Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's a Shaker

close-up of the multi-loop bow
Howdy.  I have another Bunco prize to share with you today.  Along with a party decoration.   So, the above photo is a close-up of the multi-loop seam binding bow I used on a Bunco prize.  For those of you who don't know, I am hosting Bunco at my casa (home) next week.  I like themes, and this year, my theme is 'farmland'.  So, my prizes/gifts are vintage, shabby-chic, country ~ 'farmland' themed.


Let me start with the prize photographed at the top of this post.  I took an ordinary salt shaker and altered it.  I added some buttons, a few tiny wooden spools, some stick pins, tiny safety pins, a clothes pin, a rhinestone piece, a few loose pearls, and a sprinkle of some glitter {smile}.  Because who doesn't like glitter?  I am using the body of the salt shaker as a holder of trinkets, while the top holds a photo.  And here is the front:


I used a piece of neutral pattern paper to hold the intended photo.  I know what this is, but I'm not sure if someone else will.  So, that is why it is labeled.  Anyways, I tied some aqua mist colored seam binding around the top of the shaker and created a double bow.  I then tied some cream crochet trim around the seam binding.  I used some cream twine to tie the glass bauble and twin tags (Smile & Adore) to the bow.  I used my hot glue gun to attach the paper blossom to the center of the bow.  The paper blossom is painted with white distress paint and glitter was added before the paint dried.

I saw these on Pinterest, and thought they looked so clever.  So, I made some!  I thought that these little cuties would be great to hold table numbers, so I made a trio of matching shakers to hold the Bunco table numbers (1, 2, and 3).  And yeah, I had to use pink!    Here they are:


I did add paper to the tops of the shakers, on the inside.  That way, if they were to get knocked over, the glitter wouldn't get spilled.  I tied a simple bow around each top (2 in vanilla and 1 in crumb cake seam binding).  I added a different crochet trim to each one.  That way they are a little unique {smile}.   I like things to look like they belong, and 'go together'.  I'm not too comfortable with 'whatever'.  So, I used the same paper blossom for the center of each seam binding bow.  I also used the same metal rimmed tag.  I also stamped the sentiment in the same color ink: soft suede classic ink.  I also used the same pattern paper for the middle of the tag.  I used sentiments from the same stamp set, so the fonts would be similar.  I used E6000 glue to adhere the trio of rhinestones just below the sentiments.  I also added the same amount of glitter to each shaker (1 1/2 teaspoons).  Yes, I did measure it out.  We all have our own versions of OCD.  {smile}  The tags say: Wishes, Blessed, and Sparkle.
Well, thank you for looking.  I haven't created a gift bag for the photo holder yet, but I will post a photo or two when I do.  {smile}


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