We've been looking forward to the day we get to send Park Drive and Once Upon a Halloween out the warehouse doors...and it's almost here! Monday, August 13th, we are celebrating our big Ship Week, which means that not only are we showing off a little Park Drive creativity today, but we're also offering you a chance to WIN BIG! Watch our Facebook Page throughout the day...we want to send our new collections to you!
Today we're thrilled to have Designer Stacey Michaud here today to share her off-the-page Tutorial... helping us learn how to create this gorgeous vintage ornament:
Right there, you're seeing a sneaky peek of the new (yet-to-be-released) Best Friends Perfect Accents along with our gorgeous Park Drive Trims:
(Yes, that trim can be yours next Monday too!)
Let's turn it over to Stacey for the play by play on creating this fun little accent.
I love vintage décor in my home and create vignettes in many of my spaces. I am always looking for interesting pieces. When I can’t find them, I tend to make them. Today, I will show you how to make a vintage tart tin ornament. I found my tin at a flea market for under two dollars. This concept would work with any metal tin.
To create the ornament, I first focused on the tin, which measures 2.75” X 3”. I kept the alteration textural, yet simple and used only trim and a Perfect Accent. Grabbing the Park Drive trim, I grabbed a piece of the yellow fabric. I cut out a piece the size of two scallops and then cut the flat piece off. I repeated this again with a second piece.
Simply glue these pieces in your tin so that the Perfect Accent will have a pretty place to sit. Adhere the Perfect Accent.
To finish off the ornament, I used paper, a small wooden spool and two metal charms. I simply strung a piece of hemp twine through the top of the butterfly charm, the inside of the spool and onto the gem. Liquid glue will help the small spool and the butterfly stay in place.
To create the paper element on the ornament, I combined four circles. First, use a 1” circle punch to collect your circles.
Fold each circle in half so the backside pattern is showing. Apply glue to half of one circle and glue it to the second one.
Repeat with the other two circles. You are now going to glue those together to make the orb.
Glue the hemp twine containing all the small pieces to the back of the tart tin. Create a tie at the top and you are done. I think these can make gorgeous additions to gifts, can enhance a vase of flowers or glass bottles at a party or can be used to add a vintage feel to a little girl’s room.
Oooh, it might be time to snag some Park Drive of your very own...Pre-order today and they'll head out the door next week...mind-boggling creativity will surely follow.