Monday, November 3, 2014

Crafty Secrets November Linky Partyand fringe Tutorial

Hi there creative and crafty friends! I have an embarrassing confession. This months Crafty secrets Linky party is about all things Christmas, I LOVE Christmas and can you believe I am late to the party? Not fashionably late, just downright missed the date late, late! sigh

So to make up for that I added extra glitter, extra frills, and a fun and easy little tutorial that you are going to want to tryout! Let me show you!

I have always loved fringe, I have used it on tons of projects over the years, and recently realized I could make my own from filter paper a product by Stampin'Up! you can also use tissue paper or crepe paper!!!! {I KNOW} Just trim each side of a 2" strip with these super cool fringe scissors { or go the old fashioned route and snip one strand at a time! { hey it could be a very zen type activity for some people}....I'll go with the fringie snips thank you! :)

You end up with a gorgeous delicate little wispy strand. Now this is yummy to use as is, but I thought " what if I dip dyed the edges?" { I KNOW} genius!!

 I used sea glass glimmer mist, its sparkly and thin, and dries fast. Plus it's super pretty!

Look at that shimmer!

Here it is all dipped and dried { I cheated and used the heat tool to dry it faster...remember I'm late and needed to hurry!} *blush* Once all dry and gorgeous I used sticky strip to adhere it to my little can that is covered with polka dot paper from the Vintage Christmas collection , and dressed up the bottle brush tree with all manor of baubles and glass glitter!

I fell in love with a group of bottle brush trees by Karin from Creative Chaos  and just had to make something along that line, I had so much fun getting covered in glitter and choosing what elements to use. I even watched  Christmas shows On Netflix while I was working to help me get in the Holiday spirit! { do you ever do that?} I'm officially hooked... I already know I will be making more!

Are these little tickets not the cutest? They were also from the Vintage Christmas collection, I can see myself making a garland out of these!

One more look at the actual project. Now its time for you to play along! Its so simple and you will be entered in for a chance to win some awesome Crafty Secrets you can get a jump start on all of that Christmas crafting! All you have to do is create a new project any theme is fine and play along!

be sure to visit all of the amazing Designers and of course don't forget to say hello to this months guest designer Brigit


Diane said...

What a wonderful and fun vintage project...I have a love for sisal trees and this one is fantastic!!

Birgit said...

This is super cute and "vintagey", right up my alley! Thanks for the kindness you shared on my blog and making me feel so welcome this month.
Blessings~ Birgit

Cynthia said...

Fun project, Shantaie. Love the dipped edges on the fringe. What a great idea.