Monday, December 13, 2010
*I picked up these 'Wired Pine' at the Dollar Tree. They were next to the colored pipe cleaners. I think there are 12 in a package...all for $1! I wasn't sure what I'd ever use them for, but I couldn't pass them up. Glad I added them to my stash. I'm thinking maybe as box top decor for Christmas gifts.
~ Just Jen
Linking up at
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Here is close up of the topper. Just a wooden finial that I painted Heirloom White and then rubbed it with brown acrylic paint. I have NEVER tried doing the whole glazing or glazing look before, but now I'm in love with it!
I wrapped the tree with almost 3 yards of this red trim, hot gluing it in spots as I went along. I orinigally tried hot gluing the top and the base, but switched over to Gorilla Glue when it didn't work. I even spray painted the jingle bells a taupe color and tied them on some jute.
I'll post the adorable gifts as soon as I can get my daughter looking halfway decent while wearing the crocheted scarf and head band. When she saw me open them, she said, "I call those!"
Another fun gift exchange (see previous post)!!!! Love those exchanges!!
~ Just Jen
Joining the party at
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I SO LOVE THIS TAPE!!!
Until next time.........take time to enjoy this Season. Merry Christmas all!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Thank you, Teresa! I love them!!
Unfortunately....the lady I sent my gift to, Ashley, recieved hers a little late...like today...or tomorrow...soon I hope!! :)
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
I purchased a plain, black, 8x10 frame at Wal-Mart with a 5x7 mat. I printed the 'H' from my computer (can't remember the font, but it was a simple one on there and came with the polka dots already!) at size 450. Used 2 inch black with white polka dots grosgrain ribbon and hot glued to the mat. Used 1/4 inch red with white polka dots to frame the corners. Easy enough!
Now for the bow........now, I'm no bow maker. Never made a cute bow a day in my life! UNTIL LAST NIGHT!!!! I am a (self proclaimed) Google Queen! My family makes fun of me when we don't know something, they'll say, "Mom will Google it!". So I "Googled" and found a website www.girlythingsbows.com!!! What a great site! With their simple directions and great pictures (I'm a visual kinda gal!) I made a bow I'm still in awe of. They even show you how to layer them and create different types!! I'm a little impressed, can ya tell?
OK...I'm not looking for compliments, but comments on how I can do better next time! Also, any suggestions on what type of glue I should use to glue the bow to the frame?
I'm linking up to my first party ever!!! I LOVE Shanty2Chic !!!
And also linked up to a new favorite blog...Under The Table And Dreaming..
I love looking at other people's ideas and mixing them with my own.
And with THAT being said, I love the link up and show off parties and sometimes want to participate, but wasn't sure what blog to use. So when all else fails, CREATE A NEW BLOG.
But you must be warned: I have a crappy point and shoot digital camera. I craft in my dark kitchen (poor lighting). And I am no good with instructions and taking pictures as I go for a sort of tutorial.
As we go along, I'd love for you to follow my blog and give me lots of feedback! ;)