Thursday, June 27, 2013

Simple Doily Bunting - 4th of July

This is a super simple craft that pretty much anybody could make.

navy/red paper
glue stick

Fold the doily in half and trace onto navy and red paper, it does not need to be exact.  Then just cut out the shapes, again it does not need to be exact.

Using a glue stick, put some glue inside half the doily. 
Glue down one of the colored shapes.

Lay the ribbon across the top and fold the doily on top.

Continue along in this fashion being sure to evenly place the doilies along the ribbon.

Then hang up and enjoy!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Chalkboard/Bulletin Board

I recently purchased this chalkboard/bulletin board at my church yard sale.  I know it's not very pretty, but I saw potential in it.

After taping it, up I painted it pink and put a couple new coats of chalkboard paint on.

Then I wanted to cover the bottom bulletin board with fabric, so I used some I had left over from the Easter baskets I made here.

I measured and cut the material adding a half inch edge around the edge. Then I ironed it down.

I sprayed some spray adhesive on the bulletin board and stuck the material on.

Next I wrote MK's name on with chalk to make sure I put it in the right spot.  Then I just painted over it with a paint pen.

I tied a ribbon around a string of ribbon and stapled the ribbon to the side of the board.

And that was it!  I think it turned out super cute!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ruffle Shirt

I found this 'ruffly' ribbon in the craft store and decided to try to sew it on a t-shirt to jazz it up a bit!  It turned out super cute!!

2 spools of ruffle ribbon

I started by putting a piece of cardboard in the t-shirt and then I pinned the ribbon 3 inches apart down the front of the shirt.  I used a straight edge when pinning the ribbon on and it worked perfect.

Then I just sewed the ribbon onto the shirt.  I decided to use hot pink ribbon on this shirt.

Here is the finished shirt...

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Button Chalkboard

For months now, I have been searching for an old chalkboard at thrift and antique stores, but have come up empty handed.  So, I decided to just buy a new one and jazz it up a bit.

Household Goop

It doesn't get much easier than this.  Just put lines of glue around the edge and glue the buttons down.

B even helped me with this craft!

 I used some buttons I had on hand, but I also purchased some bags of brown and gray buttons just in case!