Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wedding Reception Canvas

I was asked to make a canvas layout for a wedding reception. This is what the bride wanted instead of a guest book. I used a 12 x 12 canvas to make the layout for their engagement photo (that I also got to take for them!)
and then mounted that on a larger canvas. This was very fun to make :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Candle Holders

I bought some glass candle holders on clearance at Target. Added some paper and ribbon to dress them up. These are more prizes for the baby shower I am hosting. Now  I just need to buy the candles :)

Frame with clothes line

I saw this unfinished frame with a clothes line built into the inside and LOVED it. Gave it a paint job, added some embellishments to hang from the clothes pins and tied on some twine. This is yet another prize for the baby shower I am throwing and the lucky winner can put their own photos in it :)

Note Card Holder

This was an unfinished wood product that I purchased. It is a cute little note card holder. Added some paint, adorable ribbon and a flower that I stamped the smiley face onto to match the ribbon. This will be another prize for the baby shower that I am hosting :)

Mini Photo Easel

Here is another project that I created as a prize for baby shower games. Picked up this unfinished wood frame set and spruced it up a bit :)  Will hold a 3 x 3 picture.

Extra Large Clothes Pins

These are really BIG clothes pins that I had bought at my local Ben Franklin Craft store. They were just unfinished wood. I painted them and added the flowers. I am hosting a baby shower and have decided that I am going to make all of the gift/prizes for the shower games. I have been having so much fun :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Made my own Candy Stands for a Candy Bar

I have been busy, busy, busy planning a baby shower for my daughter. We will be having the shower in May so I have been busy designing the decor (pictures of paper craft items to follow). I have decided to have a candy bar at the shower. My first step in this process was to go to Goodwill and buy salad plates and margarita style glasses. I scoured the isles and found all of my pieces at  $0.49 each! Next, I bought spray paints to match my color scheme, some spray primer and a strong adhesive for glass. I glued the pieces together first, once dry I sprayed the primer and then once that was dry, I sprayed my desired color. DO BE SURE TO USE PRIMER as the spray will start to bubble or crack on the 2nd coats when applied directly to the glass. I just LOVE how these turned out. I have a few more to make but had run out of primer. I will make the remainder tomorrow.