My Art

Monday, January 30, 2012

Crochet Star Bursts

Owls

Here are a few new owls I've made in the past couple of months. Lots of colors for these pudgy little guys.

This little one is green, white, and pink and hangs from a yellow stone and antique brass link bracelet.

Probably my favorite because of the sky blue and baby pink colors. After the craft fair I went to last year I've nearly sold out of owls and this is one of my last owl necklaces I have. But it's always nice knowing there's someone else enjoying them.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Make Your Own Disco Balls

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What more festive way to adorn your reception than with disco ball accents! They send a fun celebration message to your guests and will sparkle in the light. You can make tiny balls and attach to escort cards, use them on favor boxes, or even make large balls to hang from ceiling

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These disco balls were inspired by a pricey and gorgeous ornament I found this winter and I’m thrilled to have found a cheap way to make them in mass! Invite your bridesmaids over for an evening of wine and gluing and bust out a large pile of these in no time.
Materials
  • Styrofoam balls in sizes of your choice,
  • Clear drying tacky glue
  • Ornament tops or metals loops for tying/hanging,
  • Lots of 1/4, 1/2, or 1 inch craft mirrors (purchase them cheaply online in bulk or at your local craft store).
Four inch styrofoam balls work great for favor toppers or centerpieces adornments, while ten inch balls make for larger statement pieces.

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How To:
Stick your ornament top or metal loop right into the ball, lift it just a bit and begin gluing the mirrors around in a circle underneath. Once you have two lines put a small amount of glue on your ornament topper and stick it down.

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The ends might never be perfect, don’t fret about that and just glue in a circle. You will see some styrofoam between the mirrors. The end effect is so dazzling that your guests will never notice this.

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imageI am usually a hot glue lover, but for this project stick with tacky glue as the small pieces will really show any left over hot glue lines.

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Allow time to dry.
Thread ribbon through the ornament topper and tie onto favor boxes for a festive and celebratory touch! Or, use them as escort cards, centerpiece adornments or hanging d├ęcor!

New Treasury

Poinsettas


So in time for the holidays, while I was out I found some pendants that caught my eye and just had to make necklaces. They remind me of poinsettas or maybe, in the case of the necklace on the left, of a snowflake.

Looking for this in red? Well look no further! Find them here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Party!

Hope Grows...

Wedding Place Cards

I love it when the most mundane items can be transformed into something useful and practical. Cake icing tips are one of those items! They come in all different shapes and sizes and can be transformed to coordinate with your wedding with just a coat of spray paint. Add your place card, and this project takes about 5 seconds to complete, shopping time not included. To add an extra element, gather up colorful glass containers and add some simple flowers. I bought spray roses, stock, hyacinth, and hydrangea all from Trader Joe’s.

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Supplies: Cake icing tips (can be found at your local Michael’s or cake supply store), spray paint, paper and pen.
Step 1: Spray paint your cake icing tip and let dry.
Step 2: Write name on paper with a pen or paint marker.
Done!
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