I was “browsing” the house yesterday for a simple crafty thing to do; one that would be quick and useful. I was in my craft room and spotted my dingy white photo boxes sitting on a shelf.
I always have rolls of contact paper on hand so I took the tag plates off then covered them with a few of my favorites. I really don;t use the boxes for photos, but I do have them full of stickers that I use for cards and scrapbooking.
Do you ever cover boxes?
Hello All! I’ve been so focused on my 31 Days To Clutter Free Series that I’ve not had much chance to share much else. Before Halloween gets past us I wanted to share some bookmarks I made. They were quick to make and fun to give my nieces and sis-in-law when we had lunch a few weekends ago.
What do you do with all those paint chips you have stored away?
If you have the larger chips like those in the picture grab those, some scrapbook paper, glue, ribbon, buttons, and stickers and here’s what you get.
These aren’t really fallish, but I made them also.
Here’s the front and back sides of a few of the bookmarks.
It makes it so much more fun to cozy up with a book on a fall day when you have a fun bookmark to use!
Linking up to:
Tutorial Tip Tuesday with Beth
Tip Junkie Tuesday
I love/enjoy/have passion towards finding the right present for a family member or friend. Many times that means I make something. There have been many varieties of deserts stands, cake stands, plate tiers in blog land, including myself. Not long ago I created a stand from old plates to house my jewelry, see here.
I recently made another one, this time 3 tiers of glass plates. It was a present for my sis-in-law. I originally started with 3 different looking plates and 3 short vases, first using metal/glass glue to adhere a vase to each plate.
Then I tried (key word tried) to glue two of the plates together. I tried 2 times and even let the plates sit for over 24 hours. There were too many gaps created by grooves in the bottom of the plate and they would adhere to each other.
I ended up using three of the same plate, the plainer bottom one in this picture above. Once all 3 were properly attached I added some clear sealant where the vases glued to the plates, top and bottom.
I think it turned out pretty good; my sis-in-law liked it. See for yourself…
The banana-blueberry bread was really tasty too. I’ll share that recipe later this week.
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Son and I were shopping late yesterday afternoon and decided to grab a Latte. I should know better. Lesson learned to self. Do not drink an Iced Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte at 6:00 in the evening. At midnight I was still awake and fidgety. And I wanted to craft. I didn’t want to spray paint, I didn’t want to scrapbook and I didn’t want to make candy bouquets.
I did remember I had this really cute bird sticker from Martha Stewart Stickers. The birdie is adorable; bright colored and has multiple layers. See for yourself…
What could I do with that bird. Add a plate stand…
and some left over bathroom tiles I’ve been holding on to…
Combine the bird sticker, plate stand, tiles and and some gorilla girl and you’ve go tile art!
Isn’t it cute? I found the perfect place for it too…
BEFORE and AFTER:
I also added a pretty scarf that I bought at the Shanghai Market in China a couple years ago.
Here’s a couple of close-ups.
Posted in CRAFTS
Tagged birds, crafts
Kate at Centsational Girl is having a garden link party today. My favorite garden project I did this summer was making a birdbath out of old flower pots.
Here’s my previous post in case you want to make one too!
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Tagged bird feeders
I wish I had a before picture. Sadly I don’t. You see, I was spray painting something else in the garage and my eyes wandered over to the box of items that didn’t sell at the all-city garage sale. That’s where I found the storage box for the redo of the 3 Drawer Storage Box. I also spotted a lazy susan. You know, one of those laminate ones. Before I knew it I had doused it with primer. So sorry, no before picture but just pretend you have seen a photo of a light blonde colored, laminate, faded lazy susan from approximately 15 years ago. Not a very pretty site.
I’m noticing a pattern with me and spray paint. I don’t thoroughly think my plan before I start so I sometimes tend to put on more spray paint and coats then needed. Oh well, I’m having fun! 🙂
Okay, so after the primer I added a couple of coats of Rust Oleum apple green.
Then I decided to checkerboard it with the help of blue tape and white spray paint.
Here’s how it turned out…
I think it’s so cute, much better than the laminate lazy susan I started with. There are so many different ways to use it. A few of my ideas below.
How about desk organizer for office supplies.
or a place to show off some of my favorite things.
A cute lazy susan like this could also be very useful in the kitchen.
I’ll let you know what I decide. I do know one thing for sure, I like this lazy susan much better now!
I’m linking this up to:
Between Naps On The Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Keeping It Simple Motivate Me Monday
Wow It Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style