Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Wreath Ornament

These are Super Easy to make!

Supplies needed:

Lace with holes

Beads-3 sided

Pipe Cleaners- red or green, you will not see it

Ribbon or Decorative cord

To make, tread the lace on to pipe cleaner, then bead, lace, bead until it is the size that you want.  Push everything together tight. Then twist the pipe cleaner.  Decorate with ribbon. 



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments



I hope everyone is ready for Christmas.  I really do NOT know where my time has gone! But, I thought I would do a quick post this morning before heading out to church. It is last minute, but with kids being home for the holidays, It would be a fun project for them to do.

I think I learned to make these ornaments in 8th grade. And, I still have them on my tree!  I actually love them.


Supplies: Old Fashioned Clothes Pins

                Red Pom Poms

                Flat gold  cord

                Red & White or Blue Paint

                Red Pipe cleaners

                Magic marker for face




First Paint your clothes & Let Dry, Paint the top red, and the pants either White or Blue           

Attach gold cord, This can be done in one piece.  It will glue better, just play with it.

Glue on his hat, arms.  Draw his face and your done

An ornament hanger will attach to his hat, or you can stand him on a branch!

                      MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Bathroom Update, Zero Cost!

It ALWAYS amazes me, how basically Just Paint can change a room.  I know that is funny.  I know it makes a big difference, but then I paint....and well it is a Wow moment or it could be, What was I thinking???? 


We have a small bathroom upstairs on the girls side of the house, (their gone, but it is still their side).  There was nothing wrong with it, but after awhile you just need change.  And, we needed something more grown up.


Here is the before.....Actually I painted this and I really liked it.  But, after just the initial coat of peach, it was one those, What was I thinking.  So, I drizzled orange craft paint into the can of peach and did a dry brush technique.   I just kept working with it, till I liked it.



When we purchased this place, It was a wreck!  Where the built ins are, was just a hole and you could see A/C duct work going up to the attic.


I didn't really have a plan for this room.  I really feel that ivory fixtures limit the possibilities.  For example, I don't think gray walls with ivory/tan would look good.  I knew I wanted something neutral.  Just happens I had extra paint in an off white....It was whiter than I wanted, So I added some brown craft paint to the can.  Not a problem, if you remember that you did that....Recently I painted another small room  and I thought...that I had enough paint in a can (I forgot I had used it upstairs) .  Guess what? It wasn't enough paint.  I purchased some more and then I was trying to figure out why it didn't match.  Then, I remembered!!

 So now that it was beige, I needed new accessories.  I went shopping in my house!  Yes, sometimes things can be moved around to different rooms and it looks like you have new things.  

The shower curtain came out the main bath downstairs (I really had to shop for new one to go there)

The picture came from down stairs, the cowboy lantern came out my daughters room


 And this little cute sign, came out of my daughters closet.  Yep, she is gone, but for some reason she still has things here.  Her closet is good place to go look....She came home one weekend and I had hung one of her pictures in the hall.  She said, "Hey, that is my Picture."  I said, "Yes, it is, No difference in it being in a closet or on the wall." 


My daughter, Megan, made the wooden sign.

That is it!  A room make over at $0 cost.  I had everything, that I used.