Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Lots'a crafty goodness.
I recently found Pinterest courtesy of my good friend Cinda. I have so much fun looking at all the creative ideas that people have found on the internet and share by "pinning" them. I love looking at the pictures and being inspired. Warning, it can be addictiong to the point where you are constantly looking and not doing! However, I have managed to "do" a few things... I saw a pin on how to take inexpensive glass from a thrift store and paint it with a combination of glue and frosting food coloring and when dry it looks like sea glass. I love sea glass! Daniel and I gave this a whirl and it really does work! I also found a pin that showed using a thrift store frame that you paint and bow and use instead of a wreath. I went to the thrift store and really didn't see the right kind of frame but I found an old painting and decided to redo it. I wanted to put "Welcome" on the bottom but I hate my own writing. Pinterest to the rescue. Take a dark color of paint and paint where you want the letters. Let the paint dry and then put letter stickers over it spelling out the words you want. Then paint a color over the top that will meld into the background. I used two coats letting the first coat dry before doing the second. while the second coat was still wet I used tweezers to pull up the stickers. Then I drilled two holes in the top and made a wired ribbon hanger...I also used craft paint and a dry paintbrush to blend in the second color I painted. It looks so pretty now. To age it a little bit I used a sepia ink pad and lightly inked it. Olivia and I also redid a lamp...She wanted one for the "girl" guest bedroom. She has had more fun decorating it with me. We had seen a few that she really liked at Hobby Lobby but they were expensive, even on sale. So off to Goodwill we went. We found this lamp for 3.00 and the shade for fifty cents. The bottom of the lamp was already a cute purple so all we did was make fabric ruffles and then hot glue them to the shade from the bottom up. When we reached the top we used a cute yarn trim to hide the edge of the last ruffle. Here is Olivia hiding her big smile. She loves the lamp and we had fun sewing the ruffles together. It was such a quick thing to make that we went back downstairs and made my niece a baby card to go with the quilt and a nursing cover that I saw on Pinterest too... Olivia agreed to be the reluctant model. We put a big pocket and a ruffle just to girl it up a little...These are so fast and easy and I know Emily will love it! If you need some crafty inspiration, check out Pinterest... I think you will love it! Last of all, Judy, I tried to email you but your blogger is set to no reply so write a message with your email included and I will send you an email back..... Happy Spring! xoxoxoxox melinda