Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thinking of the holidays...

I have a list of things I want to try to make before December rolls around and life gets too hectic. I have seen some things in magazines, on blogs or in stores - and I also have "pinned" some clever ideas, too. Today I made a canvas cone to hold little treats- something I saw recently in a gift shop in Skaneateles, NY.

I started with a piece of canvas cut into a shape that would fold into a cone:
I painted both sides green with acrylic paint:
Then I painted a poinsettia and added a few polka dots:
I hot glued the canvas into a cone and added trim and a handle:
The trim has cute little buttons dangling:
And this is how it looked - ready to be filled with candy or a little present:
I think I will make a few in traditional Christmas colors to put on our neighbor's doors during the holidays!

Sharing this idea with :
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle

7 comments:

  1. Patti, this is the cutest thing, ever. I just love it...you, my dear one, are very talented. :)

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  2. Patti,
    That is just about the cutest thing I've seen in a while! Where did you get the trim with buttons? Did you make it or buy it? I can just see all the possibilities. I'm so glad you came by my blog and invited me to yours or I wouldn't have seen this.

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  3. That is the cutest thing. My 4 year old is in a preschool program and you just gave me the best idea to hold a teacher present in. I'm stopping by from BNOTP. so clever!!
    Meredith

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  4. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :) Btw, I'm not sure if I invited you yet but I'll be honored if you can link up your giveaways at my Market Your Biz and Giveaways every Tuesday at 5 pm.

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  5. Very cute!! I should get on track for the holidays too...I am always a last minute girl!

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  6. Very cute! I am impressed you are working holiday gifts.

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  7. You are so good with the paint brush! That cone is adorable and your neighbors will be very lucky to get those hanging on their doors!
    Jane

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