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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Glittered Christmas Tussie Mussies

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.
 Don't you just love projects that don't involve buying anything, just using what you already have on hand??
 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!!
Have a great night, now go out and glitter something!!
I'm linking up with Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for SNS 
And Karen over at the Graphics Fairy for Brag Monday.


sissie said...

Hi Donna,
This is the time of year that I love to glitter everything!!! I love your cone creations, they are so pretty with the little birdies.


French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Bonsoir! I just adore these in the colors that you chose. Tres Magnifique! Happy Thanksgiving. Au Revoir ~ Chelle

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

those turned out great!!

NanaDiana said...

Those are darling, Donna. You did a beautiful GLITTERY job! xo Diana

Myric said...

It's gorgeous Donna!! Im like you! I like glitz on my christmas deco. Btw, do u use paint glitter?


Gail said...

Hello Donna...ah so that is what a tussie mussie is !! learn something new every day !! they look so nice and really Victorian...gorgeous ! Have a lovely weekend !
Gail x

Debbie said...

Oh Donna! these turned out so cute! LOVE all the glitter.
You did a wonderful job putting these together.
Have fun making more.

Tete said...

Donna, you know I am having spasms right now, but I have to admit that they are so pretty. Love the one with the pink ball best. Your color combos work well. Glad you are having fun using the g- stuff. Just keep it there...
Hope you have a fun weekend and get out somewhere with your man.
Hugs- Tete

Okio B Designs said...

These are beautiful! I made some myself this year but I'm waiting to break out the Xmas stuff so I can fill them. Come on over when you have a chance, I'm having a giveaway!


Cindy Adkins said...

OH WOW, these are completely gorgeous, Donna!!! They won't last 2 seconds--they're amazing!!!

xinex said...

This is so adorable! Love all the glitters...Christine

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

These have to be the favorite thing I've seen you create. They are gorgeous!!! Love Them!!! Great job!!!

Kerryanne English said...

I've just been making music cones today too but after seeing yours I've decided I need more glitter!!
I'd love it if you could share this at my Simply Christmas Inspitaion Party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/yay.html

trisha too said...

Beautiful tussy, Donna!