Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's eve bling..



As we prepare to welcome a new year and pick the perfect outfit or the perfect menu for our gatherings, I wanted to show you a quick centre piece that I made for our New Year's eve get together here at our home.

And even though New Year's eve is tomorrow, this took me less than an hour to make, so it's not too late.


Glued together some crystals (found at the dollar store) to form
the numbers 2011. They look so much more beautiful in person.

I made our own New Year's eve ball by gluing crystals to a
styrofoam ball. I think I'll be making more of these next Christmas.

It's going to look beautiful once the table is set and the
reflection of the candles glisten over the crystals and bulbs.


But here is the part I wanted to show you... see the mirrored box?  It's homemade.  I made it in less than 15 minutes with mirror tiles I found at the faithful dollar store (they come in a pack of three).

I first made a cube without the top and continued gluing the mirrors to each other at either side of the cube to form a rectangular container.  I used a hot glue gun to adhere them by applying the glue in the inside of the cubes.

I then placed floral foam inside to hold the branches in place.  So easy and inexpensive.

It was a bit of a challenge trying to get a good picture of the mirror box because of the reflection (sorry :o( ), but I think you get the idea.

Here's a 'highly detailed' sketch of the mirrored box I drew prior to
execution.  This was sketched on the back of an envelope...sorry.


Wishing you a 'bling-bling' kinda day  (not sure what that means...but bling is always welcome!)

much love,
Lucy




11 comments:

  1. love your crafts and your blog! i check it daily!

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  2. Hi Sarah...I tried sending you a message but I don't know if it was successful...but I just wanted to say Thank you for your sweet words...they make me smile. I hope you have a beautiful New Year filled with laughter,happiness and love ! xo
    Lu

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  3. Lucy- I have said it before and I will say it again...You are SOOOO clever. This is darling~ Hugs-Diana

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  4. Wow, you sure know how to make beautiful things out of the trinkets found at the dollar store. I am at those stores often and your blog is making me look at things there in a new light. This centerpiece is beautiful. Your guests and/or family are in for a treat!

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  5. So lovely!! Thank you for sharing your creativity....I can never come up with such amazing and clever ideas and appreciate those who can and who share!!!

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  6. minnie i completely agree! i found myself looking a little deeper!

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  7. That is just blingy fabulous! Another friday favorite for sure :-)
    I know you will be ringing in the New Year with style . . . Happy New Year!

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  8. Love it!! I just love some bling! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday~ Happy New Year!

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  9. Hi, I found your blog at My Romatic Home. I love your New Years centerpiece, too cute! I would like to invite you to post this over at my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link is already up. I hope you can join the party!

    Happy New Year,
    Mary

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  10. Fabulous centerpiece! Love how you made the crystal ball and the 2011. Now I'm going to be obsessed until I find those crystals. Or at least until my next obsession comes along.

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  11. Thank you for participating in the very first Masterpiece Monday! I hope you'll come back again, it was fun having you share! Take care, Mary

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