Any girl who makes her own wedding cake out of Krispy Kreme Donuts is my hero! Blue Cricket is original and fun. And any girl who has a red door is a new BFF, because we all know how much I love a red door. Especially a red door with a blue frame. Original and Sassy! If you look close…….those aren’t ordinary Christmas balls. First of all I love the whimsical look. These ornaments are regular ornaments, but with a bit of paper mache . She took a few older ornaments she no longer wanted, some newspaper, and mod podge. A full tutorial on her blog. TUTORIAL!!! She’s got lots of ideas for quick, inexpensive creative gifts. Like these pop up cans. How fun! Start out with your average soup can….. Open the bottom end with a can opener. Leaving the top of the can with it’s pull tab intact. Fill your can with any kind of goodies. Seal your can with the original bottom and some glue. Wrap your can and make it pretty. Add a cute tag and you’ve got your self an inexpensive gift that will charm the socks off just about everyone. I know it’s hard to believe that someone as crafty as me…….cough cough….would be running short on time with the holiday’s. Those blasted neighbor gifts…..Of course you can’t blow them off…..what would they think? Well Becca had the best idea…….and it looks adorable, so it makes up for the simplicity of it. Pull together a cookie cutter, a cookie decorating item and a roll of store bought cookie dough. Wrap more of that cute scrapbook paper or even cute wrapping paper…….or a section of BURLAP or fabric would be cute……wrap whatever you have around the dough, tie it all together with a cute ribbon, add a cute tag and you are finished. Easy on the pocket book, and the schedule. And you still look like a rockstar to your neighbors. Another great idea that looks like a million bucks, but doesn’t cost it…..You’ll need cloths pins, decorative paper, buttons, and magnets. Put together your favorite patterns. They stick to your fridge for easy clipping for misc items. Darling.
And when you’re all finished, but you need a cute impressive gift tag….she used images from clip art on her computer. After a bit of fancying up, they will enhance whatever gift they’re placed on.
She’s got a bit of a recycle, repurpose gene. You know I love that. She has a few projects of collecting old thrown out pieces of furniture and turning them into something useful. Like this cabinet below. She painted it, took the drawers out so she could have shelves. But what to do with all the drawers? You can’t just throw them away. She made ribbon organizers. Have you ever seen such a cute idea? Way to think outside the drawer. Brilliant idea.
I hope you’ve got something good to drink, because you’re going to be there awhile. I was. She’s a fun read….but we already knew that from the donut wedding cake.
Be sure to join me tomorrow for my Get Your Craft On Tuesday.