Sunday, August 30, 2015

Candy Corn Trees - Halloween Decor - Tim Holtz Trees

This was a fun project to do and turned out as planned, which doesn't always seem to happen when you find ideas on Pintrest.

Back in July we took a mini vacation to Montreal. A great town to visit. While we were there we went to a cute Christmas/Holiday shop and they had an awesome Halloween section. On their display were these cute little candy corn trees in the Halloween village they had on display. I kept that in the back of my mind so I could possibly make some of these for our own Halloween village display. When we got home I did a Pintrest search for candy corn trees and found a link to Tim Holtz blog with a tutorial.

Often times I do a Pintrest search and find great projects to work on but they don't always come out as planned. But Tim Holtz's provided great instructions and allowed me to have a beautiful project outcome. 

Click on his link for the details. Here are my pics of my process below. I followed his instructions to the T and found it to be very quick. Took me less than an hour to do. I did a Periscope of the process and wanted to share the video but it didn't save. I am new to the app so will need to play with it again to see how to set up video saves.

Products used, I got the tress and stains from Joanns

Used painter tape to cover area I didn't want to stain

How it looks after the spray

Use of paper towel to get excess stain off, my fingers were yellow and orange after this.

Making little cones to cover top of trees

The orange stain was really vibrant

Added some glitter to a few to make them sparkle

This was a fun project and I would recommend doing. I think for Christmas I will try and make some candy cane trees and maybe some red and green ones.

Thanks for stopping by - till next time.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

First Crafting With Beau Periscope

Hello all,

I am getting ready to do my first crafting Periscope. You can find me on the app at BeauInNewYork. A fun app for the phones that does live broadcasting. It will be today 8/29/15 around 6:45p. Hope to see you there.

Will be making Candy Corn Halloween trees I have seen on Pintrest.

Pics to follow


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cross Stitch Projects

Over the past year I have done a few cross stitch projects. Something fun to do while binge watching tv, aka Netflixing. 

I have gotten a number of patterns and projects from PixelPower. You can find them at Really fun designs based on movies, tv, music, ect. Kind of geeky, nerdy, and a little hipster. 

Here are a couple that I have completed.

Currently I am working on a set of projects to give to a friend as a gift for Halloween. I will post them at a later time.

Thanks for stopping by, till next time.


Monday, August 24, 2015

It Has Been Way To Long

I have not been active on Blogger in such a long time. It was such a joy when I was active and I want to get back into it. Here is my first step!

I changed over the blog name to Crafting with Beau. Before I used Astoria Crafter.  While I still live in Astoria, Queens, this blog is about crafting with me, not crafting in Astoria, although this is where I create the most. People often tell me they love my name so I wanted to include it in the title.

I look forward to posting more projects, techniques, finds, and awesome projects I come across.

On another note I have finally opened a Etsy shop, and I am happy to say I have had a few sales. Which is awesome! Below is the link to my Etsy shop, a fun play on words. Check it out if you get a chance, I think the fans of Rupaul's Drag Race will love it!


Till next time!