Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mason Jar Hand Print Vases

These vases were soooo easy to make using mason jars! I ran across this idea on Pinterest right before Mother's Day and incorporated this fun craft into my Sunday School class :)

Here's the original link to Christina's Adventures who posted these adorable mason jars!
I personally think her name is quite awesome.

I've seen a lot of mason jar craft ideas and different ways to paint them. For this project however you'll want to paint the inside of the jar since little hand prints will be on the outside ;)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tween Zebra Room

I am so excited about this room! I cannot wait to start! My daughter and I are in the planning stages. Stay tuned for updates on all the furniture makeovers and room reveal!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fireplace Makeover (with only paint!)

I am so happy with this fireplace makeover. Funny thing is, I wasn't planning on it. After we repainted our living room with a faux glaze and stood back and looked at how it turned out, we said uh oh. The trim paint we originally planned on would not work nor did our fireplace match the room any longer. After much debate, searching Pinterest for ideas and trial colors I FINALLY made up my mind. I wasn't about to bust through all that tile and replace it. No thank you. Not in the budget, nor do I know how. So my idea was "maybe I could paint the tile and brick!" Do people do that? Would it look stupid? I searched a little more to see if people actually did this lol. 

Turns out they do! I liked the idea of using oil based paint on the tile so it would hold up better (as was suggested by I read about some that used regular latex paint and ended up with scratches etc after long term use.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July Fireplace Craft Decor

I've never been one to decorate my fireplace seasonally, but after revamping my fireplace last year, I can't help but decorate!

My kids helped me create these Quick and Easy 4th of July Crafts. I bought the cool cardboard stars from Party City for $8.99. With the help of my "mini me" we easily designed a very patriotic fireplace!

Quick and Easy 4th of July Crafts

Show your holiday spirit!

I sprayed painted an old mason jar and hand painted some white stars. I added my patriotic bling that I bought from the dollar store and voila! 

My "mini me" wanted red and white flowers from the dollar store too, so I spray painted an old flower vase so she could display patriotic flowers.

I found this idea on Pinterest and my kids LOVED creating their own flags from craft sticks! I'm not sure how the ones from this picture were created and I think we did ours a little different. I hot glued 2 small craft sticks vertically on the back to keep everything together. The kids painted all their pieces themselves and after I glued it all together they applied star stickers.

This 4th of July Patriotic Paper Chain from Love the Day is awesome! She has a free printable on her site! My "mini me" helped me create this patriotic chain in under 30 minutes. It really makes our fireplace pop!

Click here to see how I put all these crafts together to decorate our fireplace!