Friday, September 24, 2010

Tile Coasters

This was such a fun and easy project to make!
I cannot wait to make more! The tiles cost 16 cents each! Love it. I learned how to make them and got the idea from Blueprint Crafts. They have a great tutorial on how to make them. Also, I tested them out and they really do work.
 I wanted to make sure the clear acrylic spray that I used
 to seal them worked before I gave them away as presents. That would be ackward :)

Cross Stitch Organization

A few years ago I realized I needed some way to organize my cross stitch patterns. They were growing and multiplying and I didn't have a good system for them.
And frankly, I LOVE organizing. 
The best part is that you probably have all of the supplies if not all of them at your house already. 
 It's simple but effective.
All you need is a 3 prong folder and clear
plastic sleeves. That's it!
Here are some photos.... 

I store my finished cross stitches that I haven't framed yet,
 in a plastic bag in the front pocket.
Seven Thirty Three was nice enough to share these free Halloween Topper's with us. Cut them out, fold in half
and afix to the top of a bag. They are made to fit
perfectly over a zip lock bag! So smart.

Easy Halloween Centerpiece

Here is a super duper easy Halloween centerpiece
that only uses 3 items. Wine Glass (or another kind of
glass), candy corn and a votive candle.
Thanks Poppies at Play for the great idea! 

Witch's Shoe

I actually made these adorable witch's shoes last year for the Young Women at church. Well not just me, we had about
3 people assembling them. They were really easy to make, especially if you are only making a few.
Here is the Template from Skip to my Lou.
My friend made some last year for her families Halloween party and put them on the tables. Very good idea!

Ribbon Pumpkins

I am a big fan of easy. So therefore I'm a big fan of these pumpkins that The Crafting Chick made after seeing something like them in Potterybarn. Just add ribbon!

Halloween Cupcake Toppers

The Crafting Chicks are helping us out again with the
 free printables! Here are some cupcake toppers.
It says on the blog to just right click the images,
save them and print them. Thanks for sharing!

Trick or Treat Banner

The Crafting Chicks just put the cutest Trick or Treat Banner on their blog and they gave us the file so we can print
it out and make it ourselves! Love that!!
Please visit their site for the tutorial. Here is the free file.
Oh and did I mention, no Cricut required to make it!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Check Your Pockets

Love this idea for your laundry room from Love Stitched!
 I cannot even begin to tell you the things that have made it through our wash because of not checking pockets! :)
I am about to have a laundry room and I am going to
have to make myself a sign like this.
Please see their blog for the full tutorial.

Fabric Covered Mat

I really like finding things I've never seen or thought of doing. Just like this fabric mat by Delightful Distractions.
Just another reason to love Modge Podge!
Please go to their blog for the full tutorial.

Cupboard Door Makeover

Super Saturday Crafts just did an amazing
cupboard door makeover! Please see their blog
for all the details and tutorial.
Here is the before:
Here is the after:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Baby Shower Banner

I threw a triple baby shower this week and needed
 a gender neutral banner for the fireplace.
I made this one using my Cricut and the cartridges
 George and Basic Shapes and Zooballoo.
 I am definitely storing this away for the next baby shower.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Halloween Decoupage Frame

It's not very often that I decoupage something
that's not a Character. Tonight was exciting!
I found this frame a few weeks ago at a thrift store and haven't been able to decide what to do with it. I actually have 2 of these frames. So first, I spray painted it black.
 Then, I got inspired by some of my dollar
spot Target scrapbook paper.
Now I'm stuck again and can't quite decide what do with it. So....please tell me what you think. I was thinking of putting a vinyl image in the middle or words....not sure. 
Please leave me a comment with your ideas!!

Here are some upclose photos of the paper.
It has some glitter in it too, love it!

Spooky Banner

Here is my Spooky Banner for Halloween that
 I made tonight! It was super easy and I love it!
 I used paper from Target's Dollar Spot and some black cardstock I already had. The ribbon is from Paper Trey Ink. The paper has a swirl pattern with glitter mixed in. Until about a year ago I hadn't tried the paper from Target's Dollar Spot, it comes 8 for $1.00. It's super thin but soooo cute and really works great for any project I am doing. I even decoupaged with it (you will see that later) and it held up.

I used my Cricut to make this banner with the
 George and Basic Shapes Cartridge.
This could easily be made without a Cricut though.
Find a circular shape in your home and use it for
your circles. Print out the letters on your
computer, cut them out, put it together and your done!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Linen Magnet Board

I love magnet boards but I haven't made myself one yet.
Fern Creek Cottage has definitely inspired me to do it soon! Please check out their blog to see the entire tutorial
and more before and after photos.
Here is the before:
And the amazing after:

Spider Plaque from the Dollar Store

One Frazzled Momma found this really ugly
 wood plaque  at the dollar store and turned it
into something so cute for Halloween!
Here is the before:
After some paint, scrapbook paper and
 modge podge, here is the after:
Holy Cow that's a HUGE improvement!!

Witch Dish Towels

These adorable witch dish towels come from Uncommon.
She cut out the fabric, used wonder under to
iron it on and added a bow. Love it! 

Halloween Frames

Here is another fun, easy idea for Halloween from eighteen25. I love their blog. Please click on their blog name for the whole tutorial on how to make these.

Welcome Pumpkins

I love simple decorating ideas!
Just like these pumpkins from My Insanity.
So easy, so cute!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thrifty Halloween Art

Ok this is right up my alley.
 My Blonde Ambitions found two great frames at a thrift store and turned them into Halloween genius! The best part?
You can put something else in the frames when it's not Halloween. To make it? Just print off a Halloween image, cut it out and put it against cute paper. I mean does it get easier than that? Nope. It sure doesn't!


New take on vintage washboard

Infarrantly Creative comes up with the best ideas!
 I am a huge fan of vintage washboards and I would really like one in my home. I grew up with one and I am pretty sure my Mom still has it. At least I hope she does!
I would keep one just like this.......
but then take another one and do this with it
for the laundry room. Such a great idea.

Picture Frame Makeover

I just love Janey Mac's website. She sells amazing vinyl! She posted this little tutorial on a picture frame makeover. So easy and turned out cute! I just got a ton of frames that I spray painted at the thrift store and this gives me some ideas of what to do with them.

Star Wars Eye Chart

I was so excited when I saw Modge Podge Rocks 
feature this Star Wars Eye Chart from Hodge:Podge
I know my hubby is going to want one. And my nephews.
And my friends hubby's. Ok and me. :)

The best part? All she used was a computer,
canvas and modge podge!

Kid's Morning Routine

                                Living Locurto is the queen of freebies.
                 If you haven't checked out her site, go now!
    So many freebies! Here is one that I love for back to school.

Freebies from How About Orange

How about Orange is a fabulous blog that I just found.
It has lots of great ideas and freebies!
Here are 2 that I love.
Please click here for a whole page of free
downloads on her blog.

Laundry and Bath Definitions FREEBIE

    Sprik Space made these Laundry and Bath Definition Files after seeing something similiar in Ballard Designs.
The best part? She is offering them FREE to us.
Go to her site to download them.
P.S. You can download each one individually.
This image just shows you all the colors offered.

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