Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hair Band Holder

Another easy project!
I started with a small empty dry oatmeal container, cute scrapbook paper, ribbon and some flower embellishments. I cut the paper to fit around the container glued it on, added some ribbon and 2 flower patches to dress it up a little more. (I plan on making another one when I get a large container, for rubber bands on the inside and headbands around the outside. the headbands are to wide for the small containers but that is all I had for now.) 

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Friday, July 29, 2011

School Count Down

I found this cute idea HERE and thought it would fun for my daughter who will be starting 4k this year. It was very simple I started with the felt school bus from the Dollar Tree, glue, a piece of black scrap paper, and some chalkboard paint.
First I traced the bus onto the black paper and cut it out just inside my lines, then I painted the area where the windows on the bus are, let that dry, then glued the paper to the back of the felt. I attached a piece of ribbon and some chalk to the back and there you have it.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Paint Chip Art

I have seen ideas like this around blog land but lifecraftsandwhatever has a tutorial Here and so I was inspired by hers to make my own. (I need to put something on both sides of the picture thinking some candle sconce things.) This is made out of paint chip samples. I actually took a piece of my curtain along with me to Home Depot so I could match the colors to my living room. First I cut all the samples down to 3x3, then laid them out randomly to my liking. (I had to make mine 36x36 to have it centered and also cover an outlet from our TV that used to be mounted on the wall.)
I then cut a piece of plywood that we had in the garage to 36x36. I started using spray adhesive but found that to be to much of a pain so I switched to mod podge. First I painted a layer of mod podge in small sections (about 3-4 squares at a time) laid the squares tight to each other then brushed a light coat of mod podge on top, I used a small plastic scrapper and rubbed the mod podge around to give it a different textured look. 
I let that dry over night,
 then I used some dark stain my mom had and painted a heavy coat,wiped off and let dry. I did this about 3 times (until I got the aged look I wanted)
As for the edges (frame) I just hot glues some gross grain ribbon that I happened to find at the dollar store in a solid dark purple that matched perfect. I'm not sure if I am going to make a frame for it or not maybe down the road, as I have said before I have little patience for long projects and I am ready to get this on the wall in my living room!
All together this project only cost me a dollar! Gotta love that!
(paint chips - free / plywood, hot glue, stain, and mod podge - on hand / ribbon - dollar
This is by far the largest project I have ever attempted.)
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Friends Frame

I  want to start by apologizing for the lack of posts lately. Our labtop took a crap and our home computer runs really slow so I had to get it cleaned up before I could even do anything on it. Plus I haven't had much time to do any crafting due to my daughters summer activities, family events and working. Put I do have a quick easy craft for you today! I am hoping to have a little more time in the coming weeks to work on some wood crafts and one huge project that I can't wait to share with you guys just as soon as I can finish it!
This is a super easy. I have a bag of scrabble tiles in my craft supplies that I was using for the tile necklaces. I just found the letters I needed for the word I wanted and a frame I had on hand and hot glued the tiles onto the glass of the frame. I also had some butterflies (which are one of my favorite things) that I glued on also for a little something extra.

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