Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Feature, Experiment, and Rosettes!

OMG! I'm uber excited today! I got my first feature! It may not seem like a lot to y'all but when your a baby blogger who's not even two weeks old getting your first feature it's quite exciting! Thank you for all of the support! I appreciate all of the wonderful comments and support I'm being given! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Now scoot on over to Sassy Sites and check out my feature and all of the other wonderful ideas over there! But come back! I've got cute things ahead!



So I was a busy bee last night... I did an experiment. Would flat black paint work as chalkboard paint? Ummmm the answer is NO! At least not on glass... Maybe I'll do another experiment to see if it would work on another surface but it won't work on glass. I did about 4 coats and when I went to prime it with my chalk it started to peel off. It wasn't pretty...




So until I find a cheaper alternative to my new found love I'll keep dishing out $10 a quart on the stuff.

In other news... I think that me and the girls over at Shanty 2 Chic had the same idea. Well kinda. Have you seen their ruffle tree and the rosette tree? If not go check them out they are tooooo cute! I bought all of these wooden circles to make peppermint ornaments and well... I can't draw pretty peppermints. So I was thinking to myself what am I going to do with a bunch of wood circles?


And then I remember that my grandma was talking about how she loved fabric rosettes... So why not put them my tree??? Ok so the Shanty girls and I didn't have the EXACT same idea but it's similar. They made a little tree covered in rosettes and I made rosette ornaments to cover my big tree. I followed their instructions on how to make the rosettes but I didn't want a button in the middle of mine. So after folding my strip of fabric in half I folded the end in half again and again then rolled it so that it made a tiny bud.




It's kinda hard to see because of me trying to hold tight but go with it! :-)







Then I put a dab of glue (hot glue) in the center of the wood circle and pressed down. Then I started twirling and gluing... I would twirl the fabric and then twist it around my bud in the center and glue ever so often. About the time my glue gun was ready to drop a glob I was there to use it!




Once I was done I had a bunch of rosettes. Now here is where I messed up... When you're at the end of your fabric and ready to glue it to the back of the wood go ahead and have your hanger ready to glue down at the same time. It will save you the extra step that I had to take of going back and adding my twine hanger.











Now you have beautiful rosette ornaments to adorn your Christmas Tree!!

Linking To:
http://todayscreativeblog.net/
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/



25 comments:

  1. You are doing an incredible job with the blog. You should submit to some of the other blogs and you will get more subscribers and maybe sponsors. Love ya!

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  2. Thank you Nana! If you notice at the bottom of some of my blogs it says "linking to"... That's what I'm doing, "submiting" to other blogs to get some publicity and hopefully more followers! Lol Love you too!

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  3. Looks like it worked! Congrats.

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  4. These are gorgeous!!!! Congrat's on the new blog, it is beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up!
    XO
    Kristin

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  5. What darling rosettes!! I would love to create them for my tree too. :o)
    Sincerely - Trish

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  6. Very nice tutorial!

    Good job, and congrats on your new blog. SO much fun awaits you. : D

    Suzan

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  7. Nice tutorial. I could think of lots of ways to use those rosettes. Happy WW.

    -Danielle

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  8. Great job! I needed this tutorial. I love how your rosettes turned out.
    Jeanette

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  9. wow..these are gorgeous! I've made them before but without the wooden base. i am going to try this. saw you on WW! TFS!

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  10. I loved this tutorial, these rosettes are beautiful! Welcome to blogworld!
    Sherry

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  11. Very cute idea...glad I stopped by. Happy holidays!

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  12. So clever. These rosettes are popular - but I haven't seen them as ornaments yet...

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  13. Thank you for sharing this rosette tutorial, yours turned out great and look so pretty on your tree.

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  14. I love these ornaments. I can't wait to try them myself.

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  15. These are so adorable. They look so charming on the tree. I love fabric and paper rosettes. The paper one's are addictive to make.

    Great tute! Enjoyed my visit!

    xx,
    Michelle

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  16. Thank you all for the sweet comments! I loved making these and I'm sure they will be showing up again!

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  17. Super cute! I've seen rosettes all over blog land in many ways...but you are the very first ornaments! Lovely addition to the Christmas decor! Visiting from Shanty2Chic =)

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  18. Super cute!! Love these :-)!
    ~Whitney

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  19. I love the rosettes. I have heard if you add unsanded tile grout into the paint you can make your own chalkboard paint in any color you wish.

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  20. Super cute! I'll be featuring these tomorrow. Thanks so much for linking to the Ornament Exchange! Happy Holidays ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  21. congratulations on your blog...and i love the rosettes as well. i wanted to let you know that you can purchase spray blackboard paint. it is much cheaper...less than half the price and it is must less messy and quicker drying and much easier to use. i bought a rustoleum brand called chalkboard at home depot. i'm sure other stores must carry this as well.

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  22. Thanks Auntie Jenni! I'll have to look for spray paint! I can't find it at Wal-Mart! We don't have a bunch of those fancy stores like Home Depot out east! Lol Thank you though! i'll have to keep an eye out!

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  23. DARLING idea!! I love making these for hair bows for my daughter among other things. Perfect for your tree!!

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