Monthly Archives: October 2014

TRAY MAGNIFIQUE!

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I made this easy-to-do tray as a bridal shower decoration and as a gift for the bride-to-be.  If you squint just right, you might not be able to see the crapsmanship that went into its making!  CRAP ALERT:  My first error was in not getting a full photo gallery of my technique, but I don’t think the blog post will be harmed without a full visual explanation.

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MORE PUMPKIN CRAP … ER, CRAFT

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Several weeks ago, I posted a craft where I glammed up a faux pumpkin so it would lose some of its orange-y brightness.  Today, I bought another pumpkin, antiqued it with brown craft paint, and then got the inspiration for this monogram.  I already had the these pearlized pins on hand from another project.  I purchased these in the sewing section of Wal-Mart, and they remind me of my mom and her sewing attempts.  I’m afraid I come by my craftsmanship honestly!

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MR. & MRS. DOOR HANGERS

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I’m hosting a bridal shower in a couple weeks, and I wanted to make something special for our double front doors that I could also gift to the bride.  I looked through Pinterest and didn’t find anything that quite struck my fancy, so I adapted several ideas to make these “Mr” and “Mrs” door hangings.  They were lots of fun to make, and as an added bonus, they were fairly cheap since I was able to use much of what I already had!

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INVITATION ORNAMENT

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We went to a wedding for a dear friend’s son a few weeks ago, and today I turned the wedding inviation into an ornament for the bridal couple for their Christmas tree.  This is my first blog post — while the ornament was easy to do and turned out well, (CRAP ALERT!) the photography for this post was neither easy nor well-done.  Please excuse the quailty of the photos as we begin to learn the tricks of the blogging trade!

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