Saturday, December 25, 2010

Kindle Cover

thanks for the inspiration, Virginia Parker! made my own version of a Kindle cover for my Mama for Christmas.
Check it out, y'all!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Eve

the cheap antidote to paper and bows, neither of which i have.

if you find yourself still needing to wrap presents, i recommend this route. :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fire Screen

rarely do i see the light of day saturday mornings before 11. but one rare saturday i had the urge to go yard sale diving. it proved to be a very good choice, as i obtained a fire screen for 3, count them THREE DOLLARS. yes.
i backed the screen with fabric, and put it on my desk. i think it warms up my computer corner considerably. :)

just for a little extra fun, i tacked up a string of christmas lights behind the fire screen to back-light it. why not.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hair Stuff

i may or may not have a new obsession with hair clips.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dry Erase Board, $1

it's way easy. my favorite way to make this cool little gift is with dried leaves behind it.

so, it's way ok to write on glass with expo markers. so why not snag a frame from Dollar Tree, and do THIS!

Here's how I did the leaves behind it.....

grab some leaves from your yard, and stick them between paper towels.

don't worry about leaving them in the dictionary for 3 weeks!!!! that's silly. just microwave them. 10 seconds at a time, please! don't burn your house down.

i put my crispy little leaves behind some semi-translucent paper, and framed it up. perfect gift.


you can go the easy route and frame some fabric. this one's on my desk here at school. :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cream Soda is my personal favorite...

bottle cap jewelry is super cheap and super easy.

i have a handy punch that is 1" in diameter. exactly the same as a bottle cap. i just use printer paper for these little guys.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Featured Guest Crafter

We started out with cardboard, quilt batting, and fabric. We just glued them all together with fabric glue.

You will be able to sew the buttons onto the fabric...right through the cardboard! No sweat!

Meet our featured guest crafter, Emily Bennett.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shadowbox Shelves

My dad's nightstand took one for the team. And I took the drawers out of my dad's nightstand. They weren't really being used, so he let me have them!!!

The drawers were originally stained a dark brown. I wasn't really interested in stripping and repainting them, so I covered them in maps from (guess where) my dad's car! His road atlas is now missing the states he will likely never drive through.

I used mod-podge mixed with water. Then I painted the insides of the drawers yellow-ish.

Stack them up, and you've got yourself some shelves!

I like decorating with antique books, so that's what is mostly on mine.
Make your own... send me pictures!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tea Wreath

Wreath.................... $1 (Dollar Tree)
Leaves.....................$1 (Dollar Tree)
Clothes Pins.............$1 (Dollar Tree)
Various Tea Bags.....On hand
Crackle Paint............$2 (Michaels)

Total: $5

Hot glued my leaves to my wreath

Hot glued the pins to the leaves

Spray painted the whole thing gold, and then crackle painted over the gold.
Added a breath of tulle, and clipped the tea bags on.
Easy crafting! Do it!

Credit: Stephanie Henson (bright kitchen, dried flowers)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

where are my keys?

here's my issue. lots of loose stuff.

so, i grabbed a $3 wallet from walmart and some scrap fabric for playtime!

and, here's my solution.