Hello ladies! Hope you are having great week! I've been busy creating away in my workroom, and thought I'd share with you a couple of my latest projects. If you visit here on a regular basis, you know how I love all things that glitter! And what would a Christmas project be without glitter? So I created a couple of vintage inspired glittered tussie mussies that I'm going to be taking to my booth.
I'd never made tussie mussies before, and really didn't know where to start, and I didn't have a clear picture in mind of how they would look. Well, I just gathered up all of my materials, and started crafting away, and had a blast in the process! The base of the tussie mussies are heavy cardboard cones that I purchased at Michael's on clearance after Christmas last year. In fact, nearly everything I used for this project, I picked up on sale after the holidays last year!
I first covered the cones with copies of vintage Christmas sheet music, compliments of the Graphics Fairy. Then, I began filling them with bits of this and that, including these darling little German glass glitter birdies that I found at Pottery Barn last year after Christmas. At the time, I really didn't know what I would use them for, but they were so darn cute, I just couldn't pass them up!
Lots of greenery and glittered faux berries and leaves, as well as cute little gold glittery hearts. Because you can never have too much glitter!!!
I added some pretty gold trim (found at a garage sale last year while on a camping trip in Northern Michigan!) to the tops of the cones, and used narrow gold cording to fashion hangers. I am in love with the gorgeous trim below, I've never seen any just like it, wish I had more!
I also added pretty little round ball ornaments, one pink, and one green.
I had so much fun moving these little guys around the house for their photo shoot! This birdie decided he wanted to hang from the chandelier!!
Who could resist that cute little face?
I had so much fun creating these, that I think I'll run to Michael's to pick up some more cones. This time, to make some to keep for myself!!