Wednesday, February 2, 2011

This and That

Who knew that it was Groundhog Day.
Apparently I was too busy
crafting and blogging to know whats happening
in the real world.

I had the day off today so I decided to work on a craft project
I started last week.

I had hit the "After Christmas Sales" and picked up several
boxes of Christmas balls for 80% off.

A few years ago I had decoupaged some with music paper
and absolutely loved them.
Because burlap is so popular
I thought I'd try my luck with that.
It was way too hard to work with so
I gave it up.

Then I decided to try brown craft paper and origami
paper that I had on hand.
My vision is... a gardening theme tree for next year.
I'm thinking anything garden related or
nature themed.

Here are a couple of my finished ornaments.
Brown paper was applied in little pieces with
Mod Podge, I added some bird motifs
from an outdated calendar.

I'm pleased with these two. I experimented with
some fabric pieces as well, but I need to play
with them a little more.
The brown craft paper definitely
worked the best for what I
have in mind.
Very organic.

Here is one more thing brown craft paper is good for.
Image from Google.


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  1. You had me at the first pic, but the last pic is adorable! The ornaments are cute too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 1) The picture of the groundhog behind the computer cracked me up!

    2) The ornaments are wonderful. Very creative.

    3) The cat in the paper nearly had me in tears of joy! That is one great shot. I love it..

  3. I love that picture of the groundhog from behind the computer too and the ornaments turned out great. That little cat - adorable.


  4. Lovely ornaments...the birds are great.


  5. You always make me giggle! Love the pic of the groundhog...too funny...and really love your ornaments...great idea, you could really use them all year round too in different vignettes!

  6. I was laughing so hard at the groundhog my husband came to check on me. We both had a great laugh!!
    Love your blog.
    Ladybug Creek

  7. Great post! I love the brown paper balls with birds; great idea! The kitty is a great helper, I bet!

  8. Your ornaments turned out great! I love your theme and that you're starting to work on it early-enjoy:@)

  9. Oh wow! That's fantastic. How creative of you Nanniepannie. You've converted those Christmas ornaments to Spring/Summer ornaments. I love it!!! Happy weekend to you.

  10. Better than burlap! I love it! Mod Podge is my friend. And obviously yours. So cute! And you're already ahead of the game for next Christmas.

  11. The ornaments are fabulous and they look soooo organic. Cutest one, however, is the kitty! :) Nancy

  12. OMG, I loved your ornament project, but absolutely squealed out loud over that cat photo. Thanks so much for making me smile! And I adore your crafty project, too.

  13. That first photo brought me here as soon as I spied it on the thumbprints. I was still giggling as I scrolled though your craft project, and then came to the cat in the craft paper. I had to laugh out loud at that one. Too cute!
    Your spring inspired balls are making me eager for springtime.

  14. Love this! I am working on a little project myself, not Christmas balls but I AM trying to Mod Podge paper to a round wooden ball. I have been struggling with it and think I will try the little torn pieces like you used. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Oh what a sweet idea- I love it. I love the silver balls too, but your decoupaged ornaments came out so charming- love them. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  16. Too brilliant! Isn't Mod Podge great!

    I love the kitty pic!!


  17. ROFL!! Your groundhog and kitty photos are HILARIOUS! Love your sense of humor! :) And I love the way the balls turned out, too. They look so vintage!

    (visiting from the French Country Cottage)

  18. I love your craft, but your photos are halarious! Thanks for some Sunday morning inspiration (and some giggles!)


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