Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Paper Strip Bunny Art with DIY Wood Shim Frame

I'm loving wood shims right now.  They make darling mini pallets, so I got to thinking that they could also make a pretty cute and easy DIY frame.  I had the perfect project that needed to be framed anyways!  I had made this Bunny Art using paper strips and the negative of a bunny that I had cut out on my Silhouette Cameo:
I painted the wood shims white and then Mod Podged matching strips of paper to the front.  I glued them all together and attached the bunny art:

So very easy!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Old Board Welcome Spring Sign

Who doesn't love old wood?  Old wooden signs are definitely big right now.  I have some old pallets that had some really nice weathered wood so I broke them down and decided to make a sign for my Spring porch.  Here is what I came up with:

I cut the boards at two different lengths and then attached them so that they were uneven on one edge.  I cut the flowers and lettering off using my Silhouette Cameo and then used them as stencils.  I love the pink and orange!

It was so easy and looks so cute on my porch!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Easter Bunny Door Hanger for Spring (Tutorial)

I look forward to Spring every year because it means flowers, green grass, sunshine and Easter!  One of my New Year's resolutions is to make a wreath/door hanger for every month/holiday (so far, I've kept up!) so I was cruising around Hobby Lobby the other day trying to decide what to do for my Easter Wreath.  I already have my cute plastic Easter Egg wreath found HERE but I really have wanted something with a bunny theme.  So here are the supplies that I bought:

And this is what I made.  Seriously one of the easiest wreaths ever:

Supplies Needed:
2 foam wreaths, one larger than the other
Bow tie (or material to make your own)
Ribbon (I used 1 1/2 Spools of white satin)
Bunny ears head band
Thick craft wire
Hot glue/hot glue gun or straight pins

To Make:
Wrap your ribbon around each wreath.  You can either secure the ends with hot glue, or a pin.  

To attach the body wreath to the head wreath, I cut about a 2 inch piece of thick craft wire and stuck half of it in the bigger wreath, hot glued the top of the wreath and then stuck the rest of the wire in the smaller wreath and held until the glue dried (I stuck the wire in between the ribbon so that I didn't have to put a hold in it.)

Make your pom poms from the yarn (a good tutorial can be found HERE by Creature Comforts Blog) and tie them at varies lengths from the bunnies "neck", then attach the bow tie around it.

Finally, I put the bunny headband around the bunnies "head" and attached it with straight pins underneath the headband so that they couldn't be seen (You could do this with hot glue.).

That's it!  Your done!  How cute is he on my door?

I love him :)

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Monday, March 17, 2014

3 Easy & Super Cute St. Patrick's Day Decorations

I can't believe that it's already St. Patrick's Day!  I feel like I didn't get to make all of the cute decorations that I had planned on!  I guess there is always next year right?  Here are a few quick and easy ones that I did make this year:

1- Lucky Sign with Horseshoe "U":

 This was so easy to make.  I used an old board, cut my LCKY stencil out using my Silhouette Cameo, painted it, nailed the horse shoe "U" in with real horse shoe nails and added the hanger:

2- Shamrock and Burlap Door Hanger:
I actually bought the wood for this at the Wood Connections store in SLC a couple of months ago, so it was super easy to just paint, sand, nail together and attach the bow and little shamrocks.

3- Easy Leprechaun Clay Pot Hat:

 This idea has been around for awhile, I just hadn't ever gotten around to making one.  It seriously took 15 minutes.  So easy!

4- Hand stitched Clover Trio:
Anyone that knows me, knows that sewing is not my strong point, nor is it something that I have ever loved to do, so if I can make this anyone can!  I just cut the clovers out of material using a cardboard template and then stitched them to a thick canvas type material with embroidery floss and then framed it.

I also have to add a picture of 2014's March Hutch all decked out in greens:
Happy St. Patty's Day, I hope you have a wonderful one :)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lucky Me Scrabble Tile Canvas

St. Patrick's Day is in full swing at my house!  I love decorating with all of the green and the shamrocks, it makes me so happy :)

I was bored the other day, so I looked around my craft room and gathered up a few supplies; a canvas, some material, embroidery thread, burlap, buttons, paint and scrabble tiles.  Here is what I came up with:

 I love using all of the different materials together!

Lucky me indeed!

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mini Pallet Lucky Sign

I decided to put another twist on the mini pallet signs using wood shims.  Instead of making a full square, I decided to make a horizontal sign using only 3 shims.  This is what I came up with:

I used wood glue to glue the shims together and then also glued a large Popsicle stick on the back to hold it together.  I created a stencil for the L, C, K and Y using my Silhouette and then cut out the gold U.

 I painted it green and then filled in the letters and sanded everything down and placed the gold U.  I painted and sanded the clover, added the burlap and button and glued it on:
That's it!  So easy!

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Monday, February 17, 2014

A Few Cards...

I hate buying pre-made cards and very rarely do. Here are a few th at I've made:

I used a library card holder for this one:

I made several of these "Just A Note" cards, they always come in handy:

A super simple and easy one that can be used for almost any occasion:

Another tag/holder style one:

A cute Thank You card:

The next three pictures are all one card.  I made it by decorating a folded up paper bag.  the outside:

The inside:

We slipped this cute envelope inside the opening of the paper bag.  It held money, but could also hold a gift card:

So easy and so much better than store bought cards!