I am taking two of the jewelry classes and a friend of mine has taken soldering classes there and really liked it. They also offer a wide variety of classes (knitting, crochet, sewing) and sell art supplies, yarn, fabric, embellishments, etc.
Learn something new during 2012 or develop a skill further.
We are playing games and had our traditional take out Chinese food. All of us are fighting a little bit of a flu bug, but are still celebrating the coming of 2012. I wish all of you a wonderful 2012 full of art, love, and paying forward.
Looking forward to sharing more great art with all of you and supporting the art communities locally and online.
The first part of December I wrote about snow globes and some DIY projects I found on other blogs that used the snow globes from Anthropologie as inspiration. You can find the original post here. Well, I have created my own version of these easy to make snow globes.
To do this project you will need:
1. Mason Jars which can be found most anywhere (second hand, Walmart, grocery stores, etc.)
2. Small Trees (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, second hand, Walmart, Kmart, etc.)
3. Fake Snow or Glitter (again most craft stores have this. I saw it at Walmart and Kmart too)
4. Small Pine Cones
4. Hot Glue Gun
5. Bows are optional
Hot glue the lid to the screw on ring then glue the tree to the inside of the lid. Next, glue a few pine cones. Place fake snow on top of that and add a few more pine cones if you want more. Screw the lid into place and you are done. The bows are optional.
For more detailed information please visit their Facebook Page. I have made mini books before and they are so much fun. The options for tailoring them for specific people is endless. A great holiday gift.
A few posts ago I talked about workspace tables and featured some ideas that I liked. I also included the kitchen buffet that I transformed. The only missing feature was the knobs. Since that post, my husband actually spotted some cool hardware/knobs at Hobby Lobby.
The photo below shows what we chose. Now my table is complete, for the moment. I still really like the workspace table I featured with the bookcases on the sides. You can find it here.
Also included in the photos is a nightstand I updated. The knob is from Anthropologie. They also have some great hardware.
These snow globes are so cute! I have a ton of jars and think this will be one of the ways I use them. I would like to give some as gifts and then keep a couple for our Christmas decor.
The snow globes above are available at Anthropologie ranging from $18.00 to 38.00 for one, not the set. Below, is a DIY from a couple of fellow bloggers and the cost for creating your own is at a much lower price. They look fun to make and there are so many options for adding your own ideas.
I discovered a blog that features “Reclaimed Furniture.” The artist transforms pieces and updates them. Since I have been posting about furniture transformations, I thought I would share this blog with you.