November 25, 2014

DIY Christmas Garland Candle

It's official- Just1 month until Christmas! I may be a little bit excited...

Today I have a simple Christmas inspired project for you guys! A Christmas candle! I think this would be awesome for Christmas centerpieces, or you could make a bunch of these and put them in the fireplace instead of a real fire.

You could make this in other colors and give them as Christmas gifts as well.

Supplies: Candle, Quick Drying Glue or Hot Glue (I used 450 Quick Dry Glue), Christmas Garland.

1. Start by securing the end of your garland at the bottom back edge of your candle, as pictured below. I just used a dot of 450 Quick Dry glue.

2. Begin wrapping your garland around your candle. You want it pretty snug, and you can add some glue in between it and the candle if you need to.

3. When you get to the end of your garland, or when you feel you've got enough of the candle covered, Glue the remaining end down on the backside of the candle.

Looking for another easy-peasy candle project? Check out these Rhinestone Candles.

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November 24, 2014

Make it Monday

Create a Marbled Clay Dish using this tutorial.

Line your own Envelopes following this DIY.

Learn how make this cute Diary Cover using this tutorial.

Create an English Paper Pieced Hexie Turkey Towel with this tutorial.

Learn how to make a Paper Profile Silhouette with this DIY. I think this is a neat technique!

Create a Wooden Scrapbook following this tutorial.

Crochet a Fox Ear Headband with this crochet pattern.

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November 21, 2014

{Thankful} Art Journal Page

Today I'm up on the Helmar blog sharing this art journal page I created recently! If you want to read about what supplies I used and how I got those textured leaves, hop on over to Hemlar's blog.

(I think the photo above would make such a neat phone background!)

I love how this journal page came out, and it came together pretty quick too! I wrote down some things I'm thankful for in the black circle. I love how the black really makes my journaling stand out.

What are some things you're thankful for?
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November 20, 2014

DIY Ombre Christmas Tree

Taylor and I picked up this white Christmas tree for only $2 at a garage sale back in the Summer and we've been saving it for a good DIY project like this! Taylor had the idea to spray paint it, which I thought was a fantastic idea.

Now, while I'm always voting for pink anything (one day I will have a pink tree), we decided to paint it in shades of aqua blue, so it's an ombre tree!

Here's how we made it:

Supplies: White Christmas tree, 3 colors of spray paint (1 can each for a 6' tree).

1. Set your tree up outside (or some place you can spray paint). Ours was the kind with all of the separate branches that you have to snap in, so it took a little while!

2. Take your lightest color of spray paint and starting about 2' from the top of the tree, spray around the tree, covering the branches. Do this color for about a 1.5' section of the tree.

3. Repeat step 2 with your middle color, starting where you left off and coloring the lower middle section of the tree.

4. Now it's time for your darkest shade. We decided to only do the bottom row of branches with the darker color.
Just repeat the same steps to spray paint the tree.

Once your tree is completely dry (we painted it in the evening, so we just left it outside overnight), bring it inside, or set it up where you want it and then get to decorating it!

Ours is set up on our front porch, so we of course didn't want to decorate it with anything breakable. Instead we used lights, tinsel and handmade fabric ornaments!

Also, wouldn't this make a perfect Frozen inspired tree? I'm thinking lots of snowflakes with pink and blue ornaments, lights, glitter and snowmen!

It actually snowed a couple of days after we set up our tree! Just a light dusting, but it was still pretty!

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November 19, 2014

Garden of the Gods Mini Album at PWP

Today I'm up on the Paper Wings Productions blog sharing this mini album I created using photos from my trip to Garden of the Gods.

I actually experimented with a new binding technique for this mini album, as you can see in the photo above!
I was chain stitching the patterned papers down onto the cardstock pages of my mini album, not bothering to cut them apart while I was stitching them and when I was done I ended up with all of them stitched together like above. Sort of like a sewn accordion album!

Here are all of my pages, in a collage. I did a lot of stamping along the edges of my mini album, and I stamped out the title on my front cover, keeping it simple so that the title really stands out.

Would you like to see a tutorial on this binding technique? It was pretty easy!

Hop on over to the PWP blog if you get a chance!
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November 18, 2014

Photo Shoot Mini Album

Today I am up on the Hazel and Ruby blog sharing this mini album I made using both Hazel and Ruby products and Spellbinders products.

This was the first time I'd done any embossing with a diecut machine and I love the texture of this embossed metal! I'll definitely be doing some more embossing with my Spellbinders machine. :)

Here are photos of my pages. I used some fun photos that my Mom and I took recently.

To read more about what products I used and how I made my album, hop on over to the Hazel and Ruby blog!

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