Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Wreath


I was commissioned by J's mom to make a wreath for her brother's upcoming nuptials in May.  I wanted to make a wreath that was filled with spring spirit so they could use it as a wreath on their front door in the future.  I am so excited with how the wreath turned out, I wanted to show you how to make your own.  It is the perfect wreath for any front door during the spring and summer.  It also makes a great Mother's Day gift, if you still haven't gotten something for your mom!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fixing a Fallen Hem


Not too long ago, I had a no good, horrible, very bad day.  I should have moved to Australia.  It all started out when I stepped out of my car at work and heard some small pops.  I quickly realized that my hem at completely fallen.  Luckily, I keep safety pins in my desk drawer and pinned my hem up for the rest of the day.  Thankfully, fixing a fallen hem is super easy.  Don't give the garment away or drive to the alterations place and pay money to have the hem fixed.  Follow this easy tutorial and you can fix any fallen hem.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chalkboard Picture Frame Hanger


Picture frames are great for displaying pictures on your walls.  However, getting them level and in the right place can be hard.  Then a few months later, I want to change the picture in the frame making me find the hook and level all over again.  After Christmas, I didn't want to take my Chalkboard Stocking Wall Hanger down because it fit just perfectly in that place on my wall.  So, I set out to find a way to repurpose it for year round usage.  Using it to hang picture frames during the year was the perfect solution!  Picture frames are easy to re-hang every time I want to change the pictures, and I can easily change the message about the pictures depending on the season (or my mood!)  It looks great and gives me one less thing to put up and down during Christmas this year.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Get Rid of Clothes You Don't Wear


I try and reuse and repurpose as many items as I can before I throw them away.  That's where my Wire Shelving Shelf Liner came in.  I can come up with crafts that would use lots of useless junk, but I always have to ask myself if I'm ever ACTUALLY going to do that project...The answer is usually no.  Clothes are one of the hardest for me.  I keep telling myself that I'll wear it next year or that I can use the fabric in a craft project and save myself some money.  Neither of those two things usually happen.  Since I like shopping (a lot), I have to get rid of clothes because my closet space is maxed out as is.  So, I wanted to share my solutions with you for only keeping the clothes you wear and getting rid of the ones you don't (and hopefully make a little money in the process).

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Autographed Concert Ticket Art


Another commonly autographed item at concerts is concert tickets.  So, as I continue to clean out drawers, I wanted to do something with my concert tickets to declutter but still keep them safe.  With few exceptions, most people print their ticket out at home making the tickets 8.5" x 11".  This works perfect for framing, but even if you printed in color concert tickets are not exactly eye catching.  However, I have a solution to this problem.  As mentioned in my previous post, CD Cover Art is very eye catching.  Also, incorporating it into your project will let anyone who sees it more readily identify who the autograph is from.  I bought a document frame with room for a picture from Michael's (use a coupon if frame aren't on sale).  I turned the frame so it was portrait and placed my tickets in the correct opening.  Then, I took the CD Cover from one of the artist's albums (the same album as the tour if possible) and placed it in the picture opening.  It looks great on the wall, and I'm happy that I no longer need to worry about my tickets being ruined in a junk drawer.

Is there something you want to frame, but don't know how to frame it?  Comment and I'll be glad to rack my brain for you!