December 22, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

Each year I like to have an ornament for the kids, just a little something to remember that year and they can have when they get older. I have not had the chance to get out this year and have one made since we have the flu for Christmas. So this year I decided to make our own and I got a great idea from This great little blog.

I think they turned out really cute and they were super easy. I love doing anything that you can use the kids handprints for, you can always look back and remember how tiny they were at that age.

October 23, 2010

PB inspired Chalkboard Platter

I always tell my husband that when I grow up I want to be Martha Stewart and my house to look like pottery barn catalog. Well on a military income I can not afford to actually buy it from pottery barn so I get my inspiration from them instead. My latest inspiration is their chalkboard platter and I made it my own.

PB Platters

 My Platter

I bought the plate on the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby and the chalkboard paint at wal-mart.

-Chalkboard Paint
- Platter
- Paint brush

It took about 3 coats of paint to get in completely covered. You must wait 24 hours between coats otherwise you will end up causing yourself more work.

This is a great product I like playing around with and will be using this again very soon......

October 18, 2010

Go Sharks....

Well I have not blogged in a while and lately I have been feeling extra crafty. I decided to make t-shirts to support my son's youth soccer team. They sell them but they want $20.00 for one of the jersey's and since I am a stay at home mom/full time student that was not in the budget right now.

I found a great idea here at making baby stuff for some inexpensive shirts and decided to give it a try.They were super easy and turned out pretty cute for my first attempt. I will be trying this out for the kids halloween shirts.

May 21, 2010

Butterflies take flight

Still in the process of redecorating my daughters room with all things flowers and butterflies. I originally got my inspiration from some butterflies I found at Joanns 50% off. I decided that they would look adorable hung around the room.

6 Butterflies or anything you choose ( these were 50% off 4.99 at Joanns)
Fishing line
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun

1) Cut line to desired size (hint: make sure to make to make it a little longer because of gluing)

2) Fold the line in half and at the center point of line glue to center of butterfly ( I glues mine under the clip on the back)

3) Hold line taut and glue to each side of the line to its prospective corner

4) tie lines together for desired length and hang.

May 20, 2010

Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Lamp

I have decided since my baby girl has turned two that it is time to re-do her room and update it a little. I was inspired to do her room by some butterflies I found at Joann's ( post for a later date). A few days later the pottery barn kids catalog came and has given me even more inspiration. I saw this adorable lampshade with roses all over it, I fell in love with the lamp just not the price. So I decided to make my own, and took some pictures along the way.

Materials needed:
Lamp and Shade ( I already had one)
6 bundles of Flowers ( I used roses but you could use whatever works best for you)

1) I pulled all of the roses off of the bouqets and trimmed down the back of them to allow them to lay flat

2) Glue flowers to the lamp shade. Start at the bottom and go all the way around and go all the way around the top.Glue a line of flowers connecting the top and the bottom. Allowing youself a template for all other roses to glue on.

3) Fill in the rest of the lamp shade with your flowers

4) Here is what it looks like on the lamp and turned on.

My Lamp                                                                       Pottery Barn Kids