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Spooky Silhouette Votives

I love our tumblers and will find ANY excuse to take photos of them in our decor. When not ‘in use’ we have them sitting on our bar with our absinthiana.

I recently stumbled upon a post where someone hacked their own version of silhouetted candles. Nicely done, I think, but I’d like to take it a step further and combine it with these instructions found on Country Living.

STEP 1: Measure the height and circumference of the glass candleholder you want to transform.
STEP 2: Scan or download a copyright-free black-and-white illustration onto your computer (we used antique drawings from The Clip Art Book, from $7.59; Gramercy). Using Adobe Photoshop or a similar photo-editing program, adjust the image’s size and orientation to fit your vessel’s measurements (it may help to print a sample first).
STEP 3: Once the image is the correct size, load white vellum into your printer and print. Gently set the image on a flat surface for a few minutes to allow the ink to dry.
STEP 4: Trim the vellum so it measures exactly as tall as your candleholder and half an inch wider than its circumference.
STEP 5:
Wrap the paper around the candleholder and secure the overlapping ends with double-sided tape. Fit the glass with a candle and light.

I’ll be back in the next week or two with our own versions. We need to purchase vellum this weekend for a couple of projects. But for now, I’ll get this up for anyone to try.

Upadte 10.29.09 – The finished tutorial has been featured at Design*Sponge!

ETA : I love d*s reader Azzy’s suggestion of painting the vellum with India ink. I’m thinking of trying it myself when I can get downtown to pickup the supplies. Thank you!

More in the silhouette style.

I just can’t get enough of this, but it’s a little ingrained in me.

{Photo Credit: marthastewart.com}

{Photo Credit: marthastewart.com}
Make it!

Crystal Ball DIY via Flamingo Toes Tutorial

This delightful DIY project from Flamingo Toes was making rounds on Pinterest while I was working on our Brooklyn Limestone feature. I didn’t have time to try it while immersed on getting everything ready, so I tried it this weekend and I’m pleased with the results!

I’m thinking one of the few benefits to having Christmas decorations out before Halloween is that I could find glass ornaments at Jo-Ann’s. Armed with my 40% off coupon, a trip to the thrift store for brass candleholders and a stop for flat black paint, I was set to start the project.

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Stuart McLachlan

My love of silhouettes was fortified recently when I discovered the incredibly gorgeous paper art of Australian artist Stuart McLachlan, thanks to Pinterest. I am smitten with with his work. He also makes some pretty amazing hats. I wonder if he makes them in adult sizes?

{ I found first four larger image sizes on uponafold.com. The last image is from http://stuart-mclachlan.com. }

DIY Projects

Welcome to the new page dedicated to our DIY projects! Some have detailed steps and some are kind of basic, but I hope they’ll prove to be inspirational. We have several projects ‘on the books’ and will work those in as time allows. We also have photos of projects that we’ll try to work into posts.

We’re always open to suggestions|requests for projects!

 

OMG Featured!

Michael and I would like to say a very big, “Thank You!” to everyone who has featured us. We’re truly honored you’ve thought our work is worth sharing.

Apartment Therapy

Evita’s Evolving Oasis

Sneak Peek Inside a Spooky Yet Sophisticated Home

Sophisticated Spooky Decor

Bat Garland

Our { Old } House

Halloween

Yule

Outdoor Lighting { Ok, we’re not technically featured, but our lights were used! }

Brooklyn Limestone

Halloween Love: Mad Scientist Dining Room

Charleston Home Magazine

Family Ties – One-Room Revamp Runner-Up

Design*Sponge 

DIY Paper Snowflake Mini-Garland

Before | After Chevron Wall Bedroom Redo

Studio Before|After

DIY Spooky Silhouette Candleholders

Lost & Fawned

Holiday Shopping 2010

Bat Print Tutorial

Offbeat Home

How to build a constellation light for a little astronomy in the bedroom

A Starry Bedroom Pelmet Box For Romantics

Antique Sewing Table Turned Chic Computer Desk

Offbeat Mama

Kicking it old school in Brewer’s vintage pad.


Weddings Unveiled Magazine

Fall 2009

Offbeat Bride

Handfasting Cord Tutorial

Wedding Profile

LOHAS Magazine

LOHAS September

Rock n Roll Bride

‘Day After’ shoot

Ever So Lovely

Green Wedding Shoes for Green Inspiration

It’s on Etsy, My Deer!

Happy Monday! I’m a little late posting today as we just got back from another wonderful night at the Inn at Middleton Place. We won the January Photo Contest and the prize was a night for two at the Inn so we took advantage of an early Valentines celebration. I’ve said it before and I’ll echo it today that it’s a really awesome place!

Oh Deer.

This trophy hangs at the Summerton Diner where we had lunch after our demonstation on Friday. I think the entire blogosphere is ahead of me featuring the deer trend in decor and fashion recently, but here’s my take on alternatives to real deer trophies.

1. Brooch | 2. Ring | 3. Trophy Deer | 4. Silhouette | 5. Pillow | 6. Mother Nature Necklace | 7. Decal | 8. Pillow | 9. Felt Soap | 10. Jagermeister Penedant

There are several more treasures that I wanted to add to the collection but it would be a mile long, so I’m adding more as text links. I’ve had my eye on Fable and Fury’s Neo Victorian Woodland Raven Stag necklace since I made one of my treasuries a couple months back. This deer stick pin is so adorable. Or how about a bronze deer mount? I would love to sport this striking bracelet! There’s also the very popular cardboard trophy by Cardboard Safari. Ok, I need to stop now! Maybe I’ll curate another deer inspired post soon.

I am planning to use the photo from the diner as part of my first ever giveaway later this week. Stay tuned!

Etsy coupling in our bedroom.

roddy & ginger pillow

We finally got around to getting a pillow form to go inside the roddy&ginger pomegranate tree pillow cover we won {and which arrived from London} in November! It’s hand screen-printed onto white linen and backed with a beautiful grey linen. It’s soft and beautiful and it is a welcomed addition to our bedroom. Better late than never, right? Thank you roddy&ginger!

The picture above the chair is an 8″ x 10″ print of an original papercut from Etsy seller, Mon Petit Fantome and is titled, ‘I Do Not Know Where We Are Going, But At Least We Are Together’. I featured one of their papercut prints in my Papercuts & Silhouettes Etsy treasury last year. The partial picture does not do it any justice. At all. The black is thick {for lack of a better word} and the white just pops off the page.

Don’t mind the branches…I haven’t decided if they’re staying in that corner.

Blessed Yule!

I’m in a very silly mood today. We needed at little bit of this to get our butts out of bed to watch the eclipse this morning. Instead, we fell back asleep.

Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre >>

I’m working on a write-up of Michael’s birthday.

Ooops! I did it again.

I finished this late last night and published it this morning. If you know me…you know how much I LOVE silhouettes!

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