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.
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....