Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kid's Folding Table and Chairs Makeover

I am so mad that I didn't remember to take a "before" picture of the table. It was pretty beat up. This table used to be red and blue and it had rips in it and was covered in paint. I covered the table and chairs with some fabric and clear vinyl and then I spray painted the legs of the table and chairs with black spray paint. I think it turned out really nice. My husband said it's the classiest table for kids that he's ever seen. ha ha.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cutest Snowflake Garland Ever!!!

Head over to Creating Cupcakes blog for a free tutorial on how to make this very cool snowflake garland! My sister is so awesome to share this with us!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Going "Green"

I've been playing around with making ornaments with recycled stuff since I don't have money in the budget to buy any new holiday decorations. The first two ornaments are made from chipboard shapes that I already had and I glued the inside of security envelopes (inspired by this fabulous blog) for the pattern paper on the front and then embellished them with rhinestones, glitter and buttons.
These next two ornaments were made from cut up strips of old magazines. The first one I cut strips of magazines and weaved them together before I glued them to the chipboard.
I think this last one is my favorite... maybe because it took the longest to make? I made paper beads (I have been making paper beads since I was little, thanks to my Mom for teaching me how) out of old magazines and strung them on wire to make a snowflake and then I glued a button to the center.
I am definitely going to have to make more "recycled" ornaments!!! Enjoy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I'm Dreaming of New Holiday Decor...

This cute Advent Calendar from Pottery Barn.

This awesome wreath from West Elm.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thanksgiving Favors

I made this fun Thanksgiving Favor that could also be used as a name card at each guest's plate. I used "Ashely's Blossoms" stamp set from My Cute Stamps and the template can be found at Martha Stewart's Website.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Autumn Decor

My Living Room and Entry Way are all ready for Thanksgiving. Do you recognize the framed turkey picture from this post?

I love this time of year. The colors are so pretty and everything feels so warm & cozy! I hope you are having fun dressing your home for Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tinkerbell & a Monarch Butterfly

My girls looked so cute on Halloween. I made both of their costumes and I think they turned out pretty darn cute. Especially since I didn't have a pattern for the Tinkerbell top. What did you and your kids dress up as?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

drooling...

over this awesome light fixture. I am pretty sure I found this image at Urban Electric Co. Isn't it so pretty?