Thursday, April 4, 2013

Twine Wiffle Balls

Hi Everyone!! Shortly after starting this blog my sister and I both have moved, several times, and we have had 3 babies between the 2 of us! That's right...3!! (2 of them are mine and were born only 11 months apart....can we say SURPRISE!!!) Anyways, between all of that we kind of let the blog go to the wayside, but now I think that we are both to a point where we are ready to start crafting and repurposing and decorating everything we can get our hands on!
So without further adieu....a new tutorial!!
I was at the dollar store the other day and saw a 4 pack of wiffle balls and thought "I should be able to figure something out with these!" I had just ordered some twine off of Amazon (my hubby needed a cheap filler and I have been wanting, needed some twine) and was dying to use it. So away I went. I decided to cover the balls with the twine! Can we say Cheap! I made about 10 balls and it only cost me about $4 total! Woohoo! 
 Here is the starting of the first ball. I found that it was easiest if you started on a bigger section with no holes. When you decide where you are going to start make sure and take a look at the other side to be sure that you won't end on a hole! I may be speaking from experience :)   Put a dab of hot glue on the ball and press your twine into it. This is your starting point. From here you will just wrap the twine around in a circular motion.
 Here is the ball about half way done.
 Top view!
 And done! Each ball only took about 20 minutes.
 A little comparing to see what we started with!
Tada! The finished product! I plan on spray painting mine to match the rest of the decor in my house...but that is another project!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lamp Lust

See this picture... LOVE the color combo. DOn't know what I'd do with it- but I love it.
See the lamp? you can only see about 1/2 of it.. but still... I'm in DEEP LAMP LUST. I NEED this lamp. :)


Friday, July 16, 2010

Headboard Bench

Hey Ladies,

Sorry it has been so long since a post. summer is keeping me super busy with the kiddo's and all. I am hoping that this project will make up for it.

I have been wanting to do this for a long time, I just haven't been able to find the right stuff to do it with, until last week when my neighbor put this out on the lawn for trash day. I ran over and snatched it up and was able to make this with the help of my husband. (I'm not very good at math, so he helped me decide how to attach the bench and what lengths and things.)

It was originally a day bed. These are the two sideboards.This is the long headboard.

So, I went to work. I cut the Head board in the spots shown to make it the length that I wanted.
Then, I sawed off the posts on the side boards for the legs of the bench.
The part that I used for the seat was a piece of scrap wood from another project that I am hoping to get done soon. I screwed all of them together with help from my husband, then painted and wahlah!! Here it sits in this cozy corner in my backyard! My girls love to go back there and just sit! It is sooo cute!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Been a While....

Been missing- sorry! Life catches up to you hard core sometimes and that's just how it is. BUT, I did this projects this morning that I LOVE.
I was lucky enough to attend a scrapbook convention over the weekend and a company was clearancing out a lot of vinyl product. So of course... I jumped on that boat! lol

I've had this mirror for a long time. 2 years ago I painted the frame black and just today- added my clock.

It's a vinyl clock kit. Comes with everything to need to make this clock. I had wall space, but my walls are bumpy, so vinyl doesn't like to stick to it all that well. I thought it might be different and fun to put my clock directly on my mirror.
Now here are the before and after pics- totally easy and it the whole thing cost me about 30 minutes and $15. Cute right?!



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Toy Shelf

Ok... I have been working on this project for a while now and I finally was able to get it finished. I am SOOOOOO excited. It turned out so great and works great. So, here is what I did...
Turned a bookshelf into a toy shelf. Doesn't sound to genious when I type it out, but here is how I did it.
1. Took an old bookshelf that looks like this: I took all of the shelves out and the backing off (you could leave the backing on if you want, I took mine off because I want to be able to access it from both sides.) 2. Turned it sideways like this: At this point, I went to Home Depot and bought a peice of wood that measures 10 inches wide by 6 feet long. (I bought this size because it was the perfect sixe and there was no cutting involved) Then I screwed it in about half way down the shelf.3.I built me an insert out of the old shelves. (I did this because I wanted more storage space for my smaller baskets, you don't have to do this part) Here is what it looks like with both additions.
4. I painted it of coarse!! What color??? Orange!! And it looks soooo cute!! It will look even better when I move it into the room it is really going to go in against the green walls.Tada!! Enjoy and let me know if you have a cool project like this too or if you try this one out!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Ideas

So I was browsing on ways to update and add to my current christmas decorating plan, and came up with this awesome ideas! Here are a few simple ways to add a little flare to your decor without spending a whole lot.
And the last pic is of an advent calendar that can EASILY be made DIY. Just find cans of the same size, wrap them in paper, number them, and stick colorful tissue and ribbon on the top and fill with candy, handmade notes, little toys, etc.
I love this idea...something that can easily be changed from year to year.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Corner Shelf Redo

I am soooooo excited!!!! I found this beauty at a garage sale and only paid $10 for it!!!!! Talk about awesome!!!

It came with this color, so, I painted it!!! :) Sorry I forgot to take a before pic, but here are the after pics.
After I painted it, I scuffed it up a bit using sand paper. I love, love, love how it turned out. It has totally changed the entire look of my dining room!!! So, next time you are out driving around and see a garage sale, stop!!! Because you never know what treasure you might find!!!!