Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Event: Day 10

On the 10th Day of Christmas My Crafty Friends Gave to Me.........

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 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 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 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 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!

The winner for Day 8 is..........

Rosie Cooper she said...
Thank you Lina and Kimie I love easy things to craft at Christmas that are easy to do but look great when done
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  1. Violet what a wonderful and easy project. Would make a great gift.
    Kari you will have to show us your purple tree. Thanks for sharing this.
    Voilet I wrote the reciepe down and can't wait to try it. Thanks ladies for the wonderful Christmas ideas. Hugs Virignia

  2. wow everything we need soft lights ,beautiful door frame and welcoming bread . I wish I was at your house for Christmas <3 wonderful as always

  3. Thank you Violet for the yummy bread receipe.
    Kari what a neat idea to use purple so not Christmas but the color is gorgeous and really makes it stand out. Thanks for the easy things to do at this time of the year.

  4. I want some of that banana walnut bread!! hehe...

  5. Wow what amazing projects. I love the sound of that recipe too. Hmmmm, yummy. Lee xx