Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tart Tin and Spool Ornaments

 I have been having so much fun making these ornaments!!!

Over the weekend, I had a little Christmas get together at my house for some of the awesome gals that have been taking classes from me. We had a little make and take ornament class, and a cookie swap and had the best time. Unfortunately I was so caught up in the fun, I forgot to take pictures!!!

One of the gals, a super cool lady named Earleen (who needs a blog by the way!!!! hint, hint)
gave me a very sweet and thoughtful gift...

She found this cute idea on Pinterest and made a Christmas tree out of spools (seriously, how cute is this??) and embellished the package with a sweet card and a cool little bauble made from a tart tin.
(Update!) While perusing Pinterest myself, I found the original source of Earleen's inspiration! If you click here and here you will find these the tree and the card on The Creative Patch!)

Well, I saw ornament spelled all over this thing, and so, because of her inspiration,  I set out to create some tart tin and spool ornaments. I've been making them for the last couple of days, whenever I have time and here are the ones I have come up with so far....







So not only did Earleen gift me a adorable creative gift, she also gave me the gift of creativity.
Now I just have to find a place for them on my tree!!!!

37 comments:

melanie said...

or...instead of on your tree...you could sell some...I would be lined up to buy one- they are DARLING!!!
hope your holiday time is going great...thanks for inspiring me, yet again!
melanie

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hello Karen,what a beautiful ornaments did you make. If you don't find place for them I will..hihi;))
I also love the x-mastree from spools made by Earleen,give her my compliments too ,dear greetings Miranda

ohiofarmgirl said...

They are just wonderful!!!! Dianntha

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Absolutely adorable!

Linda K. said...

These are the cutest little ornaments, Karen. Now I know what to do with my little jello molds, tart tins and old wooden spools. These are so sweet.

Linda

John'aLee said...

Oh so adorable! You are as inspiring as always!

Karen B. said...

Karen, your ornaments turned out all so beautiful!!

hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Diane said...

I love this color combination and the ornaments are so imaginative. Diane

Rhonda said...

Your ornies are so adorable! I love the tins with crocheted pieces on them, love 'em.

Regina said...

So love what you come up with!! These are so cute and well..anything vintage is good in my book. ^_^

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful karen, and what a wonderful friend. I'd come to your class if I was there.

hugs
cindy@stitches

cindy craine said...

HOW CUTE!! I think I may have the supplies for those somewhere in my studio???? I may try to make some of these! I wish I was there to come to your party! Have fun, take lots of photos!!! x0x-cin

Blessings from Cindy said...

Karen~
These are beautiful & you inspire me! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful Christmas!
Blessings,
Cindy

Tracie Dean said...

I love the ornaments you created. Your friend is very talented. I loved that card!!!

Now to go dig out some of my old spools...lol

Happy Crafting
Tracie

Creative Wings Boutique said...

these are darling karen...hugs

Sandra Kaye said...

WOW!!! Karen ...these are just lovely!! I have tart tins, I have spools....guess I need to make some of these :):) The inspiration is spreading!!!! Hugs

Romeo said...

Too sweet!!! Don't you love when a gift is more than a gift!?! Inspiration - ah, yes, that "get out of my way or I'll run you over" getting to my studio feeling!!!! And although I'm sure no one was harmed in the making of these ornies, who would've blamed you?!! Okay, what I see in a couple of them are little tart fairies....you know complete with lace dresses....ready to attend a Christmas Gathering....hmmmm....now what should I do with this.....

Hugs and purrs,

"Her" and Romeo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those ornaments are so unique--I love them Great job!

Stasa Lynn said...

As always - so creative!

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

Don't you love when someone inspires you to take an idea and run with it?? Earleen sure is one creative soul! And lucky, too, to live nearby and spend some time creating with you and the other ladies!! Thanks for sharing!

One Shabby Old House said...

They are wonderful. I always am inspired to create something after a visit here. What a fun project to do with friends!
Hugs
Becky

Charlene said...

Adorable!!!! You are so lucky to have a group to craft with!!! That is a goal I want to achieve in 2013. A few friends to get together to craft at least once a month... OK every 6 weeks.... Just sharing & creating. I love it when friends gather. Miss you girlfriend! I'm finally home for awhile & MAYBE I'll get caught up. HUGS!
Charlene

Baroques said...

I am just amazed to see how people might be creative. The result is stunning.

Missy George said...

They are adorable..What a cute idea..

Sherry said...

Great idea with the tart tins!!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

The ornaments are so awsome!! I second that with Charlene, since she is going to be planted for a while, maybe I can get together with her. Maybe we could do something fun. Glad you had such a good time and it just keeps lasting for days. That is what's fun about creating and especially with friends.

Hugs, Pat

Bohemian said...

The Gift of Inspiration and sparking Creativity is one of the best! Your Creations and hers are Lovely and have Inspired all who have visited today, Thank You!

Merry Christmas... Dawn... The Bohemian

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Well those are just the cutest things! I bet they would sell like hotcakes on Etsy! Thanks for sharing! xo

Katherine Wolak said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I must make one like that for my table! :D Im so stealing this, to let you know! :D

Hugs,

vicki said...

Seriously Karen---- is there nothing you can't do?? Don't we all just want to run out and buy up all the tart tins!! Your friend is creative - and your interpretation is just precious. I'm sure there is room on your tree for these cute little treasures!
Happy Holidays Karen--
Vicki

Marlynne said...

You are such a delight! Love your latest creations, and I think I am busy!

Jolanda said...

Hi, you have a new follower. you have a nice blog, I'll visit you more... Jolanda

.♥.Gaby.♥.Homestyle.♥.. said...

Beautiful and Wonderfull♥♥..;)
Hugs Gaby..♥

Connie said...

These are awesome . . .I will never throw away another empty spoon.
Come over and enter my Give-Away:)
Your blogging sister, Connie

Aida said...

My dear,
I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting… and it has completely got me hooked. I think we're going to get along just fine! ;) I'd like to invite you to meet my space as well and I hope you'll have as much fun as I am having in yours!
I wish you lots of success
kisses
http://cottoncandy-peaches@blogspot.com

T. Robertson said...

I so love your blog! It is simply gorgeous and it always makes me feel so much better after looking to know there are such creative people who make such beautiful things.

thank you!

Helen @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

I absolutely love the tart tin ornaments!

I'd like to invite you to the BRAND NEW "The Great Blog Train" Blog Hop which I'm hosting on the fist Wednesday of every month. I'd love for you to stop by and join in the fun!

http://blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-great-blog-tain-blog-hop.html

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
Exercise Encouragement Group Blog

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