Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Leaf Wreath

So we have a big tree in our front yard and when I saw the new freshly fallen leaves on the ground a couple weeks ago it gave me and idea.  I was going to buy a pack of leaves from Hobby Lobby but I'm glad I didn't.    I gathered up some leaves, with the help of my precious Husband who hand picked some of them, and I started to pin them on to a foam wreath I had lying around.  The leaves weren't crunchy yet so it made it easy to pin them on.  I wrapped the wreath in burlap first then pinned on leaves until I liked the look and added an orange ribbon and a little tag I had in my stash.  I wish it said give thanks but this was all I had.   I think it works. 

A free wreath?  Yes please!
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Baby Shower

I took the pictures before I put the food on the table.  I served Tomato Soup and Tortilla Soup in the warmer trays with different toppings in the serving tray at the front.  I put some store bought cookies in the jars with animal tags hanging from the lids.   It was a shower for a baby boy so I did an animal theme that was inspired by the onsies I got to hang over the table.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Decorating

I got some of my Halloween decorating done!  I would like to do more but the dollar store ran out of the decorations I wanted and I can't afford much else!  Haha.  I did manage to scoop up a crow before they were all gone and I'm so glad I did!  I made a Halloween banner out of felt that I already had.   I just hand cut and stitched the letters and made some ghost to go on the sides.  I'm pretty happy with the turn out!  I'm linking to The Stories of A to Z Halloween mantel linky party!  You should come join the fun!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Can I have a room like this?

My husband and I have talked about adding onto our home some day.  I would LOVE to have a big room that looks like this!  So colorful and inviting!  

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Girl Creative link party

Today I'm linking up my Etsy Shop to The Girl Creative linky party!  Come join us!

Quiet Church Activity

A lady in my neighborhood gave me some of these pictures.  She said she used them for her kids during church when they were little.  She just cut up some felt shapes to go on them and the kids could put them on the pictures like a puzzle.  Here are a few of the pictures she printed off for me.  There are a LOT more that aren't pictured.

 I didn't like the idea of felt because it seemed like the pieced would just slip off and create frustration.  I wanted it to be magnetic so the pieced could just stick to the pictures.  I also knew I wanted to use craft foam so I bought a pack and came home and cut some shapes.

Now I have been thinking about this project for a while and I really needed to get started on it because I kept seeing this stack of pictures floating around my house and I hate useless junk so they needed to be thrown out or used for something.  So I started cutting the shapes and thinking about running to the craft store to see what I could come up with, then I remembered an old silver tin I had kept.  I had been planning on getting rid of it for a long time but I always sort of liked it so I kept it.

So I got it and a roll of magnets that I had in my craft room and went to work.  The magnet roll has a sticky side to it so all I had to do was cut off some magnet and stick it to the back of the shapes.  Easy as that!

I cut the papers to fit inside the tin and there you have it!

Those little pieces aren't going anywhere!  Unless someone throws them and loses which case they are very cheap to replace!