Some Handmade Inspiration

Hello Muses!  We are continuing on with our December inspiration with a Ribbonista hop that is bursting with handmade gift inspiration.

Here is the blog roll:

Christina Colón (You are here!)
Charlene Driggs
Courtney Lee
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Karen Baker
Lalo IK
Shellye McDaniel
Virginia Fynes 

 Leave some love along the way and you’ll be entered for a chance to win three spools of ribbon!

Snow globes and terrariums are all the craze right now.  I couldn’t believe how easy they are to make.


A recycled canning jar, a few bottle brushes and some ribbon.  That’s it.  I added some glitter inside because I like shiny things.



The sparkly bead trim is also a May Arts beauty.  I use it quite it a bit.  For my “skirt”, I used eyelet trim.  I ran it through my sewing machine to create the shirring then hid the unsightly seam with the red diagonal stripe ribbon.


I used some goodies from the mixed media color kits by Gauche Alchemy as my tree toppers.  They are so full of little bits and bobs for those perfect finishing touches.

Be sure to head on to Charlene’s blog for more inspiraton!

Cheers!

Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon
 –4mm String Beads (437-01)
 –5/8″ Eyelet Trim (447-1-01)
 –1/8″ Solid Ribbon w/ Diagonal Stripe (424-18-14)

Gauche Alchemy
 –Scarlet Fever Color Kit
 –Wedding Night Color Kit
 –Banana Hammock Color Kit

Other Supplies
 –Bottle Brush Trees (Retro Cafe Art)
 -Jar
 -Glitter
 -Hot glue gun
 -Sewing machine

14 thoughts on “Some Handmade Inspiration

  1. Judy

    What a nice idea, recycling glass jars. Love the little trees and the decorations and the pretty eyelet and ribbon on the outside.
    It looks fairly easy to do and quick too. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Janis

    Yours turned out so wonderful. The bottlebrush trees give it such a vintage look. Love the string of beads around the tree for garland!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  3. marylouh

    I love the trees in the jar. I'm going shopping tomorrow and get some supplies to decorate some jars that are sitting around gathering dust. thanks for sharing.

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