I wasn't even going to blog today but I was up early working on some things and I was so amazed at the difference adding just a "little bit" extra to my ornaments made. I have some ornaments and gifts that I am in the process of finishing up for my own gift giving and in looking at my SLD486 Merry Christmas Letter Blocks, I liked them, but they needed that little 'extra.'
They were pretty made with nicely grained maple, finished with clear shellac:
But after all, this WAS for Christmas – and we all know that Christmas always looks better with a little SPARKLE added to it, don't we?
So I pulled out my heat wand and beautiful crystal rhinestones that I have from Rhinestone Canada and went to work. Within MINUTES the blocks went from pretty to fabulous!
I added just a few green stones around the holly separator blocks:
And did the same around the tree. Of course I needed to add a gold rhinestone for the star at the top!
And all the little berries on each piece were given tiny red rhinestones. What a beautiful difference!
It just goes to show how much these little final touches can do for a project. It looked nice before, but now it looks absolutely wonderful! I am really going to feel good about giving it as a gift!
I know that we are all hurrying to finish things up these days, but adding little touches such as these are fast, inexpensive and really take your project up to another level. I just thought I would share that with you.
One more thing I want to mention is that Keith added another new word art pattern to our site.
You can find it here – SLDK515 - "Jesus" The Way, The Truth, The Life.
It is already a popular pattern and sure to be a wonderful last minute gift to make.
I hope you all have a good Tuesday. Have a wonderfully creative day!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"