Monday, December 26, 2011

merry christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Still putting up that tree, or needing a few extra ornaments? Here's some ideas that are easy, unique to your tree and made by you!

Idea #1 Purchase plain glass ornaments and pour your favorite colors of acrylic into the center and twirl it around!
Idea #2 Collage papers onto old ornaments that have lost their flair or plain ornaments purchased inexpensively.  I did this project with some of my elementary art club students. They loved it and it was so easy!

To create:
*gather magazine papers in similar colors, decorative papers, or newspaper
 and tear into small to medium size scraps.
*remove metal cap at top of ornament for hanging
* mod-podge the papers onto the ornament using a sponge brush, let dry.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

going green.

One of my recent thrift finds was this little chest at a garage sale for just 5 dollars.  I couldn't believe the unique charm that this chest had, and I  knew that it was a perfect candidate for a cool paint job! So here's the transformation...