7/31/07

The eensy-weensy spider...(oops)...bumblebee!


Here's my latest matchbox ornament, with a big, glittery bumblebee front and center!

I painted the inside box moss green (big surprise, there!), then covered the outside slider with green & white decorative paper, highlighted with glitter, of course.

Next, I glued a velvet leaf on top, then added a glass glittered bumblebee. I glued a silk ribbon on the top as a hanger and filled it's little drawer with the most silky, gorgeous stuff, called Angelina. It's a wispy fiber that is used in fabrics...or in anything woven that needs some shine. I got it from my glitter company, who also makes it. Feels like bedding for an angel! Sooooo soft.

I glued a piece of white card stock on the back ( it's sort of a base) and stamped "For:" so the giver can write the givee's name or a sweet sentiment. Perfect for a single piece of chocolate! Or, better yet...something REALLY SHINEY!!!! Oooooh!

Later...

11 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

You know Laura the bumblebee looks like a glitter brooch. I love it. Clarice

Sugar Bear said...

Love this! The glittered bee is the perfect centerpiece and I love the velvet leaves - I use them all the time!
Karla

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

I love it! A little treasure.

I wanted to let you know that I spent the evening with you on Wednesday. I was clearing my DVR since my hubby was out of town on business and I had an old episode of Martha from around Easter. A very nice way to spend an evening!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Laura,

Perfect! Nothing better than a bee, all glittered up and buzzing around!
Always love all your glittery treasures...thanks for sharing them with us.
Lidy

The French Nest said...

I LOVE it! So creative...and I love the uniqueness of transforming the matchbox from something drab to something magnifique!

Kate

Lina said...

love it, so pretty!!!

Michelle said...

You make the "cutest" thinks! I'm so glad I found you on the "Artful Blogging Party!"

Miss*Laurence said...

Haven't used glitter for years! Must have some blue sparkle left somewhere.. Loved the baskets pics as well!

Joy for the Journey said...

Hi there! Found you through Artsy Mama...sooooo cute!!
Sarah

Laume said...

Shiny or chocolate, either works for me! Or hey, I'd even take one of these little boxes with nothing inside it at all. Very cute. It reminds me of when my grandmother used to decorate match boxes, long, long ago. I wonder if I still have any of them....

Amy P said...

How cool! TFS! I'll read you soon ;)