Sunday, July 6, 2014

Designer Craft Connection - July

Hello friends!  It is the first Monday in the month of July and time for a Designer Craft Connection blog post!  If you haven't been on the blog tour before, just look for the blue DCC button and you can go forward or backward to visit other designer's blogs.  

This month we are featuring Party Decorations.  I got to looking through some of my design files and came up with a few that I thought were fun!  I designed these and some others not shown here in 2005. I kept them fairly generic with all ages in mind.  They are "kid friendly" as well.  For a party with boys, I would use the crabs, starfish and a pirate theme.

Wood pieces have always been like puzzles to me.  I love coming up with designs using basic wood shapes, glue and acrylic paint.  The picture below features Mermaids and Starfish.  The wooden treasure box was painted with an undersea theme and I painted the circles to look like pearls. 

The mermaid on the left has a clothespin glued to the back.  She is adorning a paper bag and keeping the contents a secret for now.

The jars are filled with handmade Bath Salts and embellished with jute cording.  The starfish are glued to the jute.  I plan on putting some glitter on my mermaids.  I didn't do it here for the sake of photography.  I thought it would photograph better without shiny glitter.

The wooden frame here is easily found at most craft stores.  I think I bought this one, as well as the other wooden containers at Michael's Crafts.  They were about $1.00 a piece!  The birthday girl or boy should get the place of honor in the frame.

This is it for today.  I hope you got some inspiration here!  If you have any questions or comments, please leave me a message in the comment box.  Enjoy the rest of the blog tour!  Thanks for stopping by!

Live Life with a Flourish,


I have a PS. for you today!  We will be doing another Designer Craft Connection Blog Tour starting Sunday, July 13th and it will run for about a week.  We will be featuring designs made with Burlap!  I am excited to see what everyone comes up with.  It should be lots of fun!  We will keep you posted!  M.

Burlap signage from an earlier post........


  1. Wow! It's amazing what you created with simple wood shapes!

    1. Thanks, Terry! I created enough for 2 books then put them in storage! Maybe it is time to dig them all out again. :-)