And of course I needed to add a 2nd tier to the fairy garden…
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Once you get started on creating this small world, it’s really hard to stop. Here you see the progression.
I’ve been wanting to build a fairy garden for some time. So with lots of time on my hands in quarantine I started the project. I looked to Pinterest for some inspiration and took it from there.
Lots more to create…more to come
I recently rediscovered the sheer delight and whimsy of coloring. Did you know there is an entire line of coloring books aimed at adults? I have found it to be a calming activity that allows me to explore colors and de-stress from the troubles of life. I highly recommend buying yourself a coloring book and taking a walk down memory lane…..
As the holiday season begins, the onslaught of catalogs also begins. I was thumbing through a “Land of Nod” catalog and came across these cute ornaments.
It made me think about those cardboard coasters that I have lying around. So I set to work assembling Christmas-looking papers and accents. I dug into my button supply (I have thousands of buttons that I have inherited through the years from grandmothers and great aunts). Then I started assembling the ornaments. I used glue to set the papers to each side – one side at a time in order to trim the edges neatly around the coaster. And the embellishments followed. Here are the results:
Assembling the supplies
Painted wooden pieces
One of my 10 button drawers (the metallics)
Setting paper to the first side
First side cut out
Setting the second side
Both sides finished- ready for embellishments
The finished ornaments
Friends of mine are having a baby very soon. I wanted to make something special for them. I looked through my arsenal of crafty supplies and decided to make some framed artwork. I had a metal giraffe and turtle that I wanted to integrate into the design. Using 2 frames, I selected some wood laminate scraps to use for the backdrop. I painted the frames – the one for the giraffe got a coat of metallic copper and the turtle’s got a coat of dark espresso brown. From there, I selected fabrics from my decorator sample books from SCRAP (still keeping me crafty!). Cutting them into squares, I placed them around the frame and started gluing. I added yarn around some of the pieces on the giraffe frame to accent the colors. After trimming all the excess edges around the frame, I glued the animals in place. I really like how they turned out. I only wish I had a few more animals so I could make some more!
Giraffe and turtle materials ready to go
Painting the frames
Measuring and cutting the fabric squares
Laying out the fabric on frames
Frames complete – ready for their animals
The final products