Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter Egg Basket


For 10 dollars turn plastic easter eggs into eggsordinary decor for spring!
$4--craft and spray paint
$1--package of 48 plastic Easter eggs
$1--spanish moss
$4--jar, nests, and wire basket to display the eggs

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sofa Cushion Make-Over

My cousin Jenny decided to add some spice to her boring old throw pillows. Check out her project on Just Another Day In Paradise.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vintage Easter Decor

I'm pretty sure spray paint is the best thing that ever happened to me... oh and spray adhesive is a close second. I found a tacky gold frame at my favorite thrift store for a dollar and spray painted it a glossy white. Then I used my wonderful spray adhesive to stick a bunch a pretty junk to my background scrapbook paper. I bought the most beautiful pad of K and Company paper and have been using it for EVERYTHING lately. This project is simple, cheap, and quick (just the way I like them!)

Monday, March 15, 2010

VW Bus Quilt Block

My mom and I have been working on this quilt off-and-on for a few years now. I thought it would be fun to post pictures of the quilt blocks as we finish them. Here is our 4th of July block:

We used batting for the little quilt and tied it with embroidery floss.

Some of the patchwork pieces are from my great-grandma's collection. I LOVE the little mail man!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ironing Board Cover

I got this mini ironing board from a local thrift store for $2.00 (a steal) but it was in dire need of a new cover.

First, I took off the old cover and used it as a pattern for my new super cute cover. I just pinned the old cover on top of my fabric and cut around it leaving about a two and a half inch border.

I then folded over the fabric one inch all the way around and ironed the one inch fold. I clipped into the curves to make it easier to turn.

Next, I sewed the hem with a 1/4 of an inch seam, leaving a two inch gap so I could thread my elastic through.

I then tied my elastic around a safety pin, threaded my elastic all the way through to cover, and tied it in a knot.

Finally, I fit my cover onto the ironing board and tucked the elastic under the hem.

There you have it, a super easy way to spruce up your old ironing board.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cupcake Tower

I made this cute cupcake tower for my daughter's first birthday. It was a big hit!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

More St. Patty's Day Fun!

Lucky You

Easy and festive, can you really say no to this St. Patty's Day project? I've had this cute frame lying around for a while (it's a 4x6 by the way), I found some pretty green paisley paper at Hobby Lobby, and seriously don't you love the cork board letters?

I really like St. Patrick's Day, in case you couldn't tell!

Don't forget to check out thrift shops for vintage treasures. This glass plate cost 50 cents and the candlestick was a dollar. Get a bottle of epoxy, glue them together, and ta-da!

I LOVE this sweet little doilie, $2.99 at a local thrift store.

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