Saturday, October 18, 2014

Delightful Deer Ornaments and More Christmas

New Goodies!
Happy Saturday Everyone! I'm so excited about our new Christmas goodies. I had a chance to play with them, and I'm totally in love. I'm sure you'll love them too. I know it's not even November, but after my time in the studio I'm definitely in the Christmas mood. In addition to the new goods, the general Christmas Section has over 600 fabulous goodies (all on sale) and our Coffee Break Design Christmas Section is sure to inspire.

Art Time!

These ornaments were so much fun to make, and would make excellent gifts! Handmade gifts are the best. I'll go through my steps below. Please excuse the lovely mess!

First, I covered my plaques with Christmas paper. Trace around the plaques on the back of your paper, cut out, then attach with Glue N Seal. You can file the edges for a perfect fit. I added some stenciling for texture. I used the Flourish Stencil and Sepia ink, applied with an ink blending pad first.

Love the look and it's super easy.

Next I used the Onomotoholes stencil. Using a sponge brush I applied white acrylic paint.

Once my stenciling was done, I inked my edges with black and sepia ink.

The next step was preparing my chipboard embellishments. I knew I was going to cover them with stickles. A great tip is to paint them first in a coordinating color. That way you don't have to be exact with your glitter glue and it makes the pieces really pop! I used acrylic paint.

I covered my pieces with Stickles next. As much as I love getting messy with loose glitter, sometimes Stickles are a nice change. No mess and gorgeous sparkle! I love the way the reindeer turned out. I don't normally leave the Masonite raw, however it definitely worked with these pieces! I did ink the edges of the deer with black ink to add some "shadow". And of course glittered the antlers!

The ornament holes are the perfect size for standard eyelets. Fun tip: standard eyelets are the perfect length to GLUE IN to the Masonite. Simply glue them in and done. They look perfect and provide a nice, finished look.

Once my eyelets were set with the glue, I attached my tinsel stems. I love these thin versions. They are wired, so just wrap the ends to secure.

If you want a fun, quirky look, you can add the included accessories to your ornaments. The deer looks so cute with the glasses, however I didn't end up using them this round. I went with more of a classic look, but still wanted to show you!

So there you have it! Three wonderful gifts ready to go!

Inspiration By Karen Hendrix!
Back to Halloween for a bit! This amazing Pumpkin Doll is by Karen Hendrix! I truly adore the color palette she used. And of course the spider webs. So stunning Karen!

Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

This spooky little Coffin is by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens. Doesn't he look cozy?

Lynn also created these elegant masked Marie ATCs. What are you wearing for Halloween?
Fantastic creations Lynn!

Inspiration By Lisa Rupp!

I'm loving this Victorian Witch Shrine by Lisa Rupp! How perfect to transform the niche into an apothecary cabinet. And check out those spiders and skulls. This shrine is the perfect mix of Halloween, Steampunk, and Dia De Los Muertos. Three of my favorite things. Awesome Lisa!

Inspiration By Doghead Smith!

Doghead Smith posted this fabulous Carousel on our Facebook page and I had to share. As she stated, her carousel was inspired by Lynn Steven's Scary Go Round. How wonderful to see the inspiration! This display is so magical too!

Tombstone Swap!

Thanks again to everyone who played in the Tombstone Swap. I loved seeing all of the returns popping up on Facebook. That's my favorite part - seeing them in their wonderful new homes.
I recently added all of the Tombstones to Pinterest for those of you not on Facebook. You can check them out here.

 or on Facebook here:

Awesome Tombstones above by Constance Taylor!

Christmas is Coming!

After my time in the studio this week, I'm getting excited about Christmas. I even ordered some Fariy Lights for the studio this week. My old studio had lights (year round), and it doesn't feel the same in the new studio without them. There is just something so magical about the warm glow. Just like in the photo below. Those are my Votive House Shrine Kits from last year. Still a favorite. I hope you're excited about Christmas too! Oh, and Halloween goodies are 20% off this week so it's a great time to stock up. I know some of you partake year round! xo Kristin


  1. Love those mounted deer! What fun!! I love all of the wonderful Halloween inspiration and those beautiful votive house shrines get me in the mood for Christmas!

    Thanks for sharing all the lovelies!

    1. You are most welcome Roni! Thank you for the kind words! xo


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