Vintage Pink Ornament Christmas Tree

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving We had a nice, quiet day and now I have been busy Christmas decorating! Its always fun to unpack the boxes and relive the special memories some of the pieces have.

I have been collecting some vintage ornaments for several years now. My dad gave me a box of vintage Shiny Brights that had been his moms and I have loved them ever since. I have even picked up some pink ones for Lauren. Not all are vintage, but when mixed together, they look pretty nice.

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I had seen this idea a while back and finally got around to making it. I picked out some pink and silver ornaments in various sizes. I took some wire and shaped it into a triangle. My wire was pretty thick and sort of hard to work with, but it was all I had on hand. Just be sure whatever you get is strong enough to hold the ornaments, but easy enough to bend.

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I snipped a bunch of little pieces of thinner wire to attach each ornament to the tree shaped wire.

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I curled each piece by wrapping it around a pencil. These will be my ornament hooks.

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Most of my ornaments didn’t have a hanger on the top so I took a small piece of narrow black ribbon and hot glued it inside the opening.

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Once my ornaments wee ready, I measured the sides of my triangle and marked the sides where I wanted to add wire across.

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I cut another piece of wire to place across my triangle. I cut each one a little longer than the width of the tree. This will give a place for my ornaments to hang. I attached each side with thinner wire and a little bit of hot glue. I also curled the ends of each one.

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I started placing my ornaments on my wire tree, moving them around until I got the placement I wanted.

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This will be perfect for Lauren’s pink Christmas!

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I also made this cute little topper with some scrapbook paper and a metal key.

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I can’t wait to see this hanging in Lauren’s home! Do you have any other ideas for vintage ornaments? I would love to hear about it!

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Beautiful, Blingy, British Flag

Hello everyone!  I hope that you are all getting prepared for Halloween that is just around the corner.  Are all of your costumes ready?  Do you have enough candy?  Is your front porch all decked out?

Well this weeks post has nothing to do with Halloween…Sorry.

So you know how last week I posted about a project that I was working on?  If not, don’t worry, I’m going to go through it again!

Here are your supplies!

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A piece of wood, paint, glue, jewels, paint brushes, and tweezers.  I started by painting the board with grey.  Of course, you can paint it whatever color you want, but I went with grey.

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Next, I printed out the design I wanted on paper and drew it onto the board.  I did so by coloring the back of the paper with pencil, then drawing over the lines again to have the pencil go through.

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Once I had the design, I started placing the jewels on the board.  I would put glue on the small section that I wanted to start bedazzling and would hand place, or tweezer place, the jewels on.

Now, I made the design a little bit different than the original.  If you can’t tell from the picture above, the design that I picked was the British flag.  So for me, instead of red, white, and blue, I used pink, white, and black.

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I added some gems of other colors to add some dimension to the flag.  So, I have purple in the pink section of the flag, and added some purple and blue in the black section.

It took a lot of time and effort, but it was totally worth it.  I would lay out the jewels that I wanted to use on the board and would add glue to place the jewels.

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And after about 18 hours of work (all broken up, not in one sitting) I finally finished.  And I am extremely proud of my work.  So here it is!

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It looks amazing!  I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it looks amazing in the sunlight because the light just shimmers off of the jewels.  I am sooooooo happy and I cannot wait to do more!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Corner News-Time for Bling!

Hello everyone!  Today’s Corner News is a preview of an art project that I am working on.  Hopefully, I will be able to give you a full how-to on Friday….

If I get it done on time.

So, here are my supplies.  A board, grey paint, glue, paint brushes, and lots of gems!  Some are scrapbooking stickers and others are just rhinestones.

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The first thing I did was painted the board grey and then drew the British Flag on the board.

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Then, I started gluing and sticking!  I decided to use pink instead of red and black instead of blue.  But, here is what I have so far!

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Not too much, but it’s a start!  I can’t wait to finish it!  Thanks for stopping by where, hopefully, it will be done next Friday!

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Fabulous Finds and Fashions-Dressing Haley

Hello everyone!  This week is a little different because I was at my parents house and had a little bit of fun.

So, Haley woke up and was complaining that she didn’t know what to wear.  So, I jokingly said that I was going to dress her.  And that is exactly what I did.

Do you know how hard it is to dress someone who’s closet consists of 99% black clothing?  Very hard.

But, I found an outfit that didn’t completely consist of black.  And here it is!

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So, it consists of a lot of color!  And it looks so good on her.  I dressed Haley in a white pair of Faded Glory shorts with a turquoise tank top under a Rock and Republic black tank top.  See…I added some black to the outfit!

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I added a Forever 21 layered necklace to add to the neckline.  I love the complexity of the necklace to add something to the look.  It makes a great statement with the outfit and adds something else to a simple outfit.

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I finally added a pair of Mossimo Vans style shoes with Aztec print.  This was the only part of the outfit with print, but it brought the whole outfit together.

I hope that you like the outfit I made for Haley.  I thought that it all came out beautifully and maybe she will actually wear it instead of just black!

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