This was already posted as a guest post at 3 Four and Under a week ago. I decided to post it again on my own blog. As far as I know there isn't a rule about that.
I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays. I'm slowly getting into the spirit. I just need to get all the stuff down from the rafters in the garage. My nickname used to be Miss. Christmas because I'd make everyone stuff. I love to make stuff and I hope to make a few things for the family. I'm not going to stress out about it, just have fun (by the way I'm telling myself that stuff...I don't know why but I always get stressed out). I'm singing songs in my head and thinking good calm thoughts.
Every year I get great ideas to make crafts for everyone. So far I've only made stamped and colored note cards for packages. This year after, being inspired by my fellow blogger, I decided to copy a few ideas. One idea I copied from Allison at HOP because I loved it and knew who I wanted to make it for. She painted clay pots, turned them upside down and it looks like a Christmas tree. I changed mine a bit using ribbon instead of a painted rim on the pot
On Monday, Natalie and I went to Michael's to buy supplies to make gifts for the family. We bought boxes t decoupage, clay pots to create trees, craft paint, silver spray paint, scrapbook paper, stickers and more. What amazes me is how fast everything adds up. After spending about $50 this is what we got!!!
Now it's time to get creative. My favorite part!
I painted some of the paper mache hearts and circles, on both sides. I still want to get gold paint to match this paper. I'll put this ornament aside till I buy the gold paint.
I used this cute retro reindeer paper to create these ornaments. First I painted the back and front with a lime green, to match the paper. Then I glued the circles onto the front. I was thinking of embellishing it but the paper is so cute I didn't want to cover it.
I'm going to use some vintage images on some of the other ornaments that I do next week. I'll play around with the other ornaments I make this season. So far this has been fun. I'm getting so many great ideas from my fellow blogger.
After finishing the ornaments, I spray painted 3 pots, in 3 different sizes silver.
I worked on the silver set and will do something with the green set next week. I glued on these ribbons with a glue gun and then put on stickers.
The last star I'm going to put it on a stick to stand up at the top.
I'm giving this to my sister-in-law Cindra because it matches her fine dining set that she inherited from her Mom. The plates are an amazing retro aqua green with silver and white. Hopefully I can get a picture of it on Christmas Day.
While spraying the silver set I sprayed a second set in hunter green. This will be more traditional looking.
Next week I'm looking for more stickers and stuff for the green pots. I wonder what I'm going to do with my next set. I'm addicted to spray painting now. I spray painted the other night and it was 35 degrees outside. Then it started to rain. Now I know why most of you only spray paint 6 months of the year. The silver pots ended up getting gunky cause of the re-does. I'll remember to spray paint another time when there are clear skies.
Are you doing any crafts this Christmas?
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