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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Photo Pedestal

I've seen many versions of these photo displays floating around blog land.  But I finally got around to making my own.  I bought a 2x8 at Home Depot and had it cut into 7 inch pieces.  I also picked up the clip, small candlestick, round wood piece, finials and paper flowers at Hobby Lobby.  I gave them all a coat of Dark Walnut stain.


Then I just hot glued all the pieces together with a high temp glue gun.


I made a ton of these.  I think they would be perfect for a birthday or Christmas gift as well.  You can display a photo, recipe, saying, or reminder card, lots of uses.


This is a printable I found on someone's blog.  I love this saying.  I don't recall where I got this printable from.  Sorry I can't share the source.  If I find it, I'll be sure to update this post.

Linking up:

Laura's Crafty Life

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Under the Table and Dreaming

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

USA Glitter Letters

Here is a simple craft project I made last month.  Grab some letters from JoAnn's.


Paint them red, white and blue of course.


Then get some Mod Podge and glitter.


Add a thin layer of Mod Podge and then add the glitter.


Now you have some festive letters to help celebrate 4th of July!!


I just love how they turned out.



Friday, May 2, 2014

Picture Frame Dry Erase Memo Board

This is a project I made a while ago.  I found some 8x10 picture frames at the thrift store, spray painted them black, added some scrapbook paper that looks like lined paper, and hot glued on a few rolled flowers. Quick and easy project and pretty low cost too, depending on the cost of the frame.  This is a great way to recycle old frames.


I made several smaller ones as well using a 5x7 frame.  The smaller memo boards made the perfect appreciation gift for my son's preschool teachers.  That size will fit perfectly on any desk or table. This would be great for co-workers, teachers or your home office.


It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts either - these would be pretty easy and inexpensive to make.  Just include a dry erase marker.  And really you could use any scrapbook paper behind the glass.  I just liked the lined paper look.


Happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Charger

Hobby Lobby had these adorable spring chargers available in about 6 different colors.  I chose a bright pink and purple one.




I ordered a spring saying from Utah Vinyl, attached it and was done.  Super simple project that took about 5 minutes.



I love how bright and springy they turned out.


Have you been enjoying Spring?