Monday, December 12, 2011

Handpainted Snowmen Ornaments

These were very simple to make:
1. Follow steps to adhere glitter to inside of a glass ornament using floor wax.
2. Use paint markers to paint design on glass ball.
3. Attach ribbon/bow to top of ball.
4. Voila!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Newest Deco Mesh Wreath

The Argyle themed Christmas ornaments have been calling to me, since the first day I saw them in Hobby Lobby. The only thing is that I have nothing in my house that's pink and green. Therefore this wreath is really just for fun.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Christmas Corner

I live in a decent size apartment, however it's still not big enough for the "mammoth" Christmas Tree my mom gave me a few years ago. So it sits in storage, lonely and wishing to be on display! :( 

As I was going to sleep recently I envisioned how I would set up my Christmas decor this year and here are some pics to show what I came up with.

I wish I could better capture how cute it is but I can say it looks better than I even hoped (in person at least). A few pictures....

The inspiration for my design theme and colors!
My dad drew this pic of The Grinch!
Framing and matting from Dollar Tree! $2 for this project!

Framed Quote from Dr. Suess' The Grinch!

Here's a "Grinchy" view of the center tree. It's a 4' White Tree with some really cute ornaments I've been collecting over the years.

Grinch Hat Tree Topper is from Universal Studios Grinchmas.
Red, Green & White circle garland (top of wall) is from after Christmas sale at Cracker Barrel.

Adorable snowman closeup....

On each side of the white tree is a vase with Christmas balls, a shiny tree and these awesome lighted globes!

Hope your Christmas is blessed and
full of love this year!

Linking up to this party:
The Inspired Room

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I love making Mesh Ribbon Wreaths!

Latest Creations
Two Color Scemes:
Lime Green & Turquoise
Peacock Accents

Blue & White
Snowman Accent

Contact me if you'd like me to make one for you. I am happy to ship (U.S. only), email me at if you are interested. I accept payments via paypal.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Deco Mesh Ribbon Wreath

I have begun a new endeavor with making Christmas Wreaths. If you would like one, I can do an array of colors. Contact me at if you would like to special order one.

Wreath Details:
This wreath measures 20" wide and is made using Deco Mesh Ribbon. The cost will depend on the materials needed. An average cost for one similar to this will be $70 plus shipping. The order will be shipped within 3 days after money has been received via paypal.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cowboy sign for my daddy!

So, funny dad almost burned down my parents kitchen/house by leaving something on the stove burner, left room and forgot and they ended up having to replace quite a bit in their kitchen. Thank God it was not a total loss and it gave my mom the excuse to upgrade a few things, like a new stove!

My mom then made my dad agree to not cook inside anymore. And he agreed to her request, BUT he did not agree to stop cooking. He invested in a new gas grill outside and paired with his charcoal smoker, he built his own little outdoor kitchen!

So I made him a kitchen warming present! And here it is!

Here are a few pics of my process and if you're interested how I got the letters on here, check out this blog for my inspiration:

This is what the sign looked like after I had the chalk outline traced onto the sign.

 Final project again. I used a paint pen to outline the cowboy silouhette and I hand painted the white letters (which was the longest part of this project).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stenciled Chandeliers

I have a stencil project that I am planning
for an upcoming birthday present.

So instead of just wingin' it, 
I decided to practice last night.

I've been wanting some chandelier art
and I found a stencil for a cute chandelier.

Here's the finished project with 
an up close look at the cuteness!  

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cute little table...

For today's blog, I was inspired by another craft blog called

Here is their table that inspired my table.

This gave me an idea for my table that I had
hidden in a back room that was given to me for free!

Here's my before....

And here is my after

I am extremely happy with how it turned out and
anyone that sees it loves it almost as much as I do! :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

just. keep. swimming.

I was inspired by this wood block

from this Etsy Shop: bubblewrappd

And referred to by one of the blogs I'm obsessed with, but now I can't even remember who it was! :(

So, the reason this stood out to me so much is because I'm going through some personal struggles, but no matter what, I've decided I will just keep swimming! I wanted to make something that I would see everyday and remind me of this simple but powerful encouragement!

So here's my creation...

It was very simple to make this.

Here are my steps:

1. Spray painted a 16 x 20 canvas with gray
spray paint (Krylon Brand).

2. Asked my bf that works at Staples to make a copy of my words on a transparency sheet (downloaded a font from one of those free font websites).

3. Using my school projector, 
I penciled the words on the canvas.

FYI, this was the hardest part because a regular pencil is gray, on top of gray paint...guess I didn't think that thru very well).

4. Then I painted the letters with white acrylic paint.

5. Made some cloth rolled flowers. I used scrap material I bought in the left over bins from Joann's and Hobby Lobby and some cloth ribbon.

6. Glued 'em on and Bam, my creation was finally finished!

This project would've taken a "normal" person a few hours to make, but it took me a couple weeks because I'm pretty lazy and/or I get distracted easily and have a hard time finishing my projects!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Glittery Cookie Banner

I'm new to writing/making a crafty blog, but I've been reading blogs for many years and I'm absolutely obsessed with crafty homemaking blogs!

I finally decided to try my hand at blogging when I saw a contest for glittery projects!

Last Halloween (2010) my church hosted a Costume Carnival with food, games and costume contests. I was in charge of setting up the decor for our music group's cookie booth. Since we represented the music group, our theme was inspired by the "music of the night." Our colors were black and white and I made this pretty awesome Cookie Banner out of glittery/sparkly foam I got from Hobby Lobby.

Since I wasn't planning to make a tutorial or even considering writing a blog last fall, these won't be the best pics, but you will get the gist! :)

Here is a pic of the finished project:

Here are close ups so you can see the glittery goodness!

"Eye" see you!! :)

Here's the tab at the top:

This is the banner after assembly.
(Please forgive poor pic quality)