2011-12-20

Stickety-stick

December-blog wouldn't be complete without a little craft, so here it is! A quick, inexpensive and a bit silly too... But fun!


Around Christmas-time I use a lot of different stickers, I have trees, snowflakes, baubles, those with text "Merry Christmas" and so on. I stick them to my cards, envelopes... And end up many empty sheets when all the stickers have been used. Wait a minute...Empty?



There's actually quite a lot sticker left even the actual images have been used. And I got an idea...



Let's take a glass (or jar), not too wide so the sticker-sheet will cover it all over. I cut the short ends quite close to "flakes" but this is not necessary. You could also cut the long sides of the sheet, I left mine straight.



Then just peel the whole sticker off the sheet and carefully stick it round the glass or jar. Mine didn't go absolutely straight but who cares, handmade, darlings, handmade!



There were still tiny stickers left and I used those too - to "fill" the snowflakes a bit. Took some extra minutes, but result was pretty:



And this is even prettier:



Happy December 20th!

Yours,
Mia

16 comments:

crafts@home said...

Stunning :)
Sue Xxx

Nova Melina said...

Loistava idea! Kyllä sä oot kekseliäs. :)

Jane said...

Totally fab Mia, the very best type of craft...upcylcling, quick and totally beautiful!
I have just got back from my last trip into town to get party foods....it's so manic out there I am glad to get home to Billy!
Keep crafting my dear,
Jane x

Mia said...

Thank you, Sue!

I think sometimes the easiest/quickest/cheapest crafts end up being the prettiest, there's no pressure :)

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Kiitos, Nova!

Lähinnä tää kai on sitä, ettei mitään raaski heittää pois :) Mutta kynttilän kanssa tuli kyllä soma!

Iloisia joulukiirus-päiviä sinulle!

Mia

Mia said...

Thanks Jane,

I like it too, and the happy hoarder in me likes the idea of nothing going to waste :)

I am just off to shop with my mom, and I am gathering my courage to go into a big supermarket, there might be some other shoppers too...huh. But I am in great, festive mood still and send you the very same!

Yours,
Mia

greenrabbitdesigns said...

What a really clever idea Mia, such a good idea to use the leftovers rather than throw them away!
Happy Tuesday, bright, dry and not too cold here (all ok with me)!
Vivienne x

Helen Philipps said...

Wonderful idea, Mia! I love it and will be trying this for sure! You do have some lovely crafty ideas.
Keep cosy and crafty!
Helen x

Anne said...

Mia, I will try this one---I love candles and stickers. What a great idea for recycling.

Stay warm and I'll talk to you soon.

Anne
PC22

Teje said...

Wow again! Mia you have just so great ideas! You have a talent to see possibilities in different materials! That candle glass is really beautiful!
xxx Teje

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Thank you! And a great Tuesday here in here too, a bit of snow in the morning!

Have a great week, it's almost there...

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you Helen!

I already have also made a "candy" jar with some other sticker-leftovers, it'll be filled with some special treats and put into a stocking!

Happy and wonderful week!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Anne,

This was easy and quick, and the light is pretty, little snowflakes dancing around the room!

Happy crafting, dear friend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thanks Teje.

Sometimes my crafts turn out pretty and sometimes not that much, but I love to try different things! And I do not like to throw anything away so I have lot's of material for trying... :)

Happy days!

Yours,
Mia

Annie said...

Gorgeous Mia. Quick, clever, fun, effective, and oh so pretty ... the best kind of crafting!

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Annie!

Have a wonderful week!

Yours,
Mia

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