Thursday, September 8, 2011

10 minute halloween wreath


Stick wreath form (Hobby Lobby floral section $4.99)

butterflies (Hobby Lobby floral section $1.99)

spider webs (Dollar Tree $1)

crows x 2 (Dollar Tree $2)

big spider (Dollar Tree $1)

Probably the easiest project I have ever done. I love the combo of the pretty butterflies, mysterious crows, and creepy spiders. Halloween crafting is offically underway :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

pillowcase shirt

I have talked many times on this blog about my lack of sewing skills. A few months ago I got a knock on my door with a package addressed to me...ummmm I didn't order anything. I opened up the package and inside was a brand new sewing machine, courtesy of my sweet husband. Just so you all know this was my very first sewing machine. I was very excited to see if I had any skills. The answer to that is I will need a lot of practice, however I did manage to bust out this little baby the other day. This little shirt if full of flaws but my little six year old was so excited about it and begged to wear it to school. In the end, I was proud of myself that I actually created something that was functioning :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

DIY vintage tins

How many of you have Christmas tins (or any tin for that matter) that just don't make the cut on being cute enough and will most likely be in the garbage in one week? Well, I have plenty. Here is a quick project to make use of all those tins and maybe even inspiring some organizing. If not, they would look cute just sitting on a shelf. And don't we all love cute.

1. Spray paint your tin whatever color tickles your fancy.
2. Resize (I used photoshop) your label to fit your tin.
I found my labels here. Hugh selection!
3. Print labels onto sticker paper, cut, and place on tin.
Easy peezy, lemon squeezy! (my daughters favorite new saying) Can't wait to make some more!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

paper snowflakes

My daughter spent the better part of this afternoon and evening making paper snowflakes. There were so many little scraps of paper on the floor, I think we could have opened up a confetti store.

Tutorial found at High Hopes.
Of course, we had to display all of her hard work. My little clothesline never felt so happy having all of these snowflakes on parade.

winter decor

Now that the Christmas decor is down, it is time for the winter decor to be put up. I added a quick change to my kitchen table that really brings in a sense of winter. Snowflake doilies made by my great grandma, thrifted milk glass bowls filled with oranges, turquoise mason jar (one of my favorite possesions), and fabric circles that have been stapled to some clothesline...yes I said stapled.

I have been dreaming of this winter skating party found via Hip Hip Hooray and have a little project up my sleeve inspired by it's beauty.
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