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Last Chance!

In honor of upcoming Spring and the beautiful butterfly, HostessJo.com is giving away this butterfly pitcher.  Enter for your chance to win this lovely white porcelain butterfly pitcher with purple sculpted butterfly attached to handle! 

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All you have to do is go over to HostessJo.com and pick your favorite item and tell us why you like it!  Leave your comment right here.  Contest ends Friday February 27, 2009.  Good Luck!

(retail value=$33.00, dimensions=8 1/4"H X 2"Opening, comes gift boxed)


Hostess Jo Giveaway!

In honor of upcoming Spring and the beautiful butterfly, HostessJo.com is giving away this butterfly pitcher.  Enter for your chance to win this lovely white porcelain butterfly pitcher with purple sculpted butterfly attached to handle! 

063886

All you have to do is go over to HostessJo.com and pick your favorite item and tell us why you like it!  Leave your comment right here.  Contest ends Friday February 27, 2009.  Good Luck!

(retail value=$33.00, dimensions=8 1/4"H X 2"Opening, comes gift boxed)


LOVEly Candles

These candles from Martha Stewart would make a great centerpiece for Valentine's Day or a wonderful gift.  I was actually thinking you could make candles like this for many different occasions.  All you need are different shaped punches.  How about bunnies for Easter or spiders for Halloween?  The wax sheets come in many colors.  Have fun!

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Tools and Materials
Chopsticks
Blow-dryer
Heart-shaped craft punches in various sizes
Sheet wax
Pillar candle

Candle How-To:
1. Punch hearts from a sheet of wax using heart-shaped craft punches.

2. While holding a single wax heart with chopsticks, heat the pillar candle and wax heart using a blow-dryer (this will soften the wax heart, causing it to adhere to the candle).

3. Repeat this process until you have attached the desired number of hearts to the candle.

Resources
Sheet wax is available at mannlakeltd.com. Heart-shaped craft punches are available on marthastewartcrafts.com.


My Mosaic Wine Bottles

I had so much fun making these!  I didn't cut a whole in the bottom because the cord barely shows coming out of the top.  I think they turned out pretty well, what do you think?

Orange/Gold

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Multi

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For my crafty friends you can find out how to make these here.  For my not so crafty friends I think I'm going to put these up on HostessJo.com if you'd like to order one.  Or you can email me at joanna@hostessjo.com.  I can do pretty much any colors.


Crafty Wine Bottle

For my wine tasting party I've been trying to think of some ways to decorate to go along with the wine theme.  I was going to make a couple of those wine bottles with the lights in them then I saw this spin on the traditional style that is even better!

Mosaic Style

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Isn't this so pretty?  This one was made for Christmas but the marbles come in all colors.  You don't have to worry about the cord and lights showing through.  I love how it casts the colors all over.  If you'd like to make one yourself, check out this article.  Well I'm off to gather my supplies!

(photo from ehow.com)