Wednesday, January 16, 2013

whimsical designs "anything goes"

happy wednesday :)  today is the reopening of whimsical wednesdays challenges. i hope youve been over and met the rest of the design team :)
to start things off were doing an anything goes challenge for the week. see how easy this is ;) be sure to share your creations with us we'd so love that!  :)

for my first project i made some cute little spool ornaments. these are super easy to make. i went christmasy with mine but  you can use any ribbons, fibers or paper for any holiday or gift giving reason.

i got my spools from hobby lobby. i painted all but one with distress stain. you could leave them all natural, paint with acrylic paints whatever your heart desires. then i added ribbons and twine and lace and  rhinestones etc . for the holders i just tied a knot at the ends, plopped some hot glue in the center holes and pushed them into the holes with a toothpick. i just noticed one of the spools in the back was hiding for this photo shoot. i took a strip of paper and adhered it and added some little buttons. sorry i cant take another pic but these have already been packed away with the rest of my christmas decorations.
these were very quick to make but wouldnt these make a sweet hostess gift :)

thanks so much for visiting me today ,your sweet words always make me smile, thank you for that. hope ive inspired you to share your projects with us.have a great rest of day :) xxxshelly


Stephanie said...

I love your project this week! They are going to make for fabulous decorations when the holidays roll around again:)

Nanne said...

Oh those are too cute and such a great idea.. I'm gonna have to give those a try ;)

Friday said...

I love your project too, Shelly. I so love the sewing theme. It's my favs. Love them all. Awesome job... Tereese

Sue said...

super cute :)

Nica Rios said...

Cute little ornaments! They would indeed make a pretty sweet hostess gift! :D

Creative M said...

Awesome project!!

flowerdisco said...

i love your project!!!
i love it so much that now i have to go to hobby lobby and find myself some spools to play with. thanks for the inspiration! :D

Kim H said...

Shely ~ oh my these are so GORGEOUS! Love how different these are!! I need to try to make these for next year!!! Well now I need to drive 45 minutes to get to Hobby Lobby!!! LOL! BEAUTIFULLY done and so clever!!!

Margie said...

Totally love it! What a neat idea, Shelly! Gorgeous textures!

DaileyScrapper said...

Awesome project. I love it!! They are all perfect.

Brenda said...

Awww Shelly, I love these! What a fabulous idea!!