This summer I stumbled upon these old wagon “walls”. I guess that is what you would call them. They are wood and had just the right patina on them. I practically jumped into the bin when I found them at … Continue reading
For the last few years the Dollar Store has had these cute little skeletons. I knew I wanted to do something fun with them. I have seen other bloggers create cute things. I am sure a wreath was the first idea that came across a lot of creative minds.
Of course at the same time I am totally into creating pinwheels with Halloween scrapbook paper and cupcake foils.
I combined the two elements together and BOOM a new wreath.
I love the shiny foil from the cupcake wrappers. They just add a little “bling”. The black roses are from Michael’s.
This cutie has gone to a very good friends home to live for Halloween.
I am sure I will be creating something new after I take a trip to Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or Joann’s Craft. I can’t go to any of these places with out coming home with something new to “create”.
More Halloween to come.
Well it is that time of year again. Here in Virginia we start school tomorrow. It is bitter-sweet. I am so excited that my girls are returning to school, but I am not looking forward to all the “routine” again. We have really enjoyed the fun, crazy, fly by the seat of your pants summer!
I wanted to mark the occasion of school starting with what else….a new wreath for my front door. When all else fails on a creative funk day, make a wreath! I found these old flash cards at a yard sale a few months ago. I just loved the simple vintage design. I picked them up for $1.00 and I knew I would make something.
I had a few cardboard cake bases. I thought they would make a good size and shape for the wreath.
I simply started gluing them to the edges of the cardboard. I knew I wanted three levels so I would have to stager the layers on each level. I needed there to be height in between. I didn’t show them, but I used empty ribbon spools. They worked perfect! Just the right height. Once I got the layers going and added my height I realized it looked a little empty. Okay what do you think of when you think back to school? Paper, Pencils, glue….. Notebook paper. That was it! Notebook paper was the perfect filler.
I kept layering and layering and finally felt done. I looked at it and thought it was missing something. COLOR! I added a few pencils in for color and made the center out of crinkled notebook paper. I just added a cute little chalkboard to the center to complete the school theme.
I hope you have a wonderful school year. Keep checking back for more posts. I have taken a break for a while, but I will be working really hard to post every week.
Happy New Years to all my “junkie” friends! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and you are all getting your craft on and ready for a New Year celebration! I could not stop myself from making a New Year’s wreath. I have been so inspired by all of the really amazing things I have seen on Pinterest. I just needed a “little” decoration to jazz up my home for a New Year dinner.
I had some extra tinsel garland that I had used to decorate my Reindeer “bling” art. I did not want to go out a buy anything new. I dug through my craft closet and found pieces to make a frame form to wrap the garland around.
I quickly glued it all together and go to work creating my wreath. I knew I had bought some party hat stickers last year after the holidays. I try really hard to keep all of my stickers and scrapbooking supplies organized in a file drawer. I knew they were in there! They needed a little weight added to them to make them stand out onthe very wild and busy tinsel wreath. I made pin wheel fans of clock face scrapbook paper and centered the tinsel stickers.
I then added black and silver paper to the back of the party hats. I knew I had some gift wrap add ons in silver and gold from a few years back. I had never used them on gifts, but I could not think of a better way to make good use of them now!
This project only took about an hour to finish. I am excited to hang it in my kitchen and share with all of my New Year guest!
Have a Happy New Year!
My love of paper strikes again…
I found some amazing old comics at a yard sale a few weeks ago. For all of my comic fans out there. I did look them up to see if they were worth a MILLION dollars before I ripped them up. They were not!
I am so happy with the way this turned out with the comic and craft paper combination.
I hope you all enjoy it!
I made this wreath to hang on the front door of our home for my daughter’s Circus Theme birthday party. I just couldn’t stop myself. I love the raffle tickets with old tread spools, plastic kid’s animals and Mommy made tickets.
The “circus” banner hanging in the center is made from reclaimed game pieces. I love to find that unwanted junk and recreate it!
She really loved this and was so excited that I made it for her party.
If you love it, buy it and DIY! Nothing is beyond the limits!
I hope you enjoy and have fun creating your own items.