Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Valentine's Day for Hubby

This year for Valentine's Day I wanted to do something "cute" and inexpensive for my husband. Didn't want to go too crazy with all the candy and hearts stuff. He really isn't in to all that.

I wanted to do something that reminded me of the old initials carved in a tree trunk. I always loved that when someone took the time to carve their initials and a heart in a tree! So sweet, also showed that it would be there forever! That thought kept going through my head, hmmmm..... not sure on how to replicate that idea.

I thought a wooden frame with our initials on it! YES, that's the answer!

This is what it looked like before painting and assembling.
tTaaaa Daaaa! Here is the final project! He said he loved it! Now hanging in his home office. Thanks for looking. Have a great day!


Dr Seuss Day

Currently I am a substitute teacher at the school my kids attend. I love the teachers there and enjoy (when I have time!) giving little RAK. For Dr Seuss's birthday I made a bunch of cute little pencil toppers to hand out. I saw this idea somewhere during my late night craft surfing. Also spied it on Pinterest, but don't know who to give credit to. It was such a cute and easy idea, couldn't help but make a couple for myself!

I made enough for each of the librarians and each assistant in the office. They were a huge hit!
Thanks for looking!
Have a great crafty day

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Valentine's Day Teacher Gift

This year for Valentine's Day I made these gifts for my kids' teachers. They are always a hit with everyone. Pretty easy to make too. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the process to make them. This is the final project this year. These were a lot more work than I anticipated. The vases were more involved than my previous vases made from candy bars.
They are very cute though. But of course I didn't start until the night before so it was hard to get everything done in one night.
Filling the vases was more expensive than I anticipated too. Bought the vases at the Dollar Tree, maybe I should have gone for a smaller one, then I wouldn't have had to fill with so many treats!
Below are chocolate rose vases from previous years. These two look so BLAH, boring! YAWN!! I'm sure I added green ribbon as the leaves but can't find a picture of them - Sorry! To make the vases I hot glued 4 Hersey's bars around a piece of styrofoam, then filled with either M&M's or some conversation hearts. They are very cute and make everyone smile.

These are easy to change up for a birthday gift too. Add some balloons and use "birthday-ish ribbon" to decorate the choco vases. They turn out very cute.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Converted Shoe Box

In February I needed a new storage box for some extra "stuff" in my bathroom. Didn't want to go out and spend money on it so I found a shoe box and some cute fabric and of course my "best crafting friend" the hot glue gun! The best part was that there wasn't any sewing involved!

This is my shoe box and yellow fabric (yellow is my favorite color). I thought it would brighten up my dull bathroom.
Started by folding over the edge of the fabric to make a clean looking edge.
Next I just covered the box like a present. Didn't take any pictures of this step but it was just like wrapping a present. Wasn't difficult at all.

The final box. After it was done I thought it needed an extra detail, so I put some ribbon that I had on hand. This was from the Dollar Bin at Michaels.
Looks pretty good. I put some extra toothpaste and tooth brushes in it. Not too bad.

Thanks for looking