Thursday, April 1, 2010

Gun Fun and Other Crafty Ways

Hello friends! This might come as quite a shock to all you crafty, creative folks out there but for the first time today I used a glue gun! I bought it weeks ago and finally decided to heat it up. My inspiration came while visiting Sandra at Stone Creek Market. You can check out her Easter Glitter post here.

Yesterday I found the sweetest Easter ornaments and remembered that I had heart shaped glass jars with cork lids. The jars were purchased years ago for 30 cents each and never used for anything. A little Easter grass, some hot glue and voila. Need to buy some more Easter candy to fill up the last three.

I have been inspired by so many bloggers who are decoupaging plastic eggs so that was next on my list of things to do, along with a cheese box makeover (you know, those round boxes the triangular cheese comes in) -- that idea was inspired by Christmas boxes made by Dee Dee over at Dee Dee's Craft Spot.

This plain black box held a very lovely birthday present from a dear friend. Of course, saved it (as I do most every box and paper and jar that comes my way).

Now it is the perfect gift for another friend who just had a birthday.

Filled with lots of little goodies.

Even the small boxes get a little scrappy makeover. I'm already considering what me and my glue little gun can do tomorrow. Hope you are having a crafty day wherever you are! Many blessings, Tammy


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Happy glue gun day! ;) Your creations are lovely and very inspiring! I love those heart shaped jars with little cuties on their tops!

Judi said...

I'm telling ya, I too have found some of the most creative things these past few months as I have been floating around blogland and obviously you have been bitten by the creative bug ~ they are really cute! Judi

Rose said...

Those jars are so cute. What a great idea. I love pretty papers and do some of the same thing with mine as well. Cute ideas...thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

Your easter jars are so cute and your hot glue gun proved to ba a real blessings. isn'it just amazing how quick and clean the gun is and how wonderfully the glue sticks on nearly every surface?
haven't made any easter decorations yet and doubt if I will ever be able to make any as I'm working all day tomorrow (that's only one of the bad sides of having a new job...*sigh*) and Easter day will then be only two days away... anyway I'm so glad to have you, my dear bloggy friend, to inspire me with your crafts. Those little crafty hands of yours are always on the run for something fun and great looking. From the very first day I came across you and your wonderful blog I knew you'd be an amazing source if inspiration. Talent is certainly one among the many gifts God has blessed you with.
thank you for sharing and, a very blessed Easter to you and your dearest ones.

Susan said...

Dear Tammy....Ohhhh, your birthday box looks so festive! Your friend will love opening all those sweet little packages. Hope you are having a great day. Sincerely, Susan

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Tammy what a fun have been bitten by all the creative sites haven't you.
Love what you have done here and you are better with a glue gun than
Hope Easter is a very special day for you

Diane said...

Your created things are so cute, Tammy. You sound like me, my mother gave me a glue gun and I had it for over a year and was afraid to use it. When I finally did I was mad at myself for not doing it earlier. We're funny creatures, aren't we!!

glor said...

I love, love, love your Easter jars! I've seen these and now will be looking to pick them up and do as you did ... thanks for such ideas! Such pretty boxes too. Another wonderful post for us to enjoy ... its great. Your sweetness is so reflected in the things that you make. Easter blessings.

Jane said...

Hi Tammy,
You were very busy with your Easter projects and they all turned out so cute!! I love the decoupaged eggs.
I just bought a glue gun last week. I had one years ago but couldn't find it (shows how much I used it). I thought it would probably be a good thing to have in my studio.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

You are SO funny!! I love the fact that a glue gun can make you so happy. HA! Good for you for having such a great day creating and playing with glue. It sure looks like you got a lot done!! What great ideas you had. I know Maria is going to love her presents, and the box it all came in. I wish I was there to be a part of it all. Give her a hug from me, and tell her I hope she finds Spike!!!

Have a great Friday!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Oh aren't glue guns fun, you just have to be careful none of the hot glue comes into contact with your fingers, can be ouchy.
Love all the beautiful Easter creations you have been making, such a sweet idea with the little glass jars for candy.

Have a very happy Easter.

Anonymous said...

A glue gun???? Oh My, my crafting day could not exhist without one!!
Have a Happy Easter!!
Easter Hugs!!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your eggs look just beautiful! I dont' know what I'd do without my glue gun (and Mod Podge)! Your glass jars look so cute!

Happy Easter!


Anonymous said...

Always a crafty day here at Creative Carmelina's studios!

I just popped in to tell you how thrilled I am to have sent you on a new path of creativity!
Go on girl! make those crochet chains and glue can create floral patterns...whatever your heart desires!

Pleasure to inspire! That's what blogging is all about! Remember the crochet heart!!!!

ciao bella

Lori said...

Hi Tammy! Loved your post. I can't believe you've never used a glue gun! Now, you're a true crafter! I just love that box full of goodies. You're friend will be thrilled for sure. I'm inspired to do some decopaging by looking at the photos you put up. Also, I noticed your cat sitting by your son----he's identical to our neighbor cat, Max, who stops by to visit my daughter regularly. Sorry I've stayed away from your blog. Have fun with that glue gun of yours! LOL!

GwendolynKay said...

Seriously ?!! Now that is a fact I did not know.
luv ya!

Bunnym said...

Glue guns make me happy But what I want to know is...Where do you store all this crafty stuff? Have a wonderful weekend Tummy!


Melissa/Piney Rose said...

All of these are just beautiful, Tammy! So glad you are expressing your creative side!

Pam said...

Everything is lovely. I especially like the heart shaped glass Easter jars. Have fun with the glue gun. They are a "must have" for every crafter.

Sandra said...

Thank you for mentioning me in your post...I am glad readers find inspiration in my projects and try new things...that is what I love about blogging...sharing what I do and learning from others. Have a great Easter and thanks for stopping to you again soon.

Sandra said...

P.S. I also love your little jars filled with candy and the ornaments on top are darling!

koralee said...

Love your little I love the new look of your blog. Happy Easter sweet friend.

Rustique Gal said...

A rite of passage-your first glue gun! You will have fun with that! I love the Easter jars and your decoupaged cheese box and eggs. I knew there was a reason to get some of those eggs! Enjoy!

VS said...

Congratulations on 100 followers! Lovely blog friend, so glad I found you! Hope you have a Happy Easter Weekend.

crochet lady said...

The glue gun is a great tool, can't believe with all your crafting you haven't used one before. All your crafts look great.

Now days I have only time for my jewelry and a few crocheted projects. It has been a long time since I've done some paper crafts. I am itching to do some note cards or work on the altered book I started last year. Oh well, I am enjoying what I'm doing now.

Hope you have a Happy Easter!

Melissa said...

You never cease to amaze me with what you can do. If I knew that a glue gun would inspire you to be more creative, I would have gotten you one for your bday. Your gift box for Maria is just so darn pretty and I can feel the warmth and thoughtfulness that you put into it oozing out. Lets hope I don't have any problems posting today. Happy Easter!

Love & Peace, Maria said...

Hi love.
i love to read all these nice comments you get, and was warmly touched by Renee's and melissa's words. You guys r the greatest forever friends anyone can have. I loved the gifts and yes, i could feel the love when they were put together, Melissa's too, and this time i did control myself NOT to cry. I did later thou, and now i have everything here in Beirut and realize again how much i miss you all. God bless you all...ur forever in my heart. Till we meet next time
Maria..the crazy Greek lol (btw, i 4got i had this old google account with the name Marlene on, so i will be using it to reply to posts)

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