Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stenciled Chandeliers

I have a stencil project that I am planning
for an upcoming birthday present.

So instead of just wingin' it, 
I decided to practice last night.

I've been wanting some chandelier art
and I found a stencil for a cute chandelier.

Here's the finished project with 
an up close look at the cuteness!  

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cute little table...

For today's blog, I was inspired by another craft blog called

Here is their table that inspired my table.

This gave me an idea for my table that I had
hidden in a back room that was given to me for free!

Here's my before....

And here is my after

I am extremely happy with how it turned out and
anyone that sees it loves it almost as much as I do! :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

just. keep. swimming.

I was inspired by this wood block

from this Etsy Shop: bubblewrappd

And referred to by one of the blogs I'm obsessed with, but now I can't even remember who it was! :(

So, the reason this stood out to me so much is because I'm going through some personal struggles, but no matter what, I've decided I will just keep swimming! I wanted to make something that I would see everyday and remind me of this simple but powerful encouragement!

So here's my creation...

It was very simple to make this.

Here are my steps:

1. Spray painted a 16 x 20 canvas with gray
spray paint (Krylon Brand).

2. Asked my bf that works at Staples to make a copy of my words on a transparency sheet (downloaded a font from one of those free font websites).

3. Using my school projector, 
I penciled the words on the canvas.

FYI, this was the hardest part because a regular pencil is gray, on top of gray paint...guess I didn't think that thru very well).

4. Then I painted the letters with white acrylic paint.

5. Made some cloth rolled flowers. I used scrap material I bought in the left over bins from Joann's and Hobby Lobby and some cloth ribbon.

6. Glued 'em on and Bam, my creation was finally finished!

This project would've taken a "normal" person a few hours to make, but it took me a couple weeks because I'm pretty lazy and/or I get distracted easily and have a hard time finishing my projects!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Glittery Cookie Banner

I'm new to writing/making a crafty blog, but I've been reading blogs for many years and I'm absolutely obsessed with crafty homemaking blogs!

I finally decided to try my hand at blogging when I saw a contest for glittery projects!

Last Halloween (2010) my church hosted a Costume Carnival with food, games and costume contests. I was in charge of setting up the decor for our music group's cookie booth. Since we represented the music group, our theme was inspired by the "music of the night." Our colors were black and white and I made this pretty awesome Cookie Banner out of glittery/sparkly foam I got from Hobby Lobby.

Since I wasn't planning to make a tutorial or even considering writing a blog last fall, these won't be the best pics, but you will get the gist! :)

Here is a pic of the finished project:

Here are close ups so you can see the glittery goodness!

"Eye" see you!! :)

Here's the tab at the top:

This is the banner after assembly.
(Please forgive poor pic quality)