Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DIY Ball Ornaments

Hello! Hello! Hello! It’s been a long time since I’ve updated. This is becoming a regular habit :/ I have a few updates to post to my blog. Today, I will talk about my latest crafy project. A ball ornament made from plastic play pit balls. This year I decided that I wanted to hand make some of my Christmas Ornaments for my Tree. I had the idea to use plastic play pit balls that I bought for another project that didn’t work out. My plan: Cover them with glitter and make them into a ball ornament for my Tree.
Supplies Needed for this Project Glitter (your color of Choice) Mod Podge,or glue of your preference. Sponge Paint Brush Round Object of your choice Ribbon, String, Yarn, Jute ( Your Choice)
Bascially, I poured a lot of glitter in a sandwich bag. Poured an amount of Mod Podge in a small container. I took a needle, and poked my pastic ball. I did this so I could cover mod podge over the entire plastic ball without touching it. I covered it completely with the glue, and put the ball in the sandwich bag filled with glitter. I shook the bag over and over to ensure the plastic ball was covered completly.
I let the plastic balls dry over night, and attached my jute the next evening. I used Jute has my hanger for my ornament. I tied a loop, and used my glue gun to adhere my jute loop to the plastic ball. They need another layer of glitter, but I'm not going to be picky about it ;) I have a few more hand made ornaments to make. Thank you for checking out by blog :)

Monday, April 30, 2012

All you need is LOVE

Another 4 month break from you….so very sorry. I let myself get taken away with school, and the time I have afterwards. I’m sure as most of you bloggers know, that Pinterest is a GREAT place to learn of new ideas for projects. Some pins on Pinterest even lead you to blog world! I found this current project on Pinterest.

Well, there is a spot on one wall of the bedroom that I’ve been struggling with. I’ve tried one idea, and it didn’t look good. I had the idea of hanging three different sized star burst mirrors on the wall in this space, but that idea didn’t WOW! me. I’ve been on break from classes since last, so I’ve been working on an antique nightstand. I’ve been searching distressing techniques, as well as just searching Pinterest for ideas. So far the outcome of the nightstand has caused a spark of inspiration to run through my body, mind and soul! This spark inspired me to create the perfect wall piece for this wall space.

Here is the idea I found on Pinterest:

http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2011/10/reclaimed-wood-wall-art-and-the-new-silhoutte-cameo.html





You can visit this blog, and see the full project at:

www.shanty-2-chic.com


This is Shanty-2-Chic's Reclaimed wood Love sign




Here is my Wood Love Sign:





I used the smallest type of foam brush to paint LOVE on my sign. I'm not 100% happy with the outcome, but I'm happy enough to hang it on my wall.

This is what I plan on putting on the sides of my sign:




This procject can also be found on the same blog that the Reclaimed Love sign is on.

I will post updated pictures once my Wood Love sign is on my wall with the wine bottles on each side.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Ruffled Burlap Wreath!

Hello!

For this project you will need

Needle
Thread
Hot glue gun


You can find these at Dollar Tree.


You can get Burlap Garland at Michaels for under $5.00




I had left over pieces from a previous project that I used. They were about an inch or so thick. I wrapped the entire stick wooden wreath with this left over burlap.


I then took a needle and thread to my burlap garland. I started stitching big gaps in my burlap. After doing this for a while I would pull the thread to make the burlap ruffle. To know how much I would have to sew I started hot glueing the ruffled burlap onto the wreath.

Here is my finished outcome


You can also find a ruffled wreath tutorial at this blog :)

http://jonesdesigncompany.com/decorate/ruffle-wreath-a-tutorial/

A Home that says Hello with the warmth of the decor

My Fiance's mother is a decor fanatic. She is always changing something around, or making a new theme for her home. Everytime you are there you instantly feel warm, calm and relaxed. I am always observing her walls, and furniture set ups for inpsiration in my own home. Here are some pictures of her home from last fall.

Enjoy!

Bubble Burlap Wreath

Do you see a theme going on here? A burlap theme of course ;)

As of late I've become an addict of Pinterest. I spend my time in the Design, DIY crafts, Home Decor and Wedding Venue (since I'm engaged since 9/2011). In the DIY craft section I found a Pin of a super uber cute bubble burlap wreath. I had to make it! My livingroom was already carrying on a burlap theme, so this wreath would be the perfect addition.

Here is my Wreath:

I hung it above the couch on a curtain rod, with my two shelves with the burlap covered candles.


I found this tutorial at this site:
http://todaysfabulousfinds.blogspot.com/2011/07/burlap-bubble-wreath-tutorial.html



PLEASE NOTE: I PLAN ON ADDING THIS PICTURE ABOVE THE WREATH


AAAAAAAND I ALSO PLAN ON PUTTING TWO PICTURES ON EACH SIDE JUST ABOUT THE WREATH.

UPDATED PICTURES TO COME ONCE THIS HAS BEEN DONE :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

sprucing up the wall with vinyl art and an empty frame

Just add an empty picture frame to some vinyl wall art, and Badda Bing Badda Boom the wall art is spruced up.

Before:


and After:



My Fiance liked it without the frame too, but what do men know about decorating? Just Kidding:) I feel the frame adds dimension to the wall art.

Lamp Shade Make-Over

Covering a Plain Jane Lamp Shade with Fabric!

Hello! This blog will be a tutorial on covering a lamp shade with fabric.

The supplies needed are:



A plain lamp shade
Spray Glue
Scissors
Pencil
Fabric of your choice

1. Lay the fabric on a flat surface. This is so when making the line of the outer rim of the lamp the surface is smooth, and won’t allow for any errors.



2. Put the seam of the lamp shade on the edge of the fabric. This is so the amount of fabric used to cover the lamp will be enough.


3. Take a Pencil, and lightly start drawing a line using the top and bottom rim of the lamp as a guide. Roll the shade slowly in the opposite direction, and continue to lightly draw the lines. Once you have reached the seam of the lamp again you have completed the full circumrence of the lamp.


^ you can just barely see the outline of my lampshade ^

Once the outline of the lampshade is complete it is important to trace another outline over this one. Make sure the outline is about a half of an inch to a complete inch. This is because there must be enough fabric to fold over the top and bottom.

4. Spray the lamp shade with the spray glue, and place the fabric onto the shade. It helps to use the outline as a guide line of placing the fabric on the shade. This is so the fabric completely wraps around the shade.

5. After the shade has been completely covered with the fabic use the scissors to cut off excuss fabric from the top and bottom. Once this has been done the fabric can be folded over and glued down.


Here is the final outcome of the lampshade: