Julie here...also known as "A Vintage Chic" in Blogland. So glad Sheila asked me to pop in during the holidays to share a project with you!
I love creating things from vintage finds...
...this beautifully detailed muffin tin was a steal this summer at a yard sale--just 25 cents! I really hesitated altering it, but....that's just what we do, isn't it, ladies?!
This was very simple project, really. First, I just looked online for some wonderfully retro Christmas images (thank-you, Pinterest!), traced the bottom of one of the cups, and used that pattern to cut out each image...
After deciding where I wanted to place each image in the tin (using just a touch of glue for each), I circled the images with some Platinum Stickles (just about my favorite product on the planet!), softened the edges a bit with a fine paintbrush--blurring it onto the image a bit more--and that was it for the images!
I decided it needed just a little something more...snow, of course! A little dimensional white paint was added under each cup, and then some fine iridescent glitter was sprinkled on top--just the right amount of sparkle!
For the center, I adhered an wonderfully shabby vintage light reflector I found in a box of old Christmas ornaments I picked up at another yard sale this year, topped it with a button, and the "Merry Christmas" sentiment typed up using a vintage typewriter font.
Some lovely seam binding was dyed with Glimmer Mist in two different shades of green, then tied in a big, loopy bow and attached to the top of the tin--then crowned by two wonderful vintage buttons from my stash...
...a few more vintage plastic buttons (don't you just LOVE them?!) were added to the bottom, and that was it! Easy peasy!
So fun to make your very own "vintage" Christmas touches for the home...hope you'll give it a try!
Wishing you all the merriest Christmas of all!