So my sisters found some alphabet magnets like these and i thought they were adorable! So i made some, but did my last name and then 2 of my kids names. I love the colors! And think they turned out pretty good! Oh and they were super easy to make:)
Bought the wood circles and magnets at Joann's. And the paint at Quality! Maybe spent $5 in all!
I painted the wood, then glued on the magnets!
Next i sanded the edges and used some distressing ink!
Then wulah!!! I wrote the letters on them! And their finished:) Not too bad!
Friday, June 17, 2011
My friend Shelby is gettin married next month and this weekend is her bridal shower! She is doing a vintage theme so I wanted to do something OLDISH for her! My sister Tera purcahsed these cute old windows from a girl here in town and so we put our heads together! It still has the glass in it so I was really excited! I wanted to put something special on the window so she could use it all year round! After a TERRIBLE experience with trying to get some vinyl cut at a local store, I ended up using a cricuit to cut out these letters!.. The vinyl that I had purcahsed first was such a cute blue color and would have matched this window soo cute! but, when I went to pick up the vinyl it was not the lettering I had chose, and was sooo NOT cute.. I was upset at first cuz her shower was in 2 days and I wanted this to be perfect for her! All in all, I think it turned out pretty cute! I just hope she likes it!!!
This window is sooo OLD! The blue on it is the original paint..
I added a little decoration to it! Just to make it look more like a gift! The blue lace on top is to hang it off of. If she doesnt like the lace she can always pull it off!! I now need to find me an old window so I can put one up in my house!!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
We have had people e-mail us saying it would NOT let them post a comment.. To be fair we put all 26 of you in a basket and drew a name... When posting a comment it will not show up automatically, it has to be looked over by us first, then we decide if it is appropriate or not to be shown.. That may or may not have been the problem.... So everyone had a chance at this drawing!
CARRI @ REDEFINING C.
CONGRATS! PLEASE COMMENT OR E-MAIL US LETTING US KNOW WHAT COLORS YOU WANT YOUR RECIPE BOX!! ONCE WE REACH ANOTHER 25 FOLLOWERS WE WILL DO ANOTHER DRAWING FOR SOMETHING CREATIVE & CRAFTY! THANKS FOR ALL YOU FOLLOWING AND SUPPORTING OUR BLOG!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
NOW THAT WE HAVE REACHED OUR 25TH FOLLOWER WE WILL BE DOING A DRAWING FOR A RECIPE BOX! THE WINNER WILL BE ABLE TO PICK THE COLOR THEY WANT IT! WE THEN WILL DECORATE IT FOR YOU AND STICK IT IN THE MAILBOX!! WE WILL DO THE DRAWING TOMORROW AT NOON! THANKS FOR EVERYONE SUPPORTING US!! ..and GOODLUCK!
Monday, June 6, 2011
I have heard a little bit about people using book pages to make wreaths out of.. I bought a wreath (see last post) at our Friday Store last week and was going to try it. I decided I liked the look of that old stickly wreath so I ended up using it for a different project... I got this mirror from my brother for Christmas a few years back and I loved it when I had a lot of dark colors in my house, but now that I have added a little bit of color to my house I dont like it being so dark. So the transformation began.. I also bought a very old book that was a little beat up.. (that way I didnt feel so bad ripping out the pages).. I wasnt quite sure how to fold the pages or if I was suppose to wrap.. I just plain didnt know.. I tried wrapping it around my finger but the tip of my nail went right through the end.. a pen was too little.. folding it into 4's just didnt look right.. I then found a marker that was prob 1/2 an inch thick and tried that.. That worked the best.. a few pages even ripped through so I had to be careful.. but the look of it turned out just how I wanted!! The only sucky thing is that I ran out of pages when I got to the end.. So in these pics you can see the bottom isnt as full as the rest.. I had to spread them out a bit more. So, until I find a book that matches my pages I am leaving it like this!!
the dark mirror! (dont mind my messy child)
Rip out your pages! The older the book the better the color!
Wrap the paper in the center and crunch.. It helps to twist it a bit. Just not too hard or it will rip right through your page!
On the first row I put the pages way close.. The second row I did them about an inch apart.
Once your glue is dry you can pull on them and kinda FLUFF them the way you want them to lay!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Let me start off by telling you, "I am just like a kid in a candy store!" ... when it comes to our Friday Thrift Store here in town! Yet, anywhere cheap, thrifty.. you get the picture! I have always had something hanging on my front door.. I feel like its more welcoming when people keep they're doors decororated. Maybe im just weird but I always have felt like that! I have had stars on them for about the last 2 years.! I did have a Christmas wreath at one point but my husband hated it because it was so bolky ang big! When I was in Cedar City at my sisters house we decided that doing an initial of our last name would be cute! So we went to Joanns Craft Store and bought our cardboard letters for cheap! I think it was normally $4.00 or so.. (but if you use a coupon you can usually get off to 40% or 50% off! (SCORE)) I bought my material when I made my chair so I had some left over that I wanted to use to kinda blend the colors in my house! I cut slits into my material then ripped away! I love the way ripped material looks! I wrapped up my "F".. Not gonna lie it was kinda a pain. I didnt realize the diff. lenghts so I had to play around to get it to look right! So back to my Mintue Wreath! I scored with this $1.00 wreath today at our local Friday Store.. I wanted to try making a Book Wreath out of pages from a book, but this wreath was too cute to be covered up! I have been trying to decide where to put my "F" too because it dont stand up by itself! So when I got home it hit me!! I put 2 and 2 together and WAH-LAH!! I can say I LOVE it!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
We are to 21 followers now! We only need 4 more followers to do our first drawing!! So spread the word! (if you are following anonymously and want to be entered in the drawing please leave your initials or some kind of name so that if we draw your name, we know who it goes too! thanks!!)