Welcome to Picadilly & Company

Picadilly & Company, creating home decor knick knacks one party at a time. We provide you and your guests a fun evening creating a home decor items while in your home. It's a great venue for a Girls Night Out, family get together, etc. However, before we can create them in your home, I create them for my home. And there are some things I do, that I just cannot bring to someone's home. So, check out what I'm working on, maybe it will inspire you. To visit the company website, go to http://www.picadillyandcompany.com/
Currently I am preparing for our holiday homes tour. I will begin decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. In the meantime I am creating different projects to decorate with. So, the ideas I am sharing do not show the final stage often due to that. In December I will post pictures of the final outcome. Thanks for stopping by. And please, check out the website above!


H is for Halloween.

I got this idea from Jones Design Company at: http://jonesdesigncompany.com I was a bit lazy and used the supplies I have instead of purchase the same supplies she used. I scrounged around my husband's spray paint and found hammered metal paint. I simply sprayed it onto the H. (The H is paper mache from Hobby Lobby.) Then I made three black fabric roses from the hem of a t-shirt. And toppped it off with a skeleton key. Add's a sweet little touch. However each family member has asked me, "What does the H stand for?" Maybe I am a little ahead of them for once.


Apothecary Pumpkins

With the arrival of autumn, it was obviously time to pull out my autumn decorations. As much as I enjoy doing so, my decorations are getting a bit tired and old. I almost tossed these pumpkins I have. They have a bit of texture to them and some sparkle. However they have lost some sparkle over the years. In one more attempt to resurrect them this year, I came up with this. Below are the supplies I used, plus black paint and a hot glue gun.
I used old wooden candle holders as my base and used finials from Lowe's and spray painted them black. As the paint dried, I worked on my pumpkin. I cut off the stem of each pumpking (it is just foam). With the burlap ribbon I hot glued a simple ruffle going around the top. Burlap ribbon is now everywhere but the best price is at Michael's or Hobby Lobby from what I have found. Once the paint was dry, I hot glued the finial to the top of the pumpkin and also glued the base of the pumpkin to the candle holder.


Ruler of Rulers, King of Kings, Lord of Lords

A friend of mine inspired me. Her and her lovely daughters made ornaments with the different names of Christ for their tree this year. I did learn from her and chose not to use glitter. I decided we will make some through out the season. Today, was day 1. I got this idea from Pinterest. The author of the blog from what I understand did not know where the original idea came from. But out of courtesies, my idea started here: http://apositivelybeautifulblog.tumblr.com/post/37175657033. I had the kids choose a name they'd like to use and we lined the scrabble tiles onto a yard stick. Which was handy when cutting it down into pieces. They then painted or stained their 'rulers'.
We then used wood glue to glue the Scrabble tiles onto the ruler.
I simply drilled a hole and put ribbong through their's. I made a few and chose to use bakers twine. And we have a nice finished project, with no glitter involved. Hope to post more ideas as we go.


The Old Rugged Cross

So I have to admit, in youth group, years ago. . .I really didn't enjoy singing hymns. But, my pastor was a wise man. And now, I have to admit, I sort of miss them. In a previous post "I Heart My Husband Too" I showed you how I made a simple base using 2" boards of wood in various widths. I had one section left over and decided to using a page from a hymnal with it. I stained the wood the same, with water soluable stain, walnut color. I then decoupaged a page from a hymnal "Crown Him With Many Crowns". I spread stain all over it too. But I used a gel stain so I could wipe it down.
Once that was dry, I used wood glue to adhere a wooden cross on top.


A Pewter Post

I purchased 3 pewter plates last fall. At the thrift store for $1.79 each! I love them. I have two under cloches. The remaining one was mistakenly forgotten above the 'fridge. As a quick little project I simply typed out a message on my Cricut using vinyl and I was done. I think this would be just as cute with white plates using vinyl too. I have seen it with three plates putting a date or address on them. Or creating a silhouette of some sort. I put this one right by the American flag I made with some friends last summer.


I Heart My Husband Too!

I found this idea on Pinterest. I think it is cute.
This original idea was created using scrapbook paper decoupaged onto an artist canvas. I prefer the real thing, so decided to duplicate it using planks of wood. Using 2" x 2", 2" x 3", and a 2" x 4", I wood glue the sides of them all together. We clamped them and let the glue dry for 24 hours.
Once done, I cut the wood planks down to 10" height. Next, I stained the wood a walnut stain using a water soluable stain. It dries super fast. Which I like. I then painted our initials and heart. I created the "&" symbol using my Cricut.
Using these same wood planks I created another craft that I will share in the next post.


I Heart Burlap

Wow! It has been awhile since I posted. Getting in the swing of routine again after the holidays took some time. I have done a few simple crafts lately and thought I'd share them with ya the next few days. I have developed a love for burlap as have others in the Pinterest and blog land. My sister-in-law called and said she had boxes of craft stuff if I wanted it. It was a hard decision...YES!
In it I found a wire frame heart. I decided to make a simple burlap heart wreath for Valentine's Day with it. I have this burlap ribbon from Michaels. And I have a few keys from Michaels too. So, I decided to tie them all together.
I simply weaved the burlap in and out of the wire frame. I then made the tag "You have the key to my heart," and hung it from the heart. Quite simple but cute none-the-less.