Posts tagged crafts
Posts tagged crafts
The ladies of Pretty Delicious talked about my homemade pizza on their website.
They also let me do a guest post tutorial of my Scrabble Tile Coasters a while back.
Thanks, Lia and Erin!
Craftiness runs in the family! My sister-in-law made me these Scrabble tile coasters for Christmas. They combine three of the things I love the most: word games, crafts, and drinking wine.
Oh, she also found the idea on Pinterest and was the one to introduce me to the site (my new favorite time killer) in the first place. Does she know me or what?
I bookmarked this post on Centsational Girl a while back and finally got around to giving it a shot recently.
I bought a white tray from the clearance end cap at Target (you know what I’m talking about) and spray painted it silver. Rather than using a cloth placemat, I used a swatch of fabric that I had picked up for super cheap at Michael’s. I measured the base of the tray and folded over and ironed the edges of the fabric so that it matched the exact dimensions.
I used modge podge to glue down the fabric to the base of the tray, and for good measure put a layer of modge podge on the top of the fabric as well. This makes the tray less fabric-y, but I like that it’s more protected now.
This is what Kate’s (aka Centsational Girl) final product looks like:
Now, because I prefer to make things that have at least a small purpose and aren’t merely decorative, I put mine to a more practical use on our coffee table:
As promised, here is a behind-the-scenes look at the kid’s name shadow box making process. I made one for my niece for Christmas with an outer space theme. I don’t know if maybe I’m psychic, but after picking this theme I received a message from her mother saying that she wanted “outer space stuff” for Christmas, so this couldn’t have been more perfect.
I first laid down black sparkly paper, traced a “moon” on silver paper with a bowl, and painted her name orange (her favorite color). I used hot glue to start laying down the space accessories.
Items that needed to stand up were glued to the base of the shadow box.
Like last time, I put a flat-headed nail in the back of one of the pieces to make it float. Sounds macabre but it works.
Here’s the finished product!
Want to impress everyone at a one-year-old’s birthday party (though the one-year-old may not be so interested)? This project is easy-ish to make and packs a big punch.
My nephew has a sea-themed bedroom and when I stumbled across this Coral Reef Toob at A.C. Moore (cheaper at the store than on this website) inspiration struck. I picked up some wooden letters, a sheet of sparkly blue sticky foam for the background, a black shadow box, and a boyfriend (not from A.C. Moore) and I was good to go. I painted a sun on a sheet of light blue card stock for the sky, and then Tom was in charge of setting the scene and doing the manual labor to cut some of the animals to the size needed to fit inside the frame. He also came up with the genius idea of putting a nail in the scuba diver and gluing the head of the nail to the background to give him a swimming effect. The objects were all glued using Amazing Goop Craft Glue.
Here’s another view where you can kind of see the nail (painted blue to blend in a bit more):
The niece is getting an outer-space-themed box for Christmas (shh don’t tell her), so be on the lookout for that in a couple of weeks. I’ll try to remember to get some in-progress shots.
Need a one minute project? Take a bottle cap that you like- your favorite beer, perhaps, and super glue a magnet or two to the inside.
I used the cap to a bottle of GatoNegro Chardonnay because I liked the kitty. So does Spidey Magnet.