Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Custom wall art

Here's a simple and cute sign you can make in a jiffy!  
You need a canvas or whatever medium you choose. I used a burlap canvas that was painted white, from hobby lobby. Then some chipboard letters, right out of my scrapbook stash. And also some craft paint-I used charcoal and mixed it with white to get the shade of gray I wanted.  Simply paint the letters, let them dry, arrange them in the order you want, and then hot glue!  
My cute hubby liked to tell me that I am his favorite, so I shortened his saying to fit on the board. It looks great on our pretty gray wall. And, it didn't cost me the 40$ plus that ordering a custom sign on etsy runs!  Easy as pie!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

4th of July favor bag

I just put a couple of really cute and simple projects together for a class I'm teaching next week. I love the washi glassine sunglasses holder!  It's so cute and fast and since you can get a six pack of these little 4th of July sunglasses for about two bucks, it's also really inexpensive!  

So here's the lowdown:  

One glassine bag-I think this one is 3x4 inches.  
Some patriotic washi tape, since these are for the 4th. Although, you could use any kind that matched your theme.
Tear them off in varying lengths.
Apply in a simple pattern. I'm not a great designer, so I try to stick to the rule of three. 
Slip in the glasses, and you have a cute party favor!  Pay no attention to the fact that this is a different pair of glasses that we started with! :). (These are not the droids you are looking for)
Repeat with any small gift that will slip into these cute and versatile bags!