Happy happy Monday everyone. You may have noticed that I have been a tad MIA on the ol' blog lately. Business is sort of booming in my Etsy shop, I'm prepping for a craft show this Friday, and I have been working on some custom orders for a few of my friends. Tis the season to be running around like a chicken with her head cut off, huh!? Busy busy! Well today I am here to share with you some good old fashion fun!
I was LUCKY enough to join together with some of my fellow bloggers and swap some jingle bell junk. Confused!? Haha! Well let me explain. First, we drew names. Then, we each had to send a $5 thrifted item to the person we chose. Now we get to the fun part. We each had to transform our random thrifted item into a holiday decoration. Fun?? FUN!!!!!
Here is the item I received in the mail from The Thriftress herself...
After much careful thought, inspiration struck! Bam! Boom! Jingle! Jangle!
And now my friends, I present to you, My Third True Love's "Winter bundterland."
Here's a brief "tutorial" if you will...
First, I spray painted the bundt pan white.
Then, I painted on some white glue around the outer and inner rims and sprinkled some glitter on them.
Next, I glittered some deer and some bottle brush tree bases with my go-to aqua glitter.
LUCKILY, I was able to find a glass candle holder from the Dollar Tree that fit the hole perfectly.
My last step was to glue on the deer and trees and light her up. I used a hot glue gun to glue everything in place, but I think a better choice would have been E600 or something more suitable for metal. I may have to reinforce some things before I pack her away after Xmas.
OH! AND THEN, I felt extra fancy and decided to raise it up a bit using my vintage milk glass cake stand that my sweet mother in law just handed down to me...
Ta daaa!! A Winter Bundterland fit for a kitchen (Thanks Cassie for thinking up the awesome name)!
What do you think!? Cool? Crazy? Jingle Bell Junky enough for you!? Haha! I feel like it's definitely tacky chic, but if they had them for sale at Anthro, I would probably be waiting in line to get one (lol). This was a really fun project and I'm so happy I got to be a part of the swap.
I sent an item to Abbie over at Five Days Five Ways and I am dying to find out what she made. Funny enough, before I received my bundt pan, I sent her a very similar one. Great minds must think alike Thriftress!
Please stop by the other blogs and see what they did with their jingle bell junk (links below).
Bliss Ranch, Five Days..Five Ways, Jane of All Crafts, Junky Vagabond, Nellie Bellie, Primitive and Proper, My Third True Love, The Bold Abode. The Thriftress, Vintage Drama, and We heart DIY
You won't be sorry!!!
Jingle all the way!
Have a GREAT week everyone :)