Crafty Gifts

Happy New Year everyone! I’m finally starting to get back to reality and back into the swing of things. Of course work starts up again in just a few days which kind of stinks but I’ve still got some time to enjoy this winter break.  I wanted to share with you some awesome gifts that two of my students made me this year for the holidays.  I love how well these kiddies know me and know how much I love a good craft and there is nothing sweeter to me than a homemade gift. 

The first gift came from my sweetheart student Olivia. She made me a paper mache bowl!! She also filled it with some clementines and used Christmas wrapping paper as the paper. I absolutely love it!! I certainly know how messy it was for her to do this so I am very appreciative of it.

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The next gift might be the coolest, “PIN” worthy gift anyone has ever made me! My awesomely amazing student Jolie made me rose pens out of…what for it…Duct Tape!

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DSC_0045How insanely cool is this?? She found a video on Youtube and used colored duct tape on the end of a pen. Completely gorgeous and functional! My kind of craft ;)  If your interested in trying this out I found a video that has a tutorial hereDid I mention these ladies are only 8 years old! So proud of my little crafters!

On another note, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you may remember back a few months ago when I posted this picture of this gorgeous buffet that I found at my local thrift store for $175.

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Well, my friend Beth snagged it right up and even negotiated a cheaper price! She also gave it a makeover by sanding, priming and painting it and I am obsessed with it!!

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She did such a great job on it and I am so happy someone I know was able to buy it because it’s a gorgeous piece!

Have a great first weekend of 2013!

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