Never Stop Dreaming

Helllloooooooo Everyone…. Amanda here! Today I have a project for you as Guest Designer for Little Birdie and I am super excited!

First up I have done some stenciling onto an 8″x8″ Burlap Panel using Fibre Paste.

Then I painted a layer of white gesso and played around with some of the Color Splash Sprays and spritzed water to dilute them and move them around.

I added a bit of gold metallic paint all over with my finger, glued some cheesecloth for a bit of extra texture, then I coloured a piece of chipboard with Black Gesso and attached it.

I arranged some gorgeous Little Birdie flowers.

I then added some crystal drops around the flowers and some blue rhinestones on the background.

And my project is ready! Here are some final images

Hope you all liked my project! Loads of love and hugs

Amanda Mason

Supplies used:

DIY Festive Drink Coasters

When I am setting the table for guests I like to add something fun and unique! I recently found a batch of pastel colored tiles at a local salvage store.  Tiles are the perfect size for a drink coaster, and by adding embellishment from Little Birdie Crafts, they become dazzling.

They are also very quick and easy to personalize and embellish.   Little Birdie has so many cute embellishment packs.  They come with color-coordinated trims and embellishments that were perfect for coordinating with the tiles I found.

What you’ll need:

Step One:

Paint the 3D kraft letter and then remove the sticker back and stick to the tile.

Step Two:

Apply adhesive around the edge of the tile, follow with a sprinkle of sequins.

 

Let the adhesive dry and your tile coaster is ready to use. You now have a thoughtful handcrafted drink coaster that your guest can also take home after dinner!  This is super simple and lots of fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Check out Little Birdie for other fun embellishments, a great range of paint colors, stickers and ribbons.  Can’t wait to see what you make!

Natalie

 

 

 

Elegant DIY Butterfly Favor Boxes

Like most little girls, my daughter is in love with butterflies. They are whimsical, magical and new to her, as they flutter by her face in the summer sun.   Lately, I’ve happily noticed that they are becoming more of an adult trend.  I’ve started seeing them on everything from stationery, to women’s fashion, to home décor.  It’s such a happy trend, and butterflies lend such a beautiful and sophisticated accent to everything they touch.

These butterfly favor boxes are very quick and easy to make.  I just added paint, glitter and miniature chipboard butterfly details to mimic both the wings of a butterfly and its flight.

 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

When I spotted these elegant little boxes with a butterfly closure on Little Birdies website they set my heart a flutter, pun intended! I knew they would make the perfect gift box for a hostess gift or favor.  They are large enough to hold several wrapped chocolates, candies, soaps or other treats for your guests to take home.

Step 1: Paint the front and back of the butterfly shape on top of the box.  At the same time paint the miniature chipboard butterflies.  Let the paint dry.

Step 2: Using a paintbrush apply glue to the edges of the butterfly wings (front and back).  At the same time apply glue to the edges of the wings on the miniature chipboard butterflies.

Step 3: Shake glitter onto the butterfly wings and then shake off, leaving glitter only on the edges of the butterfly wings.  Let the glue dry.

Product Tip: You can get different effects by using either fairy dust or shimmer crush products.  The fairy dust is soft and fine in texture, it’s appearance is a light dusting of gold.  The Shimmer crush has a fabulous rich texture, it is grainier with slightly varied shades of the chosen color. This almost gives a more three-dimensional effect as it is more raised in appearance.

Step 4: Assemble the boxes as shown.

Step 5: Fill the boxes with candy or treats that coordinate with your party theme. Any bite sized candy would work well.

Step 6: Attach the chipboard butterflies using the adhesive pad on the back of each butterfly

At our party, we displayed each favor atop a mini gold plate. An elegant gift for either each place setting or a separate display.

For more bling, you could add rhinestones sequins or gemstones to the butterfly wings.

Check out Little Birdie for other fun additions to your favor box, stickers or tags for your guest’s name and even ribbon to attach it. Can’t wait to see what you make!

Natalie