Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our little crafty Christmas Tree

  When we found out we were moving to Germany there were a lot of household items we opted to store stateside.  One of those items was our faux Christmas tree.  Fast forward to September and I asked my FIL if he could build me this Wooden Ornament Tree as seen on Shanty 2 Chic, for a craft fair that I had in October.

  Here it is December and our DS has been asking my DH when were going to get a Christmas Tree.  My DH and I talked about getting a live Christmas tree and even debated about purchasing a 220V faux tree just to use here in Germany.  In the end we decided to utilize what we already had on hand.

  I used 9 strands of faux green garland and wrapped them on the ornament tree to resemble somewhat a small tree.  One that our 5 & 3 yr old were excited to see and help decorate.  It is not the best before and after picture but here it is:

  What do you think?

Til Next Time
Stay Crafty

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Altered Battery Operated Candle

  Taking some crafty inspiration from this tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers, I decided to make my own set of Altered Battery Operated Candles for the 12 6 Crafts of Christmas.

  I picked up a couple of  these candles at the Euro Store (Similar to the US Dollar Store).

  I felt the gold was too yellow gold and so I painted the base in a Champagne Gold color from Deco Arts.  I set the bottoms aside to dry. After going through my stash of Christmas themed papers I set out to wrap the candle stick.  The stick is actually tapered at the top so once I got my paper cut I had to wrap it at an angle.  I glued the paper down using Ranger Glossy Accents.  I was out of glue sticks or at least I could not find them in my crafty stash. Using my Silhouette I cut out a border lace and a poinsettia.  Along with some stripped ribbon, I had the perfect addition to the base of my candle.

  I think they turned out looking pretty Christmas'y.

Til Next Time
Stay Crafty!