Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Crafts - Star Picture Ornament

I've seen ornaments like these done on the web using different types of papers but I thought to myself...wouldn't it be nice if it was a picture instead of just paper. So I gave it a try on my computer and here is the result.

I took a picture of my ever so cute nephew and cropped it into a diamond shape. Copied that six times and arranged them around each other. Then I printed them off as a whole in four different sizes (staggering). Cut them up and glued it to black cardstock. Cut again and stacked them on top of each other, but I placed pop dots in between the layers to give it more dimension.

Here's the result...

Not too bad, right?

Oh...I forgot. I did punch a little hole at the tip of one of the big stars and put a fishing wire through it so they can hang it up.

Candy Crafts - Redskins Candy Sundae

My cousin is a big time Redskins fan and for his birthday, they had a Redskin's theme party. So, to keep with his theme, I created this Redskins Candy Sundae just for him.
I designed a Redskins candy wrapper for the smarties and tootsie roll candies, printed, cut and wrapped them around smarties and tootsie rolls, then filled & arranged them in a sundae glass, and added some ribbon.
Easy peasy and he loved it.

I'm back with Crafts

Wow. Talk about MIA, right? Well, I'm sure all of you understand how life just happens to take over sometimes.
But I'm back and ready to share with some crafts I have worked on.
First up - Flower Hair Clip in a Recycled Soda Bottle Gift Box

Here's a close-up of my flower. I added yellow beads in the middle and highlighted parts of the flower with a silvery white paint.

Now...Here's the flower hair clip, I wrapped some chocolates in pink paper, cut up large soda bottle, filled it with some crimped paper and put everything inside the soda bottle box.

Fold each soda bottle petal on top of the other and you've sealed it like a box. Notice though, that I did have to glue pink paper (matches the candy) on one flap of the soda bottle because I just could not for the life of me remove the label that was stuck on the bottle. So I covered it. And here's the end result.

Tah Dah! It was my first try at the soda bottle gift box and I think it turned out ok. Going to experiment more.