Monday, February 21, 2022

An easy way to make a decorative wreath !

 Hello and welcome to my blog!

For those of you who are new , I'm Tina and I love crafts , painting and home decor. I also love spending time in Nature , taking  photos and using natural material  for my crafts. 

Today, I will show you how to decorate a wreath using things that you can find in Nature and cost you  nothing. 

The 'material' I used were  found on the pavement a few metres away from my front door!! There are  few trees (I don't know their nameπŸ˜’) along my street which produce these quite unusual 'fruit' /'nuts' with a hard, dark brown shell , which they drop  sometime at the beginning of Fall. I noticed them back in September and was intrigued by their unusual beauty and potential . πŸ’“

I picked some up and kept them  till last week when I decided to use them. I used chalk and acrylic paints to paint them and when they were dry, I used hot glue to stick them in place . 

 I also used some tiny 'berries' to complete the look and here it is!!!

I really like the outcome , but what do you think?πŸ’•

 I really love giving  you some ideas for things to make /create  for your house  on a budget and I'm really more than excited when I have a new  idea about how to  transform something that we have at home, give it a new life and love!!

Well, I have another craft to share with you today , again very easy to do!!

I have had an old  wooden tray for ages , which I have wanted to transform   and that's what finally happened, last week. I printed out a picture of tree trunks in a black backround. It looks like a forest of birch trees. I really liked it because it matches the grey and black details in my kitchen. 

I used decoupage glue to stick it on the tray but as my printer isn't a laser one, the colours faded away and I had to paint the trees and backround again  using acrylic paints . I suppose if I had the right printer it would have been a lot easier but still it was quite easy and the outcome is very satisfying and of course it didn't cost me anything!! I smile everytime I serve breakfast or afternoon tea on it !! 

That's it for today dear friends ,I  hope I have given you some ideas for some happy crafting!! 

Stay safe , be creative and think positive till next time .

 Spring is around the corner  and the days longer and sunnier !!

My love, πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx