Friday, August 17, 2012

Yarn wreaths

My neighbor had made these cute yarn wreaths, I figured I'd give it a try. These were my first attempts and they are both going to be baby gifts for my neighbors. I usally make homemade burp clothes, but thought these would personalize it a little more. They are more time consuming then I thought you litterally have to wrap the yarn around the entire wreath, and make sure it stays tight so that you don't see the wreath below. I made the pennant banner out of scrapbook paper and glued it to some twine that I hotglued on the back. The flowers were a little more involved but easy enough. Thanks Alicia for your help!

Pinterest Halltree

A friend of mine found plans for a halltree to build on pinterest. I thought yeah right, I can't build furniture! So I offered my little brother $50 to build it for me. Not thinking it would amount to much. But he did a fantastic job. He built it from nothing, I was totally impressed! I want to paint the baskets I just bought to put in the cubby holes, any suggestions on color???

New Lamp

Originally I bought this lamp at Home Goodes for $15, it was brown and a little dinged up, nothing a little paint wouldn't fix. So I spraypainted the base a green apple, and taped off the shade with masking tape, to make a chevron pattern, only it turned out a little tribal to me. Not sure if I love the shade I may cover it with fabric someday we'll see, it might grow on me.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hall Tree

A friend in my church gave me this Mirror/Bench that was a part of her Grandmother's Bedroom set. I updated it with paint and added a few cute hooks and new drawer knob to turn it into a Hall tree. I wanted to make it more useful ;)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Candy gram

One of my really good friends just turned 30, oh what it would be like to be 30 again! Anyhoo I made this candy gram and surprised it with her at a resturant, I'm sure it'll be one she won't forget. We all went to a movie after and it was priceless to see her rip off the candybars for the movie. Well at least it was useful! All I did was come up with the wordage and print the words off the computer and tape them down on the board, I didn't use posterboard, I used foam board, that I actually got at the dollar store. Then I hot glued the candy bars right onto the board. Voila!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Father's Day 2012

This year I'm reusing the My Stache idea I originally got off of pinterest, along with a cute m&m tag from here. This jar has been the best. First I made one for myself to keep in my pantry, then as a birthday gift, then Graduation gift and now as a Father's Day gift. It's the perfect catch all gift with a little tweeking! I will encourage my hubby to take it to work so it doesn't get confused with my stache.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Framed Mirror

There are so many different tutorials out there for framing in your "builder grade mirror." I referenced this one. My handy husband who is a bit tired of my projects lost at a game of miniture golf and my prize was for him to do this project. Score for me! I went out and bought baseboards from a trim & door store, then he cut them down to size, nailed them together and painted them with some leftover paint I had used in the house (Horsehair Brown). Used fast drying silicone to attach it to the mirror and tape to hold it in place. I think he did a fantastic job!