Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Tassels, Project 52-34

I spent an afternoon working on a project that I have had in mind for awhile.  I think tassels are such a creative addition to home decor and wanted to make some Christmas tassels.  I used this helpful tutorial at kmckaydesigns.com.

I had picked up 3 ornaments on sale last year, and various fringe and ribbon to use for this project.

First, I used E600 glue to attach some candle cups to the ornaments.

I added fringe to the inside of the candle cups using my hot glue gun.  I even made my own fringe from some yarn for the snowman tassel.

Then I added ribbon cut into various lengths and loops until I got the desired effect.

It was fun trying to get just the right look.

By the time I got to the last ornament, I finally had
the process down & this one was my favorite one. 
I think the black & white ribbon just made it so cute.  Think I am
going to make some for Christmas gifts (shhhhhh, don't tell)!! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Project 52-33, Pumpkins

See these legs...

Unfortunately they were amputated from the pumpkin witch that Brie made.  I helped her come up with the idea to make a Pumpkin witch and provided the supplies and the supervision, so she could enter the pumpkin contest.  We didn't quite spend enough time figuring out how to keep the witch's legs on her round body.  When Brie & Brodie & their mom tried to deliver their pumpkins to the library, it wasn't long before they received a phone call to tell them that Brie's pumpkin had fallen apart.  We went and picked her up and did some surgery, took her back, but she just didn't like her legs.  She jumped off the table while we were checking out new books and fell apart again.  We then decided there was nothing we could do except to have a leg-less witch (and Brie was okay with that)!  By this point, we were just ready to be finished with this pumpkin project :)

Luckily, Brodie's Franken-Pumpkin was very cooperative and was fun for him to make.

Brie won honorable mention in her age group (Brodie won in our hearts)!!  And since we made special memories, it was definitely a win-win project!!

Sorry for the photo quality, these were taken with my phone.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Parade, Project 52-32

The 4th of July was spent in Lincoln watching a great parade in Capitan.