Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Berries and Turquoise

Now that I'm on Christmas break, I finally made it to Michael's to figure out exactly what to create for our door. All season I've been wanting red berries, and something turquoise. This is what I came up with, and I LOVE it!
It was so cheap; I already had the frame, and all rest (berries, ribbon, ornament) were 50%-70% off at Michaels. I think the total cost was around $6. So worth it!

It was simple, too...I used the snipped-off wire stems of the berries to attach the berry branches to the frame (there's no glue on this beauty anywhere). Then I wrapped wired ribbon around it, hung the "Noel" from the frame, and attached a ribbon "hanger." Easy, easy easy!
I gave my not-so-traditional wreath away to a friend who loves it and will give it a good home. For reasons I won't bore you with, I was just DONE with it. I'm glad it has a good home, though. Thanks for taking it off my hands, Thai.
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Christmas Break and Quilling

I'm finally on Christmas break!
I'm a part time teacher in a 5th and 6th grade classroom.
Btw, DIY Blogland, while I appreciated that there were 1.5 billion ideas for gifts for students to give their teachers, I didn't appreciate that I didn't see one single idea for teachers giving gifts to students. It's okay, you know I love you. I also love the dollar section at Target.

Now that I'm on break, I plan on some laziness...
demonstrated by my favorite pup.
I also plan to do more quilling.
I'm just in love with making snowflakes.
Here's one that I made for a coworker.
Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Not-quite-traditional Wreath

This is my not-quite-traditional Christmas wreath. I actually made it last Christmas for a holiday craft fair. It didn't sell. It also didn't sell at my second craft fair. Oh well, it at least it gets to be on my door now!
Each flower is hand-cut, and glued, and lovingly arranged. It took quite a while, but I think it was worth it.
The flowers are made from a vintage devotional book, which makes them extra special.

It's not really what I had in mind for our door this year, but it'll have to do for now. My vision for the door has thus far been a total craft fail (more on that later).

Oops, how did she get in a post about a wreath? Oh well. Isn't she adorable?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quilled Poinsettia

Apparently I can't stop quilling. I whipped up this little poinsettia in about 20 min. See, quilling doesn't have to take a long time. Then all I did was put it against some shimmery green paper and put it in a box-frame. It's quite small. It's one of those little treasures that you get as a reward for looking at the bookshelf. One should, after all, be rewarded for taking the time to look around a home. (And hopefully you see a poinsettia, and not a buggy-eyed monster with a beady eyes and a red mane. Oops, oh well.)

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