Isn't it fun to take something that you don't use often but can't bare to get rid of and make it useful.
Well I do.
SO this funny looking thing here is a cake stand that we used at our wedding. It was perfect for what we needed and can be used and such a stand when we have cake again. But I don't know about you but we don't have cake on a silver cake stand every week. It was laying around upside down.
Upside down makes it look like a tray with a bowl.
So now it sits in my craft area all cute like with fun things in it.
The paper flowers inside the bowl are punch outs leftover from our wedding.
The jars are small jam size mason jars with just the lid rings with do dads inside them.
It makes the perfect caddy to hold things I use often.
I have been making things just not very inspired to share them lol I hope that happens to everyone.
Well I have been working hard to make something of my craft area. So I will be doing some posts to share what I am doing and making while I finish my craft corner.
I had these foam letters of my name my Mom gave me many years ago and they are super cute but I wasn't sure what to do with them anymore. They were pink and white, and didn't really go with the colors I am using. So I ask my husband what I should do with them and he said paint them and put them on your craft desk. Good idea!
I wasn't sure if they would paint very well, but this type of foam does.
I had pictures of the process of making them so you could see before and afters but I can find them anywhere!
Aren't they cute?
I love making over the things I have to give it new life.
I just painted them a Tiffany blue and dressed up the Y with some craft pearls.
Let me take a minute and tell you a little about this singer.
I didn't have a sewing machine since moving from WI and having to return my mothers kidnapped machine to her. My father in law has a rental house and upon one of his tenets vacating the place he left behind this little gal. So my father in law brought it to me. I was excited except one problem it did not have a foot peddle and for the life of me I could not figure out where one would plug in. So off to the sewing machine expert she went and found out she needed a air pressured foot peddle. I have never heard of one. We bought a cheap used one and she was up and running. She had a hard time keeping pressure so sewing would go like this...sew for 5 seconds wait for 10. Well it became difficult to sew with but my awesome hubby who enjoys taking things about and somehow magically putting them back together did just that with my little peddle and now it sews like a dream!!!
Now you can look forward to more sewing projects by me!!
I love a cute wreath that I happen to have everything for.
SO here is how I made them.
Here are the supplies.
All the green fabric I had on hand (scraps and such)
Wire (you can use a hanger) I had some green craft wire its not as sturdy as a hanger.
I used a frying pan about 13" and wrapped my wire around it to create a nice circle then twisted the ends together.
My wreath form.
I cut strips 1"x 7" from my fabric, ribbon, and burlap.
(you cant see the burlap in the picture but I also used a green tinted burlap.
I just went in the line of my piles and took a piece tied it on the wire and went to the next pile repeating until the wreath was full. Also it helps to push the knots together to create a full wreath.
I had enough for two wreaths.
Here is wreath #1 I added a bow and some foil clovers from the dollar store.
And here is wreath #2 with a little Irish hat and large clover from the dollar store and a bow.
I love how these turned out so very cute and easy.