Friday, September 2, 2011

Just a Spoonful of Sugar…

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…or should I say GLITTER?!

Three vintage silver spoons altered this weekend…each with a little personality all it’s own…

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{old china doll head and crown images found in Crafty Secrets’ “Altered Fairies” Creative Scraps}

A pile of vintage silverware, found at a yard sale this summer, all tossed and jumbled together…5 dollars for the bunch…so much fun ahead of me!

DSC05594_edited-1 {“Altered” bronze tag from the fabulous Tim Holtz collection}

All three tied with liberally loopy bows of tinted seam binding (thanks to Glimmer Mist!) and crystal rhinestones…this one had the addition of some sweetly pink vintage millinery flowers…

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I love how simple these were to make…just choose your main image, Mod Podge it like crazy onto the spoon—a heavy coat under and over…let dry, and let your imagination go!

DSC05598_edited-1 {beautiful vintage rose label found on Crafty Secrets’ “Love Mail” Creative Scraps"}

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This one also has millinery flowers…light aqua this time…and some dangling hearts—brass & crystal—to top it off…

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Went a little nuts with the glitter on this one!  Covered with a thick coating of real silver shavings glitter, this spoon really sparkles! {and the real silver will eventually tarnish—giving it a very vintage look!}

DSC05606_edited-1 {“Remembrance” image found on Crafty Secrets’ “Vintage  Photos” Creative Scraps}

DSC05620_edited-1 {my grandmother Velda’s jewelry box, beautifully lined with soft aqua velvet, gave my spoons the perfect backdrop today…}

Three little old silver spoons given a brand new life…I think I just may have a new addiction!

See you soon with something new…

Julie