Monday, July 30, 2012

How About a Little Christmas Joy.....

I have been seeing some of the most gorgeous Christmas Cards and other cute ideas for the Holidays and it has just put me in the mood.  My glasses arrived and I am back among the seeing world and actually feeling like some holiday crafting.  I saw the cutest snowman hat decorated for Christmas on Pinterest, I'm sorry I can't remember where it came from to give credit but they used a coffee can to make theirs.  I decided to be different in that I used a nut can and a bowl to make a pattern for the brim.  Then I just let my imagination run wild and used lots of glue and glitter!



 I found some really stiff backing board from a paper pad and used it for the base.  I cut it out with Tim Holtz scissors and then sanded the edges where they were not quite as circular as I would like.  The base and tin were first painted with Gesso and then black acrylic paint; then I splattered antique white paint onto that.  Next I just started adding my goodies.  There is a gorgeous piece of lace under there but once I finished, you just can't see it.  I used some Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies for some of the accessories and also some purchased roses and leaves in there. 

You can still get the lid of the tin off, so you could fill it with goodies for the holidays if  you want.  I will probably keep this one and it will be sitting on my table at the end of my sofa.   I most definitely will be making more of these with different thems for gifts for the holidays.  A larger one would be great for filling with cookies for a gift.

Well guys that is it for me this morning.  Monday has arrived and it's back to the yard work for me.  I have lots to do and you have to remember, I'm slow.  Have a great day and I will be back on Wednesday with the WOYWW show and tell!





19 comments:

TesaB said...

Ohhh, this is SOOO ADORABLE! What a beautiful and fun project!

Olga said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!! this takes the cake and leads the parade! You my dear friend, just out did your self! It's gorgeous!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

WOW!! what a Beautiful idea!! Love your take on Nut Can... would never have known if you didn't tell us...
Just Beautiful!!!

Sherry Cheever said...

STUNNING! You are continuing to knock my socks off (well if I had some on)

Selma said...

What a beautiful project. Your flowers are gorgeous. Love this idea.

Carla S. said...

What a stunning project, Glenda! Amazingly creative and detailed design! Glad you got your glasses and you are back to crafting!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW..absolute adorable. Just a great project for the upcoming holidays or someone's birthday..Enjoy the outdoors, I've a surge of energy, watched an episode of "Hoarders" and I am deep cleaning!!!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

This is the greatest snowman hat I every scene. I will have to copy you some what. It is stunning Glenda and thanks for sharing it and all the work you put into it. I'm so glad that you can see now.
Hugs,
Gretchen

Sylvia said...

What a gorgeous Christmas piece, Glenda, flowers are so pretty! So glad you are back working on beautiful projects. Have a wonderful afternoon.

knitwit said...

I am flabbergasted. This is incredible! I think I'd better start buying my glasses from wherever you get yours if this is the end result!

Caroline D. said...

Your snowman hat is gorgeous!! I've seen the one on pinterest too and pinned it also...lol. I like you left it so that the lid can come off for filling up with goodies...great idea!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, good heavens, this is the cutest thing! A MUST to remember, for sure! You made it so gorgeous! Just think of all the different decorations you could use! LOVE it! You must be so thrilled to have your glasses back!

Sandy said...

Wonderful idea - you hat is gorgeous. One could do all kinds of thins with this idea. Thanks for sharing!
sandy

Anonymous said...

OH your HAT is an 'outside-the-box' wonderful creation. Love it, love it, love it.

Mary Mac

Marjorie said...

I receive your updates via email but I just had to pop on over to your blog and tell you that this is adorable. Such a GREAT idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marjorie from TX

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers... this is a traffic stopper! So amazing and so beautifully crafted!

Julie Koerber said...

OH MY Glenda -- this is a true work of art!!! I might have to stare at this one for a bit to see ALl that you did! ;-)

Starla said...

OHHH!! What a wonderful idea! I like the fact that the lid still comes off...I need to start thinking about this as a possible teacher gift packagaing for the holidays!

Patty Sue 2 said...

Oh, my goodness...this if fantastic and what a wonderful gift it would make....hmmmmmm...I may have to steal...oh, I meant borrow this idea!

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