Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter block

I made this cute Easter sign for my craft group. It was fun and I think turned out really cute!

I first got together all my supplies. I had a piece of scrap wood that was already white, but if you dont, you can paint it. Then i picked out some paper I thought was cute for the background. I used my cricut to cut out the letters, but you could use stickers or vinyl or whatever you have that will work! I got some wood eggs from Roberst and got some paper to go on top of them and traced and cut those out. I used a sponge and some ink to add some color to the eggs, also I used a purple on the background paper around the edges.

I used mod podge to put the background paper on then laid out my letters where I wanted them ( before you glue your letters on put your eggs on it so you know where to put everything when its done). I glued my letters on, but you could also just mod podge them too.

I mod podged the paper eggs to the wood eggs and for some extra detail I sprayed some glitter on them. You could also just glue them together if you want.

Finally, glue the eggs to the board and add any extras to make it look even more cute! I used a button and some ribbon. I love how it turned out, it is so cute! It was really easy and fun too!

St Patricks Day Shamrock (late I know)

I made this for st patricks day. I know its past, but thought I would put it up anyways! I just used 2x4s. My husband cut it out for me- he is better at that sort of thing! Then I simply painted it and let it dry. Then used some gorilla glue to put it together and added some buttons and ribbon. Easy! You can make it as big as you want and pretty much whatever shape you want your shamrock to be. You can lay some wood out and just draw on it to see how you like it- just use pencil! :) Here are some more pictures

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A new addition to the family!!

It has been FOREVER since my last post!!! But its has been for good reason :) I have been really sick, which isn't fun, but we have a new addition coming to the family!! So that is where all my energy has been. Just been tired and sick :(. Also my camera has had some issues- But I think were about back to normal! YAY!!! So this is how I let my husband know I was pregnant. I tried to find a cute "I'm a big brother" shirt,but they were all so expensive. So I made my own! It looks like this- I First found an outfit I thought was cute. Then I got on my computer and just played with fonts and sizes until I found something I liked that said I'm a Big Brother! Then I got a piece of paper and traced it onto the paper from the computer. Then I went over it with a black marker. I then stuck the paper inside the shirt and positioned it how I wanted it. It was a little hard to see so I put a flashlight under it so the words showed up a bit better. Then I got some fabric paint, I just got it at wal mart for like a dollar, and I traced from the paper onto the shirt with the paint. It had to dry for a few hours. But it was SO easy! All you have to do is trace! Or if your good at that stuff you can just free hand it.