Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Frame

Happy Halloween!!  We'll it's been a few months since I've posted anything so I wanted to share an easy project today in celebration of Halloween.


Grab a frame from Michael's for a buck! Paint the edges black.

Add some cute scrapbook paper with Mod Podge or wood glue.

Find a cute embellishment like these cupcake picks I found at Walmart last year.  Add some ribbon and a little border to your cute frame then you're done.

Now I have a frame to display these cuties.

Happy Halloween!!!

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

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?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Leprechaun hat

I've seen some cute leprechaun hats around Pinterest and the blog world so I wanted to make one this year. I used a piece of 2x4 cut 4 inches long and a 1x2 cut at 6 inches long.

I painted them avocado green with some craft paint and then painted a whole bunch more.

I attached some scrapbook paper with a little Mod Podge. Then I added a little shamrock, made with my heart punch, and a little buckle out of gold and black paper. I just hot glued the two pieces of wood together.


I think they turned out just adorable and will make a great addition to my St. Patrick's Day décor.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Personalized Picture Frame

Similar to my Live Laugh Love frames, I decided I wanted to personalize my middle son's picture frame.

So, I ordered some vinyl from Utah Vinyl and added it directly to the glass.

Then hung it above his dresser.  I love the added personal touch.

Another quick and easy project marked off my list.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Live Laugh Love Frames

I was getting tired of the décor on my kitchen walls and decided to change things up a bit.  I had three 8x10 black frames that I added some scrapbook paper to.

I ordered some vinyl from Utah Vinyl.

Then attached it directly to the glass on the frames.

The scrapbook paper adds the pop of color my kitchen needed.

 Can't beat a quick and easy update.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dry Erase Menu Board

Well I've had this picture sitting in my garage for at least a year and a half just waiting for a little makeover.  I finally decided it was time to use what I have and get some of the those unfinished projects done.

I found this frame at the thrift store for $3.00.  This is a good sized frame measuring about 22x12.  I thought it would be perfect for a menu board.  I won some vinyl a year and a half ago from another blogger so I could make my own menu board and am FINALLY getting around to making it.

I painted it white, added some scrapbook paper, attached the vinyl to the paper, and then put it all back together.  If you want to order your own set of vinyl you can get it from Jill at Utah Vinyl.

I also decided to make a few burlap flowers to add to the edge. 

Now I might actually keep up with creating a menu plan each week.  I love the fact that I can write directly on the glass and that it wipes off so easily.

I hung it right next to my fridge so everyone can see it and won't have any questions now of "what's for dinner?" - Love it!
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

LOVE . . . Framed

So the Christmas decorations are finally all put away and the house has been whipped into shape.  Now it's time to start working on Valentine's Day décor and crafts. 

I have been wanting to make a version of the letters LOVE, but stacked.  I decided I would get some wood letters from Michael's that are already painted black - they were $.99 each.

I also found some frames at Michael's that were 6x8 - the 5x7 ones were too small.  So I added a piece of scrapbook paper to the frame.

I just hot glued the letters directly to the glass.

Then I decided to add a little pennant banner with some embroidery floss and some cardstock.

Super quick and simple.  These frames don't have a stand on the back so you either have to hang it on the wall or use an easel.

I love simple crafts and I love that it turned out so cute too.

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By Stephanie Lynn