Burlap and Silver Pipe Cleaners



 Here are the before shots of some picture frame/wall shelf thingies that I did for Fall.
Here are the after shots....... I used burlap and silver pipe cleaners, (I seem to be addicted to sparkly pipe cleaners now.)

All I did was hot glue the burlap onto the picture backing and form and hot glue the pipe cleaners on, super, super easy! And I think the piper cleaners give it a kind of vintage look to me.
I also spray painted both pieces and lightly sanded the edges to give them a bit of a shabby feel.
And oh!.............Attention all Walmart shoppers, I found these mercury glass acorn ornaments for only two dollars each, in silver and turquoise!
And I found little sparkly trees, two for a dollar at the 99 cent store! Yippee!!!!
Linked to:
www.finecraftguild.com/



..: Burlap and Silver Pipe Cleaners

Monday, November 8

Burlap and Silver Pipe Cleaners



 Here are the before shots of some picture frame/wall shelf thingies that I did for Fall.
Here are the after shots....... I used burlap and silver pipe cleaners, (I seem to be addicted to sparkly pipe cleaners now.)

All I did was hot glue the burlap onto the picture backing and form and hot glue the pipe cleaners on, super, super easy! And I think the piper cleaners give it a kind of vintage look to me.
I also spray painted both pieces and lightly sanded the edges to give them a bit of a shabby feel.
And oh!.............Attention all Walmart shoppers, I found these mercury glass acorn ornaments for only two dollars each, in silver and turquoise!
And I found little sparkly trees, two for a dollar at the 99 cent store! Yippee!!!!
Linked to:
www.finecraftguild.com/



35 Comments:

At November 8, 2010 at 3:14 PM , Blogger Kay said...

I love the white picture frame thingys and what you did with them. I recently saw an old window with the glass still in it and behind each pane was part of an old cutter quilt, got me thinking immediately and now I see yours. I'm on the lookout for a window frame to decorate too!!!! I love that you change it out with the season.

 
At November 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Custom Comforts said...

Love those glass acorn ornaments! Thanks for the tip. I'll have to go check them out. I'm not quite ready to do Christmas yet because I want to use my Thanksgiving dishes, but I can hardly wait to see what blogland will do for Christmas since this is my first year.
Cindy

 
At November 8, 2010 at 3:32 PM , Blogger Petite Michelle Louise said...

what wonderful transformations! they are both just beautiful..before AND after!!

 
At November 8, 2010 at 5:23 PM , Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I like your thinking...if you start to decorate now, you will have more time for fun later!

Love your sparkly Ho Ho Ho and JOY...very festive and yes, vintage. And the mercury glass ornaments are fantastic. Everything looks very holidayish and beachy!

XO,
Jane

 
At November 9, 2010 at 6:46 AM , Blogger Passionate for White said...

You are one creative lady... love it all!

 
At November 9, 2010 at 10:41 PM , Blogger Junk Fairy said...

I'm like you! I'm already decorating for the Season!! Leaves more time to create and play!! Love all your ideas! your Ho,ho ho's are great!
Happy Holidays!!
Eloise

 
At November 10, 2010 at 7:20 AM , Blogger The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Brilliant! I just so happen to have some silver pipe cleaners too !

 
At November 10, 2010 at 8:12 AM , Blogger Rebecca said...

Great little touches that can be easily changed again!

 
At November 10, 2010 at 8:33 AM , Blogger Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love what you did, it's wonderful and love the mercury ornaments... Happy White Wednesday!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

 
At November 10, 2010 at 9:02 AM , Blogger Amy said...

i know, what is it about this year that i am just itching to get started on my christmas decor???
With all of these beautiful ideas I think I might just have to start early
Amy

 
At November 10, 2010 at 9:41 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

These are adorable! I love how you mixed beach with winter and it still looks great!

 
At November 10, 2010 at 9:53 AM , Blogger michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Don't you just love those acorn ornaments!!!! Saw you at Someday Crafts!!

 
At November 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the makeovers for Christmas. Very cute indeed. Thanks so much for joining my party!

 
At November 10, 2010 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Johnlyn ~ Frugality and Homemaking said...

I am loving the burlap! So cute.

 
At November 10, 2010 at 1:36 PM , Blogger DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to link up at my Strut Your Stuff Party!
http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

 
At November 10, 2010 at 2:05 PM , Blogger Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I just love, love, love the silver tinsel pipe cleaner letters with the burlap. I may just have to steal, I mean borrow this idea.

 
At November 10, 2010 at 2:15 PM , Blogger Amy Kinser said...

Love the pipe cleaners. What a great idea! Of course, burlap is always a hit in my book. Great job!

 
At November 10, 2010 at 2:54 PM , Blogger Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love the transformation. I've bought those pipe cleaners before and used for crafts but never thought about making words out of them. Love mixed with the burlap.

 
At November 10, 2010 at 10:51 PM , Blogger Michelle L. said...

It all looks super cute! I never thought silver pipe cleaners would be that useful, they really look sweet and chic.

 
At November 11, 2010 at 12:53 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

I love that! And thanks for the Walmart head up!!

 
At November 12, 2010 at 8:34 AM , Blogger AshTreeCottage said...

Love it!!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

 
At November 12, 2010 at 12:09 PM , OpenID poindextr said...

I adore little mercury glass things at Christmas - keeping my fingers crossed that my neighborhood walmart has the product! your adornments are just fabulous!

 
At November 12, 2010 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Okay, I need a trip to Wally World and The $ store! Beautiful job! And I have a piece that looks a lot like yours up in the attic just waiting for a makeover! Thanks for the inspiration!

 
At November 12, 2010 at 7:32 PM , Blogger Kristy said...

The texture!

 
At November 13, 2010 at 6:43 AM , Blogger C'est Magnifique said...

Oooooh... those are SO pretty!

Tania

 
At November 13, 2010 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Kim said...

So cute, I like the silver and the wrapped starfish.

 
At November 13, 2010 at 4:10 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

This looks wonderful!
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

 
At November 13, 2010 at 6:19 PM , Blogger Laura said...

I just love all the details! Great job.

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At November 13, 2010 at 7:33 PM , Blogger allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

love the burlap! love the sparkles! Just a great balance of the two!

 
At November 13, 2010 at 8:36 PM , Blogger Christine said...

First of all I love the name of your blog here and second I am now wanting to get my Christmas stuff out of the attic! I agree..put it up now and enjoy the Holidays...takes me for ever to get all my stuff up plus December is far to busy to be decorating! Enjoy the rest of your week end.

 
At November 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM , Blogger Tereza said...

love you idea! do you change the paint color for every season?

 
At November 14, 2010 at 11:41 PM , Blogger Kristal said...

Love your quick-change ideas for the seasons. I will definitely be running to Wally World to scorn some of those acorns. And the little trees are another collection of mine but not sure if I have a 99 cents store in town. Thanks for sharing!

~♥~
Kristal

 
At November 15, 2010 at 8:41 AM , Blogger TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

Thanks for the Walmart tips and the delicious inspiration! :)

 
At November 17, 2010 at 6:23 PM , Blogger Donna said...

I love your makeovers! I would never have thought to use pipe cleaners to spell words! Thanks for the inspiration! I also really love the blue paint that you used, so pretty!

 
At November 19, 2010 at 5:10 AM , Blogger Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

The transformation of your shelf is incredible!! You are so creative with the pipe cleaners & burlap~what a beautiful combo! I must say that your vintage camera & binoculars are heavenly, as well!

I talked to a friend recently & she gave me the heads up on the WalMart colors this year. Going to have to check it out!

I recently had a table painted white (unbelievable now!) and added slipcovers. Pop on over to my blog & see what you think! hugs, Cathy

 

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