Wednesday, December 21, 2011

whimsical wednesdays home for the holidays

happy wednesday :) this week over at WW  our fun  challenge is to create a christmas or  winter themed home decor project.  be sure to check out the awesome projects the rest of the dt ladies have come up with i tell ya im amazed by their creativity every week. 

 our sponsor this week once again is our ever generous NANNE who is offering up some websters scrap supplies. how sweet eh!  

ive made a couple of things  so this is going to be a bit picture heavy :)

for this super easy and inexpensive home decoration  i took a small grapevine wreath ( about 50 cents at michaels) and added some plastic clear facets , pearls and paper flowers and punched some branches from a MS punch.
these facets were clear, to color them i added them to a plastic baggie added a couple drops of alcohol inks, smooshed them around a bit  let them dry and waahoo, gorgeous color :)  i added some glitz to the branches using my viva decor glitter writer. what i like about this compared to stickles is the gel liner dries raised where stickles dry flat.
i added some chunky glitter to the flowers but im not sure you can see that from this photo, in the real its pretty just a bit of sparkle. 
i covered a 4 inch coaster with paper, behind it i attached some lace that i distressed a little with distress stain.  for the candle i used my cricut and joys of the season cartridge. i applied viva decor glass effects over it. for the berries i used cloud 9 raindots. the stamp is from stepahnies set called snow much fun. you can see the entire set plus other sets ~>here<~

for my next projects i made these fantastic treat boxes that i cased from jayne over at jaynes designs.for the exact instructions  head on over to her blog you will see a link up to her boxes on her side bar. just click on the pic and it will take you right to them.  be sure to check out her entire blog though , youre jaw will just *hit~ the~ floor* she is soooo talented! thank you so much jayne for your inspiration and allowing me to copy and post the cutest boxes ever! 

                                 arent these just fantastic! jaynes are way cuter...but i like mine too :)
                                                                first heres santa
                        see that sweet little stamp its from the snow much fun set too. in fact all the   stamps on todays projects are stephanies.
a bit blurry huh...sorry about that. i love that her stamps are clear type so you can shape them some.  i colored the leaves in with marker then added viva decor pearl pen for berries. i added a tad bit of liquid applique ( didnt heat it) to the tops of the marshmallows.

                                                  the next one is a cute lil reindeer
 and last but not least  mr snowman and his flakey friend ( from snow much fun stamp set) 
i added some chunky glitter to him and stickles to little flakey
                                             another stamp from the let it snow set
thanks so much for sticking by my side with this long post :) dont forget to head on over to see the rest of the WW DT projects  and go give jayne some blog luv too for being so kind to post exact directions on these fabulous and easy treat boxes!  thank you bunches again sweet jayne. as always  your kind comments leave me with a warm heart, thanks for that! xxx shelly


*Star said...

All of your projects are amazing and so inspiring!! I especially love the wreath and can't wait to try my hand at something similar myself. Tfs and have a great day. :)

GiGi said...

WOW Shelly! You never disappoint! These are amazing projects. I love the beautiful wreath with all the beads and decorated center! The boxes are so super cute with their matching tags. Wonderful job!

Karen H said...

Shelly, you always post such fantastic projects! The wreath is gorgeous! So many marvelous elements jam-packed into one beautiful project. :o) The candle is amazing. And you cased the lovely Jayne! She is something else, isn't she? :o) You did a phenomenal job with those boxes.. every single one is whimsical and lovely, and of course I love those wonderful sentiments. Stunning work as always! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Cindy said...

Hi Shelly,All your projects are just GORGEOUS!I LOVE all the great details and the sweet little snowman,santa and reindeer,TOO CUTE!!FANTASTIC job as always!!Have a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend:)

Stephanie said...

Both your projects are so inspiring. I love what you have done with the wreath. I have bought quite a few of them and they are just sitting collecting dust. You are giving me tons of ideas..I need to get to work. Love how you died the pearls with Timmy's inks. I am getting totally addicted to VD products and you are so right about the glitter liner..much better than stickles. Your little character boxes are adorable, and I love what you have done with my sentiments;) Wonderful projects for WW challenge Hugs!

Jayne said...

Hi Shelly,love your wreath and the fabulous inked pearls and candle.So many beautiful details.
Your boxes look fabulous.Thanks for your lovely write up and I love your take on them.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas.
Jayne x

Sabrina said...

Shelly, all of your projects are so wonderful! I love the wreath and all of the little details you added from the branches, pearls, lace, VD, to the beads, it's lovely!
And your boxes are just adorable! I saw Jayne's and yours are just great! Each one has such a little personality and I love all the details you added! Merry Christmas!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

I am arriving from Whimsical Design's blog.
Your wall hanging/wreath is quite festive--I like the colors. You make it sound simple to create.

Margie said...

Shelly, that wreath is beautiful! Looks like it belongs on a shelf in a cute little shop. I am such a chicken when it comes to this stuff and you make it look and sound so easy.
And those treat boxes are just adorable. Great little details and embellies.
Wishing you a very merry, wonderful Christmas! I hope Santa is good to you!

PurpleFuntastick Creations said... all of your stunning projects and I am a new follower! :)TFS and the how to dos... :)

Nanne said...

oh wow Shelly.. Love what you have done with your wreath.. I too, like so many, have a some and they are in my downstairs closet gathering dust LOL
and your cute little treat boxes..Anyone would love to get one of those :)
sorry so late commenting
Happy New Year

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful creations. Especially like the lace trimming on the wreath. Happy New Year!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Shelly, your wreath is stunning and the boxes, too cute for words. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. xxD

mani said...

All the things are created very well , designs and colors are really nice ,done a great work.
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