Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vanity/Bath Bottle With Glass Bird~~How To~~

Glass bottles of all different shapes and sizes have become very popular right now.
They are so beautiful left alone to admire there colors and shapes, but~
the bottle you see above was one I found in a favorite shop, and I feel in love with the glass bird on top.
I decided to get one for my website, Someplace In Thyme and do a make over on it.

I took some vintage lace and tied a bow around the neck of the glass bottle. On top of the bow, I added ribbons in various colors, layering them as I went.
Then it's just a matter of adding all the little things you love. For instance, roses, pearls, charms, and some beads off a strand made for wrapping around candles etc.

Meanwhile, don't be afraid to pull out the glue gun and all your trims to have some fun. You might just surprise yourself, or someone else with the beautiful creations you make.
If you are not in the creating mood, this lovely one of a kind beauty can be found on my website.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

~~~Vintage Jello Mold Ornaments~~~HOW TO

Do you ever wonder what to do with all the many designs of vintage jello molds when you see them at garage sales and flea markets?
I found these in an antique store while visiting family in Colorado Springs. I was only able to purchase four of them, but I had never seen the tree pattern with a tree in the center. I knew right away what I could create with them.

All I did was clean these up with lots of soap and hot water. You can use alcohol too, just to make sure you get all the oil and grease off the tin.
I then use a primer and paint.
Because I am not at the point of being able to paint my own roses, I use beautiful decals.
Modge Podge and glass glitter finish them off with a little sparkle.

You can then decide to decorate the tops or leave them the way they are.

So, the next time you see these little gems and wonder what to use them for, think of redoing them for someone special, or for yourself.
I think they would be great to decorate a package too. Have fun!!
These can be found on my website, Someplace In Thyme.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Birds And Nests

I am not too sure what it is about birds and nests, but they steal my heart.
Living in the desert, we have birds all year long, esp the sweet, little hummers.
I had this cardboard bird house and the cute tissue paper with a bird theme from 7 Gypsies and decided I couldn't wait any longer.......I had to create something special with them.
This is what I came up with. You could use this as an ornament, or have it sit out all year long on a cottage shelf.

The roof of the house is decorated with handmade paper roses, ribbons, a piece of vintage lace and of course, a nest with pearls for eggs.

No birdhouse would be complete without some eggs and of course, a nest.
This and more can be found on my website, Someplace In Thyme.