I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM
This year I decided to add a little fall charm to my office space using my favorite medium, paper! Incorporing the seasons most inspiring shades of green, brown, cream and rust, I whipped up these easy-to-make garlands using stands of inexpensive raffia. For added effect, I embossed several of the leaves, using some handsome houndstooth and herringbone embossing folders, and added depth to the cream colours leaves using an antiquing craft ink.
To continue this theme into my office space, I decided to make a festive candy dish for my guest table. Taking a glass candle holder and glass canister (both from the local dollar store), I place the canister on top and hot glued both items together – resulting in one tall standing candy dish. Love!!
Come to think of it, even my glue sticks were from the dollar store – so inexpensive right?
I love the drama of the height! Oh, I couldn’t wait to embellish this…
I was a tad undecided at first whether or not to use designer craft paper for the belly band, but in the end, I decided to try out some beautiful kraft masking tape I recently bought off Esty. I was so happy with my decision! I just love the rich colour of it – and like that it is sturdy enough to stay put without any fuss, but easy to peel off when I want to change the embellishment (oooo..I have a ton of Japanese masking tape that I will have to try on a future project!).
Such an easy project but it looks far more expensive that the $5 it cost to make (that $5 includes the candy). It is perfect for my table at work since it takes little room, and I appreciate that it is a closed container, slightly (ever so slightly), reducing my urge to reach over and grab a treat. I can’t wait to decorate a new version of it for Christmas! Have a great day everyone! ~LM