Sunday, September 22, 2019

Decked Out Candelabras





This is an easy way to update those plastic candelabras with a somewhat vintage look.  I first glued on some garland then the ornaments and picks.  I kept them fairly plain but you can add a lot more ornaments for a fuller look.

They are so pretty when they are plugged in:





They will all be available at my garage sale the last weekend in September.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Purple White and Gold


This wreath is supposed to be for a Baltimore Ravens fan.  All it needs is the NFL ribbon for the Ravens.

The base is a 17.8" extruded foam ring that is wrapped with gold garland.  I used an assortment of purple ornaments from Hobby Lobby along with some gold ones of the same size.  Then I filled in some of the gaps with smaller purple, gold and white ornaments.  I had black ornaments too but they just took away from the brightness of the wreath so they got left off.

This will be available at my garage sale the end of September.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


Red White Green and Gold


Today's wreath is the largest of all the wreaths I've made so far.  It started off with a 17.8" extruded foam ring that I wrapped with gold garland.  The garland was fairly thin so it took 105 ft to cover the entire ring.  That's seven of the 15' rolls you can buy at the store.

What made the wreath so big is the fact that I used larger ornaments around the outside of the ring.  These ornaments are a mix of sizes between 2.5" and 3".  I normally only use ornaments that are 2" at the largest but these had been sitting in my stash and were begging to be used.

I think a big red or white bow would look nice on this wreath.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek ~ Ann


Friday, September 13, 2019

Red, White and Silver Ornament Wreath



The wreath base is an 18" extruded foam ring from Hobby Lobby that I wrapped with silver garland.  Garland is hard to find this time of year; I had to buy it on ebay.

To begin, I hot glued the outermost ring of larger ornaments and then the inner loop with smaller ornaments.  Next I adhered the largest ornaments on the middle layer so they are front and center (the silver star reflector ornaments, the red with white snowflake ornaments, the red onions, and the vintage looking red reflector ornaments).  Then all you do is fill in all the empty spaces with a variety of small / miniature ornaments.

All of the ornaments are shatterproof except for some of the miniature filler ones which are tucked way inside so they aren't likely to break.

This will be available for sale at my garage sale in a few weeks.  I will also take orders for any of the ornament wreaths posted on my blog if someone wants me to make a similar one for them.

Coming soon........Raven's wreaths.

Thanks for taking a look ~ Ann

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Golf Ball Christmas Tree


For the golf enthusiast in your life, this tree is made of real golf balls glued onto a styrofoam cone measuring approx  5" x 11" tall.

I first wrapped the cone with gold tinsel garland from top to bottom.  Then I washed the slightly used golf balls and began assembling the tree.  The tiny red, green and gold ornaments are a mix of glass and plastic ornaments that I attached to wires and poked into the styrofoam base.  This way they are not permanent in case the owner wants to put something else on the tree.  I don't have any golf tees but those would probably be cute as ornaments too.  You can even make a snowflake out of golf tees for the top of the tree.

This is fairly heavy and would look nice on a Christmas charger plate.

The tree will be available for sale at my garage sale.

Thanks for looking ~ Ann


Monday, September 9, 2019

Gold Button Christmas Tree


This tree is so shiny IRL; it just doesn't show good in the photos.

I took a paper mache cone, covered it with gold and white designer scrapbook paper and then glued on gold buttons.    I then took some very thin sparkly white tinsel and wrapped it between the buttons to cover any open spaces.


Above shows the scrapbook paper on the 11" tall cone.


All the gold buttons I could find in my stash, with the shanks removed from the backs.


Beginning to fill in the open spaces with the tinsel garland.


I finished off the top with a glass ornament.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Tallest Cork Tree


This tree measures 24" tall and is 8" wide at the base.  The corks are hot glued onto a paper mache cone.  It is the tallest of the 5 trees so far:


All will be for sale at the upcoming garage sale in Ellicott City, Maryland.  Details will be posted soon.

Thanks for taking a look ~ Ann

Friday, August 30, 2019

One More Buffalo Plaid Wreath


This is the last of the red and black Buffalo Plaid ribbon I have.  I was able to make one last wreath for the garage sale to benefit the Baltimore Humane Society.

I used an 18" straw wreath base and covered it with a layer of burlap ribbon and two layers of Buffalo Plaid ribbon.  It's very light weight to hang.  The berries and bow are attached with a floral pin so they can be easily removed.

Details on the garage sale will be coming shortly.  I'm hoping to have it the last weekend in September.

Thanks for looking ~ Ann