Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Pretties

I spent this afternoon making these pretties.

I had been wanting to make them for a long time as they had been on one of my Pinterest boards. I got the idea for this spool tree here where there is a great tutorial. It is best to use new wooden spools as described in the tutorial. I used old wooden spools and they don't hold together as well as the elongated ones in the tutorial would.

I had painted some baby blocks a vanilla color and thought about making them into a tree as well. The spool tree inspired me to make the baby block tree.

I used vintage hat millinery, buttons, and Martha Stewart glitter.

The second block down has a big hole drilled through it so I filled it in with a flower.

It was great fun embellishing it. Can you see that I spelled CHRISTMAS with the blocks?

The baby block tree is mounted on a vintage tin like the spool tree, but instead of painting it, I hot glued a huge flower over it.

The clipboard inspiration was found here. I painted the clipboard and added a few buttons, not as many as in the inspiration photo. Isn't it wonderful to be able to add your own touches to inspirations?  

I found these ladies on The Graphics Fairy blog and am crazy over them. I have a hunch they will be used for several future projects.

 Did you have a creative Sunday like me?


  1. You have been busy with pretty results!
    Wish I did have a creative Sunday, but actually accomplished very little.
    Have a great week.

  2. BEAUTIFUL! You have inspired me back!

  3. Oh my goodness, lovely! Yes, it was hot outside so I spent some time in the art room, too. I am working on my pages for Karla Nathan's latest swap and adding way too many details so they are taking longer than I thought....

  4. I love these! The spool tree is beautiful and your block tree is too cute. I love the clipboard. I am glad you share your creativity.

  5. Nope, I didn't. But I love what you have done today!!!
    xo Kris

  6. Love those sparkly blocks and how you morphed the idea from that original spool project!

  7. These are fantastic!! I LOVE your idea of using the blocks. What a fun Sunday! xxoo Heidi

  8. I thought I had a creative weekend - sewed curtains - until I saw your lovelies.

    I hope you don't mind, but I am going to pin the ideas on my To Do board and I am going to make one of each.


  9. Hi Patty--I love your trees! That baby block tree would be so cute for a Baby's First Christmas ornament/decoration! Thanks for your visit to my had asked about the decorative edges on my photos...I use Paint Shop Pro and get the "masks" from Designer Digitals. You can also google digital photo masks and find lots of sources. I find the simpler masks the more useful. Have a great week! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  10. Those are so pretty! The baby block tree is very creative. Have a great day! Dianne


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