Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Wreath

My friends and I got together a week ago and had a craft night. We each made a fabric covered wreath and we followed a tutorial provided by The Newlywed Pilgrimage.  

I purchased three different spring like pattern fabrics and the 18" straw wreath from Hobby Lobby.
 Then we made simple burlap flowers for the wreath decorations. We had a great time getting together and making the wreaths.
My friends also made some burlap monograms signs similar to what I have shared here on the blog. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nursery Wall Art

One of my favorite people in the world is having a baby in July. My college roommate is seriously one of the nicest people I know. She shared nursery art that she had seen on Etsy and asked if I had time to create something similar for her.

I purchased shelf liner in beach blue chevron on Amazon for $10.99.  For some reason though they do not have the beach blue as an option now. You receive two rolls for a total of 120".  

I cut the shelf liner down to size for an 8x10 frame from Michaels. I was able to get three frames for under twenty dollars.

I bought a giraffe, elephant and rhino/hippo combo images from the Silhouette Online Store for $.50 each. I used two 12 x 12 vinyl sheets I already had purchased and used about a half of each of them total.

Here is how they turned out...

I think this is just what the mom-to-be had in mind. I really hope she likes them.  Enjoy your day.

Monday, March 24, 2014

DIY Baby Closet Dividers

I had my eye on some closet dividers for the boys and a few of my friends who were going to have babies soon. I saw some on Etsy, but with the amount that I needed I did not see the need in buying them already made. I found a great DIY Tutorial from Journey Chic on how to create your own.  I purchased Closet Dividers from Amazon, and there were 50 of them for $20. The sets I was looking at on Etsy and other sites were approximately $10 for a set of six.

I started out with the plain white organizer. Then I traced some scrapbook paper and cut out the shapes. I attached the shapes to the organizer with glue dots.

I typed up the sizing labels on Word and cut them out attaching them with glue dots as well.

I also made some with some pink colored paper as well for a little girl.

Each set of six cost $2.60 to make. Each organizer is $.40 and the scrapbook paper was $.20. That is not a bad deal for a little gift for a mom-to-be. I plan on using this as the gift topper to my larger gift at the shower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Easy Lamp Update

Wynn had a basic lamp on her desk with a plain white shade. I had been staring at the shade for a while thinking of how I could update it. One day I was on the Restoration Hardware Baby and Child site and found an adorable shade on clearance for $7 and a letter ornament on sale for $.99. I purchased both of them.

I took off the plain white shade and added the pink rimmed shade from RH Baby & Child. Then I simply used some adhesive to attach the ornament to the inside of the shade and let it hang down on the shade. It is perfect because I would not be able to glue it on flat to the shade. Then I can always take off the W if I wanted to do so in the future.

 Her desk looked like this for a few minutes I think, and then Wynn sat down and covered the desk in paper and markers.. She has her favorite princess books with some elephant book ends I purchased from Home Goods. A sweet picture of Wynn when she was six months old, and then a cupcake her aunt painted for her at a pottery store.  
I just love finding things on clearance on RH Baby & Child. I am glad that I purchased this shade and ornament. It was a quick update and I had the few minutes to spare to put them together.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Margaritaville Beverage Tub Gift

Last year I created a beverage tub using my Silhouette Cameo for my friend for her wedding shower. Jessica was at the shower liked the idea so much she asked me to help her with one for her sister-in-law's shower.  It started out with a plain metal beverage tub from Lowe's that I purchased last spring.  

Their last name is Todd, so she came up with the great idea to make the "T" in Todd out of a palm tree. I went on my Silhouette program and found a palm tree that I had purchased a while back. The I added the letters and made them close to the same size as the palm tree. This was a Margaritaville themed bridal shower, so the palm tree was a perfect addition.  

I used royal blue Silhouette vinyl adhesive for the lettering on the tub. Jessica added kabob holders, beer mugs, coasters and Landshark Beer.  This gift was perfect for the Margaritaville shower. I know the bride loved it!

Here is the bucket as it was before I added the lettering. I cannot believe I haven't given these as gifts at every shower. It is a lot of fun to make these for friends. They are always something you can use around the house for beverages or even storage for toys.

Here is a better view of the lettering on the bucket itself.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Navy and Pink Bridal Shower

My sister is getting married in two months. My aunt hosted her bridal shower this past weekend in Annapolis at a lovely restaurant.  My sister is using navy blue as her main color and some hints of ivory and pink.  

I made this chalkboard from one of my old kitchen cabinet doors. I was inspired by a chalkboard I had seen a few months ago, and so I decided to create one with a saying for the shower.  The gifts below were for the ladies that won the games that we played.

I shared this sign that I made for my sister's chair yesterday. It was really easy to make and my cousin and Aunt made these beautiful tissue paper poms for the chair and gift table.

We played two games at the shower. The first game you wrote down your anniversary on the pink paper and the person closest to the wedding date won. My mom's friend actually shares the same wedding date as my sister, and so she was the big winner. We also filled in this super cute bridal libs that my Aunt purchased on Etsy.

The first favor was Sheer Bliss nail polish from Essie. My aunt wrapped them in these adorable navy pouches with this sweet little tag attached.

The other favor was a delicious pink champange cupcake.  They were baked by my a friend of my cousin who owns a bakery in Woodbridge, Virginia.  They were amazing!

Here is the pretty gift table that my Aunt and cousin decorated with the tissue paper poms and a mason jar with flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the look into the shower.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sign for the Bride at Bridal Shower

Here is my finished chair sign for my sister at her bridal shower. It was really easy to put together.  It started with a wooden sign from Michaels. It was already primed with white paint. It was a few dollars at most.

 Then I painted it with some navy blue paint, and then added the vinyl word that I cut out with my Silhouette machine.  I attached the yarn with the poms on it  with hot glue, and it made it easy to hang it at the shower.

Here is how it looked on the bride's seat at the shower.  My sister loved it!
I will be sharing some more pretty details from her shower soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 10, 2014

PBK Inspired Easter Buckets

 With Easter approaching I wanted to order some sort of basket or bucket for Ty and Davis for their first Easter. I saw these adorable buckets on Pottery Barn Kids, but with two kiddos $26 a piece including having their initials on them was a little steep.  Here are my inspiration buckets:


I picked up some adorable buckets in the Target Easter section for $5 a piece, and then cut out their monogram on my Silhouette Cameo with some white vinyl adhesive. I already had the white vinyl from previous projects, and so the total cost for this project was $10 instead of the PBK price of $52.

I filled the buckets with a new Easter book, a rattle and these adorable bow ties that I found in the Dollar Spot at Target. I love how they are on the little paper frog too.

I am very happy with how these turned out. They are the perfect buckets that I can use for the boys for years to come.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Free Easter Subway Art Printable

I had so much fun creating my St. Patrick's Day Printable that I made a second one.  I created this Easter printable to share with everyone on PicMonkey.  Click on the link below the image to print one of these for your own home. I made it for 8 x 10 paper or card stock, which ever works best for you.

It should approximately be 5 x 7 in size once it is printed.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Burlap Monogram Sign

I could not just make one burlap monogram present apparently. I made this one for my mother in law. I figure everyone could use something bright in their home during all these dreary winter days we have been experiencing lately. Is it spring yet?  

I picked up the burlap canvas at Michaels and a large pad of scrapbook paper on clearance. I already had the wooden V in my collection. I painted the letter with a mixture of gold and pink paint.  I used spray adhesive to attach the scrapbook paper to the canvas, and then hot glue to attach the wooden letter.

I think I may have to go and get another canvas to make one for myself. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Free St. Patrick's Day Printable

St. Patrick's Day is definitely a favorite holiday amongst my relatives, and this is especially true for my mom. She will be dressed in green and ready to pinch those who are not. Just a warning to those who will be around her on the 17th. 

I created this printable on PicMonkey. I used two tutorials to create this printable.  The first tutorial is from Delightfully Noted and the second tutorial is from The Purposeful Mom.  Click on the link below the image to print one of these for your own home. The colors may appear lighter when printed depending on your computer screen. I hope you enjoy this printable.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to wear your green!