Thursday, March 31, 2011

Weathered Spring Sign

I started off with a 7x9 inch piece of wood I found in the scrap bin at Home Depot.

I painted it Americana Baby Blue.

Then I watered down some white paint and brushed that over the top.

I used the negative of some SPRING vinyl I ordered from Utah Vinyl and put that on my board.

Then I painted the lettering white.

Carefully removed the vinyl once the paint had dried.

I gave it a good sanding - everywhere.

Added a bit of stain to the whole thing.

Then tied on some ivory ribbon.

I love how it turned out.  Perfectly weathered.  Now it's sitting pretty on my mantel, which I will show you tomorrow.  

We had a perfect spring day playing in the sun at the park. Now for baths to get all that sand out of the boys' hair.

Stuff and Nonsense


Thrifty Decorating

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

5 Minute Candle Update

I loved the gray and yellow paper I used yesterday for my specimen art, so I decided it would work perfect on my candles too.

Here is what I started with.

I cut two 5-inch strips and wrapped them around the candles using some double sided tape.  I also added a one inch strip of the back side of the paper, which was yellow.

I used two paper flowers and a brad.

Stacked the flowers together and then secured them with a brad.

Attached them to my paper wrapped candles with a little double sided tape and I was done.  Super simple.

Thrifty Decorating

Paper Issues Blog Design

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gerber Daisy Specimen Art

I found the cutest Gerber Daisy stickers while I was at Michael's last week. And since they were 40% off I snagged a package thinking I could use them to make some cute specimen art.  I used some scrapbook paper, scalloped square punch, double sided tape and some stickers.

The back side of this scrapbook paper was yellow, so I punched out 10 squares.

I also wanted to add the word "Spring." So I found this rub on in my scrapbook stuff and put that on some of the yellow scrapbook paper too.

Then I used my double sided tape to attach the squares to my 8x10 piece of cardstock.

Added my "Spring" to the bottom corner.

And then it was ready for the frame.

I just love how it turned out - the yellows and grays look perfect for spring.


Paper Issues Blog Design


All Things Fee

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Has Sprung

Here's a quick and very simple project. I found this lovely yellow plate at Target last week on clearance. I figured it would be perfect for some spring vinyl.

I ordered some vinyl from Jill over at Utah Vinyl. This saying was $4.25 in case you want to order one yourself. This will fit in a 7x7 space.

I added the vinyl to the plate and within 30 seconds I was done.

I just love how it turned out.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Birdie Vignette

Isn't this nest just the cutest thing? I found it at Tai Pan for $3.97 with the eggs included. I thought it looked so real. I also found this cute stone bird there as well.

I decided these would go perfect with my pedestal birdhouse.

Add some greenery and a cute picture of son #2 and there ya go.

Of course my little helper had to get in there and make sure those eggs weren't real - luckily they are glued in and can't be carried away by little hands.

Bring on the spring and the birdies, but not until after 7:00 a.m. please. I like to get as much sleep as possible.

A Glimpse Inside