What happens on the other side of the craft table? Here's what!!
Thank you to all my family, friends, and fans for the support; my crew (my bf!) for being my muscle and funspiration; the organizers of all these great events; and new & old crafty friends for making these shows so exciting!!
2013 was an awesome year for Feed the Fish co! What will 2014 have in store??? :)
I got my very first LIVE Christmas tree this year (wahoo!) and yes, I got it to fit in my tiny studio apartment (winning!). I had no idea how to decorate it since I didn't own any ornaments, and honestly, I don't think I've ever decorated a tree on my own before. So...I did what made sense to me and got some supplies to make my own ornaments. Also, I bought a string of lights (I'll definitely opt for more next year) and my Mom gave me some strung beads (a nice touch!).
<--Here's a little peak at my Christmas tree complete with craft shelf backdrop and flat sheet turned tree skirt. ;)
And below, find a super quick, easy, cheap, and fun way to make unique ornaments.
make your own ornament...
Clear ornaments -- you can purchase these at any crafts store; many are on super-sale now (we're talking 75% or more off retail)
Something to fill your ornaments -- I used sequence I had laying around. You can also use paper scraps in any color, confetti, those circles you collect when you hole punch, jingle bells, tiny buttons or beads. Just think "light"; you don't want the ornament to be too heavy.
Ribbon -- any color
Here's a closer look at my plushie ornaments. I sold these at my holiday shows this year. I get to keep the extras! :D How do you deck the halls for Christmas? Share below!
On Saturday I hung out at Sticky Art Lab in Berkeley and demoed three paper ornaments. Paper and creativity flew and these artists left with some pretty cool holiday decor!
Greetings and Happy HalloWEEK everyone!
♫It's the most craftiest time of the year.♫ I'm sure you're all busy planning your costumes, making jack-o-lanterns, and prepping ghoulish treats. We got started a little early at the Creation Station -- Check out these fun pumpkin magnets made by FtF fans at the October First Friday event!
To make your own, gather some wood pieces (any shape!), orange and black paint, magnets (preferably with a sticky back), and paint brushes (I recommend using a foam brush to paint the entire piece orange and a regular paint brush to paint on the fine details).
When I think "wreath," I usually think "holidays." We are still months away from Christmas, but I've been wanting to try this project for a while now so I decided to make an all-occasion wreath instead. It's super easy, and you only need a few supplies and a couple of episodes of 'Chopped'. :)
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