Watercolor Latte Cup

This cute latte cup is just the right size for holding candies or treats at a tea party themed event. It also makes a great gift card holder, or catchall for small jewelry, craft supplies or other trinkets.

What You’ll Need:

Step 1: Apply Ric Rac trim to the bottom of the cup, as shown.

Step 2: Apply a bit of string to serve as the line for the “tea bag” portion of the cup decoration.

Step 3: Embellish the cup with Micro Flowers in an arrangement that is pleasing to your eye.

Step 4: Apply small pom pom trim around the perimeter of the cup, like this trim from Expo International.

Step 5: add embellishments as well to the tea bag. I love these pretty passion colored micro flowers.

Step 6: Add embossed daisies to the side of the cup. This shade of aqua provides a stunning contrast on the cup, and the gold metallic centers of the flower add just the right amount of shimmer.

Step 7: A cascade of Helena Roses in pink add whimsical charm to the decorative tea cup.

Step 8: Gold sequin melange is a great way to add sparkle and shine to this look. I love the way the mix comes in different sizes.

Step 9: Last, place a watercolor Latte sticker inside the cup and fill with your favorite treats!

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to celebrate everything!

Shaker Birthday Card

If you know someone with a fall birthday, this shaker birthday card is a beautiful way to send along a greeting!

pretty fall handmade card with flowers

With a palette inspired by the changing leaves of trees in the autumn, this pretty shaker birthday card is sure to be a cherished memento by its special recipient. The shaker birthday card features sparkling gold glitter and sequins behind a clear cellophane panel that shimmer and shine when the card is moved.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1. Place Layered Petals Canvas Flowers on an absorbent cloth or paper towel. Apply Color Splash in Lemon Zing and Lime until the desired shade is achieved. Allow to dry as you move on to the next step.

Step 2. Remove cover sheet from adhesive card front, as shown.

Step 3. Adhere to card.

Step 4. Add glitter and sequins (included in card kit!) to the open square area on the card.

Step 5. Apply cellophane square (also included in card kit) to front of card, covering glittered area completely.

Step 7. Apply patterned paper (trimmed to fit) over the card front, to the adhesive that is exposed. Then, apply flowers with glue.

The completed shaker birthday card is ready to be signed, sealed and delivered! Who wouldn’t love to receive such a special handmade item for their birthday?

 

Altered Art Chalk Painted Bottle

With just a few supplies and a little creativity, you can easily craft this beautiful Altered Art Chalk Painted Bottle. We’re sharing all the steps with you, so that you can create your own charming masterpiece; but be warned, making these pretty bottles is so much fun, you might become addicted!

You can pull the art from anywhere you find inspiration; maybe you have a collection of greeting cards or old postcards, or even a special photograph that you cherish. Holiday prints are another popular option for creating altered art chalk painted bottles.

altered art chalk painted bottle

Gather your supplies, and prepare to have fun! Chalk painting on thrifted bottles is a great way to relax and let your creativity take over. Let’s get started!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

altered art chalk painted bottle supplies

Step 1. Paint the entire surface of the bottle with Chalk Paint in Pink Ballet.

Step 2. Add Chalk Paint in Tattered Lace to some areas of the bottle, which will add a subtle variation in the paint when the project is finished.

Step 3. When the bottle is dry, use the sand paper to gently buff the surface, revealing some of the finer details of the piece, as shown.

Step 4. Trim your paper art to fit the front of the bottle.

Step 5. Use Mod Podge to coat the area you wish to adhere the art to, then apply the art, and cover with additional Mod Podge to seal it to the bottle.

Step 6. Add a narrow trim around the perimeter of the art, as shown. You could also use a creative, chunky sequin mix like Dazzle Cocktail.

Step 7. Adhere Floriana flowers to the bottle in an arrangement that is pleasing to your eye. I like to cluster my flowers in either one, three or five flowers. I also add the leaves that come in this pretty flower pack so that they extend onto the sides of the bottle.

Step 8. Add additional trims around the neck of the bottle.

Step 9. Paint the lid of the bottle using Chalk Paint in Charcoal.

Step 10. When dry, reattach the lid, and add a bold offset ribbon and pom pom trim to the neck of the bottle.

The completed Altered Art Chalk Painted Bottle is ready to display, or give as a gift. I love to place mine with pretty perfume bottles and vanity items.

Whatever style and color you choose, your design will be fabulous because YOU created it!

Christie