Saturday, 17 December 2011

Fir Log Tea light candles.

Well in between my Projects of "What's Di up to", I got a little sidetracked in making these Fir Log Tea Light candle holders.  I had seen these years ago on Martha Stewart, and then once again recently when taking a tour of the "Home for the Holidays".  I was wanting to make them originally out of birch because of its unique peely bark, but had these logs already at my disposal.  All I needed to do was cut them up and drill a hole.......or so I thought.  These turned out to more time consuming that expected.  3-4 hour Project.  Mind you we made over 20 of them.  When I say "We" I mean my Dad & myself.  He cut the logs to the desired sizes I needed while I was sorting them.  The I used a hole saw & cut them on a Milling Machine (overkill), while he hogged them out with a drill press.  We had a great assembly line once we got going.

Friday, 16 December 2011

"Our Family Tree"

 This is our Christmas Tree for 2011.  My taste has changed a little since last year, so I didn't quite get to decorate it the way I wanted but I'm still happy with it.  My 6 years old & 3 years old girls helped me decorate it, & they were such Amazing helpers!!  They were up and down on the stool to reach as high as they could, looking to see where similar decorations were so that they didn't put them too close to each other, and would tell me if they didn't like something.  They stuck with this project to the end, which I didn't think they would.  I thought that I would be last girl standing to get the rest of the decorations on.

Check out the link Below,  I have linked my Blog Post up to Thrifty Decor  There are about 500+ other Christmas tree ideas linked there as well!!  I'm number 506.

Project #3 Birds Nests.

 Project #3 was these cute little birds nests.  I purchased the birds nest all ready with the eggs in them, from the dollar store.  First using a coat of silver spray paint to cover the nest, then a splash of white and then a little silver again.  The longest part of this project was waiting for them to dry!!
My Mother made me the Crocheted flowers.  I use them on headbands, on touques, as broaches and now decorations.