I'm all about ease when it comes to decorating, especially for holidays that you don't keep the decorations up for a very long time. The large letters in each of the Necessities collections make it super simple to create a banner to put in the background. I've just punched tiny holes into the sides of each letter, then strung them on ivory colored twine.
For the cupcake toppers, I used a circle punch & a star punch for the shapes. The circles are all punched from red or blue cardstock, and the stars are punched from patterned papers from the 6x6 Necessities paper pads.
I added the stars to the top of the circles with foam adhesive, adhered to a straw & then accented with an enamel dot.
The little banner on the top of the tiered cupcakes was also cut from the same patterned papers. After cutting each triangle banner, I punched the edge of each one & threaded them onto ivory colored twine. Then I attached each end to a red straw, tied double bows & accented with a striped brad from the Necessities collection. To finish I spelled out the word "Freedom", with a letter on each banner.
After putting together all the paper decorations, it was time to put together my table. I added all the red velvet cupcakes to the glass tiered holders, then put the banner on the top tier of cupcakes. After that I added all the toppers to the cupcakes in the front. I strung the letter banner in the background to finish.
Every aspect of this dessert display is really easy to put together, and doesn't take up much time. I hope that this gave you some inspiration to dress up your holiday desserts! You could also easily add a frosted round cake to the top tier (instead of 2 tiers of cupcakes) and add the banner to it in the same fashion.
I hope that you have an awesome Wednesday, and I will see you next time!!
Snickers: You make us SNICKER
Corn Nuts: We love your CORNY JOKES!
Whoppers: You tell great WHOPPERS.
Stax Chips: You’re STACKS above the rest
Reeses Pieces: You hold the PIECES of our family TOGETHER.
Popcorn: You’re our Favorite POPS
Raisinetes: You’re the RAISIN we’re a FAMILY
Twix: You do cool TWIX
Nuts: We’re all a little NUTTY
Mounds: You’re MOUNDS of FUN!
Sugar Daddy: You’re our SUGAR DADDY
I hope you are inspired to make a gift from the hear for the special fathers in your life.
Hello! It's Valerie today and I can’t wait to show you what I made! I decided to switch things up a bit this time and make a home decor project using Market Street.
We have lived in our home for almost eight years and I’m embarrassed to admit to you that the walls are still rather bare. I have a handful of my favorite photos displayed and one piece of my own artwork, but that’s about it. Sad, right? I guess I’m just too indecisive and have wall decorating commitment issues. I have a handful of wood embroidery hoops that I stocked up on when I saw them on sale. These hoops are super inexpensive and so fun and easy to customize (see below for instructions on how I prep my hoops for art.
I grabbed some ivory linen and some muslin from my fabric stash and assembled the hoops. Prepping these hoops is super easy. I think each one took me about 15 minutes or less. The larger hoop has a 6 inch diameter and the smaller is 4 inches in diameter.
The Market Street chipboard florals are gorgeous, and I love the scripty words. I layered the pieces on top of a vintage doily and adhered everything with hot glue.
Supplies:Market Street-Nob Hill: chipboard elements, mixed bag, chipboard buttons, and enamel dots; Ashbury Heights:chipboard elements, flair pins, and label stickers; Other: wood embroidery hoops, linen & muslin, vintage doilies, hot glue.
How to prep an embroidery hoop
Layer a square of your base fabric on top of a square of muslin. I like my stretched fabric to be opaque and not show the wall color underneath. The double layer is just my personal preference. Use your own judgement regarding one layer or two. Some fabrics are more transparent than others and some people have much more colorful wall paint that might show through a thin fabric. Pull the fabric taut all the way around and then tighten the knob using some pliers.
Trim excess fabric, leaving enough to fold over.
Apply a thin layer of hot glue to the back of the hoop. Fold over and pinch the fabric down all the way around.
And that’s it! Easy, right!? You are now ready to embellish the front.
So what do you think? Ready to give some embroidery hoops a try?
Hi! Tina here today with a home decor project that will really make your room POP with color!
The new Record It! collections include 8x10 word art packs that are perfect for popping into a frame and go! But what if you wanted to make something a little more YOU?
When I was given this assignment, I immediately knew I wanted to use one of the word art sheets from the Follow Your Heart collection. This is one of my all time favorite My Mind's Eye collections and just perfect for what I had in mind.
I colored design elements, then outlined them in black and white pen to make the color POP off the paper. I also wanted a bit of Glitz to my wall art, so added glitter to several areas for the added shine!
Don't' forget the edges of the Word Art. I colored-in random hexagon shapes for even more color.
Hi! Tina here today with another Home Décor project that brings out the inner ‘artist’ in you.
Have you ever heard of Monoprinting?
Monoprint: Monotype is any form of printmaking that results in a unique, one-off print. In a nutshell it is simply the manipulation of inks on a non-porous surface and as such it is the closest that printmaking can get to painting. It offers the printmaker a very direct way to transfer an image from a plate and presents by its very nature a limitless potential to experiment with rich colour and mark making. Monotypes can be printed with or without a press and good results can be achieved using water-based inks.
One of the current art trends is creating monoprints, by using a gel printing plate. A gel printing plate looks and feels like gelatin, but it is durable and easy to use. Gelli Arts make different sized gelli plates for this use.
I wanted to create a super easy, yet artistic home décor piece that incorporated a Gelli Print and My Mind’s Eye.
To begin, I created several Gelli Prints, using acrylic paint colors that would coordinate with my home décor. When I was done having fun creating prints, I picked my favorite and one that had an interesting pattern and texture for my wall art.
Many of the layered stickers from recent My Mind’s Eye collections matched perfectly with my selection, so I choose one that was simple, yet beautiful. (I used a layered sticker from Cut & Paste, Flair, and layered another sticker from the Chalk Studio collection on top). I love how the black from the sentiment sticker POPS off the bright, colorful Gelli Print.
Don’t have a Gelli Plate? No worries. I’ve scanned a couple of my favorite prints for you to use in your next home décor project. These should give you a jumpstart in experimenting with your artsy side.
Hi everyone, Laurel here. When I saw the sketch I thought it would be such a great way to use up some of the scraps that I had leftover from other projects. I dug out my Vintage Christmas collection and went to work.
Did you know that sketches can be used for anything? They aren't only for cards or layouts...they are for whatever your heart desires.
I decided to use the sketch as a jumping off point for this gift bag.
Supplies:Vintage Christmas: 6 X 6 pad; Sticker Accessories; Chipboard Accessories; Decorative Brads; Decorative Buttons; Layered Stickers; Faceted Gems;Misc:SRM clear stickers, May Arts twine
I love fall. I love October.I love Halloween. I could create Halloween home decor projects 365 days a year. :)
Today, I would like to share my latest Halloween project, an altered Cigar Box, jammed FULL of Halloween goodness! I love to mix vintage finds with the latest My Mind's Eye Halloween collection. They always go so well together.
Supplies: Happy Haunting:6x6 Paper Pad,Chipboard Accessories,Sticker Accessories,8x10 Ready to Frame,Decorative Brads,Layered Stickers,Spooky Paper,Circles Paper;Misc:Cigar Box: Jenni Bowlin,
Distress Stain: Tim Holtz,Glitter: Martha Stewart,Glass Bottles: Maya Road and Vintage,Knobs: Tim Holtz
Clothespin: Canvas Corp.,German Foil Trim and Rhinestone Trim: Retro Art Cafe,Metal Hanger: Tim Holtz
Metal Gear, Metal Pen Tips, Metal Hangers, Metal Clock Face, Metal Clip: Tim Holtz,Wooden Number: Tim Holtz,Die: Vintage,Glass Tube: Vintage,Key: Vintage,Spray Mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang,Matte Medium: Claudine Hellmuth,Adhesive: Tombow (tape runner, wet adhesive), Imaginese (foam tape),Alcohol Ink: Tim Holtz,Metal Pill box: Making Memories
After adding vintage paper and Happy Hauntings paper to the outside and inside of my cigar box, I began constructing each vignette.
Pull out those vintage finds and grab Happy Hauntings and create your own Halloween memory. Hmmmm, how cute would this be using one of the newest Christmas collections: Mistletoe Magic or Vintage Christmas? I see a future project in the works! :)
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Halloween!