Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"I Can Make That" Party!

Chris, over at 'Just a Girl', is having the following:
I wanted to share three ideas for inexpensive gift ideas. I saw a necklace very similar to this one at a nice Boutique in town and they wanted $48 for it, if I remember right. This was so fun to make!

I got these frames at a local scrapbook store. They come out to $2 per frame.


They were out of the silver ones, so I painted mine with model airplane paint, and then sprayed it with clear gloss spray.

I took this stamp of ours, and stamped it on scrapbook paper that was already a collage.




I cut it out, and put a glass slide on either side of the cut-out print. The slides were at the same scrapbook store as the frames and I think they were .49 cents each. I took this picture so you could see that there was glass over the print.

I added a $1.00 charm and the $2.99 chain. (Both at Michael's)

And there you have it. For about $7.00. : )

Next, I found this tutorial for the skirts below:http://grandrevivaldesign.typepad.com/photos/ruffled_skirts_tutorial/skirts4000.html
Here was my take on the tutorial. The pink skirt is actually Grand Revival fabric that I ordered on the Internet from here:
http://www.fabritopia.com/barefoot-roses.html

Princess G. modeling hers.

And Princess C. modeling hers.

I think the girls were happy with their new skirts! : )

Next, you can click on this link for a tutorial I did on these placemat purses: http://thehouseofwhimsy.blogspot.com/2008/09/tutorial-for-placemat-purses.html Talk about inexpensive, but CUTE!!! Wish I could take credit for the idea, but it was my friend, Cathy, who showed me how to do these.





Happy crafting for Christmas!! Now, head on over to Chris's party for more ideas:
THANKS CHRIS!

33 comments:

Chris said...

Thank YOU!! These ideas are specTACular! I'm totally copying that necklace! I love it!

Tamara Jansen said...

What a fab idea! Wish I had more time to be making things like this :(

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Have you ever stumbled across a blog that captured your creative spirit? Then made the terrible mistake of forgetting to *save it* for your future visits? Well, I did just that with your delightful blog. Giving up hope, lost forever, in cyberspace. Until I was invited to a party and find you there! I'm So happy to have found you and of course this pendent tutorial. I took a stroll through all your previous post to catch up. I'll be back by (for sure) again!
Sweet wishes,
Sara

michellejohnnie said...

Love the skirts!!!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh goodness, everything's adorable - I love that necklace!!! So, so cute! :)

bethtrue said...

Very cool; thanks for sharing. I have those same glass slide thingies but mine didn't turn out nearly as cute as yours. Good idea on the ball-chain from Michael's... anyway - you've inspired me and so I may just have to give it a whirl again. Oh yah - I remember what my problem was; I wanted to do (a) a photo or (b) 2 pieces of paper (back to back) in the slide and the paper/photo was too thick to fit; I think you have to use really thin paper. Did you decorate the back side of your stamped image?

Beth (mommy to a busy 5-yr old)

Liz said...

I am SO SO impressed! Wow, the necklace is adorable and those skirts! If I was younger,um,like twenty years younger, I would want one! :)

Holly said...

You Rock!!! Thanks for the fabuloues ideas. I really think that I am going to use all of them!! So generous to share your little secrets. ;)

Sarah Kate said...

I love that necklace, and so would my sister in law. Thanks for the idea. Also, I noticed the purse hanging on the door knob, tres cute!

Debbie said...

Wow! These are all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these goodies!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I love the necklace. Thank you for the step by step instructions. I may just have to give it a try.

Blessings,

Sher

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Thank you for visiting theVintageNest. Your tutorials were great. Now I plan on making a skirt like that for my grand-daugher asap.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

P.S. I couldn't find the tutorial for the ruffled skirts. Did I miss it somewhere? I clicked on the link but I didn't see a tutorial. :)

bec4 said...

I just found your blog via Chris's party--wow, I love it!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Vintage Nest,

Make sure you click on the tutorial link, instead of the fabric link. I'll check back in a bit to make sure you found it.
M.L.

Jenny S said...

Love the necklace!! It is beautiful!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Cute Cute Cute...Everything is wonderful. I JUST made a neckless like the one you did but with my granddaughters Ultrasound photo in it. I can't wait till she is born in 45 more days so I can make that skirt when she gets a little older and I LOVE the purses...Wow wow wow! Thanks for showing such great crafts. Love them all.
Robin~♥

Mimi Sue said...

I love that necklace. Good job! I was looking at one today in a shop. $15.00 just for the charm. For the whole necklace $39.00! and it didn't have the little added thing. Love those polka dot plates in the last post. Are they paper? Darling. Mimi PS Those skirts are cute. I've got a couple of granddaughters that are gonna look so cute in them.

Lorrie said...

I love the necklace idea. Thanks for sharing. Fabulous idea!

TMI said...

I'm lovin the skirts and bags! Looks like fun!

Tami said...

They are all so cute! Hope you are having a great week!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Got it this time. Thank you so much. Can't wait to go pick out some fabric.

mollyandmarshal said...

Such great ideas! I need to get myself in gear for the holidays and take a break from wedding stuff for a bit!!

Also, I am starting an Etsy shop soon, you'll have to come and check it out!! :-)

Glitter and Bliss said...

Thanks for your sweet comment. I loved your tutorial on the glass slide pendants. I don't sell these on etsy, just to blogging buddies or at local craft shows. Your ideas are wonderful!!
Leslie

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE that necklace and it looks easy enough that I could do it....FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

Wow! Those are fabulous ideas! I love the purses. I think I am going to make some of those as gifts this year! Thanks for inspiring me!

Angie said...

I have been wanting to make a necklcae like this one, but haven't been able to find the frames. I have looked at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. but didn't seen any. I may have to see of I can find them online. I LOOOOOVE the one you did!!!

Blackeyedsue said...

I found your blog about a week ago and I am hooked! Especially since we have the same love of red and gold...and since I have the same plaid couche...with the antique rose fabric in pillows and curtains in my kitchen.

Pajama Mama said...

LOVE all your ideas! I'll have to bookmark your blog to try them out! I've never seen those frames at my craft store...now i need to get some!

thanks, and thanks for stopping by my blog,
kristen

Astrid said...

That necklace is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! Why the airplane paint?

Wendy said...

I love the necklace!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Too bad I can't sew...those purses and skirts are wicked cute! I guess I'll try my hand at that little necklace. Thanks for the ideas!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I recently bought two necklaces similiar from Glittered Bliss...she sold one for 10.00 and another for 12.oo...I got a good deal! I love them. Yours is gorgeous...and those skirts...darn it I wish I could wear them...you crafty chickie you. cherry