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Cutest Bibs Ever!

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in Mommyhood | 1 comment

I cannot take credit for making these beyond adorable little bibs, however, I can brag that my aunt and her students did!  These were a gift I received for my future son (due in two weeks) and I can’t wait to use them.  She used recycled mens dress shirts for the materials.  In fact, the plaid bib is made from material that was once one of my brother’s old shirts.

Besides the western style they also make bibs with little bowties or neckties.  I’m not sure if they sell them outside of their local craft shows, but if you’re interested contact me and I’ll try to find out some information for you.

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She’s Crafty

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 in DIY & Crafts | 1 comment

Two years in a row I’ve had girlfriends over for ‘Brunch and Crafts’.  If you had told me 10 years ago that this is something I would be doing on my weekends I never would have believed you.  Well, I’m not 23 anymore and these sorts of get-togethers are a good ol’ time.  Last year there were a bit more mimosas flowing than this year, but that’s what happens when over half the women are pregnant now!  Nevertheless, sitting around and catching up with girlfriends is always a good thing to do.

Very simple concept:  come over for brunch, bring a craft and it’s supplies, bring a food item to share.  I supply the main dish, bread, drinks, etc.  It’s a great way to follow through on a project you’ve been meaning to complete or to try something you’ve seen on Pinterest or a magazine.

A little gift for the girls that came:

What to do with the corks from one of our favorite things (wine)?  Make coasters, of course!   A little hot glue and you have one inexpensive and easy holiday gift.  The girl that made these also hot glued corks to magnets to make wine cork magnets.

A different friend used corks to make this cute wreath.  She lightly colored them with a translucent white spray paint, hot glued them around a wooden ring, added a couple fake flowers, and wallah!  An idea to add something to the center is to hang the letter of your last name in the middle.

Both myself and a friend made these chic & sparkly deer decorations.  My friend found an image online and enlarged it to fit the 11 x 14 blank canvases.  We then traced the outline of the deer, used paintbrushes to fill it in with mod podge, and then sprinkled glitter on it.  I used a chunkier gold glitter and my friend used a finer bronze glitter.

Ladies getting their craft on.

 

 

 

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How to Glitter Eggs (or any item)

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 in DIY & Crafts | Comments Off

Glittered Eggs:

I think glitter is the most fun.  Unfortunately, it also can make the biggest mess….take your time to set out paper or plastic to work on.

  1. What you’ll need:  modge podge, a cheap paintbrush, glitter, and plastic eggs (or whatever item you are glittering)
  2. Brush the glue onto the egg…yes, this is messy.
  3. Sprinkle glitter all over the egg…yes, this is messy too.  You’ll probably need to rinse your hands off after each egg, so you can work on the next one.
  4. Let them dry overnight.  Set up around a centerpiece, in a glass bowl, or hang them on a tree!

 To see some glittery washable glassware Click Here

For sparkly DIY votives Click Here

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