Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dictionary Wreath

Items needed for this project:

1 round piece of cardboard
Pages from an old book
Hot glue and gun
Round mirror

First you take a piece of round cardboard (I used one from our frozen pizza). Cut a circle out of the middle.

Then you start rolling your pages. I chose to tear them out of a dictionary I bought at the DI. You roll them into cone shapes. So they are smaller at the bottom and larger at the top. I did enough to make 3 rows. I think about 85 cone shaped pages. Then you start gluing, and layering. Keep going until you are satisfied with the way it looks. I have seen some with just 1 row, and some with 2. I chose 3 because I wanted a BIG wreath. Finally take your round mirror (you don't HAVE to use a mirror, it can be anything you want), and hot glue it on. Then hang and ENJOY! See my finished project here, or just keep scrolling down!

My New Favorite

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Who Wouldn't LOVE This?!??

Check this blog. She has THE CUTEST idea for Spring! Who wants to make one with me?!?!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Bathroom Decor

I got the idea for this craft here. I LOVE them! So if anyone in intersted in making them here's what you do! First start out with some styrofoam balls and q-tips. Yes, q-tips! Cut the q-tips in half. Stick into styrofoam.

Then add some food coloring into water (any color you choose will work). Roll the balls in food coloring, then allow to dry. I left mine alone for a couple hours. Next you take fake flowers and cut the flower off. Stick the fake stem into the styrofoam balls and add to any vase you'd like! Viola! Instant CUTENESS!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Recycle Project

Aiden had to do a recycle project for school. He had to use items we had around the house and recycle it into something new. So I thought this wreath wound be a fun idea! I found the idea here.

Her's was a bit bigger, but Aiden's worked out fine, I think!

What you need:

Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Hot glue
Spray paint (if desired)

Make it:

Cut rolls into strips. Shape into flowers. Glue together. Done! If you want you can also spray paint it. Which I am going to do once Aiden brings it back from school.

Here are some other cute ideas using toilet paper rolls!