Friday, December 31, 2010

Decoupage Birthday Box

If you have followed my blog for awhile, you already know I love Mod Podge and love to incorporate decoupage into my art work. I've created this cute little box from a brown craft box I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

I hand painted the top and accented it with papers, buttons and sparkle!

Added some cute little wooden feet.....

And Wa La! A whimsical little box to ring in 2011 or some one's special day!
I am donating this to The Mercy House Shop so if you would like to see more, or are interested in purchasing it to help raise funds for The Mercy House, visit the Mercy House Shop by clicking the button below.
I will be donating a piece of my art each month to The Mercy House Shop.

Click button below to visit The Mercy House Shop

By purchasing this item you will be helping to provide options for pregnant girls living in the streets of Kenya. The Mercy House will aid them in nutrition, housing, prenatal care, counseling, Biblical teaching and job skills for sustainable living. Learn more about the Mercy House HERE.

I was in the store the day after Christmas and the check-out guy threw out a "Merry Christmas" and then quickly corrected himself. As I reflected on this, I thought about how wonderful it is as a Christian, that I can celebrate Christmas every day. It doesn't have to be a one day event that ends with a bunch of wrapping paper scattered across the floor. I wake up each day and can celebrate and worship the one and only living God. A God who left his throne in Heaven to demonstrate how much he loves us and wants us to spend eternity with Him.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas each day in 2011!


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Free-cycle Reindeer Craft

So what can you do with a bunch of sticks???
We sure don't need them for a fire, since on this first day of winter
it was 70 degrees today where I live.

I have to give credit for this free-cycle project to my hair stylist Tina and Pottery Barn. She was inspired by Pottery Barn (above), so she made her own stick reindeer version (below).

I thought hers was so cute, I had to add it to our "to do" Christmas craft
list, and today was the perfect day.

We gathered up our sticks, a hot glue gun, spay paint, glitter and some jute cording.
And Wa La, we had a simple and free craft project for the day.

It's actually harder than you think to round up the right combination of sticks.

My friend Tina painted hers pewter, but I only had white spay paint, so we
used it and added some glitter "bling". Everything is better with glitter, right?

Wish I had more talent in the staging and photography department, but that's not my gig. Just use your imagination . . . and take my word for it. . . they turned out cute!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:11

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Paper Doll Craft

It's such an easy little craft! It brings back memories for me. The kids love it, and it makes wonderful garland for the tree.

We spent an afternoon cutting and coloring paper dolls in front of the fire.

The possibilities are limited only by your imagination-angels,fairies, snowmen, Christmas trees, snowfakes . . .

We kept it simple; just using supplies we had around the house. My favorites were the dancing girls that we made out of recycled grocery bag paper.

Sometimes it's the simple things in life!

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