Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Glitter Leaves

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family!!!

Today I am sharing a project I did to transform some plain silk leaves into sparkly decor for my home.

I started with a bag of plain silk leaves like these :

I brushed the leaves with a coat of Modge Podge. Starting in the middle and working my way out I sprinkled the leaves with glitter, then shook off the extra. I laid them on wax paper to dry and then repeated the technique on  the back of the leaves. I did both sides of the leaves because I was going to hang them from my dining room light. If you are just going to lay them on a table you can get by with only doing the fronts.

Here are some before and after leaves:

For the red leaves I used Candy Apple in the middle and a combination of Fire Opal and Brownstone on the edges. All by Martha Stewart.

For the orange leaves I used an orange Shimmer Glitter by Making Memories in the middle and a combo of Brownstone and Fire Opal glitter by Martha Stewart for the edges.

Last, but not least, for the yellow leaves I used Buttercup Shimmer Glitter by Making Memories in the middle of the leaves and Tangerine by Making Memories along with Fire Opal by Martha Stewart for the edges.

I hung them from my light with some green ribbon. The picture doesn't really do them justice, They are much prettier in person and I love the way they catch the light!!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Turkey Lollipop Holders

Happy Monday to everyone!!

I apologize I have been missing for a few weeks. I have had some family issues that have taken almost all my time. I am happy to be back with all of you now, though!!

I wanted to share some Turkey Lollipop holders I made for my grandson to hand out at school.
They were  made on my Cameo with a cut file from Silhouette Studio. I put together 30 of these little guys. Luckily they went together pretty easily and they are just to darn cute!!!

Here is a close up of one of the little gobblers:

I put a little piece of tacky tape on the bottom of the holder to help keep the lollipop in place.

Supplies used: card stock - brown, white, orange, yellow, rust, red, green; Tootsie Pops; Silhouette Studio cut file.

I hope the kids enjoy their Turkeys!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!