Saturday, December 28, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
I made the funnel tree after seeing something like it on Pinterest. I just found the base-an old fashioned bill holder which I added a wine cork to. This helps hold the funnels in place. Final touch is the glittered star on top!
The retro/vintage wreath is my sister, Lynne's. I found several packages of retro looking ornaments at Target to add to her wreath. Each wreath required 80-90 ornaments as well as many smaller balls to fill in the gaps.
I bought a large jar of small vintage glass balls at an antique store a few years ago, so I decided to make an ornament tree using the same tips I learned for the wreath. I collect Wee Forest Folk, small mouse figurines, which are sculpted, cast and then hand painted in MA. I have been collecting damaged mice and thought they would be adorable peeking out of the tinsel on my ornament tree. I just love it! I hope to add more ornaments as I find the right size and colors.
These projects are addictive! Yesterday, I decided to make another wreath, using some beautiful Polish ornaments I bought several years ago at World Market. This is a smaller wreath, using an eight inch wreath form. Now if only I can stop fussing! HaPpY Holidays!