Tag: michaels

Make a Balloon Wall With Me! 

Beauty, DIY, Lifestyle May 25, 2017

File_000 (42).jpeg

So number one, today is my birthday!!! Yay, throw some glitter in the air!!!!  Every bday I attempt to do some adorable DIY and this year is kinda my favorite.  I mean look at this pink and floral goodness!

File_000 (35).jpeg

I started with an inordinate amount of balloons (light pink, pearl pink, white, and clear),  glitter, confetti, a handmade paper cone (for putting glitter and confetti in the balloons), string, and a manual balloon pump.

File_000 (37).jpeg

I blew up all the balloons in different sizes and added glitter and confetti to the clear ones.  Then I tied a string to something static, I choose my drawer knob and began tying balloons to the string.  I spaced each balloon about four inches apart with a total length of 7 feet of string.  I made a total of 5 strings.  Then I taped them to the wall, by the string, adding tape to any area of string that I felt needed to be secured.

File_000 (7).jpeg

I flattened the balloons against the wall and occasionally taped one of them down too.  Well, there were a few bald spots so I added a few free-floating balloons with a tiny roll of tape-sometimes more than one.

File_000 (45).jpeg

The wall didn’t feel complete so I added some silver dollar eucalyptus, lemon leaves, ranunculus, and silk peonies.  At first, I tied strings around the ends of branches and tied them to other strings in the greater structure.  This became exhausting so I literally started taping them directly to the wall or to balloons themselves.

File_000 (40).jpeg

This is what I ended up with, stinking cute.  I placed a pink backdrop below my creation in preparation for my shoot.

File_000 (41).jpeg

Then just get cute and shoot!

File_000 (39).jpeg

File_000 (42).jpeg

If anyone makes a balloon wall I simply MUST see!!! Happy crafting my lovelies.

img_1284

Advertisements

Feathers and Frames 

Art, DIY, Home, Lifestyle April 23, 2017

I love bringing nature into my home. From my slight obsession with succulents to the abandoned bird’s nest; compassionately transitioning the outside inside is a passion of mine. So, as I was aimlessly walking around my parents’ property I found this delightfully abandoned feather and thought it must go on my cafe wall. This is possibly he easiest DIY ever. 


Firstly, don’t judge my gloves. I’m a tiny bit paranoid about tics and little creepy crawlies.  My first task was to make sure the feather fit the frame and yay it did!

Next, grab your trusty E6000 glue because nothing can withstand its power. 


Hold it down and you’re almost done. 


Place it in the frame, put the back on and voila!  Beautiful!!! 

The only space left on my wall was horizontal so here it will live. Happy crafting! 

Colorful Nursery DIY

DIY, Home, Lifestyle October 3, 2016

Snapseed (4).jpg

I swear there is something in the water.  My life has become an endless parade of baby showers, blessings, sprinkles, and nursery decor.  So, when a dear friend of mine asked that I make a little something for her nursery I jumped on it…gotta practice for the future, right?  Well, she bought the Oh Joy! nursery line from Target so I had some parameters to work within.  If you read my blog you have probably already heard of Oh Joy, basically she’s a crafting and design Goddess that now is uber paid by Target!  Basically, a genius!!!

File_000.png

Image from target.com

File_000 (2).jpeg

I decided to make a mobile.  Newborns can only see about 12 inches from the tip of their cute little noses, so the little one might not see the colorful soft mobile until she about 6 months old.  But the colors may actually be neurologically stimulating and help her cute little brain develop.  Ok, let’s get to the actual project.  There are a lot of steps to this so if you are already exhausted but still want one contact me and I’ll make you one, for a nominal fee of course.  Send me your colors and it’s done!  For those of you that are a little craftier keep reading.

img_7854

First, you must make a ton of poms.  You can make them on your fingers or make this little cardboard template.

img_7855

Cut one long piece of yarn and place it toward the end of the notch in the cardboard.

img_7856

Then wrap the yarn.  I wrap it around at 60 times.

img_7857img_7858

Tie it off with the long piece of string, then push it to the other side and tie it off again.  Gotta keep it strong and tied.

img_7859

Then you cut the sides of the yarn.

img_7860

After both sides are cut pull it free from the carboard template.

img_7861

You are left with this awkward little thing.

img_7862

Trim.

img_7863

Yay!  Now repeat this step about 30 more times.

File_000.jpegimg_7864

Now let’s move on to the mobile frame. I used a needlepoint ring.  I actually didn’t use the piece with the screw on it but I used the inner piece.  You can get these for like $2 at Michaels.  Tie 5 long strings at equal intervals around the circle.  Keep more string at the top so you can hang the mobile however you want.

img_7865

After tying on all the strings start wrapping yarn around the ring until it is completely covered.  Have fun!!!

img_7866

Once that’s done you need to start adding the poms.  I make a little needle from some extra wire I had lying around.

img_7867

Skewer your pom.

img_7868img_7869

Then trim again!

Snapseed (4).jpg

Add poms in any way you wish I just tried to make sure colors were equally dispersed and you’re done.

File_000.jpeg

xoxo

img_1284-2

 

 

Autumnal Table

DIY, Family, Food, Lifestyle November 21, 2015

I love Autumn, primarily because it ushers us ever closer to my favorite season, Winter. Yay for possible but won’t really snow!!!  So, if you follow the blog you know I decorate our Friendsgiving table ever year.  I try to keep it fresh by staying away from the typical Thanksgiving reds, oranges, and browns.  And you won’t see a hand turkey on any of my tables.

I always start with a practice table.  Thank God we just bought a fabulous new farm table so I go to try it out with some style.   I used our random  Delft-esk  china plates with my World Market cups.  It went over well so I stuck with the plan.

First I switched to black paper plates.  I know dishes are always more stunning, but when you are expecting over 50 friends that clean up is just not feasible.  The color scheme was mixed metals (gold, silver, and mercury), natural green, white, and purple.

I always like a little something fresh on the table to I made a large leaf garland…I should really do a garland making post, white hydrangeas, and purple hanging amaranth.  I sprayed the pumpkins and put some on mercury stands.  Simple…right?

 Of course I added a little quote to each place setting with a hand made wreath.  “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls”-Aesop

The finished product was just want I wanted and the evening was filled with food and love.

   
Grrrr! The fabulous hostess Ashley!!! 

  

  

 That’s me and Jasmine (black hat)…you’ll all get to know her a little considering she’s my new fashion blogger!!!

     

  

  

Estrellas

DIY, Home, Lifestyle November 16, 2014

IMG_2736.JPG

This Friendsgiving, the Thanksgiving dinner my friends and I have the week before the real deal, I have been asked to decorate. So, my table scape has to be fabulous which means putting in some preplanning.  My first subproject is all about small styrofoam (Michael’s) balls and toothpicks (Ralphs).

IMG_2747.JPG

IMG_2746.JPG

IMG_2743.JPG

Here is a set up step by step.  The general structure isn’t difficult but it will require you to tap into your inner physicist, but we’ll keep it simple X, Y, and Z axis stuff.  Basically make sure each toothpick has a buddy on the exact opposed side of the styrofoam ball. If they don’t, no worry it may look a little goofy but we love all of our children.  Then snip the ends so they are not the most dangerous things ever. I’m just saying.

IMG_2745.JPG

Make as many as you want, I made about a dozen.

IMG_2740.JPG

Then spray (Home Depot) away. I spray everything in a old suitcase on my patio. Oh apartment living!

IMG_2739.JPG

Quick tip. Make sure you don’t get too close to the styrofoam. Most spray paint will eat it alive. But you better believe I’m still using this one.

IMG_2738.JPG

Now you’re done. Some people add glitter but I’m keeping it simple. I can’t wait to show you all the full table scape.

IMG_1757.PNG