Saturday, November 15, 2008

Vintage Inspired Candy Containers and What To Do With Fabric Scraps...

If you haven't figured it out already, I think you can see now, how much fun I've been having playing with Fastmache'!!! Ever since I read Lori's tutorial on Joli Paquet, I've been hooked. Here are a couple of my latest creations...
Instead of attaching the snowman to a box, I decided to make candy containers. Always inspired by old paper mache' containers, this is what I came up with. I used a toilet tissue roll for the snowmans body, and then made a cylinder with a bottom to fit inside.
Now all he needs is to be filled with yummy Christmas candies...
Next week at church, we are having our women's ministries "handcrafted from the heart" auction. I'm busily trying to get a few projects completed for my contribution to the auction. I created this candy container like the other, and he will be one item going the auction.

I needed a way to use up some of my fabric scraps (which I have a lot of) and came across a fun way to do just that. I created this rag wreath using 1" x 7" pieces of fabric tied onto a wire wreath form using scraps from a couple of my vintage Christmas tablecloths and coordinating red and green fabrics. This is going to the auction also...
Here's a close up of the fabrics...
So fun to make, it's a wonderful project for kids too.
Now I can't wait to make another using scraps from my favorite colors of vintage tablecloths!
OK, I'm off to create some more goodies and I'll be sure to show you when they're completed.
Oooo, I'm running out of time... I'm so last minute... Yikes!

8 comments:

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

That wreath is fabulous! I love it!

Came to your blog from Cute PInk Stuff...I'll be back!

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Love how your snowmen turned out and very clever to make them candy holders! The wreath is great! Good luck with your auction! And thanks so much for visiting us at Joli Paquet.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Wow, that took a lot of work! I would LOVE to see one in pinks!

ceekay said...

I like that wreath also. Your little candy container is so cute and a great idea!

LiLi M. said...

I hope that I'm not boring you, but I like it all again! Those candycontainers are delicious even without the candy and I'm sure your wreath is going to be a big hit at the auction too! Have a nice Sunday!

Cheryl said...

Hi Karoline..What an adorable idea! How cute would it be to make a wreath out of chenille scraps as well! Hope you have a lovely day! :)

craftyhala said...

I just love your snowmen so I made one for a gift.
I couldn't find celluclay so I used the air dry paper clay.

Lori said...

girl, you have made me proud!!! i am just so happy to see what you are doing with the celluclay!!! your snowguys are all so adorable:)