11/16/11

Memories in Tyme Thanksgiving Blog Hop


Welcome to the Thanksgiving Blog Hop!!









Thanksgiving Hop











We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything to be thankful for!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

If you've hopped over from Jearise, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Trick-or-Treat FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because... It's always a TREAT to start at the start!! :) This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

For the hop today, I've created decorative nesting canisters. I used my Cricut machine to cut the deisgns. The canisters were bare, unfinished wood. I made up my own custom colors of inks using a combination of Tim Holtz and another brand(sorry I forgot the name) inks to stain the wood. I then cut the the leaves out using several Cricut cartridges(I'll add these later), the sizes are 3" 3.5" and 4" respectively for the canisters. I then used Tim Holtz distress inks in ______ Colors(I'll add these later) to ink the leaves. After the leaves were sufficiently colored, I used a variety of brands of stickles to add glitter the leaves. I then used Mod Podge to adhere the individual leaves to the boxes and coated the sides of the boxes with Mod Podge.

I chose to do these canisters because we love to decorate for all the holidays AND my mom collects canisters. I thought she would enjoy a hand made set for her collection. These canisters fit nicely with our fall and Thanksgiving decorations even though we've all been a little too sick and too busy with doctor's appointments to be able to decorate this year. I hope you all enjoy my canisters, I enjoyed making them.  

Nesting Boxes


Looking in on themselves nested  together
Canisters stacked on top of each other, first side
Canisters stacked on top of each other, side 2
Canisters stacked on each other, side 3
Canisters stacked on each other, fourth side
Lids underneath
Lids on Top

Lids on top


Thank you again for checking out my project... and Remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN (simply follow the sneak peek links below)!!

Now that you're done here, be sure to hop to Jen  next. Below you will find the links for BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!

DAY ONE (November 15):






DAY TWO (November 16):







16 comments:

Creative Cutter Room said...

I love the leaves on your nested boxes. Great job! tFS CAthie

Debc06 said...

What a great idea. The leaves and the mod podge are wonderful finishes. TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

lindaplus3 said...

I love them.... i love the way you did your leaves .. great job ... :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

ScrapMyWay said...

What a nice gift idea that will be around for many Thanksgivings to come. You certainly did lots of work to achieve this fun project and I love the colors & glitter!! Feel better......
Creative wishes, HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Claire DT
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Very cool. I love the rustic feel. The leaves are so pretty against the colors you used. Way to go!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Very cool. I love the rustic feel. The leaves are so pretty against the colors you used. Way to go!

Lisa R. said...

What a neat decor idea, TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Sharyn Knox said...

Isn't that gorgeous? And so versatile as a deco item. Great job on the rustic look (which is my favorite look).

Sharyn
sharynscreations.blogspot.com
sharynknox @ gmail.com

pam said...

hmm nice lil hiding space for things!

Janet said...

awesome idea I know your mom is going to love them! The leaves are great as embelishment and love the colors you painte the boxes!
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Paper Creations by Mindy said...

those are awesome! never would have thought of that- thanks for sharing!

Jens Craft Corner said...

Your boxes are so nice. You did a really nice job! That certainly is something new and unique. Love your project!

bluecrayons said...

love your boxes. so fun.thanks for sharing with us all..




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Lynne said...

Beautiful canisters and hope that your family is feeling better!!! I'm a new follower!! I hopped on Day 1 and hope you have a chance to check out my blog also at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Hugs and Love
Hope you and your family including furry friends have a blessed Thanksgiving
Lynne
Her Craftiness

SueNJ said...

This is ingenious and I need to try these Distress Inks :) So glad to be in this hop for you.

Happy Scrappin'
Sue B

http://susanascorner.blogspot.com

lorby said...

These are the coolest boxes! I just love them. I really have to try this distress ink too. Thanks for sharing. Jearise in Lorby's World.