Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Crafting

I did find some crafting time this morning. I feel like it has been a very long time since I've truly sat down to work on anything. I have several holiday ideas floating around in my head. Who knows if I'll get them all out! My sister requested I hold a Christmas Craft Day with her. That will be coming up in a few weeks and I think we will do a few of these projects so, Shelley - if you want to be surprised - no peeking!


I found plain plastic icicle shaped ornaments at the Dollar Tree. A box of 6 for $1! Some glitter, glue, and embellishment turn them into sparkly Christmas decor.

While I had the glitter out I glittered up an antique skeleton key and added some foof. I love the way the glitter gets a natural tarnish as time passes. The Happy Holidays postcard is by Vanessa Valencia.
Well I'm off to hit the books - a few more weeks left in my class and I'll have two grad courses down!



27 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

I love that key all glittered up!! Have fun on crafting day!! Laurie

Gypsy Mermaid said...

dont ya just love glittered ornaments I made some yesterday!!! cant wait to see everyones christmas decor!! hugs

toodles-
sarah

The Whispering Poppies said...

Enjoy all your crafting time, Karla! This time next year you'll be chasing after a little one and maybe even making play-doh ornaments (I did that when my kids were tiny babies... I did most of the work, but I had them put their teensy-weensy finger prints in the playdoh, let the ornaments dry, and then I hung them on my tree ~ I still put them up on the tree every year)! =) hugs!

Monica said...

Love all the glittery goodness!
Great idea for those icicles :)
Hope you are well!!

shellbelle765 said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

I peeked! :-) Those are some awesome Christmas crafts! I really like what you did with the sheet music and the glitter icicle is fantastic! Looking forward to our craft day and don't forget I'll bring the cookies!

Love Ya,
Shelley

Kim G. said...

I love anything drenched in glitter! Great work Sugar Bear!!

Muriel (Wipneus) said...

Wow this is beautiful!!!

Kerryanne English said...

Have fun Christmas crafting Karla.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

They look beautiful Karla! I need a "crafting day" myself, I miss doing them, what fun!

Hugs, Cynthia

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Karla,

Love the sparkly Christmas goodies. Glad you got some time in to craft a bit!

Hope you are doing great.
Tammy

Jenn said...

Pretty pretty! Love that glitter!
Good for you with 2 classes down just about. How many in total?

Fete et Fleur said...

Looks like you and your sister are going to have some fun! Hope you're feeling well.

Nancy

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Beautiful!!!
What an inspiration to get myself going on some glittery fun!!!

Naturegirl said...

You are gifted ...such inspration here! I love the idea of turning those plastic icicles into a sparkling gem!! Great ideas today!
Thank you..will be my holiday treat to myself.

Lori said...

oooooooooh Karla, i love what you are doing with your glitter!!! that icicle looks SO sweet:)

Meredith Teagarden said...

Karla,

I think you could make anything sparkle!

The Rose Room said...

Gorgeous creations Karla. Also, thanks so much for you kind words of support. They mean a lot. Rachaelxo

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Doesn't it feel good to get time to make stuff? Glad you did, you made some pretties!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

There is nothing like a little glitter to get in the Christmas spirit don't you think? haha! love your projects Karla. xox heather

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You are inspiring me to play! I love all the projects.
School and pregnancy both...with Christmas on top of it...hang in there!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

cute creations sweetie!! love the glittered key!! I hope you have a fabulous night!!! big hugs!! xo Britt :-)

Priscila said...

I love the key also!!!! Very pretty!

Lisa @ celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Beautiful projects! I especially love the glittery key. What a great idea.

Happy holidays!

kari and kijsa said...

Nothing like glitter to make something look even more fabulous!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Jeanie said...

These are lovely and you are inspiring me! I like the idea of crafting day!

Well, now that I'm back and the house is close to decorated, I have to get on the stick and make a few lovelies. I'm half done with snow folk like the ones on Cloth Paper Scissors last month. It's like someone dropped the glitter fairy on me and I'm all a-sparkle!

Hugs!

cammyk said...

I'm loving the idea of a Christmas crafting day. How fun! Love all of your projects. You are so talented girlie!!

MizSmoochieLips said...

I stopped at the dollar tree today and thought of you when I saw the icicles!!

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