Friday, November 21, 2014

Photo booth

When I was looking for things to add to my "Month O' Wood" I came across this piece of thin MDF. MDF is manufactured wood or pressed board.  I have no idea what the original intent was for this particular board, but I knew I needed it.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it either, which is something my husband know...that I pick up random junk all the time with no good intent for any of it and then bring it home and sit on it for months.  

Well, as it goes, I was taking apart a desk that I got off my local Buy Nothing group and decided that the legs of the desk would work perfectly as sides to this piece of MDF.  With sides it could easily be turned into a little photo booth!  So I sketched out some circles and used my drill to drill holes in it so I could pop them out.  I am sure using a jig saw would have been easier but I couldn't find mine.

Oh yea, and don't mind me, I do this stuff in the house.  I am the messiest crafter in the world I swear.

Once I popped the circles out I had to sand them which I did using a nail file.  Hey, like your mamma used to tell you, you got to work with what you got...she meant with crafts right?

After I sanded the holes I took it outside and primed it with some flat white Krylon spray paint. 

I also spray painted the top part blue.  When that was dry, I brought it inside out and used acrylic paint to do the design.  For this season I picked a snowman and a reindeer.

I am not the best painter in the world but I kinda feel like what makes these types of photo booths the best is the imperfections or the cartoonish style to them.

When it was all dry and done, I had the kids come outside with me and be silly!  They loved it and wanted to play in it all day they said.  And by playing with it, they meant, "TAKE A PICTURE, LET ME SEE IT!  TAKE ANOTHER PICTURE!  LET ME SEE IT!" back and forth for about 20 minutes until I was exhausted.

What I like best about how I did this, is that I can paint and re-paint this over and over and over as much as I want.  OR, I could paint on a roll of paper and just take it on the front so I could just have a rotating scenes.  Either way, I really love this and I can't wait for our little holiday party to see all the fun faces the kids make!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Awesome Things Tuesday


Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! This week's features are all about everything I love about fall. Thanksgiving, comfort foods, cozy decor...let me just say we have some really awesome features today, is one of them yours?

This week's features!

Randi's Pick - Embroidery hoop art with a gift card pocket from Sadie Seasongoods

Ashley's Pick - Wood slice ornaments from Get's Silvered

Lindsay's Pick - Rustic wood table runner from Blooming Homestead
DIY Rustic Wood Table runner by Blooming Homestead | tablescape | fall decor|diy | wedding | thanksgiving centerpiece |rustic table runner

Amanda's Pick - Lost and Found Christmas Table Runner from The Happy Scraps

Dee's Pick - Apple Halva Bundt Cake from Winnish
Apple Halva Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze

Danielle's Pick - Turkey place cards from The Happy Scraps

And the most clicked link from last week...

Quick Reindeer Treats from With a Blast
Quick Reindeer Treats ~ Took me less than 3 minutes to make one of these cute Christmas Reindeer Treats - perfect for classmates, stocking fillers etc #ChristmasTreats

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Now that you've seen last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they've been up to!
Link Party Collage 2
Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After
Lindsay Fekitoa - Frenchie Wraps
Amanda Corbet - Krafting Kreations
Dee LeBrilla - Cupcakes & Crowbars
Danielle Cole Reeves - Busy Moms Helper

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Marbled wine glass charms

It was only just a year ago when I made my first wine glass charms and I was so happy with how those ones turned out, I had to do another set!  And these sets are going to be perfect for your upcoming holiday parties!  

Oh yea, and did I mention they take like 10 minutes to make?

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This time around, I decided to try the new Mod Podge Melts colored melts.  Like when I used the frosted melts, I had so much fun making these!  What inspired me to try these wine glass charms again, was that I had intended to make some for some specific friends, but they had stemless wine classes!  How was that going to work with these stem charms?

So just for fun, I put one on the rim of my wine glass and what do you know, it stuck!  Turns out, the plastic from the melts works similar to silicone so it just sticks!  It's awesome!

To get this amazing marbled look, was first by accident!  I was trying to clean out one of the colors from my hot glue gun and I used some regular hot glue and it blended the colors a little.  I thought this was so cool, I decided to cut the melt sticks into smaller pieces.  As each smaller stick ran out, I would push in another color.

When they were cooled, I cut them with scissors so I could slip them over the edge of my glass, or use them as stem charms too.

I really enjoyed how they came out.  The next set I try to make, I want to cut the melts into even smaller pieces so I can get more of a marbled effect.  And I am thinking of ordering the melts that have the glitter in them and mixing those together too!

What I liked most about this effect is that no two are alike!  Each combination is going to be different in some way.

I also found that the little gears worked really well as charms too.  Matt liked the charms because in this house of geeks, well, they fit in.

Now, I am able to share these with all my friends, especially since as I was making these, I made like 8 sets...and there is no way I need 8 sets of wine glass charms!

Now, my only issue is, trying to make sure my wine doesn't run out!