Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Its begining to look alot like christmas....

So I have been feeling quite blue lately. ok not Blue but straight up depressed. life is very dishearting for me right now. so I thought maybe it would make me feel like not hiding under a rock if i shared a little sparkle DIY project I just finished up today.

I cannot take credit for this crafty thing... so im linking you up to the wonderful ladies at eighteen25 that inspires me on a pretty much daily basis. plus ive been so yucky and boring lately that i didnt even take before/during process pics... so this link will take you to their tutorial. enjoy....... http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2010/11/glitter-trees.html

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Favorite T-shirt turned cute wall art

my Tweenager has some of the cutest tshirts from stores like aeropostale and American Eagle and I just love this one. well story on this shirt is that it keeps ending up in the laundry room.... and its still folded and clean... i asked" honey why arent you wearing this so cute shirt anymore and keep hiding it in the laundry?' tweenager says.... " ohhh mom your so not with it.... I dont wear cute stuff anymore"!!! ahhhhhh as if...... so I became the proud owner of a "too cute" Tee!

Supplies needed (all should be things found around your house... FREE DIY):

*old frame

*paint color of choice

*"cute" fav Tshirt

*trusty hot glue gun

*embelishments.... buttons,ribbons,chipboard cutouts, etc

I laid out the shirt as flat as possible. and took the back of frame and traced it on the solid portion of shirt ie... the extra spot below emblem wanting to frame.

My outlined background

ready to cutout.

Cut out the objects of choice on your shirt .

this is my layout with embelishments.... this is where you mix and match and really show off your creative side. I chose words that emphasize our family values. they are made out of chipboard that I already had from a scrapbooking kit.

Taaa DAaaa!

Im linking up to these linky parties today......
Metamorphasis Monday @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

Friday, November 5, 2010

Foo-Foo fall tree...

ok so here is another decor project that I was suppose to do last year at this time. and once again just finsihed. check mark it off the list. :) My mom and I saw these feather boa tree thingys at Hobby Lobby last year at halloween but in black (which was super cute but super expensive). so mom found these chocolate brown boas on clearance and bought me some, since I love that color. and told me to knock myself out making the trees because we all know me and Im cheap... which means I will never pay retail for decor.

Supplies needed for Foo-Foo feather tree:
1-styrofoam tree thingy
2-3 feather boas (any color you want)
Trusty Hot glue gun with lots of glue sticks.
and candlestick siting around your house screaming for a pillar candle to sit atop (emphasis mine) that never seems to find a mate.

See simple... supplies right?

Just start at the top and glue around the styrofoam in a swirl pattern pressing the boa and repeat till you get to the bottom.

I would hold my tree upside down and blow on the feathers as I only have two hands and one had the tree and the other was trying to work the glue gun and wrap the boa around. could not move existing feathers out of way for next layer of hot glue. :) that little hint is free. and helps move the already glued feathers out of the way so you can get the hot glue on the styrofaom versus ontop of upper layer of feathers.

Finished Fall Tree but looked way to boring and
I was not at all satisfied so I added a lonesome but beautiful
Candlestick to the base....................................

and the perfect match found a perfect spot on one of my fireplace mantels.
and Im linking up to... the crazy crafters christmas at http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/ (they are a cute blog with great ideas.check them out)
And also linking up to Metamorphosis Mondays at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com....go/ check out her party planning ideas and all the other cool crafters that linked up as well.... be prepared to get inspired!
AND another.... http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/ for her craft o maniac Monday. Enjoy
also linking up to these two faboulus blogs.....