Changing...Again




I'm changing the blog around again...I have ADD I can't help it. I am currently in the process of cleaning it up a little and adding a few features. It's all jumbled up right now so please excuse the mess!


A Piece of Cake...part 2

After making my milk glass cake plate I decided that I needed a more casual one for everyday use. But - I also wanted it to be personalized. I did the same thing as before (gorilla glue epoxied a plate to a candle holder) but I followed this tutorial at Centsational Girl (one of my all time favorite blogs) to make it more fabulous. And this is what I got:



This is the top, personalized with a H (for Hicks).



I already had the paint and the stencils so I only paid 25 cents for the plate and 50 cents for the candle stick - that make one really cute 75 cent cake plate!!!

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The Elusive Flame

I know everyone is tired of seeing things made out of books - especially wreaths - but I have just discovered them.

I turned this book:



into this wreath:




I don't have step by step photos but it was super easy to make. First I painted the edges of the book with a little black and brown paint. Then I rolled and folded the pages of the book and hot glue them to a dollar store foam wreath. I then attached a piece of ribbon to the back with hot glue to hang it.

You can go to this tutorial at Living with Lindsey for a similar wreath and detailed instructions!

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It's a piece of cake...part 1

I've been looking for a milk glass cake plate forever - but I have yet to find one within my price range. After months and months of searching I finally gave up and made one.

I found this hobnail candle holder for 99 cents:



And this plate for 99 cents:




After a little gorilla glue epoxy I got this:



Cheap, easy, and a perfect fit with my milk glass collection!!


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I love cheap frames...




I could help but post these...I got the set of three at a local "thrift" store. They came with the mattes and a metal ledge/shelf to put them on - all for 7 bucks. I spray painted them yellow (Krylon Bright Idea), put some coordinating scrapbook paper in them, and placed them on our new shelving unit. (shelving unit photos will come later on!!!) They metal shelf thingy that they came with is going to be used for a different project (more to come on that later).

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Silhouettes...Finally

So...after days and days of drooling over everyones fabulous silhouette art work - I finally made my own. The best thing about it is that its basically free/really cheap.

Here is a sneak peek of the finished project:



First I made a stencil out of a photo I printed onto cardstock.




Then I used the stencil to trace the shape onto the blue paper that I chose. (I wanted to do something different than a traditional black and white silhouette.)



I then attached the the silhouette on to some awesome yellow paper and placed them behind the matte.



That's it!! Finished and ready to go! I reused a frame (after spray painting it of course) that I already had and used paper that I purchased ages ago - so I didn't spend anything on it!!

Affordable and Cute - does it get any better than that?



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From Blah to Beautiful

I found some really cool yellow and blue paper at the scrapbook store and just had to have it. It's been sitting around forever while i tried to decide what to do with it. After a trip to Hobby Lobby the light bulb finally came on.

Here is a sneak peek of the finished product:




Here are the supplies that you will need:

paper mache box
scrapbook paper
adhesive (I used sticky tabs and acid free glue)
pencil
scissors
sand paper and paint to distress
3-d embellishments ( I used a twenty-five cent felt coaster and a unfinished wood fleur de lis)

I got this paper mache box thingy at Hobby Lobby...after the 90% after Christmas discount it was only twenty-five cents!!



I traced the front and sides of the box onto the back of the paper.



Then I just cut out the shapes and glued them to the box. After the glued dried I used sandpaper and white paint on the edges to distress it a little. Then I glued the embellishments to the front.




Thats all!! The possibilities are endless with this project. There are gagillions of papers you could use and even more embellishments!!


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