Friday, December 23, 2011

Canning lid ornaments

Last Christmas I had a ton of used canning lids leftover that I didn't feel like throwing away. I also had three rambunctious little kids that like to play with the Christmas tree.  How do these two relate? Well I made kid friendly ornaments with the canning lids!
 These are so fun and easy! But I must warn you, they are rather addicting.
This is a great way to use old Christmas cards or Christmas bags. In fact,I got most of my ribbon and ties from recycled Christmas bag handles.
All you need are the following supplies:
Hot glue
Decoupage medium or Mod podge
Canning lids and rings
Paper image or fabric
         The snowman I have shown above was super easy. I cut out some fabric and mod podged it to the canning lid. I did a layer on the bottom of the fabric first ,when it dried I appled a liberal amount of Mod podge to the  top of the fabric. After it was completely dry. I hot glued the rick rack around the back of the lid, followed by the ribbon handle. I then glued a felt circle to the back to cover all my mess.

For the more three dimensional ornaments I did the same thing,but I used the canning rings over the top of the lid and then glued the rick rack etc to the ring.
I am really happy with how these turned out. My kids take these around the house and I don't stress about it.
I am going to link up to a couple parties this week. 
I am going over to 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Liebster blog award

Oh  my gosh am I late at announcing this,but hopefully better late than never. Ashley over at A to being creations gave me a liebster award! She is awesome! You have to see her blog, she is so creative! To share this generosity I get to pick five blogs that I love that have less than 200 followers. This is going to be hard....
 Here is the full description of what this award means.

The Criteria: The Liebster is meant to showcase bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. This is all done in the spirit of pay-it-forward.

The Rules: You must mention and link to the person who awarded you the Liebster, and mention 5 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers who you think are worthy of the Liebster!

'Liebster' means "favorite" or "dearest" in German. This award, which originated in Germany, recognizes up and coming bloggers. In accepting this award, I agree to:

-Thank the person who gave me the award, and link back to their blog
-Copy and paste the award to my blog
-Reveal the 5 blogs I have chosen to award and let them know by commenting on their blog in hopes they 
  pay it forward by awarding it to bloggers they would like to honor.

Here is my list of bloggers you should check out:
Magazine your home
Puddle jumpers creations
The uncluttered lifestyle
The green dresser
Piles of projects

Here was Asleys list

Remember to check out Ashleys blog here
Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Joyous signs

Hello there I am back. Remember me.....
    The hard drive on our computer went down and so etc etc. No need to explain. Now here we are just days away from Christmas and what do I have to show from it besides a couple pounds? I have finally finished these little Christmas signs today.

Let me back up, I tried to paint these signs yesterday while I was yelling at my kids, my heart was racing and I was not in the right "aura" at the moment .I didn't stop painting though no,no I kept messing up and I was thinking that if I just did one more layer of paint then I would fix my issues. It didn't work and I hated the signs and myself so I went to bed a little sad. Hahaha isn't that dumb.
Here is what they looked like yesterday.
I think the most ironic part about this, is that I was painting words like Peace and Cheer when really I was feeling RAGE and FRUSTRATION!
Anyway I didn't want to  paint over these misfits again so I got out my mod podge and my "Cricut "machine. I got the machine last Christmas and I have only used it a handful of times. I don't my husband to think I am ungrateful and that I don' t love nice presents so now I can show him that I really do love his gifts.
These turned out really sparkly,but I couldn't get a good enough picture you will just have to visualize the glitter in your head.
I am hanging these signs up on my Polka dot cabinet doors that I posted a couple weeks back.
 So what is the words of warning here? If  at first you don't succeed,dust yourself and try again.
And don't paint when you are mad.
I am going to link up with:
Terrific under 10 Tuesdays

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