Thursday, November 29, 2012

Very Vinyl Christmas - Part I

I'm at the thrift store pretty frequently (so I can keep my Etsy store stocked with goodies) and there's always an abundance of vintage vinyl. So this year I decided to challenge myself and see how I could revamp old records into a fun colorful Christmas decoration. I grabbed a couple of the smaller records - 45s, then headed over to the 99 cent store where I purchased a few packages of tinsel and cheap ornaments.

In addition I used a glue gun, a drill, some scrap ribbon and vintage Christmas light bulbs.

The end result! Super fun Christmas wreaths with a retro feel.

1. Grab your record and an electric hand drill and drill a small hole in the top of the record.
2. String your ribbon through it
3. Grab your glue down and glue the tinsel down first. Let cool
4. Arrange the ornaments and the light bulbs where you want them and glue down. Let cool.
4. Hang it!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Party gal

Just a quick post to show my latest assemblage creation. I love old dolls - mostly old doll parts and so I was rummaging through my stash of goodies and honed in on a few items that caught my eye and started tinkering around. I finally ended up with the below - a doll head and body, a scrap of velvet wallpaper, butterfly wings from a Christmas ornament, feather bits and some metal parts from a vintage cookie and candy press.

Now - while I have the creative vision - I often have no clue how to assemble what's in my head. Thankfully I have a husband who is ready and willing to help me facilitate my art. So he gets the construction credit!

She's my Party gal - all gussied up for the holidays.