Monday, December 24, 2012

Beadboard Magnet Board

Well I had some leftover beadboard from my bookshelf I redid, so I had Home Depot cut it down to 12x12 pieces.

I decided to paint the board black - well a bunch of boards.

Then for the magnet part, I went to Lowe's and picked up a roll of metal for about $8.00 and cut it into 8x8 pieces.

Then I covered the metal with scrapbook paper by using a little hot glue on the back.

Then I attached it to the beadboard with hot glue as well.

I added a piece of ribbon on the back with a couple small nails.  Then I just made a bunch of them.

I also made some magnets with coordinating paper to go with them too.

Simple and inexpensive Christmas gifts.

Tomorrow is the big day, so I hope you're ready!!  My darling boys are just estatic! Linking up to:
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bubble Frame

I saw the most darling frame at Kohl's one day while I was shopping, but it was a Christmas frame that said "tis the Season" made using the clear glass rocks.  I thought that would be the perfect birthday gift for my sister in law, if I changed it up a bit.

So I picked up an unfinished 5x7 frame at Michael's, with a coupon of course, they are regularly $4.99.

Then I painted the edges black.

I knew I wanted to add some texture, so I added scrapbook paper with Mod Podge.

I sanded the edges to remove the excess paper and to distress it a bit.

Then for the wording, I printed off the word "family" on my printer and then placed a clear rock on each letter with a little Mod Podge.

Once it's dry, cut around each letter then attach to your frame with a little more Mod Podge.


At this point it looked pretty cute, but I wanted to add a little something more. I found this punch at Michael's on clearance and wanted to try it out.

So I cut some polka dot paper and added it to the top and bottom of the frame as well. I just used some glue to attach it.

I plan on making several more of these for birthday gifts next year.  You could easily change up the saying and colors.  These would make fun Christmas gifts too.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Easy Christmas Gift - Wood Plaque

Well I wanted to come up with a simple idea for a Christmas gift and for a craft night as well.  So I thought a wood plaque would work.  Here are my supplies:

I got the 5x5 wood plaque at Hobby Lobby and the "families are forever" I just printed on some pattern paper on my home printer - you could use vinyl too and of course use any saying you want.  I painted the edges of my block first and then distressed them a bit.

I used Mod Podge to attach the saying but did not put on a top coat.  I used a couple small carpet tacks (since I don't have a staple gun) to attach the ribbon.

Then I was done - easy as could be.

You could hang it on your wall, a door knob, or hook.  Super simple and inexpensive gift for anyone.

So are you ready for Christmas?  I still need to get some things wrapped, but today we're celebrating my now 4 year old's birthday!!  He's super excited to open some presents today.