Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Handmade Christmas Tree Tutorial

Christmas Ball Tree Tutorial


Everything was purchased everything from Michael's but the dollar store usually has similar items.

Things you need:
  •  1 each - 2 x 5 in Styrofoam cone
  •  decorative balls on wires this project required 8 pieces 
  •  heavy duty nips or scissors
  •  top decoration


 Snip each ball off at the longest end possible, no worries you can always cut it shorter later if needed. The longer the stem the more secure it will be.


Begin pushing each ball into Styrofoam starting at the bottom. Fill the bottom rim all the way around, move up to the next layer/line and place a ball in between the two balls from the line below.


Continue sticking the balls into the foam all the way to top. Then stick a topping into the top of the tree to finish it off.


Save the ball stem reminisce, the covered wires work great to secure the layers of yarn used in making the yarn wound Christmas tree.


 Here's my finished product of the ball tree and my yarn tree.


This is another ball tree I made. A smaller version that didn't come out the exact way I wanted. My friend liked it so I gave it to her as Christmas present. Still had fun making them all. :O)

Handmade Christmas Tree Decorations

I decided to give a try at making a cute hand crafted Christmas tree. I'm not really sure where the idea came from but during a long winded trip to Michael's and finding Styrofoam cones on the shelf, it came to me. 

The Tree on the Right is made from Yarn and wound up to the top. I love the sparkles. The cross is obviously a charm I found in the jewelry making section, just need to clip the top silver band off. 

The red & purple trees I have a few more pictures how to make it which I will post next.

My most favorite part of making these tree's is when my Godson who is 8 years old, told me " Nannie, I really like the decorations on the table, they are really nice." (He was referring to my red & yarn tree's, I gave the purple mini tree to a friend) My heart melted, what a sweet, kind, & loving child!

Can't wait to make more!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas ornament high school mascot - Silhouette cameo vinyl project

We have a few firsts & lasts this year at school. My oldest girl is a Senior, and the other two kids are Freshman, all in high school. I had to mark this momentous time in our lives. Of course, I love that my silhouette helps with all my creative needs. I picked ornaments according to each kid's high school mascot. Yes, they are at two different schools...lol

This was super simple & quick. Measure area on ornament to be labeled. Type info in silhouette & cut out in vinyl. Use transfer tape & apply to ornament. Done!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

My version of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

What do you get when you buy junk at the Dollar Tree and a sweater at goodwill?
an UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER
Yes, those are Christmas lights along the tinsel!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Serious crafter sign - Silhouette cameo project

Yup, I'm paper crafting again.

One of my best friends love crafting & scrapping, so much so, she built a building behind her house for all her crafting stuff. I figured she might need some new decor, something she can chuckle about and a warning for all that enter...lol!

Pageant Embroidered Princess Sash

I got the privelage of embroidering this gorgeous handmade white satin sash for a church youth group event. I feel truly  honored to have assisted in crafting something for this beautiful girl on her special day. She sure does look like a Princess.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Baseball personalized toddler onsie

Fleur-de-lis embroidered baby burp cloths

Princess embriodered pageant sash

Golf Embriodered Toddler Outfit

Runs with scissors - Silhouette cameo

Craftin with my Silhouette again. Needed a little wall decor to my new sew/craft room. Using the designer software,  I typed my font, welded the words together, placed my scissors then cut this project out using silver vinyl. Burnished to wall. Can't get better than that. Love my silhouette.

Pink Bunny Baby Buddy Softie & Burp cloths gifts








Sunday, September 28, 2014

Baby boy luvie buddy dog


Yet another of my baby boy buddy blankets, I seriously love these guys! They are so cute, soft, snugly and personal. Makes a great baby gift. What gets better than that?

Baby Boy handmade card - Silhouette cameo

(gift bags)

(front of card)

(inside of card)

I used my fabulous Silhouette Cameo machine to create this Baby Boy onsie laundry card by Lori Whitlock for a baby shower present. Had to change it up a bit and add a little "girl bling" with the bow. Love girly stuff! sorry...lol

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Silhouette Cameo, 3d pinch top gift box



I call this a cute little pinch box, it was the perfect size to put a black & gold rhinestone bracelet I purchased from MJ's on Metairie Road. Perfect gift for my friend's birthday present since football season is upon us, here in Nola, Saints fans want anything they can proudly wear to show support for our boys.  I didn't have time to make the flower so I put a tiny bow, worked out well for my friend's gift. She loved it cause I hand made it for her. :o)



Silhouette Cameo 3d pinch top gift box fleur de lis



Created this 3d pinch top box with my fabulous Silhouette Cameo machine. I got my sister a unique Snowball Pendant from MJ's Gifts on Metairie Road, and needed the perfect gift box for it. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Washi Tape desk decoration



Had to decorate this little sign for my boss's desk. It was quick, easy & came out cute with Washi Tape my friend gave me. I had never used the tape before and was nervous about mixing the tape colors but it was easy and fun.

BTW, I hand created the font using my Samsung Note 2, then emailed it to myself, installed the ttf.  and printed it out using word. Super cool way to make it more personal & professional! Check it out, InstaFont Maker.  :o)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Prom dress revamped for school function

School required 2" straps for graduation dress. Purchased a long dress & hemmed it, saved the material to make straps.  Here's the before & after.