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April 24, 2012

Quick And Beautiful Gift That's Easy To Make

Hello Bloggers!
For today's project I'm sharing a quick and easy way to make a beautiful gift for a friend that anyone can make.  This gift can be personalized to your friend's taste.  In my case, my friend is a scrapbooker and card maker and I know how much she loves to use ribbon in her work so I've decided to use ribbon on my gift to her. 

This is what the end result will look like:

This is all you'll need: a glass vase and candle stick from the Dollar Tree Store or from a Goodwill store, some Gorilla Glue from the hardware store.
You can also add some rhinestones.  The ones pictured were purchased at Michael's Arts and Crafts store and they are adhesive backed.

Using the Gorilla glue, glue the vase onto the candle stick, add the rhinestones, let the glue dry for about four hours or overnight. 

fill it with what ever items your friend might like.  I filled mine with ribbon, lace and buttons:
I'm sure my friend is gonna love it and I can't wait to give it to her.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time. 

April 13, 2012

Cinderella Inspired Home Decor

Hello Bloggers! I cherish the moments I have to sit down and blog about what I'm doing and what I've been up to in my crafty little world.  I wear so many hats throughout the day but my crafty hat is my most favorite.  I've been studying for an exam all day today but decided to take a break to make something creative. 

I love Disneyland, we all do right? and I spend quite of bit of time there, it's like my second home.  I find inspiration all around me when I'm there and today's little craft is inspired by Cinderella.  It would make a great gift for someone who might be too old to play with dolls but who still loves the enchanting and romantic story.  I'm definitely in that category.  When I'm at Disneyland, I feel like a different person.  I'm not a 40 year old soccer mom from Los Angeles, oh no, NEVER!.  At Disneyland, I'm in a state of carefree, life is whimsical, anything is possible and everything is magical trance.  The entire time I'm there I have a smile from ear to ear.  And I'm talking my own ears, I'm talking Mickey ears that I wear on top of my head!

Here's the piece we are creating today, isn't it gorgeous?
I recently made a Rose inside a vase inspired by Beauty and The Beast, click HERE for link to tutorial.

For the Cinderella shoe, you will need: hot glue gun, white tacky glue, lace ribbon, paper flowers, two old CD's, scrapbook paper, large round paper punch or use a glass to make a template (place glass on top of paper and with a pencil, trace out the bottom of the glass onto the paper)

You will also need: clear plastic shoes.  I found these at Michael's Arts and Crafts Store.  They are the Quinceanera brand.  I think I paid around six dollars for a box of twelve.
And these cute little crowns also at Micheal's:

The first thing you'll do is place your scrapbook paper that you cut out in a circle and glue it on top of the CD:
Turn the CD around and with the hot glue gun, glue the lacey ribbon all around:

Next, using your hot glue gun again, place the second CD on top sandwiching the lace between the two CD's.
I decided to glue a clock cut out from Tim Hotlz dies to the bottom of my piece marking the midnight hour.  She was lucky, she got to stay out 'till midnight, I on the other hand, had to be home by eight when I was a young girl.  But that's okay, I still managed to find a husband, hahaha:
here's Tim Holtz Alterations die: you can find it at Simon Says Stamp
lastly, you hot glue everything else on top of the CD: the crown, a jewel, flowers and the shoe
you can leave it as is
or, for a different look, place it on top of a candle stick with E6000

Adios Amigos, Until Next Time!



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