Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monogram for the Front Door

Hi Everyone.  I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your summer.  This is just a little Monogram I put on my front door after creeping on The DIY Mommy blog.   She is awesome, here is the link

I got the monogram cutout at Michael's for like three bucks.  How could I pass that up?  I sprayed it with some turquoise spray paint (oops - missed a spot), and called it good.

Everything else I had on hand.  the flowers were from the Dollar Tree and the willow branches, I was going to throw them away.  I think they are at least ten years old.  I really need to de-clutter!

I started by gluing the larger flowers on.

Then I glued whatever else I had on.

I put it on the front door for now.  I have an idea for a summer wreath, but, it may take me a few weeks days.

I live in Arizona, it has been 117 lately, so I am staying indoors.  I guess I have to clear clutter, clean and organize.  Please stay tuned, I am in the kitchen now.  I should have a post by Friday :-)  Have a great week, drink plenty of water and stay cool.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Fairy Gardens for Mom

Happy May Everyone.  I barely made it, but, I did.  Tomorrow is June 1st already.  I just don't understand where time goes.  The older I get, the faster it goes.  I have really missed my blog and haven't been on since October.  What is up with that?  I always catch myself thinking, I need to get a picture of this and most importantly, what will I say on that first post back.  Well, I have decided to just start - rip that band aid off and have some fun.  So, here we go:

Doing for childcare for 23 years, it is hard coming up with things the kids can make.  I think they really hit it out of the park this year.  They started by putting hand prints on the outside of the pot.  We were shooting for a butterfly, but, we did get a few spiders in there - lol.

Then we made little fairies. a birdbath, and I love their little stone paths.

The fairies were made with a clothes pin, doll head (or dowel cap), yarn, a small wooden star, a toothpick and a piece of yellow felt.

I love the faces of the fairies.  This one in suppose to be Harlequin from Batman.

Just wrap the top of the clothes pin with yarn for a top.  Then a pom pom for the skirt.

The birdbath was made from a miniature pot inverted and the saucer on top.  I ran out of the pots and used a cork for the picture.  They painted them and added jewels to decorate the saucer.  They were so pretty.  After everything was painted, I sprayed clear spray paint over everything to seal it - I didn't want anything to bleed.

I loved them ALL.  I just wish one was made for me!  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

And the EYE's have it...

Wow, I can't believe I have a Halloween post in September.  This is a first for me.  I am usually trailing in around the second week of October.  I even have a project in the works...

This is my eyeball wreath.  I love body parts at Halloween.  Nothing says Halloween like body parts.

I purchased my eyeballs from The Dollar Tree.  I know they had them for a couple of years.  I bought one pack for my college age kids to use at a Halloween Party.  They were a little creepy cool, so, I had to get a couple three bags for me.

I used a a green floral foam wreath from The Dollar Tree.  I also used them for a candy corn wreath one year.  You can see that here.

I covered it with some Halloween Ribbon.  

Then, I just started to hot glue the eyeballs on.

I liked the way it looked, but, you could see the ribbon through some holes.

I LOVE Spanish Moss.  The effect is the best.  I use it on EVERYTHING.  After filling in all the holes, I added a few spiders and called it good.  

Well, I think the Eye's have it, 
and, here's looking at you kid.  This could go on forever, so, I will close with a thank you so much for stopping by.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

My Barnwood Monogram

Boy, is fall coming fast?  Well, at least for some.  I always think it is so strange to start seeing Halloween stuff and even some Christmas stuff in August.  I live in Arizona, and it is H O T.  It is still very hot.  So Hot.  Did I say HOT.  My daughter took the summer off and didn't play softball.  She just started with a new team and is loving it and football is gearing up for my son.  My husband loves this time of year because of the sports (the games are sooo hot), and my son is a Senior this year, so he is very excited for his last High School football season.  I can't believe my babies are in the 11th and 12th grade.  That just makes me old.  Old and Hot and not the good Hot either.  Ok, I need an icy diet Dr. Pepper now.  Well, I am still crafting.  I hate to say that I am not cooking as much, just fast old recipes that no one would want.  My son did tell me that he missed me blogging because I cooked a lot more - he he.  We will try to do it again soon.  I made this Monogram Sign back in July and absolutely love it.  I thought I would share it with you today.

I got this awesome wooden sign thing at Michael's.  I love the pallet look.  I got a jig saw for Christmas, and hold on to your bottoms, I even have a few pallets outside.  I am just too lazy and scared to use my saw.  That will be a must learn  for this fall.  Anyway, I saw this at Michael's and thought it would make a cute sign.

They also had these awesome colored stains.  I had to have a couple, and thought this would be the perfect little project to try them out.

This was my first draft.  I wasn't too happy with it though.  I only bought two of the colored stains and used a darker wood stain that I had on hand.  The top board, I just put a little white chalk paint on it.  Not loving it though.

I put a white wash over the darker stain and liked it a little more, but, still not there.  A white wash is taking a little white chalk paint and adding water to it.  I made it really thin and painted a little over the stain.

Now, I found myself back at Michael's buying the red stain for the top.   Now, I am loving it even more.  I bought this cute galvanized "C" first.  I really didn't know what I was going to do with because it was a little small.  My daycare business slows way down in the  summer, so, I have time in the summer but no money.  I really couldn't swing the larger one.  Now look.  It fits perfectly.

I love it.  What do you think?

Linking to: Frugal Friday

Monday, June 8, 2015

A Bird House Wreath

When did summer get here?  I really can't complain, living in Arizona, we haven't had too many warm (hot) days.  I can't say the "H" word, because, we all know how warm it really gets - ha ha.  Anyway, I have had this wreath idea in my head for at least a year, maybe two.  I really did have a different picture in my head, but, I like it.

I bought all of these cute bird houses at Michael's about two years ago.  I got them when they went on clearance and bought quite a few.  I just lined them up and shot them with some white paint.

I painted the flat wooden wreath form too.  At first, I just painted the roof.  I used mostly chalk paint.  These are my favorite colors.

But, when I was playing around with them, they looked as if they were missing something.

So, I painted the bottom and about 1/4 of an inch up the sides a dark brown.  Then, I put a little Spanish moss in all the holes.

What do you think?  Looks pretty good huh?  I did this right before school was out when my little ones were out playing.  I just got an extension cord and glued away.

This is what happens when you try to do something with little ones running all around.  I think I had to kiss a couple of boo boo's and one may have required a bandaid.  Oh, I do live in the desert and cactus is a daily thing.  Yes, I had to get my tweezers :-o  The whole round thing I was going for just wasn't quite there???

I brought it in and took them all off, and, started again.

Much better.  I was playing around with a banner, what do you think?  Let me know, thanks.

Hope you are having a round great Monday.