Wednesday, December 4, 2019

It's The Holidays!

Welcome back for the last challenge of the year for The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  The talented Maggie is hosting and she has challenged us with "It's The Holidays!". 

She describes the challenge as:

"I know everyone is super busy this time of year so I've settled on a practical challenge that hopefully will give you some needed crafting time while making something that is useful for the holiday season that is upon us!  Create a vintage or shabby chic card, tag, gift box or bag that you can use over the holidays."

I was inspired to look for something to use as a repository for a holiday gift.  I started something fun(to be shared later) and this project:

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I was cleaning up the gift closet (A combination of party supplies, future gifts, wrapping paper, etc) and found some little party hats left over from one of the kids parties. Mind you my kids are all over 18... :) 

It had me thinking I will hold onto those party hats and use for a future project. Well today is that day!

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I wish I could be transformed like this. :)  From a paw print party hat to a Victorian beauty! 

 To create this it took a few steps:

1.  Paint the hat with white Gesso.  (It took about 5 coats and I had to wait in between to dry!)
2.  Spray tissue paper with lavender distress oxide spray.  Let dry.
3.  Stamp background text using black archival ink.
4.  Attach the tissue paper to the cone.  I wrapped the tissue paper around the cone before  applying
     and cut the tissue paper close to the size.  Apply tissue paper with clear glue. 
5.  Cut out three pieces of the doily trim from white cardstock.
6.  Cut out star and snowflake from white cardstock.
7.  Paint covered cone, lace trim, and snowflake with a mix of white glue and water.
8.  Sprinkle in glitter.  Let dry.
9.  Spray star with lavender distress oxide spray. Let Dry.
10.  Add tinsel trim to star.  (I used hot glue gun and cut small pieces.
11. Spray crystal heart with distress oxide spray. Let dry.
12. Edge joy with silver pen.
13. Accent snowflake with metallic pearls.
14. Assemble decoration on Cone.  (I used hot glue because the glitter makes it difficult to stick!)

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I poked a hole in the bottom of the party hat and strung a few pearls and charms on the bottom.  The charms were embossed with tinsel embossing powder to give it a shimmer. I filled the inside with the leftover tissue paper from the outside.  There is also a lovely handle to hang this with from seam binding and tulle.

I hope this has you inspired to come and join us in the fun!  The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by! 


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Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black 
Idea-Ology - Holiday Adornment Yuletide
Idea-Ology - Christmas Token
Idea-Ology - Tim Holtz Metallic Droplets
Idea-Ology - Tinsel
Ranger Distress Oxide Spray - Milled Lavender 
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Idea-Ology Mirrored Heart
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  1. What a fabulous use of those hoarded party hats! And an amazing transformation, it is! I love the sprayed Collage Paper, the glitzy trim and star! Just gorgeous, Suzz! And how clever to use the leftover collage paper as tissue stuffing!

  2. This is so you, Suzz! Love the sweet pink for the holidays!

  3. Such a clever idea for transforming a humble hat into a gorgeous gift holder Suzz! It is utterly unrecognisable from the starting point with that beautiful lavender hue of your hand stamped collage tissue and the shimmer from the tinsel trim. Such a fantastic idea!

  4. Fabulous transformation, from colour to design I am all in favour for using up things we have around the home that we no longer have any need for. Such a clever creation. Thank you for sharing this inspiring piece.
    Creative wishes Tracey

  5. Goodness Suzz, love how you repurosed that new party hat into a glorious vintage hanging cone for the holidays! so pretty in glittery pink, with the lacy edge and beautiful star!

  6. WOW, what a great way to recycle a party hat, this is so vintage gorgeous and a great gift "box"!

  7. Wow this is beautiful. What a wonderful way to use something you already had on hand and make useful for a gift holder. You are one talented lady.


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