Friday, September 28, 2012

Paint Chips & Burlap = Fall Wreath!


 
I guess I should add there is also an embroidery hoop and cardboard.
 
 
 
Have you seen these cute paint chips that are in paint stores lately?
 
Before the person that left me a not so nice comment one time about "pilfering" gets upset, I ask the guy who was mixing our paint if I could have some to make a wreath. After he quit laughing at me and told me they were free and to take all I wanted, I grabbed some fall colors.
 
 
 
I had cardboard that I had saved out of new dishes we bought.
Reason #1116 of why you never throw anything away!
 
 
 
I glued the "petals" around the center.
 
 
 
Then took some batting and a round coaster (Reason #1117) and
 
 
 
glued burlap around it.
 
 
 
And glued it to the center.
 
 
 
I stretched burlap in a wooden hoop and glued the flower to the front. I glued another coaster to the back to help hold it.
 
 
 
I thought about staining the hoop and/or adding ruffles around the edge, but the more I looked at it, I loved the simplicity of it just like it was.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Friday!
 
 
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's a Party! #73


I'm so sorry this party is up and running a little later than normal, I've been jacking around with InLinkz for over an hour now trying to get this party started. Seriously, is there anything more frustrating than watching a little thing spin around and do nothing?? I finally left Internet Explorer and tried it on Google Chrome and got it to work. So was the problem with InLinkz, or IE, or heaven forbid, me?!

Everybody cross your fingers and hope this works!!
(Just so you know, I normally don't link anything up to my own party, but just to check it, I'm going to this week.)
 



Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links on next Wednesday.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!
 

Features!


Okay, so it's Wednesday and I still have no catchy name for this features post. I need your help and suggestions. Any ideas?

While you're thinking about it, let's take a look at last week's top 5 most viewed links!

 
Wine Cork Pumpkin
 
 
I love this! I made a wine cork necklace this year (haven't posted about it yet), but this blew me out of the water! I love crafting with wine corks and I'm so glad we have friends who save them for me. You just can't do much with beer tabs!
 
 
World's Best Brownies
 
 
Who besides me wants to take a big bite out of the computer screen? Oh, and Lisa, I'm so glad you were out of nuts when you made these. I'm one of those weird people that doesn't like nuts.
 
 
Fall Burlap Wreath
 
 
Kathy, this is over the top!! I love it! I must live under a rock because I had no idea that they sold burlap in rolls. I'm going to Michaels today!
 
 
Up-Cycled Suitcase with Paint
 
 
One word. Wow!!
 
 
Candy Corn Puppy Chow
 
 
Guess who is going to have this in her house on Halloween night? Oh, who am I kidding, guess who has this in her house right now?!! Yum!
 
 
Thank you to all who linked up and I can't wait to see what you have for this week!
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Target's Dollar Aisle Wreath


I try to avoid Wal-Mart and Target at all costs, but on days when I can't put it off any longer, I love going through Target's dollar aisle. You can find the cutest little things to make into something fabulous. Remember this Eye Candy Necklace?


 
Well, this time I found the makings for a wreath.
 
 
 
The little sign and ring were both only $1.00.
 
 
 
The ring was brown so I painted it black and added ribbon.
But, it still looked awfully plain so...
 
 
 
I used the end of a paintbrush and added dots. Yeah, I got bored and got kinda sloppy on a few!
 
 
 
Then just hot glue the wood piece to it.
 
 
 
 
 
Not too bad for $2.00!
 
 
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Button Wall Hanging


I've got a little problem about throwing things away. I know, most some people might call it hoarding, but...


 
look, if I threw stuff away, I wouldn't have that cute little button pumpkin.
 
 
 
When I dug out all the Fall decorations, I had that metal pumpkin that I hung outside last year and it was really faded. I took a permanent marker and tried to go over the letters, but after I was finished, it looked like someone had drawn on it with marker.
 
 
 
Instead of pitching it, I glued buttons all over it.
 
 
 
I used Aleens Fast Grip Tacky Glue and it worked like a charm.
 
 
 
Little Pumpkin, you've survived one more year!
 
 
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Candy Corn Necklace


Tomorrow is officially Fall and it's time to bust out the candy corn.


 
Not the candy, a necklace!
 
 
 
I really wasn't sure if this would work or not. Those rhinestone candy corns are meant to be ironed on fabric and I was ironing it on metal.
 
 
 
But guess what? It actually worked! After it was stuck down, I added Dimensional Magic.
 
 
 
Here's my dirty little secret. Make sure you put a piece of fabric over the design before you iron it on. If you don't, you'll spend the next 30 minutes picking them all off the iron! What was I thinking?!
 
 
 
I found the orange ball chain at Hobby Lobby and that awesome paper in the background at JoAnn's.
 
Happy Friday!
 
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's a Party! #72


Hello, you crafty party people! Are you ready to show off your awesome creations? Let's go!




Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!
 

Features!


As I told you Saturday, Wednesday is now our new Feature Day. I still need to come up with some kind of catchy name, but so far that hasn't happened.

So without further ado, here are your top 5 most viewed links from last week's It's a Party:


Marble Gazing Ball
 
 
Okay, that idea is just pure genius!
 
 
New Bathroom Vanity Shelves
 
 
If you haven't had a chance to check out Tami's blog, do yourself a favor and take a look around. She does the most amazing things with "junk" that she finds!
 
 
Petticoat Tutorial
 
 
Isn't that absolutely adorable?!
 
 
Clay Pots
 
 
Beautiful! I've never seen clay pots like those. Love the white!
 
 
Autumn Angel
 
 
How creative is that?! I love it!!
 
 
Thank you to all who linked up!
 
Get your linking fingers ready, I'll be back later this afternoon to get this week's party started.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

More Trash to Treasure


I'm in a cleaning mood lately. Don't get too excited, though, it probably won't last long. This time while I'm cleaning things out, I'm actually not packing things away. You know that place, "away", the far away corner of the basement that continues to grow. I put stuff there and think I'll do something with it later, and most of the time, it just lives down there.


 
While I'm cleaning, if I find something that needs a little work, I'm either donating it or fixing it up right now.
 
 
 
We have 2 of those ugly old bar stools (I know, what were we thinking when we bought those?!). I had them in the donate pile and then I remembered Greg's new man cave and wanted to use them in there.
 
 
 
The seat was held on by 4 little screws on the bottom. I took it off and cut a big circle of fabric around it.
 
 
 
Baste around the outside with a heavy duty thread and pull tight.
 
 
 
Then for a little more added security, I hot-glued the raw edges to the seat.
 
 
 
That's it, nice and smooth.
 
 
 
Before I screwed the seat back on, I painted the stool with Rustoleum paint.
 
 
 
 
 
I've got to know, am I the only one who has the land of far away in the basement or attic for "to do later" projects?