Thursday, August 29, 2013

Embellishment Carousel- DT project for Lavish Laces

For my first design team project for Lavish Laces, I wanted to alter this 3 piece candle holder "carousel" that I found at a local thrift store. We all have those cute scrapbooking embellishments that we seem to reach for over and over...(like those adorable Prima products) and I wanted an organizer store them in...and why not make it cute too! So when I saw this candle holder, I knew I could turn it into embellishment storage! I used tons and tons and tons of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers from Lavish Laces etsy store, as well as the cutest little trims and most beautiful rosette trims! I used the cute trim around the top of the glass candle holders and added charms from my stash! In between the candle holders, on the first tier and down below, was a "space" where I wanted to create a scene. Each space has a different picturesque scene, but all together is one cohesive theme.  I wanted to create that beautiful garden area where we all want to go and spend our "time" and relax and hang out awhile. One of the elements I created for this carousel...I had created before on a clock project, and I have been wanting to re-create this again, because I loved it so much....and I'm just saying....I may create it yet again on another project!  I decided to make another miniature swing near the fence of the flower garden. I used flat craft sticks and tied it together with string to create a slatboard swing and then used eyehooks underneath the wooden tier to hang the swing! I always love some element of time on my projects, so from the swing, I used a tiny wooden Prima clock. On this project, I was able to use quite a few new Prima embellishments, such as the white heart gears, the metal faucets and wooden embellishments. I went with colors of pinks and creams and tans on this project to give it that total shabby chic feel! The carousel itself, is made of wood, so I took acrylic paint mixed with sand to paint the entire unit. I also used this mixture to add texture to all the tops of my elements...which is usually something I always do! I love, love, love texture on my projects! I will have direct links to the products I used from Lavish Laces etsy store below the pics. If you would like to go the the home page itself, just click on the Lavish Laces picture to the right on my sidebar! Here's some pictures:

Product Links:
Chiffon Shabby Rose Trim in Baby Pink:
Chiffon Shabby Rose Trim in Light Pink with Black Dots:
Soft Pink Mesh Lace:
Dainty Heart White Cotton Trim:
White Cotton Lace Trim:
Scallop White Cotton Shell Trim:
Dainty White Floral Cotton lace Trim:
White Cotton Embroidery Floral Lace Trim:


  1. Beautiful hunny love it hugs Terrie

    1. Thank you Terrie! You are always soooo sweet! Hugsies!

  2. As always a stunning project. I have seen both items you have created with your swing, that is such a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing

    1. Thank you Jeanette! Thanks for your kind words! Hugsies!