Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dollar Tree Finds

I am using these for a few different projects to come. They are so cute and sparkly. The 2 bags of 12 are for a Easter tree I am going to make, the ones on top that I have already removed the sticks from are going in my apothecary jar w/Easter grass, and the others you will have to wait and see. 

I thought these where so cute.

I thought this bag was so pretty, but you will have to wait to see what I am going to do with it. :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shamrock Wall Decor

You might have seen my Valentine's version Here as I had said then this was my first intention for the cookie cutters.
I hot glued three of the same size cutters together to form a clover.
I hand painted, but spray paint would work much better (especially if you are as inpatient as me, trust me) once they where dry I cut some pipe cleaners for stems and hot glued them on. I tied them together with a thin gold ribbon and your ready to hang.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Entry Table

My Tatorial for the Mini Topiary  Here
My Tatorial for the Pot of Gold Here
My Tatorial for the Lucky Clover Plate Here
and last but not least I found this cute Subway art Here

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Lucky Clover Plate

I happened to find this candle plate at goodwill for a $1.00 and knew exactly what I was going to do with it.
I do not have vinyl but I have a cricut and a sticker maker. If you are worried about it coming off you could put a thin layer of mod podge over it also.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lucky Banner

Gotta have a banner for our fireplace!
Shamrock paper from hobby lobby
cray paper
my cricuit with the cuttin' up cartridge

I cut 5 circles out and cut my letters to fit. Then I just started bunching up the cray paper on the back side taping it as I went. I hung it on some gold ribbon with some mini clothes pins I had on hand.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Pot of Gold

This project I thought of awhile back but now here it is sooo easy and cheap.
2 bags Large novelty coins (Dollar Tree-party favors)- $1 each
Green Pot - Hobby Lobby- $1.99 reg price
large grocery paper bag or newspaper- free
Glue Gun- on hand
Gold spray paint-on hand or $2.50 walmart
1.Spray coins gold
2.Stuff pot with newspaper or paper bag to use as filler (and to glue the coins too)
3.Start gluing coins all around the edge and on top of each other to hide the paper
4. I still have to do this step if you haven't noticed - touch up any visible glue with gold paint.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Mini Topiaries

I know Valentine's isn't even here yet, but I have a few St. Patricks day crafts that I have done ahead of time (I've even done some Easter/spring crafts but I will wait a little longer to post those. The Easter one I posted already was by acident). Anywho on with the craft, this picture doesn't do it justice the flowers have green and gold glitter on them and the greens in the pots are three leaf clovers. As usual I got everything at the dollar store or had it on hand.
Materials to make 2:
3 bushels of flowers ($1.00 each)
1 bushel of clovers ($1.00)
2 Mini pot ($1.00 for 3 or on hand)
2 Dowels (on hand)
Small foam block cut in half (on hand or a pack of 4 for $1.00)or something to hold the dowel in place.
2 Styrofoam ball about 1in (a bag of, I think 6 for $1.00)
Gold paint (on hand)
Hot glue
Play coins - I borrowed a few of my daughters play coins and sprayed them gold.

If you have made a topiary before everything else is pretty easy,
1. Glue flowers onto styrofoam ball until full
2. Paint dowel and pot gold
3. Insert dowel into bottom of styrofoam ball
4. Insert foam block into pot and insert the other end of dowel into pot
5. This was my tricky part I fought with the hot glue and the clovers to stay in the pot, I left them on there little stem groups and glued a bunch together then glued them onto the inside edge of the pot (my glue gun is very hot and kept melting the foam.)
6. Add a dab of hot glue to the coins and set on top of clovers

My original plan was to make 3 but I decided on a different look for my front entry table I will post a picture of that later.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Wood Easter Eggs

I had my grandpa cut out some egg shapes from some scrap wood for me. I then painted them some fun colors that would match my Easter paper I had on hand.  Then I mod podged some Easter paper on (the pink one I did mod podge paper to it so the texture wasn't different) I added some ribbon and a flower looking button, layered and glued then together with some wood glue and tied some sheer ribbon around the whole thing. (I did add some gray ink to the edges, front and sides but I'm not sure i like it as much as the brown antique ink)
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2x4 St Patrick's Day Blocks

Here is my other 2x4 version like the one from "How Does She". I did it the same as I did the Valentine blocks. I painted the wood blocks and mod podged some cute scrap paper on them. I also used a magnetic thumb tack that I had on hand so I could update it year to year.
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2x4 Sweetheart Blocks

If you remember I posted a link for some 2x4 ideas from "How Does She" well here is my version of one of my favorites. Of course I had to do it a little different I painted the wood blocks and mod podged some cute scrap paper on them. I also used some magnetic thumb tacks that I had on hand so I could update them year to year. This one I might just put on a shelf in my daughters room year round because I like it so much.

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