Friday, December 7, 2012

A Very Merry Holiday Steampunk Blog Hop! and Giveaway!

Welcome to Leslierahye's 
A Very Merry Holiday Steampunk Blog Hop! 

Leslierahye has gathered together a group of awesome artists who love steampunk. I hope you are as excited as I am to see what everyone has created!!! This hop is a little different than most, below you will find links to everyone on the hop, you can start at the beginning and hop through in order or jump around. Be sure and check out all the stops as some have blog candy!! Make sure you find out about my BLOG CANDY!!!!! 
Today I was inspired by Christmas and altering ornaments to give the tree a steampunk feel. Here are a couple of ideas on altering items you can pick up at the dollar store or on sale.  These were fun and easy!



For the first altered ornament, using long nose pliers remove all the bells, in their place hang locking washers from the hardware store. This was a pretty easy alteration. Adhere a washer to the star on top of the tree with Using Helmars Quick Dry Glue! 
Make your own Steampunk garland!!!  Take a light weight chain, with jump attach locking washers!!! 

There isn't a before picture of this ornament.  It had bells in each hoop.  The bells were remove and the locking washers were put in their place.

These are my favorite ornaments, altered snowflakes. Above is the before picture!
Using Helmars Quick Dry Glue adhere locking washers to the snowflakes! I just love how they turned out.
Washers were glued to both sides, they look the same when they spin and turn on the tree! 
I don't have my tree up yet or I would have decorated it for you.

Your turn, you may have some ornaments in your Christmas decorations that are just dying to be transformed to Steampunk.  If you do please come back and leave me a link so I can see them!

NOW for my give-away!  The winner will receive an assortment of my STEAMPUNK ornaments displayed here. I will randomly pick a winner from the comments so PLEASE leave one.  Hopefully I will be able to get the ornaments to you in time to hang on your tree before Christmas! You have until Monday December 10 at 5:00PM PST to leave comments.  At that time they will be closed and a winner will be announce shortly after.  Good Luck!

18 comments:

Kelli said...

How stinking cute are those! Love the gears on the snowflakes and the tree is great!

Judy Cantrell said...

Lyneen, these are so cute! I love the steampunk chain and all of your ideas using gears. Thanks for sharing!

Sheli Beli said...

I am on snowflake overload today, and I like it! Woo hoo!

Camille Short said...

Totally fabulous!!!! Love the bright colors and love the way you put it all together!

Lisa Fulmer said...

lovely transformations indeed

Regena said...

ooooooo me me me.......they are fab!

Jess B. said...

Love what your done. Steampunk rocks even in holidays. TFS

Marguerite said...

I so like the snowflakes and yes the would look great on my snowman tree!

Sandy Jones said...

This is why the hops are great i would never think of doing that Thanks 4 sharing xx

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

beautiful and clever decorations!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

delightful upcylcing! You've done a great job of turning ordinary things into really special ornaments. Terrific!

Nan G said...

Love these ornaments! Would be so neat to win one! Thanks for the chance! :D

Amanda Marks said...

Love the ornaments! They are beautiful :)

Fabrizio Martellucci said...

Gorgeous ornaments ! x Fab

Barbara Rankin said...

Wow, Lyneen. These alterations turned out amazing! Love them all.

Morninglass said...

Great ornaments and super tips for how I can do something similar for my tree, thank you!

Lyneen said...

Last comments for prize drawing!

Sandra Strait said...

Too late for the giveaway, but I had to comment anyway! FanTAStic!