Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine Vignette

Wow, have things been busy around here.  Not much time for crafting and I really haven’t been in the mood lately.  I did take the time to throw together a quick vignette for the dining room table. 

I picked up this great beaded placemat at Home Goods in early January and the pail at a dollar store somewhere.   I try to keep some neutral colored scent free candles on hand, it takes so little to dress them up – a little sparkly ribbon and a straight pin is all I used this time.  It wasn’t quite tall enough so I used one of my small graniteware bowls as a prop.

I also used a small candleholder and filled it with some red glitter hearts and a strand of small gold beads.  It all came together nicely considering it only took a few minutes. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Button Candle

I was over on Pinterest the other day and saw this cute candle with buttons that my sister had pinned.  It was a cream colored candle with cream buttons.  So cute.   I decided I needed one so off to Wally World I went. 

I found a cream colored candle – warm vanilla crème scented (it smells like cake) and some brown toned buttons.  I also picked up a brown candle holder on closeout.

I love the different tones of the buttons - browns, creams, grays and a few with hints of blue.

This was one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done.   I just hot glued the buttons around the base of the candle in layers.  Jorie told me where she thought I needed more buttons and that was it. 

Easy, cheap, simple and I love how it looks. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year - a little late . . .

First and foremost, I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year.  I know I'm late - what can I say - I've been busy!   I haven't even had time to do any crafts.  I hope to get back in the swing of things here shortly.  I have some ideas for Valentine's Day that I'm really wanting to try.

All the Christmas decorations have been put up since the day after Christmas, the kids went back to school and everyone is in good health (knock on wood).  We went from blue and silver glitter to this: 

Simple - easy - clutter free.  I love my ladder - my father-in-law gives me a hard time about it but I don't care.  I think it looks great.

From a Christmas tree forest

to this

 I redid the old window a few months ago.  I like this version better - it's so simple.

Jadyn and I also redid the window area in the dining room

She also thought simple would be better.

She also decided the plant needed to go into this bird cage.  She was reading my mind!