Skip to main content

All Things Altered Winter Hop

Welcome to the All Thing Altered Blog Hop.  You're right at the beginning and I'm the 2nd stop.  You should be popping in from Scrapbook Flair.
 
  I haven't put up my Christmas goodies yet so the garland is still in storage in the garage.  You'll have to use your imagination with green garland, berries, pine cones and warm red lights.
 
 
I have a super easy project and very inexpensive to decorate your mantle. I picked these wood letters at Walmart, $1.47 each and splurged on the fancy jingles, $7 for 24.
 
 
I used spray adhesive on the letters and loaded them up with red glitter.  WEAR GLOVES...I was a mess!

 
I painted the letters in green first to give it a deep coat.  Then I did a layer of gold paint, let dry, then one more coat of gold glitter.

 
Here are those jingles.  I used hot glue to put them in place.
 
 
I popped the "Make Merry" on my mantle.
 
 
When the garland goes up I'll tuck the letters in it.  The glitter will be shiny!

 

 
NOEL
 
I painted Noel with a white base, then layered silver, let dry and a then a coat of silver glitter.
 
 
 I used blue and silver jingles for the the "O" and hot glued them into place.
 
 
 
Thanks for hopping by.  I hope you found my project fun and affordable!  Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs to also have more chances to win some goodies! 
 
Now off you go to Scraps of Life
 
Photobucket

Popular posts from this blog

Grinch

I am so excited to share this Tutorial with you!  This is a tutorial on how to "draw" an image to scale!  How to take a small image and make it life size using a grid pattern.  I'm sure if you are on Pinterest like I am you've seen The Grinch stealing Christmas lights.  I looked for a tutorial on how to make my own but I couldn't find one.  Not to say someone hasn't created a tutorial.  So, I decided to create my own.  With the help of my husband who created the Grid pattern for me to make these characters come to life.  Much like he did for my daughter's Union Jack Headboard.  Keep in mind, this is NOT A COPY of The Grinch.  Before you consider purchasing the class...you will have to DRAW him yourself.  In this class you'll be shown how to grid a print out and grid your plywood so you can "DRAW BY NUMBER" if you will.  Even if you can't draw... you can draw the lines in each grid connecting them to the next grid.  I can draw but not s…

Journaling Tuck Spots and Pockets

It is official... I am addicted to Journaling.  This is an inspiration post... why?  I may have become lost in my creativity... it happens.
Scroll through the the photos for ideas.  I have been inspired by my fellow journalers too.  
I kept the cover of Eileen Hull's new Journalsimple with a flipped cabinet card and some crackle paste stenciling.

Inside there are pages of Memoranda paper and Idea-Ology from Scrap ShotzMarch Scrapbook Kit.

A mini book stuffed in a pocket too.

Nicole Wright Designs Fallen Blossomis used on the tag, stamped and watercolored with worn lipstick oxide ink.

I used pages from my 115 year old art journal to create another mini.  Stamping and watercoloring throughout each page with Garden Flower and my stamp set Fallen Blossom.

Tuck spots and pockets for stuffing notes.  

The March Kit with the new Memoranda paper is perfect on it's own.  But I still cut it up and collaged with it.

I fussy cut a found relative since I am still trying to get my hands on …

TUTORIAL; Little Drummmer Boy...or Wooden Horse

I made a Christmas Drum!  I think I love this one more than myChristmas Village!  One of my "ENABLER" crafty peeps told me about a Christmas Drum she pinned on Pinterest, click HERE to see the Pin.  I fell in love!  I started collecting the goodies a couple weeks ago and finally sat down to build it yesterday.  It only took a couple hours and it was a blast to create.  Check out this beautiful Christmas Drum. I started with a teaser post on my newInstagram account.  I inked up these TH Bottle Brush trees with re-inkers!  I started with this round hat box I found at Michaels for 50% off.  I like it because it was already a vintage paper box.  Simply Stunning!  I made a line all the way around the base of the lid.  This way I know where to stop when adding the beads.  If you don't stop you won't be able to close the lid.  Don't worry, you won't see the line.  I used some twine and tape to give me an idea where the beading was going to be put.  It's a r…