Time To Wrap It UP!

So thinking I might get a head-start on wrapping gifts, I was searching the studio for new and different tag ideas…I wanted burlap, but with a twist…   I had several small 4×6 and 5×7 wooden frames, a lot of burlap, felt and a staple gun…voila…a gift tag is born! I cut the burlap about an inch larger that the frame, and back-wrapped it, fastening in place with the staplegun   (hot glue might do the trick, but you can stretch the burlap taut with the staple gun) Also…to finish off the back, you could either add ribbon to cover the staples, or a felt backing   If you were to stop here…grab some black paint, put on a fabulous initial, and add a black & white ribbon…but for this festive touch… I cut decorative felt to size, leaving a nice border to let the burlap show   I cut out my initial from felt, then using quick fabric glue, glued both the felt and initial to the frame…   Then reached for cute ribbon scraps… …glued and stapled some onto the frame to accent and tie it on… …and then, in just a quick staple here, glue there, you have a tag as cute as the present! Would be adorable in your Christmas holiday wreath too! To make this, and three other really different, but fabulous tags…stop by next Tuesday at the studio for the First Day of Christmas Creating…Here’s a quick look at the schedule… Twelve Days of Christmas Creating… …Make your own gifts …be fabulous!  $25 per class, reservations recommended, allow 2 hours creating fun! On...

Crack Up This Fall!

Let this fall ‘crack you up!”… A wonderful product to give your Fall decorations a unique vintage flair is… DecoArt’s Texture Crackle…age in a jar! Simply grab your pumpkin, pear…or other item (these are pears from the Dollar Store!)… Using a palette knife, apply liberally to your surface, covering all areas you want to age. If you miss a spot or two… It is easy to retouch…Then wait for it… wait for the magic… literally…right before your eyes… Treasures galore…ancient history replicated in mere minutes! Then take & display…tuck into wreaths, stack on a mantel, display under a cloche (Truly…this is an antique!) Check out more fabulous ideas at Make It Monday at the Brassy Apple!...