Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Enchanted Forest Ornament Swap

Hello all.

I am particpating in another ornament swap over here.

Hop on over and take a look, there is a super fun theme...but the space is limited!

And I linked up over here:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Frugalicious Friday

I linked up to a great party over here.
Hop on over and take a look....
maybe you will be inspired!

Gift Bags and Cake Finale

We needed some gift bags for the prizes at the shower tomorrow,
and I didn't want to spend $4 each for the cute bags....
So, I headed down to the local $1 store and grabbed these bags that were two for a dollar!

I used my trusty Cricut and added some ribbon and raffia....
and viola!
Super cute gift bags for about fifty cents each!


Here are the final pics of the diaper cake.

You can see a tutorial to make a cake like this here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Diaper Banner

Here is the banner I made for Becca's baby shower.
I didn't like the decoration that was on the diaper,
so I covered the band with the ribbon left over from the diaper cake.
I think the clothspins add the prefect touch!

Linked to:
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Scrabble Tile Ornaments

I made one of these cute ornaments for Halloween (check it out here).
Then I figured, why not make some Christmas ones for my tree this year?
Then it turned into, lets make some of these for the craft fair.....

Super simple: craft sticks, scrabble tiles, scrapbook paper, and some ribbon.
Thats it!

Giveaway over at V & Co.

So this awesome girl is having a giveaway!
She is giving away 7 (yes! SEVEN!) quilting patterns courtesy of this girl.
Take some time and check out both of these amazing ladies!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

They are having a link party here.
Go check out all the awesome projects crafters are showing off!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ornament Swap

I am very excited to be participating in my first swap in blogland!

If your interested go and check them out here:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Diaper Cake Tutorial

Yep, it's here. My first ever tutorial. My bestie is having a baby, and I am hosting the shower. I knew immediately that I wanted a diaper cake for the centerpiece. (and I thought to myself 'self, wouldn't your readers LOVE a tutorial on how to make this cute thing?') So here it is. Feel free to ask any questions and remember, I LOVE COMMENTS!

Supplies needed:
- About 70 diapers (I used size 2)
- Baby bottle (center of cake)
- Cake circle (base of cake)
- Rubberbands
- Lots and lots of ribbon

Step 1:
Lay diaper out with design facing up

Step 2:
Start rolling diaper, starting with the open end (that way the design on the diaper is hidden) secure rolled diaper with ribbon (or rubberbands). Roll all of the diapers and set them aside.

Step 3:
Mark the center of the cake circle. (I cut mine from a leftover pizza box - using a record as a template)

Step 4:
Secure bottle to cake circle. Surround bottle with diaper rolls (my first round took 7 diapers) and secure with a rubberband.

Step 5:
Continue by surrounding the first ring with another ring of diapers and secure with a ribbon (my rubberbands wouldn't stretch big enough to secure the second ring). I found it was easiest to lean the diapers against the first ring, loop the ribbon around the ring and use the ribbon to tighten the second ring, adjusting the diapers as needed.

Step 6:
Repeat step 5 to make the third ring. (the bottom tier uses about 40 diapers)

Step 7:
Now, repeat step 4 and surround the top of the bottle with diapers to make the first ring of the second tier.

Step 8:
Repeat step 5 to make the second ring on the second tier.

Step 9:
Next I used craft sticks to secure the third tier to the other two.

Step 10:
Place one rolled diaper in the center of the craft sticks. Next, surround them with diapers like you did in the fourth step and secure them with a rubberband.

Step 11:
Cover rubberbands with some decorative ribbon. Take this time to make sure the tiers are level and all of the diapers are facing a uniform direction.
Step 12:
Now add bows, baby items, ribbons, or whatever you feel makes your diaper cake gorgeous.
(sorry about the safety pins - the glue wasn't dry but I wanted to get this tutorial done!)

Step 13: Stand back and take in your amazing 'crafty' abilities!

I linked up to Creative Cats on Poppies at Play, go check it out!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


So I have noticed my last few posts are nothing too exciting.
I am preparing for a craft fair coming up next month,
so that coupled with school and I haven't had much free time.
I promise I will post some fun stuff by tomorrow...
in the meantime check out the SUPER cute projects over here
(check out the link, I can't get the button to work!)

Monday, October 12, 2009

DIY Show Off Fall Festival

I am particiapting in a fall festival over at The DIY Show Off.

Hop on over and take a look at all of the autumn love!

The DIY Show Off


I changed the name of my blog.....

Friday, October 9, 2009

Creative Cats Link Party

I have linked up over at Poppies At Play so I could be a "Creative Cat"

Check it out here.
I am also working on my 1st tutorial!!
Check back later this week.....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dollar Store Sign Makeover

I picked up this sign a few days ago at my local dollar store not really knowing what I would be doing with it.
After going through my stash of paper, I decided it would look great as a Christmas sign...
Though I do like the end result, I still feel like it's missing something

Any ideas???

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

25 Days & Counting....

A few weeks ago I found this girl and she had this great idea on her blog.

I only made two to start, then realized they were so cute I just HAD to make five more!

P.S. Thanks to Miss Mustard Seed for showing me how to link pages!


Yep, I put up a link...check it out!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Christmas to Halloween Makeover

While going through my holiday decorations,
I found this tin that I though could use a makeover.
I absolutely love it when I am able to create something
without having to make a run to the store.
I painted the tin, added some paper and stickers and covered it with mod podge.
A touch of ribbon, a few other pretties and it's done!

Friday, October 2, 2009


A couple months ago I (well, my boyfriend) picked up some picture
frames from the side of the road that were destined for the trash can.
None of them had glass or any backing,
but I knew I could give them a new lease on life!

Some of them could not be saved, but those that were are loving life now!
I took the two of the frames and painted them with matte black spray paint.
Then added some wire fencing I painted black as well.
I measured and cut (only suffering a few cuts myself) the wire fencing to fit inside the
frame (where the glass would be) and secured using a staple gun.
After giving the piece one more coat of paint, I stapled some coordinating fabric
to the back of the frame.
The clothespins I bought didn't look right on the frames, so I headed back to the
store and picked up some mini clothespins.
I then painted and mod podged the clothespins in coordinating papers and viola!

P.S. I linked to Fingerprint's Feature Yourself Friday, and Frugalicious Friday.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I have so much to share with (my few) blogging friends...
but my camera batteries are dead....
and I am to lazy to drive to Wal-mart to buy some more......
so I will just have to wait until tomorrow....