Monday, September 24, 2012

Lovely presentation

I'm a sucker for flowers.... so beautiful!
photo credit: dovecote decor

I heart British stuff

I'm 'luvin this look.... whimsical and fun! I'm partial to it, and it's probably because I have a little bit of that British blood. But one of these days, I want to salvage an old dresser and make one of these.  Hail to the Queen!
Bristish painted bedroom dresser, Union Jack
Photo credit: dovecote decor

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DIY; Wallpaper Lantern

This is made from a piece of wallpaper. Did you know, wallpaper is  a great craft material? This particular one is from Monsoon Home and is decorated with birds, peonies, leaves and butterflies.

Start by cutting out the outer lines of the flower, but also some of the petals in the middle where needed. You can also cut out the birds head and neck. Unfortunately the bird is just half but it is still pretty to use, try cutting a scrap piece of leaf out and then placing it over the area of the bird that is cut off, as if it is peeking out from behind the leaf or leaves.

Then roll the paper around a glass jar and used a glue gun to fix it at the back.

Luminaries are fun to make!  For this project, inside the jar, we used a tea light with batteries for a soft glow.