Category Archives: decor

Dewey

A Custom Pets on Plaques® creation.  Custom Pets on Plaques® are a special and personal gift for an animal lover or pet owner, or a wonderful pet memorial. They are available in le Shoppe.

This is Dewey. .Dewey

Dewey by OliveLoaf Design

These are crafted with up-cycled newspaper & cardboard paper mache clay and acrylic paint on 7×9 oval wooden plaques. We’ll work together to create an amazing Custom Pets on Plaques®. Contact me via email: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com or head on over to le Shoppe to start your order.

Galaxy Space Eggs

Eggs in Spaaaaaaace…Make these super cool 💫 Galaxy Easter Eggs🌠 {spotted in a tutorial here: http://bit.ly/1auQsqJ}

OR…I made some for you!

Win these ✩Galaxy Space Eggs✮ hand-painted acrylic on 12 recycled plastic eggs in a cardboard holder. Enter by leaving heading over to the OliveLoaf Design FB page: https://www.facebook.com/OliveLoafDesign/ LIKE my page and leave a comment on the Galaxy Space Eggs post.

I’ll draw a random lucky-duck winner on Sunday, March 20th and ship them out to you on Monday, March 21st. {US residents only} Good luck and may the force be with you…

Galaxy Space Eggs by OliveLoaf Design

Galaxy Easter Eggs by OliveLoaf Design

{Photos & Art: OliveLoaf Design}

Year of the Monkey

HAPPY YEAR OF THE MONKEY!

“The monkey is known for being very intelligent and clever,” explains Laura Lau, author of The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, calling it “one of the most innovative personalities within the zodiac.” These are common personality traits of people born under this sign, but they’re also thematic to the Year of the Monkey overall. As the monkey imbues the year with its quick wit, curiosity, and, as Lau stresses, its resourcefulness, it becomes a “year of reinvention in a lot of ways…a very energetic year and an auspicious one.” ~Refinery29

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Here’s a recently completed project – ’twas enjoyable & challenging. It has at long last been delivered to it’s recipient ~ so I can finally show it off! This Monkey Mobilewas made with all paper mache {from up-cycled newspaper & cardboard}; jute twine; a found driftwood stick & painted with acrylic…

with bananas!

Monkey Mobile by OliveLoaf Design

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Lid Ornaments

I had every good intention of having a big ornament & decoration challenge through out November & December this year. Sigh…but life happens, {thankfully} a gob of orders rolled in and add to that a pinch of procrastination and it’s not looking too good. “Shoulda, woulda, coulda, shut-upa!” and old friend used to say. I have so many crafty & upcycle-y ideas though, I may just leave the tree up {crap, haven’t put up a tree yet} and work throughout the coming new year for a big challenge in 2016. Anyhoo….here’s a super neat ornament from last year…#TBTCraft

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Jar Lid Sparkle

If you’re into canning, you know eventually, you’re gonna have a ton of used lids. Up-cycle them into swanky and sparkly holiday ornaments!

There are a myriad of way to decorate these domestic leftovers – but I also happen to be cleaning out le studio {Christmas Miracle!} and found a bag of sequin-y shiny doodads and some glitters I’ve never used and thought they’d jazz the lids right up!

Sparkle!

(Note: Don’t stare at a pile of glittery doo-dads too long.) Grab some white crafting glue and squeeze some into your lid, then spread it around and up the sides of the lid. Don’t be stingy!

Lids and Glue

Next, fill the lids up with whatever you have: sequins, buttons, doo-dads, sparkly things, beads, little animal figurines, paper punched shapes, glitter, Glitter, GLITTER!, what-have-you.  Fill in all the white glue spots and then set them aside to dry.  Super duper easy.

Glitter Up!

When they are…

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Lotus

A Custom Pets on Plaques® creation.  Custom Pets on Plaques® are a special and personal gift for an animal lover or pet owner, or a wonderful pet memorial. They are available now in le Shoppe.

This is Lotus. Lotus Looks

Lotus Flower Plaque by OliveLoaf Design

These are crafted with up-cycled newspaper & cardboard paper mache clay and acrylic paint on 7×9 oval wooden plaques. We’ll work together to create an amazing Custom Pets on Plaques®. Contact me via email: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com or head on over to le Shoppe to start your order.

Iago

A recent Custom Pets on Plaques® creation.  Custom Pets on Plaques® are a special and personal gift for an animal lover or pet owner, or a wonderful pet memorial. They are available now in le Shoppe.

This is Iago. Iago

Iago Customs Pets on Plaques®

These are crafted with up-cycled newspaper & cardboard paper mache clay and acrylic paint on 7×9 oval wooden plaques. We’ll work together to create an amazing Custom Pets on Plaques®. Contact me via email: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com or head on over to le Shoppe to start your order.