OMG! I have been fooling around trying to give my blog that Christmasy touch ... I guess I'm just going to have to post and see what happens!!
Several ladies asked me about the Monster tissue box cover I am going to try to make. I have the picture here to show you.
|This shows the picture plus the color of the yarns surround it.|
|Here is the close up of it!! She has a friend who loves monsters!!!! LOL|
I haven't started this project yet. I'm trying to do crafting in between the cleaning and the trying-to-get-the-trees-decorated!!! My two retro trees are up, but no ornies on them yet!!
I also mentioned something I thought might be silly, but my daughter DID like it! I have some pix of it now.
|My idea was to make a candle but using one of those little battery operated tea lights.|
It was really rather easy to make. I just used a piece of white felt and made a tube to fit around the tea light, but not so snug it can't be lifted out easily. I just glued it in the back where it overlapped. Then I brushed Stiffy stuff all over it and left it to dry on a piece of waxed paper. I cut leaves out of 3 different shades of felt and also brushed them with Stiffy. I just made a base out of cardboard sandwiched between some pretty cardstock. When everything was dry, I glued the tube to the cardstock, stuffed the tube, then set the tea light into the top. (It pulls out easily so I can turn it on and shut it off.) I tied a piece of pink tulle around the whole tube making a bow. I glued the stiffened leaves on then added the rest of the decor.
|There is the tube with the polyfil stuffed in.|
|This shows the back side where I glued the overlapped felt.|
|I didn't push the tea light down too far, making it easier to pull it out. Because the felt is stiff, it comes out and goes in quite easily.|
You wouldn't think it, but it does look pretty at night. The tea light flickers and has a nice glow so it almost looks like a real candle! I set it in front of my bottle brush trees to give them a little light.
Please tell me what you think ... is it silly after all???? (I suppose you could try making one with a larger size light, but I only happened to have the tea lights.) I don't even know if any of you would even want to try to make something like this. So, again, please let me know!!!!
I'll be here, diddling around with craft stuff - until the next time ...