Youtubin’ it up!

This week, I was a little miffed that a tween ripped off my image above and made a video on “How to Make DIY Crayon Ornaments“, my popular post from last year.  Ideas are everywhere, so I’m not sure I was the first to ever make a hair dryer crayon ornament, but I think I was one of the first to present the idea online.  So, when you see tons of people doing blog and video tutorials on a project you first initiated, it’s awesome (except when they use your image to promote it). I was just bummed I didn’t own the video portion of my project, too.

So I got proactive and made it happen.

That night I worked up the video you see above and tonight I tackled the video you see below!  I’ll share tomorrow or early next week, the step by step tutorial on my blog for the sequin ornament I’m sharing below, but in the meantime, you can see me being my usual quirky self hosting this short video!

I really like making videos, but I need to get my process (lighting, filming, etc.) down better. I’m sure that comes with practice. If you like them, I’d love to hear about it and possibly what other videos you’d like to see. I promise they will always be super simple and super swell (ok, that was way beyond cheesy).

Until next time Swellions!


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Decopauged Halloween Tissue Ornaments

tissue ornaments

Halloween is quickly becoming just as much a decorating holiday as Christmas, so it isn’t surprising to find people decorating with custom Halloween trees and ornaments! Here’s a simple and fast decorating idea that will make your Halloween tree delightfully spirited!

Decopauged Halloween Tissue Ornaments

What you need:
– Tissues or tissue paper (I used polka dot tissues I purchased from the Michaels Dollar Bin)
Collage Pauge Decopauge medium in matte
– Clear glass ornaments
– foam brush (optional…I just use my fingers)
– scissors (optional)
– Ribbons for accent

What you do:
1. Cut or rip several napkins into small strips.
2. Using foam brush or your finger, adhere Collage Pauge to the front and back of the strips. Apply to ornament.
3. Let dry on ornament stand (learn how to make your own here)
4. Adorn with ribbon of your choice.

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Check back next hour for another spooktastic Halloween craft!