Monday, March 21, 2011

St. Patty's Day: Green Eggs and Ham Lunch

So, my fabulous friend Brooke (who needs to update her blog with this!) invited my girls and I over for a Green Eggs and Ham lunch on St. Patrick's Day... and since I am behind on my blogging, I thought I would post it now before I forget and it never makes its way onto the blog.  Really, that would be a shame too because it was SO darned cute and a perfect St. Patrick's Day theme :-)

Here was the adorable plateing...

Thanks again for lunch, Brooke!  The kids had so much fun!  Can we do it again next year?

And, how perfect would this be for Dr. Seus's Birthday??

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day: {Part One} Breakfast | St. Patrick's Day

I had so much fun with St. Patrick's Day this year.  I had planned out breakfast and dinner and we wen't to a friend's house for a fun lunch.  I am going to do a post for each event!

The girls woke up to leprechaun footprints leading to the kitchen table.  There they found a decorated chandelier, a caraffe of green milk, and two bowls of LUCKY Charms cereal!

The super cute FREE printables were found at eighteen25.

'Lucky U' was found on this post.

I'm so LUCKY... was found on this post.

The puffy tissue balls are from Martha Stewart.

Friday, March 11, 2011

iLoveToCreate: Fabric-Covered and Stenciled Bulletin Boards

I am a chronic clearance shopper.  Sometimes it is a good thing, and sometimes it leads to excess 'stuff' in our house.  These bulletin boards, found in a clearance bin for $2.50 a piece, have been laying around my house for a few years.  I knew they would eventually go well in the office or one of the girl's rooms, but I was never entirely motivated to get the hung up. I am kind of glad I didn't because the colors don't really go with anything and recently I actually had some inspiration on what to do with them.

I took some of the fabric I had bought to accessorize Hannah's room and went to work covering each of the four bulletin boards.  I just cut the fabric and hot glued it to the back, pulling tight.
I raided my stash of iLoveToCreate products.  I knew I wanted to use a different Tulip Sticky Fabric Stencil in each of the boards, and I didn't want everything to be too 'matchy' to I got out a variety of fabric paint options.
I am a big fan of the sticky fabric stencils.  They are peel and stick, and they seem to re-stick pretty well.  I started with the bird in one of the corners.
I used Tulip Fabric Spray Paint for the bird.  I just added some paper towels around the sides to make sure the overspray didn't get on the fabric.
On the butterfly I used a sponge and applied some Tulip Soft Fabric Paint and then added some Tulip Fashion Glitter while the stencil was still on.
On the next one I did a purple butterfly, and opted for the Tulip Glitter Spray Paint to glam it up a bit. 
When all the boards had been stenciled, I added a little bling with some Tulip Heat Set Crystals and Tulip Heat Set Tool.
Once everything was dry, we hung them on the wall...
...and started adding photos!  I just did a few, because I want Hannah to be able to add the things she loves.
This was a very functional project, but my Husband pointed out that it kind of matched the Decopauged Fabric Canvases I made a few months ago.  I think they will have their own look once they are completely covered in photos and artwork.  I think I will also try to add a heading above them in vinyl or something.  Do you have any ideas to give it a little pizzaz?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Frame Collage | Home Decor Inspiration

I am gathering inspiration for a wall project... I like the advise here from Lemon Tree Creations however I think I need to convince John.  I don't think he appreciates the fun in the empty frames.  :)

(photo found at Lemon Tree Creations)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers #2 | Bedroom Decor

This is a sequel to the Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers I blogged about a few weeks ago.  I think I mentioned in that post that I was planning on making one of these for every room in the house.  I am well on my way!

This one was made for my oldest daughter, Hannah's room.  I need to take some photos of her room, it is VERY purple, so this goes well.  I hung it on her door and she loves it.  My youngest daughter has been begging me to finish hers.

These flowers were made by following the tutorial here at Mrs. Priss.  They make me smile :-)
I like giving the cost breakdown so you can have an idea what you are getting into if you would like to make one for yourself.
  • Wreath $1 - Dollar Tree (I haven't seen them at every store) or Wal Mart, JoAnns, Michaels for $4-$5
  • Yarn $2-$3 - WalMart
  • Felt $0.39/sheet - Michael's or JoAnn's
  • Hot Glue for felt flowers (had at home)
  • Straight Pins - $2 at WalMart

Friday, March 4, 2011

L.O.V.E. Sign | Valentine's Day Decor

Yes, Valentine's Day is over, but I needed to post this before next V-Day comes around ;-)

I found the letters on sale at JoAnn's (about $1 each) and thought I might Collage Pauge some paper on them, but as ideas sometimes go... this one took another direction. 

I found:
  • a board of wainscoating for $0.50 at ReStore (our FAVORITE store right now)
  • a strip of moulding from Lowe's (around $8)
I explained my new Idea to John and he painted the wainscoating, cut and painted the moulding, and glued it together using moulding glue.

I placed and glued the letters and badda-BING!

I just wish I had gotten it done BEFORE Valentine's Day this year!!

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