Thursday, November 8, 2012

Benefit Auction for Hurricane Sandy Victims

This beautiful burlap, pearls and lace ornament is up for aucton!

100% of the selling price will be donated to the Convoy of Hope Disaster Response.

*Shipping to the Continental United States Only*

This auction is taking place on my facebook fan page. please click here to share an bid.
Thank you and many blessings,

Friday, November 2, 2012

Name it, to Win it! Name the Ornament Contest begins!

It's time for my 5th annual
Name it, to Win it
Name the Ornament Contest!

Submit the winning name for this ornament and you could be hanging on your tree for FREE!

Visit my website, DustyOak Ornaments for all the info and an entry form.

Be creative and Good Luck!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Snowflake Christmas Ornaments to Retire

I've been working like a little elf to get the Ornament Shoppe filled up in time for Christmas. There have been many custom orders this year and what an inspriation y'all have been to me. Thank you!

Two of my favorites are Midnight Flurries and Winter's Bliss. Both of these ornaments will be retired once this year's stock has sold. :-( So, If you really like one (or both) of these, now is the time to order!

~ handmade by me and is a quilted ornament.
It's beautiful pattern of snowflakes and diamonds in several
tones of silver and blue make this a stunning little ornament.

handmade blue and silver snowflake and diamond quilt Christmas ball ornament

This ornament is also in the quilted style, however the front
of the star pattern is open and a beautiful silver snowflake
is centered on both sides.

handmade silver and white snowflake quilted ornament

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LA lakers - from basketball shorts to Christmas ornament

I have such a good time creating ornaments from keepsake items!

My customer asked me to take a pair of basketball shorts, that would be kept in a drawer or box and turn them into a Christmas tree ornament ~ a family treasure that can be shared year after year and passed down to the next generation. I love it!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Breakfast at Tiffany's - DIY table decorations

Our youngest daughter recently celebrated her 21st birthday and we wanted to do something special! We decided on a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme and our colors were Tiffany blue and our guests wore black dresses and pearls. These diamond filled boxes were fun to make and were also a big hit as centerpieces for our Breakfast at Tiffany’s birthday party.

I couldn't afford to fill these boxes with glass diamonds, so I made false bottoms and only the top inch is filled with the stones. I used two bags instead of 15. Looks like they are full up. :-)

You will need:
1 piece of foam board
6 paper Mache boxes - assorted sizes (Hobby Lobby)
1 bottle of acrylic paint Bahama Blue by Americana (Michaels)
2 spools of white satin ribbon
2 large bags of assorted glass diamonds (Michaels)
A razor knife
Aluminum foil
Sponge brush

Bahama Blue by Americanna
is an almost perfect match to Tiffany's pretty
blue boxes.


 Using foam brush, paint boxes and lids.
Be sure to paint an inch or two down the inside of the box as well. 

 Measure and draw squares onto foam board.
Using razor knife, cut 4 squares for the support on each side
 and one square as the false bottom.
Measure the supports about an inch smaller than the actual size of the side.

 Wrap each box with ribbon and glue it to the inside of the box.
 For the lid, wrap one piece around and glue.
The bow is made using two strips of ribbon, each glued to the lid
 and then tied  at the center and trimed.

Once the ribbon is dry, glue the support foam squares to the inside of the box.

Cover the false bottom square with aluminum foil and push it
down into place on the supports.

Fill the box with glass diamonds or assorted jewels.

We also had a very unique cake. It was in the shape of a tiffany box (ribbon and all).
The lid came off revealing a large diamond ring. One of her friends from school made it.
TOOO Cute!

Now, what do you think we gave her for her birthday?