Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Crafty Day

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I had a lovely crafty day yesterday!  I needed some little gifts for a couple of parties, and I had a chance to “recycle” some items into some fun gifty things!  I got this red frame at the new Goodwill store that just opened (WOOHOO!) but it was pretty plain, so I doctored it up with some snowy embellishments:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Snowman Frame Christmas Crafts
The sparkly snowflake was an ornament from my crafty stash, and I added a smaller glimmer snowflake on top; the snowman is from Anna Wight’s Whippersnapper Snowman set:
and the sentiment is from Papertrey’s Daily Designs set; the snowy hills were cut with a Lawn Fawn stitched hills die.  I added some tiny glimmer snowflakes punched with a Martha Stewart punch:
I am entering this in the Shopping Our Stash challenge this week, which is a "Red Alert"...to use red in your project!

My mom’s family business is a florist shop, and my grandfather, uncles and cousins, as well as my daughter, all have the “flower arranging” gene passed down to them….me, not so much!  But I persevered and recycled a Yankee Candle basket into a little candle arrangement using some more crafty stuff from my stash:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Candle Basket Christmas Crafts
I added a little stamped banner:
and decorated the battery-operated candle with some “vintage” sheet music and crochet trim:
It was fun to be creative!
Meanwhile, I cautiously enlisted Cassidy, my little elf, for some Christmas card help; I needed postage stamps put on them, and after a few little crooked mishaps, she got down to serious business:
She got pretty good at it, and was quite proud of the pile she was making!
Enjoy your day!


  1. Great crafty projects, LeAnne! What fun to recycle items and what sweet gifts these will make. And how funny, my mom was a florist, too!

  2. These are fantastic LeAnne, great recycling!! How fun that your mom and family members were florists. Sometimes I miss those days,and other (like the busy holiday seasons!) not so much!! That's a cute little elf you have there ;)

  3. Both of these are awesome recycling projects! Anyone would be happy to receive them! LOL, I can't get stamps on straight. I think there were probably some people that got my cards that got a chuckle over the crooked stamps! I need Cassidy to help me!

  4. These are adorable! You are very crafty!

  5. Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash! Your upcycled frame is perfect for our RED ALERT challenge!!
    Chana Malkah, DT

  6. Your recycled Christmas gifts are gorgeous, LeAnne! And what a cute little elf you had helping you! Have a very merry and blessed Christmas! Hugs!

  7. LeAnn, this is just adorable post! Love the frame and especislly the joy of your little helper doing the christmas card labeling :) have a merry Christmas!

  8. Love your pretty frame and basket. Very crafty and creative.
    Adorable little helper you have there.

  9. Pretty and festive frame and gift basket. Cassidy looks like a very serious helper.

  10. Great frame dress-up and the candle basket looks fabulous!! Your little elf is so adorable!!

  11. Great projects LeAnn and what an adorable helper elf!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for the RED Alert challenge!

  12. Awesome gift ideas, LeAnne! You scored big with that frame, and embellished it perfectly. And LOVE the basket... wonderfully rustic and sweet. And Cassidy the Elf is darling, as usual!

  13. What a fun up-cycled frame! Thanks for joining our Red Alert challenge at Shopping Our Stash!


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