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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Versatile Shutter decoration

Old houses come with some interesting issues.

One of mine happens to be this long, narrow bathroom with amazing pink tile and only one outlet !!!
It also has this big white wall that I have yet to figure out what to do there.

Until now!

I have had this old shutter for awhile. Originally I just had it standing in a corner, but I figured I could do something more creative with it!

With some paint, a little glaze, and the use of my new Jig Saw

(thanks Dad)

I was able to turn it into this....

Hobby Lobby had their knobs on sale so I added those and figured I could use them for jewelry...

For towels...
Or for something else yet to be discovered!
I think it works!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easy flower arrangement knock-off

I saw this in my Real Simple magazine this month and thought it was pretty cool.
What wasn't cool was the price tag...
That's three hundred sixty five big ones if you missed it!
I figured I could make a smaller version for a fraction of the cost.
Off to the local Ikea I went and found these bud vases for $3 each.
I just used gorilla glue to put them together and voila!

Doesn't it make the flowers look awesome!

One day I may get around to putting the whole thing on a plate or even painting the vases a different color, but I was in a hurry. I could also add more vases to it if I wanted, but our table is so small, anything more would be a little overpowering!

Do you like it?

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Beaded Wire Cross

Here's a fun and easy craft...

All you need is a mix of fun beads, some beading wire, a couple of markers/pencils/dow rods or any thing that shape will do!

Start by making a cross with the markers or pencils. Depending on how big you want the cross is how you decide which to use. The one below was made with crayola markers.

Wrap some wire around the center of the cross to secure it, but not too tight because eventually you will want to remove them.
Once the middle is secure, just wrap wire around the rest of it. until you have a good base. Once you have a good foundation, you can begin just adding beads as you wrap.

Once your cross looks like you want it to, push the markers out of the holes at the top and there you have it. In some cases you could leave them, as long as it can't be seen through the wire.

Use left over wire to make a hanger. Now that I look at it, I should probably use a ribbon to hang it- wouldn't that be pretty!

This is a great way to use all those left over beads from various projects!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Cake Eggs!

I've posted this before, but with Easter around the corner again, I figured I would repost! Happy Easter everyone!

Have you had Cake balls before? How about cake eggs?
I made these for an Eastger brunch! They were a big hit and really fun to make.
The Pioneer Woman has a good step-by-step recipie on her site, I just modified it to fit the holiday!

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