From a jar to a vase

I’ve dressed up these jar and yogurt pots and planted inside a lentils for Easter natural decoration.

Now the jar is a vase. I like its colors. The chestnut blossom liked them too. 🙂 Together the blossom and the jar are a joyful, pretty spot on the gray urban environment. 🙂

You can take a look at the decorated bottles, that I posted some days before.

With this publication I’m linking to “Dress up a jar” at City Crafter Chalange Blog.

Have a lot of fun, dears and thank you for stopping here!

Advertisements

To catch the wind

One of my favorite places for the summer days and nights is the sea beach. I’m in love with everything there – the water, the sun, the sand, the wind, etc. I adore the smell, the light, the sounds. To keep a piece of them during the rest of the year (and specially to survive a little bit easy the cold and dark winter) I decided to catch the sound of the wind in the sea shells.

It’s super easy and you need just natural materials as shells and wooden  sticks, some thread and no special instruments, but only pliers,  screw-driver and needle.

Use your imagination to put all of the materials together.

And, yes, you can do it on the beach. It’s even better to do it there, because you can listen immediately how the wind is playing at the instrument.

Here are some more ideas for patterns. Enjoy! And please if you decide to make a wind catcher, do not forget to show it to me. 🙂

Happy bottles

The name of this project is quite easy to be understood when you simply see it. 🙂

These bottles are so happy to stay alive and undertake a new adventures instead to go to the trash. 🙂 A simple and important reason for anyone to be happy. Don’t you thing?

The story of the project in brief – I had a client who ordered 6 presents, with the condition that the pieces are similar, but in the same time differ to each other. I had the liberty to decide the  type of pieces and to design the decoration as I like it. (Wish to everybody such a clients 😀 )

Materials for the project are – 6 empty glass bottles (250ml), paper napkins and glue.

With this post I’ll participate, for the first time in my life, in a contest at Running with scissors.

Wish me luck and happy crafting to you!

Kusudama

While I tough about a project in which to use some colored crepe paper, I found the word kusudama.

It’s super easy and fast to make these flowers from  paper. Here you can find a great tutorial.  I worked with 7 x 7 cm. squares, appropriate dimension for the soft crepe paper. I tried also successfully to make such a flowers from wrapping paper, but with smaller dimension of the square – 3 x 3 cm.

I made a lot of  flowers  from gold and silver colored crepe paper for the Christmas trees decoration of my family and friends.

N.B. A part of this post was written in November 2009 for my blog in Bulgarian.

Aroma candles

These ones are the first that I made from the rest (trash) pieces of used candles.

I used new wicks, some plastic bottles and mugs for the molds, two kitchen pots (one big for the bain-marie and one smaller to melt the wax).

For the multicolored candles it is important to be patient and to wait each wax layer to become cold before to cast the next one. I’ve done a mixture not only of the colors, but of the aromas too.

N.B. This article was written in April 2009 as a part of my blog in Bulgarian language.