Here’s the Halloween dinner I did for my kids. Nothing super amazing, but simple and fun and they loved it.
Favors from pinterest:
Monster Drink: 7 up dyed green with food coloring, scoop of lime ice cream, candy eyes, gummy worms:
Pumpkin peaches made on the Silhouette (pinterest):
Spider web and mummy pizza (pinterest):
Silhouette America is doing a fun contest, here’s my entry!
Lately, I’ve been giving wooden letters as gifts to friends. If using a coupon at a craft store, you can usually score a letter about a foot tall for $2. I get a pretty card stock to match their house, and pull out the Mod Podge.
Here’s a letter “C”:
Paint your letter whatever color you want, back and front, two coats. Let dry completely.
Trace with a pencil around the letter on the back of the card stock. Cut out along your line a little more than what you traced to give you a nice border:
Sorry, not pictured, but do a layer of Mod Podge on top of the letter and carefully lay card stock on top. Its very important to press down completely and get out any air bubbles while the Mod Podge is still wet. I turn the letter over to dry completely pressed against my counter. You can seal the whole thing with another Mod Podge layer if you’d like.
And here’s what I did for my kitchen. I had a weird, long and skinny spot above a window that needed a little something. These letters I cut out myself with a hand held jig saw. To get the shape of the letter, I just found a font I liked on the computer and printed it off, cut it out, and used it as a pattern.
This week I am getting ready for a Visiting Teaching Conference at church. Our theme is “Forget Not the Importance of Visiting Teaching”. I needed a cute hand out for under a dollar a piece.
I decided on post it holders:
This blog was where I got my inspiration (i.e. copied) to do the post it note hand out. Her tutorial is great, but gives measurements for holding two post it note pads. Since I had to make 150 of these things, I chose to save a little money and only do one pad.
In case you are wondering, the mini gel pens are from Staples and the cheapest post it notes I could find were the generic brand from Costco.
The card stock is from Joann’s (the lavender “pearl” pack) and the plastic packaging is also from Joann’s.
Want to see how we decorated the Relief Scoiety room? Forget me not flowers are small and weren’t in season, so we printed of these prints from Costco photo gallery ($3 each) and put them in frames we already had.
Hey, long time no blog! I’m back, after a completely wonderful and relaxing summer. I’ve got lots of posts to catch up on!
This is my friend Anneli’s home and she was nice enough to take some pictures for me to post. Take a good look, cause I want to copy it exactly. Her husband added all this beautiful trim work to their home and I think its A-MAZING.
Wondering what color she painted her bedroom? Its Benjamin Moore, gull wing grey. I also asked how tall the wainscoting is; its 64 inches including the baseboard.
Husband, take note. Our house is next.
Here’s the work in progress:
And here’s the finished master bedroom. Beautiful!
Check out the other awesome trim work in their house.
I give myself a B- on this dessert attempt. Professional cake pop dipper is not in my future. Here’s the picture I found on pinterest and tried to replicate, but no link to a blog:
And here is my attempt, I call it “the shabby chic” look… to make myself feel better:
Need a few hints?
-I used my Babycakes I got for Christmas to make the actual cake centers. I used the vanilla cake recipe that came in the box and it was really yummy.
-You need 25 blue, 29 red, 35 white… in case you don’t want to get real close to the computer screen and count like I did.
-I tried coloring white melting chocolate with blue food coloring… didn’t work very well. The chocolate lost its creamy feel and just got chunky. I used it anyway, but never again. I had red melting chocolate from Joann’s, so didn’t need to dye the red.
-I got white melting chocolate in bulk at WinCo. Super cheap.
-Dipping? No advice for that. You’re on your own, baby.
Here are a few tables I gave a facelift to using just Mod Podge and paper. This first one is just a kids table from Ikea, I think they are $25, but its been awhile since I purchased it. I first painted with regular craft paint, got wall stickers from the Dollar Store, then Mod Podged over everything.
This second table a neighbor gave to me, but there were scratches all over the top of it. I got a pack of pretty card stock from the craft store and cut 3 inch squares. Once I had my design figured out, I Mod Podged a few rows at a time. To keep paper from wrinkling, apply a thin but complete layer, put square down, then rub with finger to get a tight seal across the whole piece. Once all the squares were on, I did another layer over the top. This table fits nicely in my guest room.