Sunday, November 25, 2012

Drum Roll Please.....Here's The Tree..

Here it is all put together. All of the ornaments are well semi homemade. I bought cheap ornaments from the dollar tree store and spruced them up. I brushed them with glue and added white glitter to tone them down. I got the clear glass ornaments from Hobby Lobby added my own touch to them. I painted cheap wooden birdhouses from Wal Mart white and added snow to the roofs. There is a wooden letter for each person in the house. I used the spray on snow in a can to make my tree white added some ribbon and the new tree skirt and here you go. I hope you love it. It's probably my favorite tree that I've done so far.

Wedding Dress Tree Skirt

I've had this wedding dress laying in my attic for about a year. My cousin gave it to me to use as a Holloween costume last year but I didn't wear it. I've been seeing all these cute ruffled tree skirts all over the web so I thought why not use the wedding dress to make my own. So I got a piece of fabric for the circle backing and started taking the dress apart. This took the longest. I used the satin and the tulle to make the different layers. I added some strips to tie it together. It's so pretty and fluffy. I love it.

It's Christmas Time Again

So it's that time of year again. Time to decorate for the holiday season. This year I wanted to do my tree in various shades of white. I also decide to make all the decorations myself. These are the first set of ornaments that I did. I took various small mason jars and spray painted them white. I then painted over some with a white glitter craft paint. I took some and brushed them with glue and rolled them in epsome salt and the rest I traced the logos with glue and sprinked epsome salt on them. I made handles from picture wire so that I can hang them on my tree. I can't wait for you to see them on the finished tree.

Friday, October 19, 2012

New hanging lights..

Ok so this is my last post today. Woo.. Anyway I decided to change the light covers in my dining room again. I made these out of chicken wire and I've got to say I love the way they turned out. I might even keep them for awhile. Lol

A new feature wall and a painted pumpkin..

So I get bored pretty easily. I decided to make a knew feature wall. This is all stuff that I already had. Some of it just got new paint jobs or a new home. I love all of the new colors. Also take a look at my plaid pumpkin isn't it the cutest? I painted it with with DIY chalk paint and striped it with orange and blue. It turned out so cute. Have a great weekend everyone.

Remember This...

You probably don't remember this old barn wood gate that I picked up what seems a million years ago. Well it's been in my attic since then just waiting to be made into something. Well if finally happened. I made it into a box for my decorations. I used the three pieces for the bottom and the sides and I used left over fence scraps for the ends. I knew there was a reason I kept those things. I nailed everything because its so old I didn't want it to fall apart. I sanded it down some and gave it a quick dry paint job. It's pretty long, almost taking up the length of my table but I love it. Also here are some of my fall decorations. Enjoy.

The Fifty Cent Table..

Not to be confused with the 50 Cent. Lol. So the Annual Apple and Pork Fall Festival has passed and I did pretty good for my first time. I learned a lot and met some new people. One of those is a young girl named Ashely. She works at the place were I had my booth set up. I made some chicken wire memo frames and she liked them but wanted one in purple. Well I didn't even think to make them in purple so I told her that I could definitely make her one. Well we got to talking and she told me about this cute little table she had bought at a rummage sale for 50 cents. That's right.. She absolutely loved the cute little shape of it but didn't know what to do with it so she asked if I would redo it for her. Well of course I said yes. She said her apartment was full of color and and she was fine with whatever I did to it. So here it is. All painted, stenciled and waxed. I hope she likes it. It's the first time I've done a stencil but I think it goes so well with the shape of the table.