Tuesday, March 2, 2010

On the Hunt....New Garden Art Creations.....

I've been on a hunt the past month or so and I've had a blast.  Hunting you ask?  Oh yes, at each and every thrift store, Salvation Army and Goodwill  that my car passes while I am out and about.   I've been looking for any type of glassware.  Are you wondering what I've been doing with the boxes of items I have found during my search?  Well here is my newest CREATION.... 




It's outdoor garden art and it's my latest  avenue for creativity. These pieces of garden art can be placed on a steel pole and displayed in your garden.   Or if you choose, it can be placed directly on the ground.  This particular item was created for a good friend of mine, Amy.  Within the past week, I've had three birthday celebrations  to attend during the past week, so I thought I would make a few "Creations From the Heart".   Can you guess what the bottom plate was used for at one time?  Yep, it is a plate for deviled eggs!



What I love about making these is the creativity that it allows you to use.  No two are alike, so each design is a one of a kind gift.  My friend liked it so well that she is not putting it in her garden. She told me she has the perfect spot for her present inside her home. I think this would make a wonderful spring centerpiece.


Amy loves birds and earthy colors. When I ran across this precious bird while on "MY HUNT", I knew that I had to use it in the latest design.


Right before Mother's Day I have a few upcoming shows and I am going to be hosting a Spring open house at my home.   I think that they would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift.  I'm going to be busy creating lots of these.


Before I headed off to the birthday celebration, I wanted to wrap my gift extra special.  It was difficult to find a box to fit, so I used some cellophane to gift wrap the gift.





Don't you just love the BIG red polka dotted bow?



A matching handmade card finished off the gift.



Call me cheap thoughtful, I just can't stand the thought of a store bought card.


I love using this extra fine iridescent  shed on all my cards.  *Here's another card making tip.  Don't go to the scrapping store and buy those individually wrapped flower petals.  I go to Michaels and buy an entire bunch of flowers and take apart the individual petals.  Store them in a zip lock bag separating them by color.  I then use them on my cards and gift bags. By adding some shed and a rhinestone in the middle of the flower and you have a one of a kind look that is way cheaper!


I'm heading out again tomorrow to stock up on a few more items. You never know what I might find. Later this week I'll share with you what I made for the other birthday celebrations.  I will be posting this to some of these wonderfully cretive blogs....

20 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, Sherry! You are just so creative! I could definitely see this being used in the house, too ~ kind of like a larger cloche. Love the way you wrapped it up for your friend and your cards are much nicer than any store bought kind!

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! Wow, that is something else!! How clever of you! I'd have to put that inside the house also.

Now, I'm wondering if you glued the top piece on to the cloche-like thing? And left the bottom of cloche unglued?

I know your friend loved it...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is just gorgeous and such a beautiful cloche. Now I really need to try and make one of these since I love all of my cloches so much. Just beautiful. What a lucky friend to receive this wonderful piece. Hugs, Marty

DeeDee said...

Thanks for the flower tip....and what a great creation for hte garden...very creative indeed...have a good day and fun shopping

slommler said...

So fabulous! Love your outdoor garden displays. Amazing! I want to go shopping with you!! Hehehehehe And the wrapping and card where TDF!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Debby said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous and your card is awesome.
debby

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your cloche and card both are so pretty! You are very talented.

jennifer said...

You have to have a lot of vision to create that. I just don't have the eye for it. It turned out very pretty.

Denise said...

THIS WAS REALLY CREATIVE!

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Lori said...

This is lovely!!!

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Jennifer said...

You have certainly found some beautiful things while hunting! :) Your creations will look beautiful when the sunlight hits them!!
~Jennifer
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Funky Junk Interiors said...

Amazing! And here I thought I was so cool when flipping a vase upside down on a plate at the thrift the other day... whaddever! I LOVE all the layers of glass on yours. Stunning creation!

Thanks for linking it up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

Wow Sherry, that is fabulous. Seriously fabulous. It's a lucky person that will be receiving that. What a great friend you are.

I've seen glass garden totems all over the place, but so many of them look similar. You're is amazing.

Sherry from Alabama said...

Oh, Sherry, those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Nancy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! (visiting the list) Very creative and I love glass.

Karyn @ Candarbry Garden said...

That is a really cool idea. I spend alot of time in my garden and am always looking for new "art" to put out there. Thanks for the cool idea! karyn

Cha Cha said...

Well you are just the most clever ever. I love how you put those pieces together. You have vision my dear, you did a great job. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cha Cha

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nice to know you ~........................................

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

That is just so clever! You are not only creative, but you're a great friend too!

Beautiful gift!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Prior said...

very creative! love the card and wrapping, too. Lezlee

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