Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

 Merry Christmas! Hope you enjoy this week with your family! After spending Christmas with my family, Shane and I are headed to spend time with his family at the beach and then are headed to Washington, D.C. on an adventure!  Lots of exciting posts coming in January so stay tuned!

Cotton Candy!

Monday, December 23, 2013

colorful gift tags.

 Ran out of gift tags and are hesitating to just mark that gift with a sharpie? Last year, paint swatch art creations were all the rage and you can still find uses for them! With a hole punch, some pretty pens, and string you can have a unique gift tag in no time!
* Do give the writing time to dry. The surface of the paint swatch will take a little longer.

You can also check out the simple diy gift tags I made last year here !

Saturday, December 14, 2013

tiny trees that you are going to dye over.

These adorable little trees have been all over pinterest this season and I decided I had to give them a try! All of the tutorials that I found showed using the green trees and bleaching them before applying dye.  When I went to purchase my supplies, I came across these lovely white trees and thought maybe I could skip the bleaching process?  The great news was- these little trees were already marked down for the season and the dye was on sale, so this whole project only cost me $4.  These white trees are a little "snowier" than the green ones, so before the dye process I tried brushing some of it off.  I created 3 different shades of pinks using just 2 different dye packs and also varied the colors by how long I let them soak in the dye.  Each tree only took a few moments of soaking and then I laid them on an old towel to dry.  Apply some faux snow, place on your favorite tray or stand and voila! A pink tiny tree forest!

Monday, December 9, 2013

an ornament update.

Each year, I try to make a few new ornaments for our tree. You can check out the past two year's below!

 This year I opted for giving some of our old ornaments an update! I used Martha Stewart opaque glass paints to paint shapes and designs onto a variety of ornaments! I recommend having something like a small tape roll or plastic bottle cap to sit the painted ornaments on while drying to prevent rolling!  Have fun and get creative with your designs!