Chalk Couture Hearts

My granddaughter LOVES to create with Chalk Couture. She comes over after school once or twice a week to ask me if I have anything she can help me with. I am an Independent Chalk Couture Designer and last night she came over and helped me make these cute shelf sitters. I made the Be Mine Frame a few weeks ago.

These wooden cutouts can be ordered from the website or my website. Also the transfer (screen print), chalk paste and utensils can be ordered. Below is the address to my chalk site website. Or you can email me if you are interested.

https://www.chalkcouture.com/TownandCountryKathy

Watch Lexi and I make these on my Chalk Creations Facebook Page. The link is below.

So these were super easy to make. The hearts already came painted distressed white. So Lexi choose the two designs she wanted to put on and we used RASPBERRY SORBET as the color chalk we wanted.

The fuchsia color matched some of my other Valentine’s Projects.

If you are interested in becoming a designer too, just email me. I can tell you all about it. You can make your own home decor, or sell it in chalk parties, workshops, etc.

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Crafting, Painting and Creating is Great Therapy!!

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How Do You Decorate After Christmas?

I find taking Christmas decorations down can be very depressing. To alleviate that I usually put up something cute, fun and exciting to replace it. But this year, I started cleaning and organizing my craft spaces at the same time as I was taking down my decorations.

I am still looking for inspiration this year. Shall I go with a WINTER theme? Or go straight to VALENTINE’S DAY Decorations? Or should I do what many in my community do and go to MARDI GRAS Decorations? Mardi Gras celebrations will be very subdued this year. I think most of the balls have been canceled. We are not sure about the Parades yet.

We didn’t sell all our handmade Christmas crafts this year, so I am having to box those away for next year. The economy is so bad in South Louisiana that people are not buying anything extra. I had to find a space to store all those decor items, plus store all my arts and crafts supplies from the Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Because of the economy, Mom and I do not want to make too many crafts for Valentine’s or Mardi Gras, etc. But we do want to make some for my own home and her little house. I also plan on making art kits and craft kits. I want to make Kits that people can make in their home in their pajamas and at the end have a cute painting or craft to show off and bring them joy. Crafting and Painting is an experience. That experience can destress and bring joy and healing therapy. Buying kits allows people to: 1. Not buy a lot of supplies 2. Not have to get out to several stores 3. Stay safer in this pandemic.

We are also in the planning phase of making some door hangers and possibly a few porch leaners. I would also like to make kits for these or teach tutorials on how to make them online. More about this coming soon.

It is unbelievable how many supplies are needed to paint and or do crafts. Maybe NEED is not the word. Maybe WANT is a better word. It’s because we like to have choices. LOL If you craft or paint you know what I mean. 🙂

I rearranged, cleaned and organized my garage where I do the majority of my arts and crafts. I also organized some of my extra rooms in my house. My office was a mess and so was my spare bedroom. So instead of focusing on decorating, I focused on ORGANIZING.

Please comment below or on my Facebook page on how you decorate after Christmas. Or do you go back to your home having no holiday decor at all? I am curious as to what people do all around the country.

Thank you for reading my blog!! It means a lot to me!

Crafting, Painting and Creating is Great Therapy!!

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Ribbon on a Twig Farmhouse Ornament (Buffalo Plaid)

Here is another simplistic ornament. You can make these with any color ribbon to fit any decor. It really didn’t cost me anything. I used a twig from my yard and ribbon and berries from my stash. I made this the same as the red one I posted about yesterday. Only this time I used Black and White Buffalo Plaid Ribbon.

These little ornaments would be perfect to put on a gift instead of a bow or in addition to a bow. Christmas will be here before you know it. Where did the time go?

See below for more details of how I made this.

First on the list was to choose which tree limbs are the straightest and cleanest. I use my clippers to cut them down to the size I want.
This one was the straightest.

Below is the link to the video I made while I was making it LIVE on Facebook.

All finished! It could be trimmed at an angle even more, but I love it!

I think it is homespun looking. Primitive, rustic, farmhouse or whatever word you use to describe it. Here is a another word for it….CUTE.

I put berries at the top. I am fresh out of stars.

I did not tie a knot. Only a half knot. Both the ribbons had wire.

I did trim the sides more. I still think it could use another haircut, but I am going to leave it for now.

Thank you for reading my blog about my second twig tree!!

Crafting and Creating is Great Therapy!!

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Ribbon on a Twig Farmhouse Ornament

This is a simplistic ornament. You can make these with any color ribbon to fit any decor. It really didn’t cost me anything. I used a twig from my yard and ribbon and berries from my stash.

Mom and I are finished with all our Christmas Crafts and I have some leftover Christmas Ribbon. I am obsessed with RED this year. So that was the color scheme of the first tree I made. I am also obsessed with TREES this year. I plan on painting some soon. Christmas will be here before you know it. Where did the time go?

See below for more details of how I made this.

First on the list was to choose which tree limbs are the straightest and cleanest. I use my clippers to cut them down to the size I want.
This one was the straightest.

I again forgot to take pictures WHILE I was making it. But below are some pictures of the finished tree. I plan to go live on Facebook and do another one in a different color.

All finished!

I think it is homespun looking. Primitive, rustic, farmhouse or whatever word you use to describe it. Here is a word for it….CUTE.

I saw this done somewhere on the internet, but mine looks totally different because of the different ribbons and colors.

I put berries at the top. I am fresh out of stars.

I did not tie a knot. Only a half knot. This ribbon was not the easiest to work with because some had words that I had to keep straight and some did not have the design on the backside. But it was worth the extra time. All the ribbon had wire.

I put a hanger on the top but mine stood on my mantel by itself against my little trees.

Thank you for reading my blog about my twig tree!!

Crafting and Creating is Great Therapy!!

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Tree Farm Sign

Hi Everyone!

We wanted to find a cute way to highlight this cute little vintage truck ornament we bought at Dollar General. It even lights up. So access to the bottom to turn on the light was a necessary part of our design.

I had bought the cute little trucks and we worked on the fall sign and Christmas sign at the same time. We used the scraps of fence slats as the base to the signs. The trucks actually help the sign stand up and become shelf sitters.

Working on two signs at once.
Putting it all together.
We decided to use a cinnamon stick as the sign post.
Isn’t the truck the cutest!! It has a bell on top of it!
We made a bow to go on the left side.
As you can see, it sits by itself. Here it is on my patio.
These little ornaments would look really cute on your Christmas tree. But if you want one of them to have more of a presence, make this little sign too.

Thank you for reading my blog!! It means a lot to me!

Crafting and Creating is Great Therapy!!

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Gray Chunky Candle Holders

The color gray is ever so popular so we decided to make some gray candle holders. These will be great for Christmas but you can change the ribbon and presto, you have a home decor item for all year long.

Don’t put them away with your Christmas Decor….(even though this ribbon does NOT scream Christmas)….change the ribbon and voila’ , you have everyday Farm House Style.

We have made a lot of these chunky candle holders. They are made from 4×4’s. We try to find untreated lumber. When cedar is too expensive, we try to find lightweight treated ones.

We cut to all different heights. This set has a short one in the front instead of our usual set which is staggered.

I chose the red ribbon with whip stitching and then the gingham or buffalo check on top of that. My best tip for putting the ribbon on is to pull tight and hot glue the ends in the back. Hot glue one end on the back, then wrap tight and glue the other end. We tried gluing all the way around but it ends up showing through the ribbon.

Mom put the jute twine around the glass portion of the votive candle holder. We do sell the small battery operated tea light candles with the set.

Below is a closeup picture where you can see the tea lights.

Below you can see how the set looks on my patio table. Gray looks great with black and white and red.

Thank you for reading my blog!! It means a lot to me!

Crafting and Creating is Great Therapy!!

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