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Handmade at home

27 May

I don’t consider myself to be an extremely crafty/artsy person, but I think sometimes I underestimate that. Maybe it’s just that I haven’t let my creative juices flow for a long (very long) time so they need a little tune up!

Recently I’ve been back into crafting and creating and it has been making me really happy. Of course, not everything I’ve done is perfect or even complete, but it feels good to make something with my own two hands. Something that I have either thought of completely on my own or been inspired to make by something else…most likely something I’ve seen on Pinterest.

To give you an update, here are just a few of the things I’ve made recently.

First is the paint chip heart print. This was SO easy. I collected colorful paint chips from Home Depot, cut them into hearts of the same size, taped them onto a sheet of white printer paper and put it in frame I already had. Eventually I want to either get a new frame or spray paint this one white.

The second thing I did was refurbish a little wooden box I found at a thrift store for under a dollar. It was originally a crackled wood  that I spray painted white. Once it was dry, I used a heart cut out of a subway map that I had and decoupaged it onto the front of the box. I love this little box so much! And I love Manhattan!


The next project, which took me about .2 seconds, was framing some dandelion paper I had left over from stationery I used during our wedding. I would like for the frame to be white eventually (I want all white frames at some point) but for now I kind of like the contrast of the blue and green and how colorful it is. I learned that framing stationery is one of the simplest ways to have a brand new piece of “art”.

Last, but certainly not least is the wine bottle I turned into a decorative piece/occasional vase. I say occasional because it is rare that we have flowers in the house since our cat Eddie loves to eat them. But even on its own I love the pop of color this adds to the room! All I did was take an empty bottle of wine, soak it in warm water and dish soap for a little while then peel off the label and clean it off. So simple for such a fun result!



I hope you enjoyed all the crafts I’ve been working on! This post has been several months in the making. Next time I will show you my biggest (and most fun) craft project to date…simple, cheap and fun DIY magnets!

Take a picture, it lasts longer.

26 Jan

I got a little click-happy with my camera since we bought it all of 2 days ago. Of course my subjects of choice were the usual suspects – the boys. I’ll share a few of the pictures I’ve taken of them…more pictures to come in other posts!

I love this picture because Kiddie’s eyes match the green in the blanket..

Eddie contemplates getting on top of the kitchen cabinets


Too tired to jump…the stove is a good resting spot instead.

Noah focuses on Civilization V

Nixon is about to fall asleep!

Gift Guide – Housewarming

16 Dec

I guess this is fitting since we just moved to a new house…a gift guide for housewarming gifts! I think these would actually make cute wedding presents too! This post might be a little late considering many of these actual sellers might be too busy right now, but you could probably find similar things in stores if you looked hard enough!

 

Everything Spice Kit –

cookoutsidethebox

 

Monogrammed dish towels –

ccampbell0509

 

Customized state cutting board (could do location of home or location of wedding)

Aheirloom

 

Personalized Frames –

braggingbags

 

AnotherFrameofMind


 

Next time…stocking stuffers!!