Sunday, November 20, 2011

HANDCRAFTED PINK PROJECTS TO SHARE

I HAVE CREATED 5 PINK PROJECTS TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY. I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THEM. YOUR COMMENTS ARE APPRECIATED. HUGS, GAYLE

Creating handmade fans is something I enjoy. This is a paddle fan and I cut the paddles about 8 inches long. You can create paddles in any size and tiny paddle fans are lovely gracing your dinner plates for special occasions. A lovely take-away gift for your guests. Of course they may be created with an elegant theme, a fun theme, etc. This particular fan is created with chipboard paddles, covered both sides with a honeysuckle pink cardstock. The front of the paddles were then covered with a paper lace cut out of lace placemats. I then added embellishments to each paddle, punched a hole in the narrow end of each paddle, added a book ring and a decorative ribbon.

I purchased this regular sized raw wood birdhouse and painted it in a pink with teal blue. I embellished by stencilling flowers around the entrance to the bird house.

I created this wall swag, approximately 24 inches long by 7 inches wide using twigs for the base and adding greenery sprays, acorns, leaves and burgundy fruits (apples and pommegranites), and adding burgundy roses that I created from silk petals then encrusted the rose petals by painting with white glue then applying pink glitter. I attached a wire hanger to the twig base on the back.


You have probably seen a number of these types of handmade paper ornaments. I used patterned scrapbook paper to create the round and oval shapes, by creating a template for each then cutting the ovals and rounds out, gluing the wrong sides together, folding and adhering each folded segment to each other, adding a pearl for the top that has a looped gold string running through it to be able to hang the ornament.

I AM SHARING TODAY WITH:

** THINK PINK SUNDAY @ FLAMINGO TOES

**SUNDAY'S BEST LINKY PARTY

** CRAFT-O-MANIAC

**PINK SATURDAY WITH BEV FROM HOW SWEET THE SOUND

**SHOW & TELL FRIDAY WITH CINDY AT MY ROMANTIC HOME

15 comments:

Sarah @ Hallway Happenings said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am officially your newest follower :-) I have made similar paper ornaments for my daughters bedroom. I want to string them together somehow, initially I was going to make a chandelier out of them, but I did the birdcage instead. I also love your bird feeders. Cheers Sarah

Ann-Kay Design said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog and the follow. I re-follow you ;)
Your crafts are gorgeous!

From The Heart said...

All the things are lovely..I really like the fan and the birdhouse!
You do beautiful work!

Teresa said...

Beautiful Blog! Love the Swag and paper ornaments (I'm definitely making some of those!) Thank you for stopping over at my blog. :) I am now Your newest follower. Have a great Thanksgiving week! ~ Teresa

Christine said...

Thanks for visiting and following Sugar and Trash! I am following you now too. These are beautiful, I especially love the paddle fan and the paper ornament. I hope that you will link this up with my Show and Share party, it is open now. You will find the link on my sidebar.

ReMadeSimple Kristina said...

Beautiful ornament! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog and for following ReMadeSimple!

c.w.frosting said...

Lovely creations! The paper ornament is the perfect handmade holiday touch! Thanks for visiting me & I'm following you now.

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Just a lovely ornament and fan. do you group you fans together in a collection. You are inspiring me to do some paper crafts, I'm a big sewer/knitted so my crafts have been focused on that medium. You do amazing things with your crafts, I almost hate saying crafts, they are more like art. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for sharing over at Sunday's Best.

Cindy said...

Beautiful, Gayle! I especially love the fan! Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Hugs, Cindy

Dezinaworld said...

Gayle I am loving seeing your beautiful craft work. each of these is stunning, that fan is so so beautiful
Hugs June xxxx
Ps, I have posted on Dezina today ... lol finally :)

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

Gayle, you always share amazing things. The fan is beautiful but the ornament made me catch my breath. Thanks so much for joining Sunday's Best =)

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Kerrie said...

I love your Paddle Fan, such a great Idea for place cards, gift tie on's and so many things! Thanks for following and I am now following you too.

Sell WoW Account said...

pretty stuffs :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Gayle,
Oh it's all so BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your gorgeous fans and that swag and Christmas ornament are fabulous. I've never seen an ornament like that before--it's so pretty!!!
XO
Cindy