Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Door Decoration

So I have been trying to come up with a new Halloween door decoration.  So I found some inspirations on Pinterest (of course).  So this is my version.

1st I spray painted the embroidery hoop black.

I found a piece of scrap fabric cut a C out of Wax paper with my cricut, and Ironed it onto the fabric where I wanted it.
Spray painted it,  I did it in quit a few light coats because I did want it to bleed under the wax paper.
Then I placed it in the hoop, trimmed the back and found some fabric to hang it with.

I love how it turned out.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Check This Out

I love this simple idea over at check it out.  It would made a fun decorating idea for any holiday decor.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Easy Halloween Decoration

I have some votives candles that have just been sitting in a box since we moved. So I took some black vinyl, cut out some spiders.  They are my sons favorite especially when they are lit. 

Have Fun

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Drawer Organization

How many of us have drawers in our kitchen that look like this?  I have quite a few.  I am also not a fan of the ones that you buy in the store because they just slide around, and they never stay where you put them.  

 So out of some simple trim pieces that I bought from a hardware store I made my own, and they will never move.  

1st - I cut my trim pieces to make a rectangle that are the exact dimension of my drawer.

Next - I glued them together and slid them in place, you want a nice snug fit so that they will not slide or you can also glue them in place.

Now I have a few more drawers to do.  

Have Fun

Monday, September 19, 2011

Halloween Update

It is time to get ready for Halloween.  The other day I got out my halloween box and I had this old sign that I made years ago, but I never put it out because I knew I could do so much better.  So here is the REDO. 

I love it,  Halloween Subway art.

Have Fun  

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pottery Barn Knock Off

I found this awesome Pottery Barn shelf that I thought would be perfect for my sons room. He needs a place where he can neatly display his legos, and also hang stuff.  I figured it would serve a great multi use purpose.

First cut a 1X6 to your desired length.

I cut my side scrolls to a length of two feet, then I traced my desired shape and cut it out with the scroll saw. 

Last I cut a 1X4 to the length in between to the two scrolls, and nailed it all together.

After a lot of sanding and puttying I was finally ready to paint it.

After I got it all finished I realized he might need a second one he has a lot of legos, but the next one will not have hooks.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Traveling Bag

I made the cutest traveling bag today, and I was so proud of myself it was the first time that I have ever put in a zipper, usually I still just have my mom do it for me.  Now I just need to go on a trip so I can use it.

You will need 4 pieces of fabric cut to 18 X12 

One 18inch Zipper

And a sewing Machine with a zipper foot

Start with your first fabric face up then place your zipper in the middle followed by you next fabric face down.

Use Your zipper foot
 Next do the same thing with the fabric on the other side of the Zipper.

Iron your fabric so that the top and bottom fabrics is laying away from the zipper.
 Next take the four pieces of fabric and lay together with the zipper positioned at the top and sew the four pieces of fabric together at the bottom.
 Then lay your material so that the bottom seam and zipper are both in the middle are laying on top of each other and sew the two sides .  From this point on I found it easiest to work with the zipper only half way zipped up.
 Last, take all four corners of the bag and sew them on a diagonal about four inches from the corner. 
 Reverse and walla you have the perfect cosmetic traveling bag.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Photo Shelves

I finally finished some photo shelves that I have been working on, and I have to say I think they turned out awesome.  

 I am still trying to decide if I should put a third one up on the bottom, or would that be too much.

Have Fun

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tissue Paper Balls

I first saw tissue balls when my Sister in Law made them for her daughters birthday party, and figured I had to try them for myself.  So these ones I made for my son and daughter birthdays, and they were a lot of fun.  

They would be a great decorations idea for any birthday of holiday party, just adjust your colors accordingly.

Items you will need:

Package of Tissue paper
Fishing Line or String

1st open up your package of tissue paper and cut it in half so you have a rectangular shape to work with.

2nd start folding it like and accordion from one of the short sides. 

 3rd tie your fishing wire around the center of you paper,  you want your string to be a couple of feet long because this is how you are going to hang it.

4th cut each end of your tissue paper so that is has a point on each end this just gives your tissue balls a little more character.

 Next you are going to fan out your accordion folds and start peeling the tissue paper up one piece at a time.  Rotating from bottom to top.  
Out of a nine piece package of tissue paper I was able to get 1 large tissue ball and 2 small ones that's not bad for $.97

Monday, August 15, 2011

Family Saying

I have been contemplating a saying to put on my living room wall above my children's pictures for a while. I love the saying Family is forever but I wanted something that was a little different to what you normally see. So this week I came across

Together... is the best place to be

it reminded me of one of my favorite songs Better Together by Jack Johnson.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Check this out!!

This could come in handy in so many ways at my House, Birthdays, trips to grandma's house, of course every Holiday.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tie Dying

Try a little Tie Dying for a summer activity, you can get kits now a days that are so simple and easy, and your kids will love the final results. It also makes a great Young Womens project, just have the girls bring something white (shirts, socks, bandanas, etc.)

These ones we made for the 4th of July.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bead Board Frame

When we were traveling this last week I went in a cute little Home Decor store and they had some adorable bead board frames. But of course I couldn't bring myself to pay the price and I figured that they would be a pretty simple project. So here is my version.

Items needed:
Bead Board
Scroll Saw
Sand Paper

1st I took some scrap bead board that I had in my garage from a previous project and I traced a 5X7 mat so that I had the appropriate dimensions, and them I cut it out on a scroll saw.
2nd I trimmed the back with some thin pieces of wood that I just found at my local lumber store in the base board section I figured that would give the frame a little more thickness so that it wouldn't be just a thin piece of bead board.
Last I sanded it painted it and antiqued it just the way that I wanted it.
I thing it turned out awesome and I see more of these in my future. Maybe square ones with square picture openings.
DIY Club

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Are you pinning this is my new favorite way to waste time.

We all keep those files of picture for future inspiration and projects. This is a great way to do it electronically.

Once you have an account you just place a Pin it on your bookmark bar and when you find something online that you love just in Pin it to your boards.

Check it out and Have Fun

Friday, June 17, 2011

Can you tell I love Rustic things
I just wanted to share this awesome redo from Lella Boutique
Take some time to check it out.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Simple Changes

I have this cute mirror window that I bought years ago, and over the years it has been through a few changes it has been painted different colors, and this time I just added some scrapbooking paper, so it just has a little more visual interest. And if I ever what it back into a mirror I just have to remove the paper.

Simple and easy change.