How to turn your home into a personalized Christmas ornament

Many Pinterest moons ago I spied with my little eye this personalized Christmas ornament that was an exact replica of a house.  The link took me to an etsy shop that listed the ornaments for about $1,000 a pop, and stated that she was booked out until 2057 or sometime in the distant future.  I was so sad, because that personalized ornament was just about the most perfect gift for my sister (and myself) that I had ever seen. Of course now that I check etsy I see that there are plenty of options … [Read more...]

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How to make Golden leaves from Clay

In yesterday’s post about fall decorating ideas I promised to tell you how to make these gold leaf place settings from my table.  Are you ready?  Don’t blink,  you might miss it.  It’s super simple.   Step 1.  Gather leaves from your yard. I found that green hydrangea leaves worked really well since they left deeper grooves in the clay. The pointed sweet gum leaves worked well, also. Step 2. Flatten out a lump of white polymer clay so it’s about 1/4” thick.  This will require a pasta maker … [Read more...]

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