Friday, December 18, 2009

DIY Envelope Gift Bag Tutorial

So what am I doing these days you ask? Well you didn't really ask but I like to pretend that I'm important and people want to know about me! The fact that people barely comment on my blog posts should tell me other wise, lol!!! So back to the question that was never asked of me! What am I doing these days? Well it seems that all I do is clean poopy diapers, wipe runny noses, nurse around the clock, and hand my body and soul over to a demon of six months old that some may actually call my child! Sure he's cute...when he's not wearing green peas all over his face! But honestly who does this child think he is? He seems to have me confused with some high class maid or butler apparently. I'm not the only one at his beck and call....there is also his seven soon to be eight year old sister and his daddy, who all at some time or another through out the day are running around serving this little man who thinks HE RUNS the show. Well who we kidding? He DOES run the show! So when I'm not wiping off milk vomit from my clothes I take a little ME TIME (and by little I mean very little..."if you blink you might miss it" kind of of little!). In this "ME TIME" I usually look up crafty projects as you know and was delighted to come across this one. We've all sometime or another been in a situation where we had a gift but no gift bag. If you find yourself in that situation again and have plain envelopes lying around than you can craft your own gift bag. How cool huh? Just follow these simple instructions found here. Be sure to customize it to make it your own. Gotta run...I smell poop!!!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Colorful DIY Spoon Mirror

Some of the simplest things look like you spent a bundle. Case in point is this colorful diy mirror made of bright spoons. It is very cool looking giving it a retro chic feeling to any house. Of all places I found it on the Country Living site...who knew huh?!!! All you need to replicate this piece of functional wall art is a hot glue gun, one 18 inch round mirror and 105 brightly colored spoons. You can purchase the spoons in ANY color from or any party store. Personally I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color pictured here but Mimosa Yellow also catches my eye from their site. It would look great in a baby's nursery! To make just simply follow the instructions.

STEP 1: Place a generous dot of glue on the back of the base of the handle of your first spoon. Press the spoon onto the mirror so that its bowl sits just outside the mirror's edge and the handle points toward the center.

STEP 2: Put another dot of glue on the back of the second spoon's handle in the same spot, and lay it on the mirror next to the first spoon, so that the widest part of the second one's bowl nestles into the neck of its neighbor.

STEP 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2 all around the mirror's perimeter — just be sure to keep the handles pointed at the mirror's center. Then sit back and admire your gorgeous handiwork.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

DIY Paper Mache Nesting Bowls

Do you remember as a kid getting your hands all sticky and making paper mache sculptures around a balloon? It was always so fun to get your hands all sticky and dirty but my sculpture always turned out a bit "awkward" to say the least! Besides who wants to keep a bunch of black and white newspaper strips in the form of a balloon as a decoration anyways?!!! Thanks to blogger and now author Patricia Zapata now you can be a kid all over again and make these super cute, super colorful, and super easy nesting paper mache bowls by clicking here. This is still a kid friendly craft but with a grown up sense of appeal! When finished fill them up with candy or what ever else suits your taste and get ready to show them off on the coffee table!