Sunday, October 23, 2011

Make Your Own Scrapbook Paper

I LOVED doing this project!  All you need is a little paint, and a ball point pen...well if you are like me a pencil too!

I first with my pencil I mapped out how I wanted all my squares, rectangles etc
I then watered down Acrylic paint so it was the consistency of ALMOST water colors...mainly because I didn't want my color to be too bright...just soft and faded.
Next I took a ball point pen and went around the boxes and added more lines and hearts and circles and so on.  The best part of this project is if you mess up it looks like it is supposed to be that way!!

I am using this in my daughters room .... golly her room is taking too long to finish.  Some days I feel as though I am in the FAST LANE going very slow...I guess when you have a 2 year old and a 5 month old it is to be expected!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DIY Spoon Rose

ahhh would you ever guess this rose is made out of spoons?  I LOVE IT and they are so easy to make...really...I did it on my first try!  Yes, that is a big deal.  I found an awesome tutorial on Can't Stop Making Things....try it out!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Napkin Pumpkin!!!!!

 This weekend my Mom and I made this cute pumpkin. 
 {I LOVE crafting with my Mom}  
I know it looks like we are super crafty and excellent with a paint brush but don't be fooled!!  

To make:
Paint your pumpkin Black, cut the design out of a napkin you wanted to use (it is easier if your napkins design is rectangular rather and square we bought these at Target) and Mod Podged it!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sneak Peek

My oldest daughters room is coming...SLOWLY...but surely!  I love how these boxes turned out!  The best part is they are great for a ON A BUDGET project!  I covered paper mache boxes with white paper, the fringe is actually just tissue paper you use for birthday presents {you probably have some in your closet} and random ribbon...really anything I could find around the house that were the colors I wanted.  Her room is coming together so nicely, hopefully it will be done next project is sewing a slip cover MY WEAKNESS!!!  Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

halloween fever

 I made candy corn sugar cookies!!  They were delicious and super easy.

Separate your dough into 3 equal parts
Dye 1 part yellow and another orange
Flatten each color
Stack them with Yellow on the bottom
Squish them into each other SOFTLY
Now just cut it like bread to desired thickness
AND the most important part...ENJOY

I don't know about you but I think for every holiday I have a favorite decoration and for Halloween it is my witch.  My friends mother made her for me a while back and I have been in Love ever since.  She is one of those dolls they actually cook!  So fun!  If you look close she is holding the cutest little cat bucket!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Barn Wood

Where to start with this piece.  My mother in law gave this to my husband and I when we got married...ages ago and it has sat in the a gem waiting to be discovered.

My husbands grandpa actually made this out of old barn wood!  My main concern was keeping the integrity of this piece, I lightly sanded it down to keep all the imperfections and texture.  I then brushed stain on and rubbed it off IMMEDIATELY with a wet rag.  The stain picked up all the imperfections as I had hoped.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Dresser.....

It is done!  I just love how it turned out!  I actually did my whole bedroom set.  After 5 moves in 7 years your furniture starts to look a little banged up so why not give it a fresh start right?

The only hard thing about my bedroom set was it is a veneer.  After some trial and error and research I found when refinishing a veneer...PRIMER IS YOUR FRIEND.  I sanded it down LIGHTLY just to get the top coat off and them primed away with Kilz Primer.  I even used a paint with primer just to be safe!

Too Beautiful to Wash

My mother made my girls this beautiful blanket.  All the corners have cute little bows and she weaved the ribbon in and out of the slits all around the blanket!  I am seriously amazed by this blanket!  BEAUTIFUL


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