Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bath & Body Works Halloween Candle Makeover

I don't know about you, but I have an obsession with candles.  Particularly, Bath & Body Works candles.  They are all so yummy smelling!  One thing I love about BBW candles, is the quality glassware they use to house their candles.  The labels can easily be removed to repurpose the jars and make something new.  For this makeover, I simply removed the labels and added some Cricut artwork to make them into Halloween decor.

The 3-wick candle already looked like candy corn.  I simply added a coordinating image.  Isn't she cute?  For the mini-candle, I turned it into a pumpkin and added a battery operated tealight (I had already used up the candle).  Both images are from the Cricut cartridge Mini Monsters and I used vinyl for the artwork.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Mannequin Makeover - Ribbon Organizer

Here she is...all filled with ribbon!  See previous post for details on how you can make one too.

The mannequin is 4 1/2 feet tall.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Anna Griffin Mannequin Makeover

I have been searching and searching for a way to organize and store my ribbon and I think I finally found it!

I found an old wire mannequin at a local furniture resale store just waiting to be loved.

Eventually, I am going to "Annatize" my entire craftroom, but thought this would make a perfect addition.  I first spray painted the mannequin with Krylon Off White in a matte finish.  It dried fairly quickly, in less then an hour.

I then accented the base with a gold paint pen.

I broke into my Anna Griffin Minc machine and minc'd several butterflies that came with the machine.  I used toner sheets (included in the HSN package) to cut every butterfly available from Anna's Cricut cartridges and minc'd those in gold as well.  I also used Anna's butterfly cut and emboss die to add some butterflies with depth.  I paired the butterflies with some of Anna's gold scrolls and applied them to the mannequin using glue dots.

I added a gold vinyl border (Cricut ~ gold) to the waistline using Anna's Lattice Border Punches (cool set...comes with 3 interchangeable punches).  To complete the look, I added one of Anna's large gold ribbons from her ribbon set.  Now, I just need to add my open stock ribbon.  I will add a pic once I complete my organization. ;)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Halloween ~ Anna Griffin Style

Good morning.  Today I would like to share some Halloween cards I created using Anna's Lovely Layered Cards paired with traditional Halloween colors.

The ribbon used is also AG used from a past kit.

The pumpkins and spider are created using Anna's Seasonal Soirees Cricut cartridge.

I thought the sentiment could be the "moon".

The embellishments used on this card include elements from Anna's Endora collection.