Thursday, November 10, 2011

Basic Grey Projects

Hi everyone! Before I get started I just want to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes yesterday.  My little girl asked me how old I was and I had to stop and think about it for a minute - I honestly had forgot. When I told her I was 43, she said I was joking (lol) - I usually tell her 21, but I figured it was time to tell her the truth! :)

Today I have a couple Basic Grey projects to share. The first one is an assignment I did for the BG blog last week.  The Curio collection, which is what I used on this project, is so pretty and perfect for Fall. For more details on how I created this cone, you can go HERE.

My next project is a quick and easy one! I found some paper mache ornaments at Hobby Lobby, and "dressed them up" using papers from the Little Black Dress 6x6 paper pad and some lovely felt blossoms. I really love these flowers! I think I'll need at least one in every color! :)

Begin by covering three alternate sides of the ornament with a solid patterned paper of your choice. As you can see from the photo below, the paper does have to be cut to the exact size, as the middle section will be covered.

Now use some tracing paper and trace the outline of one of the sides. Transfer the image into your patterned paper and cut it out. Cut out 2 more (3 total) so you have enough for each side.

Apply glue to the ornament surface and glue your cut paper piece into place. Repeat this step until the ornament is completely covered.

    Next spray the ornament with a spray adhesive and coat with fine clear or translucent glitter. Allow to dry.

      Next use a fast drying craft glue to adhere the blossom to the top of your ornament.

        To hang my ornaments I have ordered some of these metal hooks, but you could easily thread some embroidery floss into the top of the flower and hang it that way.

        Thanks for visiting. I'll be back very soon with some more Basic Grey! 
        Jen :)


            Jeannie from said...

            Just ADORE those ornaments! They look Martha Stewart worthy! I mean that as a total compliment as everything she does is so elegant! Love it!

            Shannon said...


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