A Crafty Decor Idea by Violet Foskey: A Altered Candle Jar
Another Crafty Decor Idea by Kari Sanchez: A Pine Spray for over your Door
First off, it is greenery I put over my door or a Christmas picture and usually I just put white lights in it and hang it up but since I am getting a purple tree I thought ah ha! I can finally decorate purple and silver like I been wanting to for years...have to admit that it took some time and yet was a lot of fun to come up with it. Also didn't realize I ran out of a lot of supplies...hehe...so I improvise...and I made two projects instead of one for ya to see how we can use the flowers I learned to make...which was a lot of fun!!!
Take the greenery and fluff it up ...especially if it has been in storage...hehe...
then I use a ribbon I was given by my pastor's wife for me just because....she knows how I LOVE purple...hehe...so I just put it throughout the greenery and tied the beginning and the end of what I wanted to use...I love how it is full of texture and silver bling....then I had a little piece leftover to make a bow and tied that to the bottom below.
Then I made some of these pretty purple flowers out of different color cardstock...which was a lot of fun but does take time to make and twirl...as you can see by my pic you can make them any size basically I did just that from small to a larger to give it dimension. You cut a square of cardstock and i do like 2x2, 3x3, and up....then you cut a circle then you cut the circle all around the shape so you can twirl it up but also near the end make a small circle so you can use that as a base to stand the flower and then once you twirl it up you let go a bit and then the flower comes out and on the circle part of the last part of what you cut is your base to hold the flower and I glue gun mine but you can use any strong glue like Helmar or Aleene's.
Then I cut out some green leaves to give my flower some real life...hehe.
Then I just glue gun the flowers all over the greenery and voila! So pretty! I wanted to add pearl gems to it and mist it up ...then I found out ...gasp...I am out...then went to look for mica...gasp...out....hehe...so my flowers will be blinged up some more later but I think it looks cute as is. Hope this at least inspires you try your hand at making something like this and it can also be used as a center piece for a table and have candles added...(didn't have that either)....
well I had so much fun making the flower that I made another project...
I made a pin that you can wear anytime of the year but also makes a great gift and in any color but I decided to make this for me...hehe...
I used a piece of lace from what I ordered actually from Ooh-La-La-Vintage Store....the have awesome lace ribbons and more...yummy...anyways to get back on track here..I cut a piece of white lace and trimmed 2 inches...folded in half and glued it to make a little poof then added some flowers (put a white bead pin centers) and a leaf and voila...a cute pin to wear!
Thanks for letting me be here to give some gift/Christmas ideas...Merry Christmas to you all.
In His Love,
A Recipe from Violet Foskey for Banana Walnut Bread
Banana Walnut Bread
Preheat oven to 350
1 & 3/4 c all purpose flour
2/3 c sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 & 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
Place all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
2 ripe medium to large bananas
1/3 c vegetable oil
2 medium eggs
Place wet ingredients in a blender and mix until blended together well.
Pour wet mixture in with dry ingredients and stir with large spoon until blended well. Blend in 1/2-1 cup of chopped walnuts. Pour blended mixture into a well greased bread pan. Bake @ 350 until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean. Yummy! Yummy!
Thank you Violet and Kari for some awesome decor ideas!
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