I have been wanting to redecorate a tack board I have had for years. Since tonight I was just sitting around I decided to turn that old tack board into a new picture board! I had previously purchased some fabric at my local fabric store so I used that to cover it up. I found my hot glue gun and glued the fabric right on! Super easy! Once I had the fabric on, I wanted to jazz it up a little so I found some extra black ribbon I had lying around, a couple of buttons, the rest of the fabric and some felt and started gluing. I made a flower out of the fabric and felt, I took the ribbon and made a simple cross pattern, and added buttons, and wha la! a brand new picture board with some style. Now that this project is done, all I have to do is find a place to hang it!
Monday, February 13, 2012
For Christmas I always make my two little brothers (now 6 and 9) tie blankets. I wanted to try something a little different this year. Instead of just picking two prints or colors and tying them together, I cut squares and made it look like a quilt!
To make one fleece tie quilt; I chose two different colors and cut 6 - 24x24 squares in each color. I cut about 12 strips on all sides of each square and pieced them all together. Once the squares were all tied together, I then used a large fleece piece for the backing. I tied along the edges and Wha La! A fun blanket for my younger brothers without a sewing machine! :)
THEY LOVED THEM!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
My boyfriend is really into playing cards so I decided to make something special for his birthday related to cards. I searched and searched for ideas and came across a small box made of cards. I thought this idea was really neat. I wanted to make the box larger though in order to put other presents in it. SOOOOOO.....I went out and bought about 5 decks of cards and got started. I interlocked the cards together until I got the size box I wanted. I then made a lid with a latch. I had cards left over so I interlocked more cards to make a card card :) When it was all said and done I added a few decks of playing cards and a bag of m&ms to the box. It was a pretty sweet present for a card lover.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
This is a secret...A SECRET STASH BOX! oh was I too loud?
I am excited to now use all of the book pages I have left over! There are some pretty neat crafts you can do with book pages. Until next time....
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I wanted to share this project. I got this idea from Pinterest.com. There were a lot of cute ideas, but I wanted to make it my own, so I used a really cute print that I like a lot called "First Kiss" and painted the silhouettes on canvas. I added an umbrella since it was raining and added my own bench since in the real print they are sitting on steps. With a glue gun and some different colored blue crayons I dripped them on the canvas to make it look like it was raining. It was a fun project, but hard to do. I now need to find a nice frame for it so I can hang it up. :)