March 31, 2014

A Butterfly Decorated Seed Caddy


This  project was inspired by my love of gardening and that I needed a practical yet attractive holder for all my seeds!









I started with this small plastic art caddy that my son had out grown.
I first wiped it clean with a wet then dry cloth.

 I used a few paper plates, a foam brush and Gloss luster Mod Podge.

I sorted through my collection of printed paper napkins. I get the majority of my napkins at a discount store called Tuesday Morning.  The rest in specialty shops when the design catches my eye.

 I tore up copies of vintage music sheet paper and cut out parts of the napkin that I knew I would use.




I applied the torn music sheet paper to the inside of the caddy with the Mod Podge and foam brush.
 I also added some of the music sheet paper to the out side of the caddy, just under the lip.
Next I applied the napkin cut outs with Mod Podge to the entire outside of the caddy.
I filled in exposed areas with assorted purple tissue.
 I roughly trimmed out 2 of each butterfly images and applied them to sturdy white cardstock with Mod Podge. When dry, I carefully trimmed them out.
I used Tombo glue to adhere the first of each butterfly securely to the outside of the caddy. Then I placed a bit of glue to the center of each butterfly...let that set up a bit and placed the center butterfly onto the first, folding up the wings a little.
 For the inside border, I used a scalloped border punch on some aquamarine cardstock.
Then I inked them with teal ink before gluing them in place.  Lastly I filled in space on the caddy with an assortment of rhinestones other embellishments.
 I measured my seed packets, and created some divider cards with some pretty papers and a tab punch.

Here are my seed packets.

 I reused old prescription bottles and spice containers for my bulk seeds. I combined all my miscellaneous flower seeds so I'd be surprised as they bloom! Some of seeds were harvested myself and some were given to me.



 I adorned the butterfly's with the dew drops.
I just LOVE butterfly's!



 Thank you for coming by!
 I hope you have enjoyed my creation and are inspired to make something like this for yourself or even  friends. :)
Click here for more idea's and inspiration.





March 28, 2014

March 21, 2014

Decorated Hand Mirror

Here is something I created using some pretty paper, vintage clip art and a plain hand mirror.
Click here for the tutorial!

March 17, 2014

March 12, 2014

Quick and Easy Butterfly Card!

 Recently I needed to make some quick Thank You card for friends.
This card literally from start to finish took less than 10 minutes!
 How cool is that?
 The supplies are so basic, you probably have them already and if not...you should because I use them on everything!
  • Card blank
  • Fine tip permanent pen
  • Drywall mesh tape- hardware store find...great for everything!
  • Inka Gold
  • Butterfly punches and die cuts
  • The Robins Nest Diamond Dew Drops
  • Adhesive

March 6, 2014

You are Invited to a Faerie Garden Swap!

Do you love all things miniature, the magic of Faeries or just reminisces of your childhood?
 If yes, then you must join the first Faerie Garden Swap of its kind!

I personally love, love, love Faerie gardens and all miniature things of any kind.
 I delight in keeping my inner child alive and creative. :)

This swap is open to anyone who ***"Believes***.


Use e6000 to firmly secure kitty's, birds and other wee creatures to other objects.
 The theme is "In the Garden".
Count 10+1 and matching ATC's.
Due May 31st.

This swap is now FULL.
See current participant list here.


March 4, 2014

Fave Crafts Best Blogger Craft 2014 Contest-Pretty Painted Flower Pots.

Recently at the start of the year I attended a fantastic event hosted by Prime Publishing.
There I mingled and met with a variety of amazing craft companies and fellow craft bloggers.
At the end we were sent home with oodles of craft supplies to "play" with and create something for the Fave Crafts Best Blogger Craft 2014 Contest!


 This is my creation.
Pretty Painted Flower Pots.
Just in time for spring!

If you love it, I hope you will give it a vote (you can only vote once). 

  The projects will shuffle around on the screen so be sure to look for my name to see my project.


Voting ends March 11th at midnight CST.Please vote here.
Thank You!

March 3, 2014

Stylish Faux Leather Cuff

 
 This month for The Designer Craft Connection group, the theme is a project or technique that will blow you away!
So here is a really fun idea I have been wanting to try for a long time. - Faux leather.
Its a lot of style with out a lot of work. Once you try this project, you won't want to stop!
You can use it for anything from jewelry, Hair accessories, Book marks to Card making.
Lets get started, shall we?



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