Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I Love Crafting!

  I ` Crafting
My Sweetie is so wonderful, he not only presented me with a new car,(See it in the background? Her name is Coco) he went the extra mile and ordered me custom plates,  HOW CUTE ARE THEY?

Well, the trio piled in and a crafting we went. My daughter and my neighbor Sandy went to my mothers to find a tree to craft into a masterpiece. 

We hiked a bit up the hill to find the perfect Manzanita branches stripped of their natural foliage so we could create a more magnificent work of art. 

We have no idea how these are going to turn out, but of course it’s the bonding and the process that really matters right? 

After painting the branches white with a hint of nickel silver we wrapped little battery operated lights around the branches. Then we painted some leaves and stuck them where WE thought they should go. 

Then Sandy had the brilliant idea of applying spray adhesive and silver glitter to some DEAD Hydrangea flowers from her garden. Perfect! We glued those around here and there. 

Next come the bird nests. We starting with spanish moss swirled into a circle and then those clever little creatures seem to have collected things from my jewelry box. 

Of course they all needed crowns because Sandy said so, I have never been into crowns, but I can play the game. Crowns it is! Too cute!  

 Next are the bird houses, Thank heaven for Michaels 50each.Oh yeah, 

while you are at it, just put anything on it!

The final touch is graphic cards decorated in lacy ruffles. This was found by Sandy while perusing The Graphic Fairy. She printed them out and decorated them up real pretty for us. Thanks friend! 

This was a fun day of creativity and now I am going to clean up the studio for our next adventure. be sure to pop over to Gammy's Little House to see her creations, she just loves visitors!


Sandy said...

I love your POST! You were so much more informative than I was.... very nice!
I adore our trees and of course the BONDING experience...it was a fun fun time.
Placement of your tree is excellent...good job!
Wonder what our next craft project will be?
Thanks for playing with me!
xoso Sandy O

Shelia said...

Hi Amy! I've popped over from Sandy's blog to see you! Oh, I think you gals must have had a ball. I love the little Easter trees y'all made! Welcome to blogland!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stacey said...

Hi Amy, Thanks for your comments!!! Love your spring trees! Can't wait to see them in person...I'm coming over on Saturday and will bring the Dennison books with me so you can make copies of them. The stuff inside is crazy cute...the projects will make you giggle!!!

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