Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Next, you get some filling for inside the ball. Here, I have a clear plastic ball, a Christmas pick, a bird (any kind of bird that you like) and a bit of pillow stuffing. Before you start, it is important to clean your plastic ball to remove and dust or dirt inside the halves. Next, you cut the stem from the Christmas pick so that it has a flat bottom. Then you sit your bird on the pick, you can hot glue it to the pick, or wired it down. Some birds come with wireds at their feet that allow you to do that. Put the stuffing at the bottom of the pick, and gently put the whole thing inside the 2 halves of the plastic ball. I like using the pillow stuff material in my designs, it gives the ornament a snowy effect. Make sure you situate your decoration to your liking before you snap the 2 halves together. And finally clean the outside of the plastic ball before you hang it on your Christmas tree.
So there you have it. A hang crafted Christmas ornament ball. Not only you can personalize your ornaments, they also make a great Christmas gift! They are simple and cheap to make. Unique and beautiful Christmas Ornament balls!
Need some ideas for crafting? Why not try hand craft your own cinnamon sticks Christmas Ornaments for your Christmas tree this Christmas season if you love crafting. Here's one craft idea for you that you can easily make it yourself. Cinnamon sticks Christmas ornaments!
It is really simple to make and a lot of fun to make it. All you need is some cinnamon sticks, assorted ribbons to tie 3-5 cinnamon sticks together. Give the ribbon enough length that you can hang the ornament on your Christmas tree. To make it colorful and attractive ornament, have something in the center of the cinnamon sticks as focal point. There are a lot of different stuff that you can use as focal point. The easiest way is to get some Christmas picks from any craft store and glue it on to the sticks. Of course you can always make your own decorations as I have done on my cinnamon sticks as shown in these pictures. I love using berries picks and just divide them among different ornaments.
Not only do these hand crafted ornaments give meaning to your Christmas tree, they also add a hint scent of cinnamon to your tree. They also make a great Christmas gift to those who love hand crafted stuff.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
This 18" Christmas front door wreath is a custom design made by myself. Since I'm having trouble finding the wreath I that like from anywhere, I decided to put a Christmas wreath together myself. I add couple of red poinsettias, white roses, all kinds of berries, couple of pine cones, and cinnamon sticks to give it cinnamon scent on the wreath when you come through the front door. I add a white transparent material bow on the upper corner of the wreath to balance this Christmas front door wreath that I've created.
If you can't find a wreath that you're looking for, or affordable price for the wreath, try making one yourself. It is always cheaper to buy your own materials, and there are usually good deals on Christmas stuff from craft stores at this time of the year. By making your own wreath, you'll know exactly what you want. So have fun and try to make it yourself!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Some people don't think that Dollar Store silk flowers are good enough for occasions such as wedding. Some would think that they are low quality just because the flowers are cheap. I disagree completely. With a creative mind, you can turn any cheap flowers into beautiful arrangements or bouquets.
Dollar Stores actually have a pretty nice selections on silk flowers now a days. It will definitely save you a lot money then buying wedding arrangements from floral shops. It's true that with professional, you are worry free of your wedding flowers arrangements but will definitely going to cost you. If you love doing crafts or someone you know that loves doing crafts, buy the cheap materials and make the arrangements yourself or have that craft loving someone do it for you.
This is exactly what happen here. They supply me with the materials, which are 90% from the Dollar Store. And since I love doing crafts, they've asked me to make the bridal bouquets for them. Material wise speaking, this bouquet costs less then $10 to make, where as from a floral shop, they can easily charge you over $100 especially if it is a fresh flower bouquet. (By the way, what you pay the most from floral shop arrangements is the labor cost. Some of the flowers can be cheap, but it is the labor cost for professional florist to make the arrangement that cost you a good chunk of money.) I made these bouquets for them with no charge, my excuse is.. it's my wedding gift to the family. For more of arrangements I've made for this wedding, please visit my Wedding Flower Arrangements- Home Made for more arrangements craft ideas.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
- So cut the flowers to desire length and put them in the vase. I do recommend a pyramid shape for the flower pattern. As in having a center flower at the highest length, and next layer of flowers will slightly be shorter in length then the middle one. Having 3 layers would be nice. You basically want a pyramid effect or a round shape in your main flower display.
- Next you cut the limonium to desire length to fill in the gap between the flowers.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Fall has arrived, with cooler temperature and leaves are turning colors all around you. With Thanksgiving just around the corner (Canadian Thanksgiving anyways), any thoughts on your table centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner? Here are couple of my ideas for table centerpieces for your Thanksgiving dinner table setting. Here's how I put together the above centerpiece together.
1. I have a set of floating candle stand at home. It's about a foot tall. You can use any type of candle stands for this, just as long as it's tall enough in the center to give it height.
2. Next you find a flat plate, any plate will do just as long as it's at least 10" wide and it's flat. You place the candle stand in the middle.
3. Fill the edge of the plate with fall leaves. You can use fresh leaves, but I suggest you clean them well first and dry them with paper towel. Or you can find any fall colour leaves in any craft store at this time of year.
4. You fill all sort of fresh fruits, or artificial fruits around the base of the plate. I use couple of oranges, apples, some grapes, and bananas.
5. Then you fill the holes in between the fruits with either fresh Fall colour flowers (sunflowers for example) or artificial flowers. In the case above, I used a combination of silk flowers and dried flowers.
And the result is what you see above. It's real simple and easy to make, it is bright and beautiful, and your guests will love it too if you use fresh fruits. Makes a good fruit desert centerpiece.
This table centerpiece is actually a glass shaped gord candle holder surrounded by Fall leaves and flowers. I actually found this candle holder in a grocery store from it's seasonal items zone. It came with gord shape like this one, and a pumpkin shape candle holder. I bought a foam ring from craft store that design to use it as wreath making. But in this case, I designed it as a ring of Fall flowers for the candle holder to sit in the middle. It makes yet another good table centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner party, or event for a Halloween event display.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Richmond is a quiet little town surrounds by farm lands and nurseries. Every year in September, the town host a 4 days fair. This year, they celebrate 165th year of the Richmond Fair from Sept 17th- 20th. The Fair is surprising big for being such a small town. There are lots to do, and lots to see.
One of the many highlights at the fair is arts & crafts show. Pictures here are just a small portion of they have at the arts & craft show. They have quilt crafting, photo art, flower arrangements, and arts and crafts from local schools students as well. Aside from all these fantastic arts and craft show, they also have arts and crafts sales. A lot of neat and pretty crafts for sales. Read up on my hubpage about 165th Richmond Fair, or to see more photos from the fair on the hubpage.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Paper crafted "Castle on the Ocean".
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I just want to share one of the paintings I've done long after the high school years. Most of my creativities come in a whim, and I'd be overwhelm by the urge to make it comes to life whether it's an art work or a craft idea. I called this painting Child of the Universe, because the universe is this fairy birth place. I just suddenly got the idea one day and started painting. I've always fond of fairy creatures, and the universe never sieze to wonder me. Yes.. before you ask, astronomy is also one of my passion as well. I hope you'll enjoy the painting, or inspire your creative ideas.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
So I search through my crafts stuff and found a glass bowl floating candle. So I decided to make an arrangement using that. Fist of all, make sure you clean the inside of the bowl. I get some flowers and a bit of cotton stuffing together and started putting them into the bowl. Put in the white stuffing first, then put in the yellow orchid and the rose. Fill in the rose bud on the other side, and fill in the berries branches andthe filler flowers. And finally give a good clean to the candle holder and the outside bowl. And this is the end result for the floating candle arrangement.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I have done flowers aggrangements for a few weddings now. I have done bridal flowers arrangements, wedding table centerpieces and decorations. Wedding can be expensive, and flowers arrangements can be really expensive. You can still have a fabulous wedding flowers display with a modest budget. Anyone who shops around know how expensive bridal flower arrangement can be. Bridal bouquets alone (silk or fresh flowers) can range from at least $100 to over $200 easily, and that's not including the rest of wedding party or the table arrangements. All the weddings I've done were for my friends and family. And that was my wedding presents to them. All of them cost me between $200 to $500 for each of the weddings. Some of these costs include bridal party bouquets, wedding table centerpieces, guests table centerpieces, and other decorations for the weddings.
I love making table centerpiece arrangements, wreaths, christmas decorations for the christmas tree, as well as love drawing and painting. I have so many ideas for crafts. Basically when I see a certain candle holder or an object. The idea of turning those objects into a decoration or centerpiece just pop into my head. And I love making excuse or finding an excuse to make those idea into reality. My top excuses are usually who's birthday or what occassion in coming up for me to make them as gifts. lol
Aside from my crafts making passion, I also love doing visual arts. Most of my drawings and paintings were done back in highschool, which unfortunately.. I gave majority of my finished art work to my highschool. I find that with arts, it is different then doing crafts. Arts you need to be in the mood and have inspirations to do it. I mostly work with pencil drawings, water color and paints.
I would also like sharing some of the sculptures that a friend of mine gave them to me as gifts. He is so very talented in sculpting and graphic designs.