Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Christmas? Already?

So, I did my first craft fair this past weekend.  It wasn't exactly what I had imagined, but more on that later.  I just want to show you a couple of wreaths I did for the craft fair.  I started out with some wreath forms that I bought at a yard sale for $.25 each.  Yes, I said a quarter each!  The lady selling them had 6, so I took them all.  At that price how could I not?  Anyway, I wrapped them both in two different color ribbons.  One has a gray ribbon on the bottom and the other has white.  Then I wrapped them with some ribbon my Mom gave me and added some book pages to fill them out.  I used more of the base ribbon to make a hanger.
The pages came from an old romance novel I found in the attic.  I have to admit, I was skimming the pages as I attached them.  The story was, well, kind of lame, but still entertaining.
You can't see it very well, but I sprayed the pages with silver/white Smooch Spritz.  They have a shimmery look.
You can kind of see the shimmer in this picture.
I think they'll be really pretty for Christmas, but they could also be displayed year-round in the right kind of decor.  They didn't sell at this fair, but I'm doing another one next month.  Hopefully they'll sell.  Or maybe I'll just list them in my Etsy shop.  It's looking pretty bare these days.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My 1st Jewelry Box

I'm still here.  This weekend is my first ever craft show, so things have been crazy here at home.  Then last weekend my body had the nerve to get sick.  Apparently it didn't get the memo about the craft fair coming up.  So in all the insanity, blogging has taken a serious backseat.  

One of the projects I'm taking with me this weekend is my first attempt at making over a jewelry box.

Here's the original
And the inside
My hair looks cute, right?  Anyway, I got this little beauty for $3 at a yard sale.  That was a little more than I wanted to pay, but that's just because I'm really cheap.  I spray painted it turquoise, added some scrapbook paper in various spots, and painted a white dandelion on the front.
The second drawer met with an unfortunate end.  Somehow in the spray painting process it swelled up.  When I put it back in its spot, it got stuck.  I yanked, and the knob fell off.  Oh well, it makes for a nice little cubbyhole I guess.
I'm not positive, but the paper inside the big cubby looks uneven.  I am NOT a precision person.  Ugh.  No hair glimpses in this picture.  Sorry, it didn't look so hot today.  I got it cut anyway.  Stay tuned for a post about that!
Do you like my dandelion?  I think it's pretty cute.  Well, maybe it'll sell and maybe it won't.  Only time will tell.  

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