Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lucy's Party

All my pets are extremely social and love a good party. Here they are...


Shadow and Moe
Moe and Gabby
Shadow
Gabby
Meg
Meg


Join the party at DebbieDoos Pet Party

Friday, April 15, 2011

Topiary

Topiary




This one was so easy to make. I picked up all my supplies at the dollar store.



I started by giving my pot a coat of paint. I then cut my floral foam to fit the pot and secured it with hot glue. I found my piece of dowel much easier to paint when I inserted it into the floral foam. I then proceeded to glue my ball of greenery to the top of my dowel. I glued a little moss onto the floral foam. That's it! Very easy and inexpensive.




I also had a frame which I wanted to put something other then a photograph in. I had a leftover piece of material which I cut to fit inside the frame. I then used scrapbooking letters to write "family" and stuck it onto my material. Can it get any easier then that?



Sunday, April 10, 2011

Another bulletin board and a necklace holder.

I have so many frames that I decided to do another frame project. Or should I say two frame projects. So I started by painting the frames with krylon oil rubbed bronze spray paint. I replaced the glass with foam board, which I covered with a piece of material. I made one frame into a bulletin board, which I stapled ribbon onto. I put thumb tacks at each section where the ribbon overlaps. I then hot glued a button onto each thumb tack. The other frame became a necklace holder which I added cup hooks to. So easy!










I have just one more frame project to try. Then I will move on to something new. I promise. :)





Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mini Picture Frame

Mini Picture Frame




I found this tiny frame amongst my large collection of frames today. I wasn't sure what I would do with it. After pondering it for a while, I knew just what I would make.
I decided this was going to be an additional piece of my niece's gift. I needed some scrapbooking paper, craft paint,(which I switched to green) ribbon, some letter stickers (which I also switched for another colour) and a very dirty little frame. Ewww! I took the frame apart and I washed and painted the frame. I cut scrapbooking paper to fit inside the frame. I wrote my niece's name with the stickers on scrapbook paper.  I assembled everything back together and stapled a ribbon hanger onto the back of the frame. 
So simple and sweet.

I hung it from the bulletin board/jewelry holder that I made her yesterday.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bulletin Board/ Jewelry Holder

Bulletin Board/Jewelry Holder







I had this frame. (The glass was broken) I spray painted it white and then gently distressed it with sandpaper.
These are the materials I started with. I began by stapling my material to my foam board.

I measured my ribbon sections and stapled them to the back of the foam board. 


Insert foam into frame.


I covered the back with a piece of cardboard and taped it on with clear packing tape. I then hot glued my knobs on.
Here it is! I hope my niece likes it. :)









I am linking up here 




http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/05/time-to-shine-link-party-no-17-and.html

http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-another-partay-newbie-one-starting.html

http://www.decorchick.com/link-party/anything-goes-link-party/

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Well here goes!

This is my first attempt at a blog, so this should be interesting.  Here you will find mini projects, decor makeovers, my photography, and my favourite recipes. I'm excited to try new projects and share my progress with you.

- Michelle