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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wood Signs

Oh my Goodness!  I know......It has been forever since I have posted anything.  I promise you that I have been busy.  I've spent the last two nights uploading pictures from the phone to the computer. 

One of those things is Wooden Signs made out of scrape lumber...

I can tell you....These are not my originals thoughts!  Pinterest is my best friend!

I thought this was REAL cute.  Brianna has been dating Danny now for 1 year and she was wanting a collage to go over the couch in her new apartment.

I used thin strips of wood to attach wood planks together.  To paint, I used painters tape and lined out my tress.  Then I tore pieces and placed in the center to make it look like bark.  After, I painted the tree, I pulled all the tape up.  The....boyfriend loved it and said it made him want to find a tree to really carve their initials in......AWE!  He is a keeper!

 Have you ever blown a dandelion?

 More Scrapes!  I really don't know what the L is made out of....They were in my stock.  The O is made out of a piece of Tree Bark, and dry washed in White. The V is obviously a chain.  The E is Vine.  I LOVE IT!

Back to the collage....Thought we may need some fill in's......Not knowing exactly what we were going to use.  I painted several colors on the board and ran my electric sander over it.

She LOVES Arrows!  Another fill in...

Here it is!  OH I did that Believe sign as well!

I got the frames up and she had to print out some pictures to go in them.


Another sign that I made for me!


Ok, the EASIEST way that I have found to do signs.  Print out your words.  Then take chalk and cover the back of the writing.  Place the paper on your wood, or whatever your using and trace with a pencil.  The chalk will transfer to your wood and then you can paint.  I have found that the paint Pens make it so much easier!

 Color the back!

See how it transfers!  Happy sign making!  Comment and let me know that you were here!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Jewelry Holders

After making my daughter a bracelet holder, I got in the mood to do something else.  My necklaces have hung on the corners of the mirror on my dresser forever.......I had seen on old rake head used to hang necklaces.  I just happened to have one. 


I used a wire brush to knock some of the rust off of it and then hit it with some Gold spray paint.  I used Hot glue to cover the handle with some rope.  And Done!  Hang it up!  


LOL! My husband came in and said, "Someone has hung an old rake up in the bathroom."

 Now, I am thinking that I need some new necklaces!

 I had to take some pictures down to hang the rake up.  I've had the pictures forever and was tired of them, but love the frames!  I had been to a friends house the other night and she had this cute earring holder made out of a window screen.  I just happen to have some.  I popped one picture out of the frame.  Cut a piece of window screen bigger than the opening and hot glued it in!  Oh my so easy!



 Of course this only works for dangle earrings, unless you want to pull the picture down to add Post earrings.


And, again....I think I need to go shopping. LOL,  I do have more than these, but they have clasp or post.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bracelet Holder

The day before my daughter was to go back to college, she announces that she wants me to make her a bracelet holder......I am like, are you kidding me.  My mind is racing!  How do I do that!  She says take a paper towel tube, cover it, put it on a base, simple.  And, I am thinking no, that will not work.  What do you do, when your not sure, GO to Pinterest!  So, I headed on over and found some examples and it was really simple to do.   And, she was right.

Here it is!


Base -found at Walmart 95 cents

Dowel- Walmart 95 cents

Paper Towel  tube

Magazine to roll up to put in tube


Paint/Stain to paint base and dowel

Drill - to drill hole in base for dowel

Saw - to cut dowel

Exacto knife to cut hole in tube

Wood glue

Hot Glue gun


 Cut dowel the length desired, I cut mine 7 inches.  Drill hole in base big enough for dowel, but not to big.  It needs to be snug.  Glue with wood glue.  Let dry! After it dries, then stain or paint.

 Prepare paper towel roll, with fabric.  I used Hot Glue to glue edges, some use Modge Podge.  Roll up magazine and slide inside.  I folded my fabric on the ends and glued.  Some fold it inside and someone else cute a circle and glued on.  I had some wide sheer ribbon, that I used to cover the fabric and tied it off on each end.

 OK, now for the hard Part....REALLY.  Mark center on fabric roll (at the seam, seam will be down) and use knife to make a hole for dowel to slide inside.....I know you are thinking no big deal!  But, remember that magazine is in there.  I wanted my dowel to go in at least half way, so it would be secure.  When you get hole dug out, put hot glue in the hole, and place dowel 


Ta DA! Done!