December 29, 2012

Have a Merry Mickey Christmas

I have to say I just love these ornaments. I made a few this fall for my family and a friend asked me to recreate them for her family. I made a couple of changes this time, and I think I love them even more- if that is possible. Anyway, I was asked if I could share the directions, so here they are.
To begin the process I drew a line all the way around a black glitter ornament with a metalic permanent marker. A small tupperware cup that I had was the perfect size for the ornaments I bought.
Next apply Mod Podge to the bottom of the ornament and add red glitter. Expect to make a giant glitter mess in this process, but it is well worth it!
Add ears- I used glitter balls that are for home decor but they worked perfectly. I used hot glue to attach then sprinkled around the balls with black glitter so that no hot glue would be showing.
Add buttons for Mickey and bows for Minnie!

The Minnie ornaments got one final touch- sequins around the middle.
To do the personalization I cut vinyl using my Cameo and a disney font.  As the ornament is covered in glitter, the vinyl wouldn't stick well, so I used mod podge to adhear the vinyl and then to seal them to the ornament!.
So there you have it, a whole family of personalized ornaments!

December 19, 2012

The week of PINK

It seems that I haven't posted many project lately. I have been focused on school and have just completed my first semester of nursing school. I have been doing monthly posts for Connie Crystal this fall but as my time is extremely limited I havent' been posting all of my projects here. So, today I wanted to share a few projects that I have been working on. It seems my color of the week for crafting is PINK. I have made three projects in the last three days that were all pink :) Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App While the projects were all for seperate purposes it seems they were following a theme. The two bags were created for a friend's daughters. She asked me to make them and personalize theme and she will be giving them to her girls for Christmas. I have actually made several of these bags and am thinking I may start selling them on ETSY as everyone seems to love them- I would love to hear what you think of that- Leave me a comment with your opinion :) Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App I made a grand total of 4 of these wreaths! I used them as gifts for some friends and kept one for myself! I think I will be leaving it up in my craft room all year long. Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Last but certainly not least is the PINK scarf that I made. This was my very first crochet project ever and I think it turning out to be even better than I could have imagined. My good friend Janice from Craft Place was kind enough to give me personal lessons on how to create this beautiful project! THANKS JANICE!!! Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App