I have decided to post my crazy adventures in crafting. The good, the bad & the ugly (I say my sister made those :).
Please comment & post any tips or tricks you have run into on your crafty travels as well!
I love simple & messy crafts, I tend a little toward the inexpensive side, (when I can) & I am not afraid of any medium or color....I LOVE COLORFUL THINGS! Especially those that are made from the heart & given in love!!
So...my OCD has once again found itself in C's room. Right now his favorite thing to play with is Legos....especially taking the sets his father and I take (sometimes) hours to build...and making his own inventions-only to ask us to rebuild it later. Thus, the Lego binder was born! I was tired of misplacing & losing the kit sheets, now they are in one convenient & organized place!!
I wanted to do some crafts with C over Spring Break....he didn't, until I said it can be an Angry Birds project! He was in!! I rinsed (VERY well) a milk gallon jug & cut a hole in it for entry...then C went to work painting pigs & birds. (I did the eyes & eyebrows for him, per his insistence that they look EXACTLY like the "real" birds.) I also used a clear coat on top of it all once it had dries to protect it from the weather. Inside we provided "bedding" for the birds in the form of yarn & felt scraps (from the wreath pictured below.)
Christmas in July? Try Halloween in April! I finally made one of my first Pinterest pins...a Halloween picture frame! It only cost me the $1 dollar store pack of google eyes, an old frame & a little black craft paint (that I already had).
I LOVE the results & I am now starting my campaign for C to wear a Halloween costume this year that coordinates with it!...I am thinking a multi-eyed alien would do the trick!!
and the best part is that the frame can be turned either way, horizontal or vertical and the eyes wiggle with it - genius!! *I think I will add a "boo" or "eek" like the Pinterest version.