Monday, January 31, 2011

L♥VE frame

Ok so this has to be the easiest, least expensive, fastest craft I have done in a long while!!!
I L♥ve it though!!!!
I picked this gem up at AC Moore for a whopping $1
spray painted it the Heirloom White spray paint
added glitter glue and chucky red glitter to the frame backing and it was done!!
L♥ve it!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Love Andrea

Thursday, January 27, 2011

All you need is love...

Love is all you need! I just L♥VE that song! And as you all know, I also LOVE burlap! I've been very very busy with the jewelry business, Crimson Clover these days so I haven't had a lot of time to do my usual decorating. But I wanted to share with you some burlap that I dyed pink. It turned out fabulous. It is the yummiest shade of bubblegum pink! This necklace has been one of my top sellers this year. I just finished dying a bunch more burlap and getting ready to start making a wreath, so stay tuned for that. I found these cute little mini picture frames in the dollar section at Michaels last year and stenciled the number 14 on burlap and framed them. It just adds a subtle touch to my entryway.

The burlap banner with red glitter letters and hearts made by my sweet friend, Amanda is the perfect addition to what I call "the love nook".

An antique pewter compote dish holds numerous strands of pearls and red glitter hearts...

Another mini frame painted red with a burlap and stencil 14 has a home under the cheese dish that I painted winter white.

Happy Decorating!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

What a Deer!

As most of you know, I ♥ deer! They are so stinkin' cute. Must have something to do with my childhood and Bambi. Who knows, but whatever it is, I just think they are so sweet. This time of year always presents challenges for me in the decorating department so this year since we are in a new home, I've decided to go with a neutral winter theme. It's all about winter.

I found these gold paper mache deer at Michael's in the 50% off section. I was surprised they were 50% off before Christmas, but yay! I'm not a big fan of gold but I liked the shape and size of them.

With quite a few coats of Heirloom White spray paint, I just love how they went from cheesy shiny gold Vegas deer to these classy neutral winter deer. While I was taking down my Christmas decorations, I decided to leave out the German glass glitter deer and love how they look with the new winter white deer on my dining room table. And no....our chairs still haven't come in.
Using a little burlap ribbon, the large deer got his own natural winter scarf. Voila!

Happy Winter!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Snowball Wreath

Two Junk Chix got to ring in the New Year together! Whoo hoo! Andrea came to Virginia to visit me with a big bag of goodies so we could make these fabulous snowball wreaths. She found a similar wreath on Tatertots & Jello blog but we can't find who made the original one. If you all know who did it, we'd love to thank them and give them a shout out. I went with a large size wreath since my front door is really big. This was a great project for this time of year. I always struggle with what to put up after Christmas so I decided to just decorate in a neutral winter theme.

Andrea gathered up most of our supplies from the Dollar Store and different craft stores.

Since we both love grays, we purchased our yarn in gray tones, white, and off white.

We wanted to add some natural elements to our wreath so we spray painted these fallen sweet gum balls a stone gray color. I just LOVE sweet gum trees!

Andrea was certainly a pro at wrapping her styrofoam balls in yarn. In fact, I've never seen anyone make as many as she can. She did all of these in a matter of minutes!!

As for me, here is my lonely yarn ball. I wasn't as good at it as my sidekick. I think I should stick to making jewelry. But in my defense, I did have a few texting conversations going on, bathing kids, putting kids to bed, etc. But since I have such a fabulous sister in law, she came through for me and helped me get all of my yarn balls wrapped. ♥

Once we wrapped all of our styrofoam balls in yarn and we did a few in jute, we wrapped our wreath forms in burlap, of course. Then the fun part was assembling all the goodies onto the wreath. This project uses a lot of hot glue and whatever hot glue Andrea got from AC Moore...well, I just have to say that stuff is crazy strong! Shhhh....don't tell my husband we had a time getting it off of his precious hardwood floors. :)

Andrea and I went shopping the day before and we found these beautiful snowflake ornaments on sale at Potterybarn. We thought they looked great hanging down the middle of our wreath. Here is Andrea's final product hanging on one of my back doors (below pic). I just love how they both turned out.

Happy Crafting!!
tia & andrea

*****check out our new wreath here . Tia and I did a spinoff of the original. -Andrea &Tia

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