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Easter Garland


Easter Garland Right Side Upper

Easter Garland

Were has the time “flown”? It seems like yesterday was Valentine’s Day! I wanted to share with you my Easter Garland. I’ve done tutorials on some of these and will post the last few after Easter so you can get a jump start on next year!

Why am I craft blogging on Easter? because I am “home alone 2″. I stayed at home on Christmas because I had just had surgery. Now I have planter fasciitis (inflammation of the covering of the muscle on the BOTTOM of the foot) and each step is so painful (even with that drated boot!) that I didn’t go to Easter dinner either. So y’all eat some ham and coconut cake for me!

I hope everyone has had a Blessed Easter!

buggaalcrafts a.k.a. Melba

My Valentine Garland!


My Valentine Garland!

One of the projects that had been on my desk for a few weeks is completing my Valentine Garland. Well, it’s pretty much complete and if another idea occurs to me I will just have to remove one of two ornaments to fit the new one in!!! I have posted tutorials for a few of these ornaments (links below) and will endeavor to complete the tutorials on the others and get them published.

You may have noticed that this is only one half of the garland!  The other half is dedicated to showcasing my Mardi Gras ornaments (which I need to shake a leg and get a move on!).

Pastel Snowlflake, Leftoover Valentine Card Plastic Lid Ornament, Rusty Heart Clothespin, Rolling Pin $ Whisk Ornament

Pastel Snowlflake, Leftoover Valentine Card Plastic Lid Ornament, Rusty Heart Clothespin, Rolling Pin $ Whisk Ornament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed it.  If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the post. 

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Gingerbread Ornaments: Clothespins & Cinnamon Sticks and Mini Fabric Wrapped Candy Canes


Gingerbread Ornaments & Mini Fabric Wrapped Candy Canes

The inspiration for these ornaments was a craft project, Gingerbread Min Clothespins, on Eyeballsbyday’s craft blog which is expertly written and photographed by Maggie.  As I didn’t have any mini clothespins on-hand I used regular sized ones. Also I don’t paint that well – I need LOTS more practice – so I punched some dots & hearts from craft foam for the buttons, found some mini googley eyes and some fine white cord to make the mouth.  I cut some “icing” from white craft foam with zigzag scissors. I painted the clothespins with FolkArt Cinnamon Acrylic Paint and let them dry.  Then I glued all the attachments on the clothespins and daubed on some pink checks.  I did try my hand at painting features on some of them using a toothpick for the brush.

The project also inspired me to make gingerbread men from cinnamon sticks.  Again I painted some and glued attachments on others.  I glued on a piece of jute for a hanger.

One of the things I have gotten for FREE on listia.com (a great site!) was some mini vinyl gingerbread men (Oriental Trading sells these).  Since I was making clothespins ornaments I thought, “Hey!, why not glue these bad boys on clothespins too?”  I did and they came out cute too.  I am wondering if they would look better on natural or white-painted clothespins.  I use E-6000 glue to attach the vinyl gingerbread men to the clothespins.  I used white glue first but the gingerbread men broke off when I pinched the clothespins to attach it to a tree limb.

The last thing I added to my mini tree were some fabric wrapped candy canes also inspired by a craft project on Maggie’s blog.  I really liked how the ones wrapped in white muslin and then wrapped with red rick-rack turned out.

Take a look and let me know what you think.  I’d love to hear from you!

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Gingerbread Mini Tree


GINGERBREAD MINI TREE

Gingerbread Mini Tree

I usually have a mini tree in the kitchen with tiny gingerbread ornaments and cookie cutters. I couldn’t find any mini copper colored ones so I spray painted some. This year I added some additiional ornaments made with clothespins & cinnamon sticks and torn fabric bows

 

I found this little Raggedy Ann & Andy at a local flea market. I loved them immediately and just had to have them. When it came time to set up the tree and my usual mini tree topper just didn’t appeal to me I took them off the big tree and added some gingerbread cookie button and mini candy cane embellishments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cinnamon stick and clothespin ornaments are really very easy – just paint the clothespins – and paint or glue on features. I also glued some vinyl mini gingerbread men from Oriental Trading to some of the painted clothespins. I think they all came out tres cute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also made some of these really cute fabric wrapped candy canes for the tree. I couldn’t find any plastic small canes to use as the form so I wrapped real ones. Just make sure you don’t throw them in storage over the summer because you will have a sticky mess at the best and fire ants at the worst!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also made some of these really cute fabric wrapped candy canes for the tree. I couldn’t find any plastic small canes to use as the form so I wrapped real ones. Just make sure you don’t throw them in storage over the summer because you will have a sticky mess at the best and fire ants at the worst!

 

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