Welcome to our January Blog Hop! I just love the very FIRST Release of the NEW Year. All week you’ve been (me, too) enjoying mini hops featuring our January Collection with The Cat Pack AND with The Coffee Loving Cardmakers 😉 This is the last hop of the month and if you’ve come here from Deborah Anton’s blog you have reached the end of the hop. If not, start at Kerry Urbatch’s blog.
For me our January Collection is all about NEW beginnings and the start of a year full of playing with fun, fun stamps. Like the NEW Hello Spring Stamp Set. Such cute little fairies in this set, so I decided to create little fairy habitats.
You may remember, on Halloween, I made little lanterns and cloches with little witches. I reused the stands, and found a small glass cloche at Ikea and another one at Goodwill. And at the Dollar Tree, when I found little fairy houses and accessories and such I took it as a sign to make more.
First, I stamped up the images from the Hello Spring Stamp set, and colored them with copies. Then, I fussy cut them and attached wire to the back of them, making sure that the wire went through the neck, to give the figures strength.
I painted the stands white, but used a bit of sandpaper to rough up the stands for a more comfortable look. I attached a styrofoam block to the base, covering it with moss. Then, I added the fairy door, accessories. and the cute fairies. To the back of the door I inserted some flowers for color, making sure that they fit comfortably under the cloche. Lastly, the butterfly adds even more fluttery fun.
It came together so fast, I made another! You can see the styrofoam here, showing the different layering to give the little scene more depth and interest. I’ll cover the blocks up, shortly.
Finally, this cute little planter. Last year, my sister and I had a girls night out and we went to a class where we made cute hanging planters, like this one. My sister’s string promptly broke and a couple of months later I found out that her succulents died. ( I thought I had the brown thumb of the family. So, I found a plastic version of the hanging planter at the Dollar Tree and a slew of plastic succulents so I created this version for my sister.
I added more mushrooms here and am thinking and possibly fairy lights. Not sure. What do you think? I’m so happy that there is no way that she can, kill it. Sweet!
That’s it for now. I hope you give these sweet little fairy houses a try.
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