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Colored Glass

Not too long ago I was at a friends house and she had decided to add color to a large glass vase by pouring paint inside and lightly rolling it around.  I had been wanting to try it for myself for sometime and watching her at work inspired me to do buckle down and do it!  So here is what I did.

First I bought a jar for $1 at Goodwill. 

Then I poured paint inside the jar.

I found an old diaper box with a whole to let it dry upside-down. (Note- let it dry for a long time!)

Here it is!

Picture Frame Total Make-Over

I bought a bunch of frames at garage sales and craigslist.  I got EIGHT of them for only $10!!!  They were all dated and worn, but I knew from the begining that I would make them over anyway.   

I gave them each two coats of spray paint.

Then I cut out some craft paper to match the size of the matte. 

Next I used Mod Podge and glued the paper to the existing matte.

Here is the final product!  Inexpensive and Beautiful!!!  The picture is of my two precious children! 

“A Berry Sweet Summer”

Last night I had the privilege of spending the evening with a few great girls from church at “A Berry Sweet Summer” event.  It was exactly what I needed!!  I met new friends, saw an old friend, and had the chance to spend some time with a few very crafty girls.  

There is a first time for everything!!  This is my very first card and it came out great:).  I’ll be honest, it mostly looks great because I had step by step instructions from Tiffany.  She is amazing!  Not only are her cards super adorable, but she is super sweet.  You can check out her cute cards at http://tiffanypastor.blogspot.com/ .

Thanks to everyone who made “A Berry Sweet Summer” so special.  The crafts, desserts, gifts,  and young moms were all amazing!!

Simple and Fast Make-Over

This project wasn’t a huge untertaking, but since I love to repurpose just about anything I figured I would take a few minutes to make a little change.  I have had this little shelf for years and years.  I have looked at it so much that I became tired of it’s look and decided it needed a little fresh paint and design. 

I used black Rustoleum spray paint and sprayed the entire surface.  Twice.  Then I used  Modge Podge (from Hobby Lobby) to adhere a thick piece of decorative paper.  I was careful not to spread the MP too thick so that the paper would not get soft, and I only applied it to the back of the paper, not the front.

Wha La!  Simple and fast makeover.  Originally the shelf was in my bathroom, but since it loks brand new I decided to use it as a key holder right by the garage/back entry door.

Budget Friendly Curtains

I wanted some really cute window panels, but everywhere I looked the cute ones were way out of my price range.  So, I decided to get a little crafty and make some of my own!  I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!

I am not great with the sewing machine, so I wanted to sew as little as possible.  I knew that sheets have no rough edges, so off to Wal-mart for super cheap sheets.  I bought 3 white flat twin sheets, each for only $4!!!  Score!

The sheets were a little long, so I cut off a few inches from the bottom and hemmed them.  Then I took a pink sheet that came with the bedding set and cut it to fit the area of the white sheet I wanted it to overlap.  Once it fit I pinned it in place.

I sewed it into place.

I cut a little slit in the top of the sheet and put the rod through it.  Wha-La!  Beautiful window panels, and you would never know that they are made from sheets!

Black and White Wall Beauties

I have been in need of some art work for our master bedroom, but I was looking for something CHEAP.  After a trip to Hobby Lobby where I found two large frames for $4 each I decided to make my own masterpiece:)

I ironed my favorite black and white tablecloth from TJMaxx and cut the fabirc to fit the frames.   I already owned it, so it was no additional cost. 

Then with my hubby’s help (one of us to hold the fabric tight and the other to staple) we stapled the edge of the fabric to the inside of the frame. 

And there you have it!  Beautiful!  And all for only $8:)