I have been counting the days until it was my turn to host
Todays theme is Crafting & Cooking.
I know what you're thinking: "she never does cooking posts". Well, you're right, I rarely do. But I do enjoy cooking. I've even been told by some family and friends that I am quite good at it. :)
However, give me the choice between crafting and cooking; crafting will win out every time.
So today I'll be sharing some of my latest crafts.
Last month craft group #2 gathered and had fun Upcyling Santa
(to get instructions, go to site)
My friend Ann and I added a tree to a thrift find Santa mug.
And I upcycled a large tart tin.
I absolutely adore vintage tins. This aqua Koolerwave was begging for a skating scene.
This was such a quick and easy craft. I attached the skater figure using snow tex. Then I applied modge podge to the top and sprinkled glitter. The icicle trim is from Wal-mart. A bleached and dyed bottle brush tree was added to a reflecter. Then I tucked in a sparkly vintage snowflake.
The day after I made this I found these household candles at a thrift. Love the graphics, and a perfect addition to the vignette!
I am in love with this next one, but I will be giving it away as a gift. It makes me happy just knowing that one of my dear friends will enjoy it!
I found another tin and this cute angel recently. Her wings were broken off and the flowers were chipped. I added more flowers and some silver beads for wings. I think she likes them. She seems to be singing an angelic song.
This little snow couple were meant to go in my $5 tartan plaid lunch pail.
Look at those faces!!!!
I have been gathering ornaments for a few years to make a wreath. I made a heart one a couple years ago, but finally got around to making a Christmas one.
This craft took all of about 10 minutes. I hot glued tinsel to a star cookie cutter then using e-6000 I glued it to an old rusty clamp. The '25' is a bingo number. Not your traditional tree.
The last craft I am sharing today has a bit of 'spice' to it.
Ha, Ha, I literally dolled up some spice tins for my stitching gal friends. I saw this idea at a local vintage market and couldn't wait to make some. Thanks to my friend, Joanne for finding a lot of the tins for me!
I brushed them with modge podge and then sprinkled them with deco glitter. I attached the little figures and trees with more of the snow tex. I used my entire jar and hope I can find more. I also added little mini snowballs that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
That little deer and big head angels just make me smile!
Well as you can see, it's been a month full of crafty fun!
Now I can't wait to see what you've been craftin and cookin
Remember that the party will remain open until December 24th.
Please continue to link with the other hosts:
Christmas Vignettes: Art and Sand
Christmas Trees: Let's Add Sprinkles
Christmas Tablescapes and Kitchens: My Thrift Store Addiction