Monday, December 5, 2011

Make your own chalk board

Items needed:

Wooden board of any size that you desire
Chalk Board paint
Sand paper
Metal handle
Hanging gadget of your choice to hang on wall. 

This was SO easy to make. I would first sand down your board so that it is smooth (this is something I didnt think to do and now my board is too rough to wipe off the chalk, still works, just looks dirtier). Paint your board with Chalk board paint (follow the instructions). Screw on the hanging gadget to hang on the wall, screw on or use wood glue to glue on the metal handle to hold the chalk. To finish this off, write down your menu for the month, week or whatever else you want to say :)

Bathroom Easy Storage!

EASY as 1,2,3. I went to Goodwill and found a basket for a couple bucks. The home decor sign is from my mother in law. All I did was nail the basket to the wall and fold some cute washcloths. Super cute idea, easy storage and I have to say it comes in handy being right there by the sink.

Pumpkin books.

This was so easy and cheap too!

Items needed:
Old book you dont mind ripping apart
Hot glue
Brown pipe cleaner for the steam.

To Make this all you have to do it tear of the front and back (if hard cover) of the book off, put together the stem with the pipe cleaners. To do this just twine them together and hot glue them in the spine of the book. Then glue the front to the back making the book flare out. The book will need some fluffing and guiding on how the pages shall lay. I think these look best with a set of three and all different sizes. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Baby Survival Kit

I should have taken a picture before I wrapped this Survival Kit up.

Baby Survival Kit:
1. Prenatals
2. Magazine + articles
3. Ginger tablets or anything for morning sickness
4. Vitamin B-6
5. A journal so that Mom and Dad can write down memories while expecting
6. Book such as What to Expect When Expecting
7. Advice for the new expecting mom
8. Big Red gum to subdue all those ICKY smells. 

This is a fun way to celebrate with soon to be Moms!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fabric Flowers for accessories

 Over spring break I decided to get the creative juices going. I made flowers out of fabric for headbands, hair clips and broaches. I made different types of flowers with the help of a which I cant find haha. Instructions are at the bottom. 

What you need is a hot glue gun, double sided sticky fabric tape, felt, your choice of fabric, lace and beads (I used some from a necklace that broke). 
1. Trace a circle from a drinking glass onto the felt fabric and cut it out. Then cover one side with double sided sticky tape. 
2. Cut a strip of fabric that is two inches wide. Iron it in half. 
3. Start on the outside of the circle felt and start placing the fabric by folding it on top of each other as you circle it around the felt making your way toward the center. Hot glue the middle to hold it. If you want to add lace go ahead and tuck it in with hot glue to your liking. Then hot glue beads in the middle. 
4. You then have the choice to hot glue a hair clip on the back or glue it onto a headband.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Crafty Christmas Wreath

This wreath idea was given to me when I saw it at my friend Jess's house. She made one and it was stinkin' cute so I HAD to make one. ;)

All you need is fabric scraps (whatever colors you want you wreath to be), I chose colors that were red, white, green and blues. Take measuring cups of different sizes and use them to measure/trace circles on your fabric of where to cut. Do LOTS of these cause you will need them to cover the whole wreath. At the craft store go buy a wicker wreath (mine was three dollars). Match up different sized circles and hot glue them to the wreath. Then top it with a red bow!!! Easy-breezy!