Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Hurricane

No, it's not really coming a hurricane. The hurricane I'm speaking of is a glass container. I can't take credit for the crafty creation below. This was actually a gift I received. With the holidays and family and work obligations, this has been a very busy month so I haven't had time to do much, if any, crafting at all. However, this was so cute and easy that I just had to share with you all.

Here's all you'll need to make this cute centerpiece:

One glass hurricane or other similar container (basically you just need enough room around the candle for the decor).
One styrofoam ball (this will be your "snow").
One pillar candle.
Mini candy canes, peppermints, or any other decoration of your choosing.

Take the styrofoam ball and run it across a kitchen grater. This will make your "snow". (Depending on the size of your container, the size of your styrofoam ball, and how much "snow" you need, one styrofoam ball may or may not be enough.) Place your candle in the bottom of your glass hurricane, and add your "snow" to desired height. Then place whatever decorative elements you've picked in the snow.

There you have it! One super easy, super cute Christmas centerpiece!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Life's a Beach

I have been busy these past two weekends painting the paneling in my basement. I can't wait to show you all! Unfortunately, that has left me very little time in the creative department. This project I completed a short time ago for the guest bedroom.

I took an old doorway curtain (you know those beaded curains that hang in the doorway itself, popular in the 60s, except this one wasn't from the 60s, it was from my high school graduation trip) made of tiny seashells and cut the wires, taking it apart. I then placed the seashells in two footed glass containers I purchased at the Goodwill. I added some other beach appropriate decor that I had lying around and WHA-LAH! Beach themed decor for my guest room. Never mind that I live more than a few hours away from the closest beach :)

Here she is in her sad before state. Can you believe I ever hung that in my room?!?

And here is my more grown-up beach decor.

Much improved. I still have TONS of shells left. I'm thinking of making a wreath but the idea of gluing all those teeny tiny seashells gives me a headache just thinking about it!