Walmart has gotten in some of the prettiest ornaments this year. I feel like a kid in a candy store when I go to the Christmas section. When I found this little dove in a bird cage, I saw so many possibilities, besides hanging it on the tree.
This is how I changed an ornament into what will be the focal point for a vignette or a centerpiece.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I was asked to make some earrings for a little girl’s Christmas pictures. She wanted something that would show up & sparkle, but she didn’t know what color her little girl’s dress was going to be.
I thought about it for awhile, and my mind immediately went to Swarovski crystals. Swarovski crystals sparkle like nothing else, and I know that although simple, they will show up in the pictures. I also gave her a bonus pair of earrings. Purple is her favorite color, and she’s the star of their family.
It’s the week before Thanksgiving, so I still wanted to go with a Fall theme.
The reason I named this Rustic Elegance is because the tablecloth is a very soft woven fabric that looks like burlap and the china is so elegant.
When I opened the freezer & things started to fall out, I knew I had to think of a way to get it organized. When it happened the second time, landing on my foot, it was the wake up call that I needed to get it done. (frozen things hurt!)
I started to do some research online, but most of them included items that were very expensive and specific to certain things. I wanted to customize it myself & I wanted FREE.
This is what I came up with:
Well, it’s still Fall, there are only a few weeks left until Thanksgiving, so pumpkins are still in order. When I found this china, I knew the tablescape had to be done in pinks. And, I think you’ll enjoy the surprise at the end.
They say necessity is the mother of invention.
I say, if you don’t have what you need, make it.
I needed some pink glitter for an accent on the wings of my Breast Cancer Awareness Angel, it was midnight, and I had none. So, I decided to try to make some from what I had. It worked out so well that I made a bunch. (this wouldn’t have anything to do with my love of that sparkly stuff, would it?)
Here’s how I did it.
It’s been about a year since I got the painting bug. I guess it’s because it’s getting cold outside that I’ve been painting again. Oh, I’ve done little projects, but I’ve got the urge to paint some ornaments. I started to pull out my old paints, and a lot of them had gotten thick & a little lumpy. And some of my brushes have seen better days.
I went to the craft section of Walmart to get some new angle brushes & 2 colors of paint. The paints were on sale… and this is what I got.