Thursday, November 10, 2011

A little sugar....

Hello everyone, I hope your week has been great. 

Before anything else, I just wanted to say thank you for your words of encouragement on my previous post I am always amazed by your tender hearts and am truly humbled and grateful that you take time to get to know me better. 


Everyone was well enough to go to school today so I did all the fun mom stuff - laundry, sweeping, wiping....you know how it goes.  I also had to do a little grocery shopping and was excited to see the streets lined with holiday decorations. 

It seems a little early to start decorating now - since we usually start decking the halls the last weekend of November or first week of December - but after seeing all the beautiful Christmas ornaments out there, I had to bring a little bit of Christmas into our home with this little winter wonderland ornament....

This was somewhat simple, save for trying to stand the little tree straight.  I bought the little brush tree at the DS (it came in a pack of three) and I had to carve a little stand for it to attach to and fit in the bulb. 

In retrospect, I would have removed the stand altogether and placed the tree on a little piece of white plasticine and then pour in the glitter (or in this case sugar, 'cause the glitter I had was not fine enough...shhh)  

Here is a little tip....if you want to make your own and choose to spray paint the tree, roll the tree in the glitter sugar while the paint is still tacky. The glitter sugar will adhere to the paint and you get this beautiful snowy look. 

If you follow me on FB, you may know that I have been thinking of doing a series on Christmas ornaments, but Pinterest really takes the fun out of being creative and I say that as a compliment to all of you.  It's hard to be original nowadays...:(   I'll do my best and see how it goes, I hope you will join me....

I'm not looking forward to winter and snow just yet, but today I pretended I was a fairy and ventured inside the bulb...and it was magical! 

I hope you also have a magical day! 

much love,
Lucy 






 “The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.” - Dennis Green
This was my first one.....I had tinted the glass turquoise...:(







and to these other parties, thank you so much for taking the time to host...xo





42 comments:

  1. LOL- Please, please, please tell me you did NOT do that last picture just for blogging!;>) That little tree in the bulb is so cute...and SWEET! xo Diana

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  2. CUTE project! MAjor bummer that it ended that way :(

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  3. Nice ornament - not the traditional red and green...right up my alley. But then again, I am a non-traditional kind of girl.

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  4. Oh I laughed at your pinterest taking the fun out of being original thing. I think we are VERY alike in that way. I always think I have this innovative idea and I then realize after perusing pinterest...yeah....it's been done. And I go on ahead and pin it. :) But like you...I love that crafty, artistic minds think alike. And you my dear, are one of kind. Truly. And of course...the ornament is BEYOND darling.

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  5. Oh my goodness, how cute is that?! I know I'm going to have to try this too :)

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  6. Gorgeous photography. And I really love the ornament.

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  7. Beautiful...
    Just Curious? Who won Memories giveaway?

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  8. What a great idea! Great pics too.
    ♥Linsey

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  9. Such a beautiful ornament. Happen to have a box of huge, clear glass ornaments and a bag of little brush trees on hand. I'll have to make some!

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  10. PLEASE do not stop creating! You are the one I go to when I want an original crafting project. And YOU are the one who I pin for my boards. Keep up the great work.
    -Paulette
    3sisters-pjr.blogspot.com

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  11. Great idea! I like your work!
    Have a nice weekend!:)

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  12. I have missed you! Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve this holiday season. Besitos!

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  13. Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous ideas Lucy. This tree is so cute! That's the only winter I want to see right now!
    Glad to hear that your children are feeling better. So sorry that you had to do additional sweeping after that glass ornament broke :{

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  14. So glad the family is back on their feet. No fun being sick when there's so much to do! Love this idea, I just never know how people get the things into the glass ornament without breaking the glass. Ah, I think it may need patience...I'll have to work on that.

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  15. I am in love with this ornament! This is so simple and sweet and I just love it! You should never be afraid of showing off your creativity! When you got it you got it!

    We would love for you to share your ornament on our Home for the Holidays link party!

    What a cute tablerunner! We are having a home for the holidays link party and would love for you to join us. Our readers love ruffles and they would love this runner!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party_08.html?spref=fb

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  16. Your ornament was quite beautiful!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  17. The ornaments look lovely. I have made similar with mini crocheted snowflakes.

    Ruth

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  18. Another gorgeous project!!
    Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  19. This is a very lovely and peaceful ornament. It just says....hush, softly and quietly.

    How did you attach the tree to make it stand up? Did you out glue on the tree and then place it?

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  20. Oh! This is magical! I understood immediately the desire to me small enough to wander around inside the little globe.

    Every year Hubby treats himself to one or ten of those sods that come in a spherical bottle with a picture of Santa on the label. You know the ones... I've saved every single one. For about five years, promising I'll make something with them for Christmas and I never do. But I could make these! You've inspired me! Thank you!

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  21. They are ADORABLE! I'd have to use salt in the Houston area. Otherwise, my tree would be covered in either ants or those HUGE roaches! Eventually, the salt would cake with our humidity, but so would the sugar and I'm not sure that's not a good thing!

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  22. I'll be featuring you today in an hour or so... thank you so much for sharing!

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  23. Can I buy one? Not craft at all! Let me know please at craigcaggiano@yahoo.com

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  24. So lovely! Saw this on Whipperberry.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

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  25. I love this! I am assuming you got these at the Dollar Store (DS?) but after looking at my local store, I couldn't find anything. Any ideas of where I could get the trees?

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  26. I would love for you to link up your ornaments here:
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/11/25-days-of-christmas-ornaments-linky.html

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  27. Great job..love it! I'm a new follower too. Stop by and enter to win my heirloom ornament for your tree...only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes, Lori

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  28. ohhh its really good....... loved the idea want to use it for some event .... i am going to try it for sure.... need your guidence for the same ..

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  29. Lucy, this is so precious! I'm going to make these for our girls craft night!

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  30. So whimsical. Where did you find a globe with a larger opening? Online? At a craft store? Thank you for sharing this beautiful ornament!

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  31. I love this craft! It's so adorable and festive. I was wondering how you put the tree into the globe, and if I wanted to put in something else, such as a reindeer or some other plastic animal toy, do you think it would fit? Or did the tree fit 'cause you can squish it through? The opening doesn't seem very accommodating... haha. Please let me know your thoughts, I want to make these soonish! Thanks :)

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  32. Very simple/sweet craft and lovely photos. Shame about the first one hitting the floor but such is life sometimes. How did you tint the glass on it turquoise?

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  34. Hi Lucy! I included your craft in a Christmas tree balls posts I just published. Hope you like it! You can check here http://trucosyastucias.com/decorar-reciclando/bolas-de-navidad (it's in spanish)

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  35. Love your blog and this project - so creative and fun and the result was just gorgeous! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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