Adding beads to a lamp shade

Have you ever had an old lamp shade that needed a” little something”?  When I was decorating my daughters bedroom, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a fun lamp shade.  I found an old one burried in our house, and added some beads.  It was just the thing that the shade needed!

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I bought already strung beads and tacked them with a needle & thread.  Fabric glue would work also, and would probably be easier.

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Happy creating!

“Wonder what I will come up with next”…

Wood & burlap picture frames

While I was visiting my favorite “Southern Girls” in Dallas, I documented my friend making this incredibly darling picture frame and I wanted to share it with you!

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The supplies needed are: wood, paint, burlap, upholstery tacs, clothes pin, flower and glue.

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Start by painting the wood and cutting the burlap the appropriate size.  I learned a valuable technique on how to easily cut burlap.  Measure the size, then grab the end of a string where you want the cut to go.  Do this on 2 sides.  It will leave a line gap in the burlap and you will know where to cut.  AMAZING and easy!

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Place the burlap on the wood and nail in the upholstery tacs.  You may want to cover the tacs as you hammer them.

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Nail all 4 corners.  Be sure to smooth out the burlap as you go so that it lays flat.

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Spray paint the clothes pin and glue it to the wood.  Add a sweet picture and a flower, and your picture frame is complete!

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You can use different flowers to change the look.

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This can also be used as a fun decoration piece…

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Happy creating…

“Wonder what I will come up with next”…

Decorative letters

I spent some time with a friend of mine this weekend and she made the cutest “Decorated Letter” for her daughters room.  It is so simple to replicate!

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Start with a wood letter.  Paint the letter either with spray or regular paint.  Glue various flowers and embellishments to the letter and hang.  It doesn’t get much more simple than that!

Happy monogramming…

“Wonder what I will come up with next”…

Creating a tealight holder from a branch

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I made these tealight candle holders to decorate our cabin in the woods.  They were so easy to make and cost almost nothing!

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Start by finding some branches that are thick enough to accomodate a tealight.  Use an electric drill with a 1 inch drill bit to create the holes.  Put the tealights in the holes are you are DONE!!!

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A rustic, fun way to decorate.

Happy candle lighting…

“Wonder what I will come up with next”…

 

Felt covered empty paint cans

I posted scrapbook covered new paint cans earlier.  I also like to cover them in felt.  They are darling and make a great container to fill with goodies for someone.

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The supplies needed are: New paint can (purchase at hardware store like Home Depot), felt, Tacky glue, ribbon, & embellishments.

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Start by cutting felt pieces to fit and glue them on can with “Tacky” glue.  Glue ribbon strip.

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Glue on embellishments.  I used felt flowers that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

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Cut and glue felt to the lid, add embellishments.

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What a fun container to fill with goodies!  I have even tied extra ribbon on the metal handle for extra fun!

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Happy creating…

“Wonder what I will come up with next”…

Scrapbook pockets

Well, it’s been  while since I have posted anything.  How many of you have a love/hate relationship with your computers?  I DO!!!  I love it when it working properly, but hate it when it is not.  That being said, I am back up and running with creativity!  Several years ago, I decided I needed pockets to store the important things for my daughter, but be able to include them in her scrapbook photo albums.  I created pockets from scrapbook paper that slip into the clear paper covers in a scrabpook.

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I made these pockets for each month of the year.  I printed a calendar for the cooresponding month so I could easily write down major events of the month.  You know how “Mommy mush brain” happens!?!  I never thought I would forget any milestones for my daughters, yet I have forgotten many!

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I wrapped and glued paper around the sides and bottom to create the pocket.  I used month theme paper that was appropriate for the month.  I cut out parts of the decorated paper and glued it in strategic places to create a fun pocket.  Then, I glued pictures of my daughter from the month onto the pocket.

Happy scrapbooking…

“Wonder what I will come up with next”…