Monday, December 13, 2010

A fun ornament!

I needed a quick gift for my Crafternoon craft club. I had painted some blocks with the hopes of spelling out 'jingle' on them. Haven't gotten that far, so I swiped a red block; used my cricut to cut out the ho ho ho and the small snowflakes; a little Mod Podge; added a hook; then added the 'Wired Pine'* looped around (sorta like a wreath!) as the hangar. Outside of dry time....maybe a 5 minute project! And I absolutely loved it. Cost (this is the best part!) $0 as I had everything already on hand!

*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

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jumping on the Foam Christmas Tree Bandwagon

As my previous post read, I participated in a blog gift exchange. Here is what my giftee recieved...

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!!

Merry Christmas!!!

~ Just Jen

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Another gift exchange....

Craftaholics Anonymous is hosting another gift exchange. (I like these...can ya tell???) Now, I must confess I'm a little late getting mine in the mail to my exchangee. But...what can I say?

Here are pictures of it all wrapped up! I'll share pictures of the actual gift once she receives it.

And check out this tape I got at Michael's on Thanksgiving evening in the $1 bin! Cute, cute, cute!!!


Until next time.........take time to enjoy this Season. Merry Christmas all!