just Kellen.
Okay, enough of the creepy and on to the cutesty! A couple of mini treat boxes made with pattern paper and cardstock stickers from Melissa Frances
Bingo card, Halloween chipboard and cardstock stickers from Melissa Frances.
Halloween tags! Chipboard, vintage Halloween labels and pattern paper from Melissa Frances
I made a few quick and easy Halloween favors using scraps of fabric I already had and cardstock stickers from Melissa Frances.Please don't look too close, I can't sew a straight line and I've already broke my brand new sewing machine.