Saturday, January 23, 2010

How big Am I ?

I made a few of these as birthday gifts, they are so fun and so easy to make!! I just used a 1x6 - they are pretty cheap at home depot or lowes. I just painted it and printed out the vinyl lettering for the numbers and lettering on the top. I used scrap book paper and some buttons to make the numbers stand out. Then I sanded and stained it - and added some cute stars from Roberts. The inch marks I painted on but you can also just use a sharpie - which is way easier. Then I hung it with craft wire and tied some tulle and ribbon on. Way easy!! I love them and can't wait for more birthdays so I can make some more:)

How cool is this!! My first blogger award!! Steffany at gave it to me. I love her blog - she has so many cute craft ideas - go check her out!!


* To accept you must post it on your blog along with the name of the person who granted you the award and link back to them.
* Pass the award on to approximately 15 other bloggers that you have recently discovered and think are great.
* Contact the bloggers and let them know that they have been chosen for the award.
* List 3 things that you would like to learn how to do.

I would like to learn to:

* cut shapes with my new jigsaw
* use photo shop - it terrifies me lol
* take my time - I am always to excited and I hurry so fast through my crafts

I am passing this award on to:
-Stacie at
-Andy at
-Brooke at
-Tara at
-Candace at
-Nicole at
-Sweet pea and Angela
-Connie at
-Shelley at
-Kerrie at
-Wendy at
-Brenda at
-Michelle at
-Kim at

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Our first furniture project...Finally Finished

I can't believe its done!! I am so excited about this... I made it for my Aunt and I hope she likes it!! It did not take Chance and I very long to build it - only about 2 hours of work. The plans for this table were so easy to follow and I can't wait to get started on the mile long list I have for other furniture projects!! We found the plans on

Once it was finished I caulked all the edges with smooth paintable caulk and then painted it. I distressed the edges and then rubbed stain over the sanded areas. It still needs a couple of coats of poly so it won't scratch. But I couldn't wait to post the pictures!! What do you think Aunt Julie?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Re-do and cute mailboxes.....

I had to fix them .. they were bugging and I couldn't give them away like that!! I like them much more now....

Chances are you have already seen these everywhere in blogland... they are from the dollar spot at target. They are very fun to decorate!! I wanted something fun to give a few of our friends .. we made a ton of them and they worked out great!! I just filled them with some of there favorite candy- so easy:)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Some more fun v- day stuff!!!!

I decided this year instead of giving candy I would use some of the spare wood we have pilling up in the garage to make some cute crafts instead!! Hopefully they will like them as much as they would candy... they were super easy to make!! I love cheap crafts!!

The Be Mine blocks are made from 2X4's they are about 3.00 a piece and you can make a whole bunch with one piece. They look different when they are set out but I wrapped them before I took the picture !!
The stackable blocks are made from 2X2's and you can buy a board at lowes for about a 1.00 that will make 4 sets of these!! And I have found the cutest ideas with these - they can match any season or holiday!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Hearts Crafts....

I love Valentines Day!! Well I love hearts - I have been obsessed with hearts since I was little - I love love love hearts!!! So Valentines Day just gives me an excuse to put them everywhere!!!
I made a few Valentines things - I am going to make a few more to give to my mom and mother in law and a few of our neighbors.
I saw something like this at one of my favorite stores - From our Home to Yours. It was so cute , mine didn't turn out quite like there's but I am happy with it - for now:) I am giving my snow men away - I keep looking at them and deciding I don't like them as much as I should. But my awesome husband came home with a scroll saw - he got some money to spend for Christmas and how sweet that he brought this home for me. I never thought I would be so excited about a power tool but I love this thing. This is my first craft made with this tool and I can't believe I did it all by myself!!

I made this earlier this year and then the weather got yucky so I sorta forgot I even had it - it was so easy .. and it's really fun to make a new block for the middle every month. I went to quilted bear and saw some just like this one and they were selling the square wreath for 20.00 - I made mine for less then 5 dollars- all you need is the wood: I think it was a 1X4 but you could really use any size, and some craft wire. And just paint and stain.