Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pratical Use of My Decor

I just wanted to put this up to prove to my husband that my many decorations can have a practical use to them. He often fails to see them so I need to help him along.

See these sticks from the woods cute branches that I glittered up and hung some heart ornaments from, can help dry my babies mittens after a snowball fight. I knew all along they would come in handy.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentines Love

I'm posting some of the Valentines projects I've made recently from stuff I have around the house. This next project was super simple, but I made a few mistakes that I'll be sure to not make the next time.

First I started with an old picture I picked up for $1 at a yardsale. I always get these when they're only $1 because I think there are so many things that can be done with them. I'm sure it was really pretty back in it's prime, but now not so much.

Then I took a burlap sack that my mom gave me. She's allergic so anytime she gets any of this she comes across any burlap she gives it to me. Lucky me! I also used Gorilla Glue, that was my first mistake. I should have used my glue gun, but I couldn't find it at the time and I was anxious.

I took the frame and spray painted it black, took out the class, stapled the burlap to the old pic. and glued these glitter words that I got at Michael's after Christmas sale. They were 80% off so I paid .40 cents for both. My second mistake was not flipping the old pic. over to the cardboard side. It only shows through because of the flash so I'm not going to redo it. Project total $1.40. Can't beat that.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentine's Wreath

I've been wanting to make one of the many really cool Valentine crafts I've seen all over blog land and since it's been so cold out I've had to find activities for indoors. Perfect time to go through my craft stuff and try to find the supplies for a Valentine's craft. I thought I would show my Valentines wreath since it's is the first one I completed.

It was super simple. I started with 3 rolls of garland that I got for 75% off at Target's after Christmas sale. That's what I love about Christmas and Valentines Day sharing the color read, you can use some of the same things for both holidays. Then I had this heart shaped wreath that I got at Michael's for 40% off. All I needed then was my hot glue gun and some old ribbon that I used for my girls' hair bows. It was so simple and it turned out really pretty. I have very little things that are Valentines decor so this wreath was a cute addition. Now if I can just make the cup cake liner wreath that I've seen over at Tatertots and Jello my wreath collection will be complete. Have a nice Thursday.

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