Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ongoing Craft Projects

My Giveaway is still going on so please be sure to check that out and get your entries in. I have several projects ongoing at the moment that I will be sharing with you over the next week. My spring wreathe, a faux gumball machine, and a birthday tin. I finished a few scrapbook pages a week or so ago that I want to show as well, and I got some pictures of the purple baby blanket with the baby it was created for to post also. She is adorable, and her name is Anna Claire.

My spring wreathe is not going as easy as I thought it would. The paint is peeling on the pots and I think its because I have put too many layers on trying to get the color I want, so I have to step back and start over a bit on this one. In the meantime I found another source of inspiration in the tutorial pictured here.

So this one was easy to do. Although I made a few changes on my version. The hardest part of this project is finding the right size pieces to fit together. Spray painting them is a little bit time consuming but other than that there is nothing left but glueing them together. Here is a picture of mine in progress.
I decorated mine a little differently as well as using an additional flower pot saucer under my glass bowl. Adding the saucer adds more stability and allows the use of a bigger fish bowl. Here is my finished gumball machine.

I used a paper ribbon on the bottom of mine and decoupaged striped butterflies all the way around it. I also found a metal tag in my collection of scrapbook supplies that I adhered to the front to simulate where the candy comes out at.

I don't like overloading you with pictures on one post, so I will post some more tomorrow. Hope this day has found you happy and in good health. Happy crafting and Lets get Hookin'.


  1. so super creative...I am so envious...

  2. Great idea ... it's adorable. Love the paper ribbon and matching butterflies, too. Very nice! :)

  3. Very very cute!!! The bows in the first image look perfect!!!

  4. These are so adorable. What have you been up to lately????? Miss you.

  5. Oh this came out great! I LOVE it...TFS!!!!!