Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Up cycled Glittered Christmas Bulbs

So I had an old strand of C7 Christmas lights that didn't work anymore and instead of throwing them away and ending up in a dumpster somewhere, I decided to give them a new life and some BLING! This is so easy to do. My kids even helped!

We brushed glittering glue on each bulb and then poured German glass glitter on them. You could use any glitter but I prefer German glass glitter because of its sparkly factor.

Once they dried, I thought I could put them in a glass vase or a glass cloche but why? That would be expected. So instead, I adorned this vintage stamp holder that my mom gave me. I gave it a quick paint job with my favorite robins egg blue paint from Design Master. I just love how it adds a little touch of unexpected to the Christmas decor.

Bling on!!!
Tia and Andrea

Friday, November 16, 2012

*Happy Fall Y'all*

I LOVE fall! And here in Virginia, we have a gorgeous fall. Every year I look forward to my husband's fried turkey. Yum!!! I have a little collection of vintage turkey candles but never know what to do with them.

So this year, I proudly displayed one of these little guys in a fun and easy DIY project. I had these quirky turquoise candle sticks and permanently attached an old glass jar lid to one of them. Added my little turkey candle, some burlap ribbon, coffee filters, and old flash cards and voila....a cute fall display. After Thanksgiving, I think a cute glittered snowman will replace the turkey.

Happy fall y'all!!!
Tia and Andrea

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What? Thanksgiving is next week

I am really having a hard time believing that Thanksgiving is in a week!!!
I keep thinking didn't we just do this?!?  LOL
Anyways I'm trying to get with the program and do a little decorating for the holiday!
I made this burlap banner using some burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The ribbon is woven tight and that made it easy to stamp on.    I love love love my Mr & Mrs mercury glass Pilgrims that I picked up last year.  Everything else is an mix of thrifted items and pumpkins. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Homemade Halloween....a few days late!!!!

Even though Halloween is over, we wanted to share our costumes from this Halloween.
Tia and I both made our costumes this year!!!!
I was an owl.  I love owls so it was a perfect choice for me.   My mask was all feathers and makeup that I did.  That's my son in the picture with me.  He made the cutest Waldo.
Tia made a loofah and soap costume for her and her husband, Brian.   It was great and they won a trophy at a Halloween party that they went to.   
Andrea & Tia
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