Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More Christmas Crafts


This weekend I spent trying to finish up on some crafts for next weeks show.

I am trying to fill in some things to replace the frames that I am no longer making. The only bad thing is some of them may not find their way to the show!

Here is a little sneaky peaky..

I have had this little tin basket thingy for a long time and never knew what to do with it.



So I took a page from Miss Mustard Seed Creations and all her German Glass goodness


Miss Mustard Seed


and created some sparkly little magnet letters and tied some pieces of silver and gold ribbon to the basket handles.


Super easy and it really is fun glittering things!





Hey, guess what else I played around with........





chicken wire!!!!!!




I shaped the wire into a tree form and wrapped a pip berry garland around it




and topped it with a burlap bow!


Good thing is still have another 3 yards of chicken wire left!!









I had fun making these little burlap flowers and will show you what I did with them next time!


I am also addicted to making signs!!

Did you see my friend Tracy's, at Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures?


Isn't it great!!
She did an amazing job and she has become addicted as well!

There are so many great signs out there and can't wait to share some of mine!


Partying with the gals in my linky tab!!!
Check 'em out!


36 comments:

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Awww thanks for showing the sign. I love your Christmas crafts. Do your hands hurt from the chicken wire?

D&G Stories said...

Love that little tree! So clever, as always!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your chicken wire tree!! So cute!! I am a sign girl too- love vintage signs and put them all over!! :)

The Frosted Gardner said...

I love the tree with the burlap bow. Oh my goodness. I was looking at something similar yesterday to come up with some ideas. Thank you for the inspiration!

dedeetsyshop said...

I've always wanted to make a burlap wreath with little bows like that! I may have to try it!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your tree is really adorable and love that brush your teeth sign.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Classy chicken wire :) You have a knack for taking the simple and making it beautiful! Heading over to see Tracy's signs.

Deborah said...

Look at you!!!!
So very pretty....
Love your creativity my sweet friend.
Oh this is getting me even MORE excited
for the holidays...
Im crafting now..but cant find my little paint rollers...looking and looking again... :)
Have a great day Michelle!

Deborah xoxoxoxoxoxo

Stacey said...

Hi Michelle, I love how your little noel basket thingy turned out...glitter is fun! I love signs too..and am in the process of making one...it's drying ; ) Stacey

Creative Ambitions said...

Great ideas! I, too, love the little tree you made out of wire... looks great!

Vanessa said...

Michelle! You are so super talented girl! I especially love the newest chicken wire creation! I was thinking how you have a beautiful wintery color pallette going with those white feather trees you did and these silvery sparkly lovelies! I'm falling asleep every night dreaming about how I'm going to decorate this year! :-)
Vanessa

Patti's Artful Design said...

Everything looks wonderful, Michelle! So many ideas.....you are putting me in the holiday mode!

Deborah said...

You've been tagged !!!
Come and see me!!
lol

Deborah xo

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The wire tree is so cool..., and leaves lots of room to do whatever -beautiful!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love that sign. We need one that says...put on your deodorant;)

Southern Belle said...

What a lovely twist on Christmas decorations! Beautiful.
{By the way, thanks for stopping by Beautiful Nest and your kinds words.}

http://beautifulnest.blogspot.com

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh I love your tin! I may have to steal this idea with all those buckets I have. The wire tree is really cute too. Hmmm, maybe I can combine the two. :)

Rene said...

You are so creative Michelle. Looks like giving up the "frames" part of the crafting is agreeing with you.

-Rene

Heaven's Walk - said...

Seriously.....you are THE next Martha Stewart in my book, girl......

lol!

xoxo laurie

Amy Kinser said...

Love the chicken wire tree. I love using chicken wire for projects. I will have to try this one. Your burlap flowers are looking great. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Keep the good ideas coming!

Deb said...

Cute stuff Michelle! I would have to keep the glitter noel basket though...too cute! ~Deb~

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I hope you were wearing gloves this time with that chicken wire - I've heard it's a bit scratchy.....

LOVE that wire/branch tree.

You are the Christmas Tree lady!

Paula said...

Love the sparkle you added to the tin Michelle! And what a neat sign your friend did..."brush your teeth" that is too cute!
One can never have enough signs! lol, my motto!!

Erica @ Decorica said...

Cute! Just got me excited about the holidays.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I forgot to say in my last comment that I used to have one of those metal planteer things....and I threw it away. I've been kicking myself repeatedly since I saw yours. Grrr.....

By the way, what date is your birthday?

Sarahx

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love your new Christmas inspirations! I am already thinking about it myself! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Michelle,
I am sooooo loving your homemade holiday Christmas, Love the tree and I cannot wait to show off my tree. You will be so enamored with what I did and you will put your craft to work with ideas that inspire, after seeing what you have done with yours you will say I can do that as well.

Love all the peaceful galvanized tins and silvers it is my look all the way, and Ooooh, oh oh!! Bulap love all the way! so inspired by what you have done, and I am on my way out to find some more gifting ideas.

Have a peaceful creative weekend.
xoxo
Dore

KarenB said...

Your little basket is adorable! And very useful!

Natasha said...

Your Christmas crafts are wonderful. That basket is brilliant!

Bets wishes,
Natasha.

Low Tide High Style said...

Michelle you are so clever, I love your little chicken wire tree!!

Kat :)

Drawn to The Sea said...

Chicken wire, metal baskets... isn't it sweet how country things & coastal things often go hand in hand? Lovely simplicity.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I LOVE your chicken wire trees so much!! They are perfect!! Rustic and a little bit sparkley!

Kim said...

Your chicken wire tree is amazing. I love the MMS "knockoff". Shh, I plan on doing that, too. Did you buy the glass glitter, or use something else.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

What a gret idea to use chicken wire for a cute little tree!! Glad I found your wonderful blog!

Heather@Gourmet Meals for Less said...

Michelle, I ADORE your christmas projects. So, so cute!! Gets me in the mood for my favorite time of year!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Gorgeous and simple at the same time! Just lovely.

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