November 24, 2010

Fall Votive Glasses

Sorry about the lighting these pictures are kindof bad.  I got the glass jars from the dollar store, along with the candles and beans.  I spent nine dollars to make this but I am planning on using the glasses for different holidays.  Fill the glasses with beans, put a candle on top, put some vinyl on the glass and voila---you are done!



November 21, 2010

I can't believe it!

I cannot believe that since November 12th when I started my blog that:
I have been featured at two of my favorite sites.  oopsey-daisy and sawdust and paper scraps.
That I have nine followers, most of whom I don't know.
That people would actually like my crazy ideas.
Thanks everyone.

November 16, 2010

Jigsaw Turkey

Yeah! I finished my first project with my new jigsaw.  I LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. how it turned out.  My friend and I have been working on these since october and just finished them....they were a long project, but definitely worth it.  Don't ya think?


This is what it looked like before sanding and I just freehanded the body onto a 2x12 that I got in the cull bin at home depot for $1.00, the feathers were also freehanded, along with the head out of MDF also from the cull bin for .51 cents. 

A coat of paint, Modge Podge and scrapbook paper and this is what she looks like....


This is her head, painted and decorated


 And put together, on my shelf in the most perfect spot ever.


And a side shot....


And then one more of her with my entire shelf in the picture. 
P.S.  I made those fall glass vase thingys the other day....so so cheap and adorable, it is very hard to see them right now but I will post about them a later day.  For now let my turkey bask in her glory.

Painting a Manger....

So, I super love the blog of Poppies at Play and I especially love this nativity subway vinyl that Andy did, I new immediately I must do it.  Although I love vinyl, I wanted to try something new that I read about not to long ago.  Chalking letters on and then painting them.  I got all the sizes and fonts that I liked off my computer and printed them out on regular printer paper.  Here is a little tutorial I put together on how to chalk and paint.

First off, paint a board that you want a cute saying on.  I chose to paint a 12"x24" red so that I could make it more for Christmas.  Then, on the back of your word, color all over with chalk.

Next, trace your words onto the board, around the font that you chose.

It should look like this when you take it off. (Yes, I know the word is different, but I forgot to take pictures of this part with the shepherds.)
Paint the word with a very fine tip brush.  I got mine at wal-mart a while ago and it came with like thirty different sizes of brushes for 5 bucks, totally worth it since I pretty much use it at least twice a week.
Repeat all over your board.....
When Dry, wipe off the excess chalk that is around the words.

Add a few final touches and sit back and enjoy your new masterpiece.


November 15, 2010

Adorable Harvest Blocks

Okay so I went to my mom's the other day and she had just bought blocks that said HARVEST on them. I loved them but I told her she could have made them for cheaper, so I decided to make some. Supplies needed are:


Seven different size blocks. I used:

1: 5.5"x 4.5"

3: 3.5" x 3.5 "

3: 4.5" x 3.5 "


Different Fall color papers

Carpet Nails

Modge Podge

Brown Vinyl or Paint

Wood Stain, I used Special Maple from the Home Depot: $7.95 (The only thing I didn't have, I only used like 1/200th of it.)

Paint Brush




Stain the different size blocks and follow the directions for the stain process. Mine were follow the grain of the wood with the brush and let sit for 5-15 minutes then wipe with an old cloth. I only did one coat and I thought it looked gorgeous.

Pick your different colors of fall paper. I was wishing by the end that my purple was a yellow but I still like it. Cut them 1/4" smaller on all sides then your block.


Modge podge them on top of the blocks and scrap the paper so that you don't end up with bubbled paper.


Get your carpet tacks


Nail one into each corner of your 7 seven blocks


Cut out the word HARVEST on your cricut machine on brown vinyl. You could also do this on brown paper and modge podge it on, or you could paint it on if you are that talented.


Put on your letters





Decorate your house with them!





Don't they just look great next to my pumpkins and turkeys? Love it.



November 12, 2010

2x4 Pumpkins, large and small

Once again this idea came from Under My Umbrella. I can't wait to see what 2x4 project she does next.
For the big ones you will need:
3: 8 inch 2x4's
2: 4 inch 2x4's
7: 6 inch 2x4's
orange and brown paint
glue gun
sandpaper
embellesments

For the small ones:
Any sizes of scrap wood as long as two are cut smaller then the middle one.
orange and brown paint
embellesments
Don't they just look awesome on my bookshelf?

2x4 Christmas Trees

Under My Umbrella also made these adorable Christmas trees, so I just had to make some. This is how they turned out:
This is the craft my girls are making for my December craft day on the 4th!

2x4 Turkey


Under My Umbrella made some 2x4 turkeys! Love her site. I love how mine turned out.
This is made with a square 2x4, craft sticks, and the end of a 5 gallon paint stick mixer thing, plus paint and embelleshments. Cant wait to add them to my Thanksgiving decor

Christmas Countdown

Made this fun and simple countdown for Christmas. It was made the same way as the Countdown to Candy.

2x4 snowmen

I got this idea from Under my Umbrella, go check out her site.
So cute and so simple to make.
To make a set of three you will need:
3: 3 inch 2x4's
3: 4 1/2 inch flatboard
6: 3 1/2 inch 2x4's
6: 5 inch 2x4's
3: 6 1/2 inch 2x4's
white paint
black paint
scrap fabric
buttons
orange paper
glue gun
I just love my snowman set! So fun for winter/christmas decor.

Simple Christmas Gift



These are so simple to make, just buy a glass block from the home depot...I got mine for $5.25. Then I pute Vinyl on the front of it and tied a ribbon around it with a big bow on top. These may just be my gift for my grandparents this year. Tee Hee

Turkey Window Covering


This lays in my window like my halloween slaughter house did before...it is made out of handprints. Then I simply painted the feathers, beak and feet.

Turkey Kid Craft

I watch my friends kids during the day and we had a blast making these handprint turkeys
I simply painted each of the kids hands and then stamped them on wax paper. Then I let the kids decorate them with different embellishments.

Dr. Seuss Bedroom

Wyatt's room is finally finished! It looks so fabulous. My friend Kylee gave me the idea to decorate it in Dr. Seuss. I sanded and painted his bed white, and his dresser red. I matched his wall paint to his bed spread and it looks amazing. I even took a risk of painting canvas' and I think they turned out fine too but my favorite part is the wall saying. I could stand in his room and stare at it all day!









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