October 1, 2014

Yarn Ghost Garland with Speech Bubbles

Hi Friends! 
I am so excited to share this adorably cute ghost garland with speech bubbles!  I shared this over on Eighteen25 for their Spooktacular September. I actually took this idea off of another Spooktacular project I did (these adorable Monster Cupcake Picks) but expanded on it to make this ghost garland.
Here's what you need: (5)1.5 inch Styrofoam balls, white yarn, black adhesive felt, twine or yarn, 5 toothpicks, tape, hole punch, glue gun, a book or chalkboard for wrapping yarn around and scissors. Oh and your cute little speech bubbles. (printable below)
Step 1: Wrap yarn around a chalkboard or book 35-50 times.
Step 2: Slide the yarn off and tie off the middle.
Step 3: Snip the loops and fold in half until you have your ghost shape.
Step 4: Give your ghost a little haircut to even it up a bit.
 Step 5: Spread the yarn out and hot glue your Styrofoam ball right in the middle.
 Step 6: Punch out eyes for your cute little ghosts to see. :)  I reinforced mine with a dab of hot glue.
Step 8: Thread twine on a thick (yarn) needle. Push your needle at the top of the styrofoam ball (right where the needle is pointing in the photo). This will help it hang and not be too heavy. Thread each one onto your twine or yarn.  note: yarn will probably make this much sturdier
Now your ghosts are ready to start talking!
You can print your speech bubbles here
(go to the downward arrow with a line underneath it in the bottom right, download, and print)
I used washi tape for the tooth picks but I think the best thing is probably scotch tape for the lighter colored bubbles because the darker tape can be seen through the back. Trim your toothpick to size with scissors and slide it in the ghost head on an angle.  
Now hang it somewhere so it makes you smile! I have this garland on my living room chalkboard but you could hang it on a blank wall or just about anywhere. Its a pretty quick craft which makes it great to do with the kiddos too.

September 26, 2014

Decoupage and Painted Milk Bottles

Oh my sweet goodness!  Pinch me I'm dreaming because I'm beyond stoked to be a Creative Team Member with the one and only Eighteen25 Girls! Whaaaaaat?  These girls have been a blessing to me for years and a constant encouragement and source of inspiration. I shared this project a few months back but wanted to share it here as well.
The idea for these pretty bottles came from perusing Pinterest one day and seeing a picture of some pretty spray painted bottles that I am pretty sure were decoupaged with some cut out flowers.  It was one of those times where you whiz by something while scrolling Pinterest on your phone and then poof...you can't find it again. It seemed simple enough so I decided to just try it with scrapbook paper I had on hand and some old Starbucks iced cappuccino bottles that I bought just for the bottles and not the drink. :)

July 21, 2014

cupcake liner cookie pouches

Y'all. 
I have wanted to try this little idea for like a year now.  I have been obsessed with cupcake liners for like ever.  They are so pretty but when you actually bake with them, they end up washed out and faded so the presentation falls kinda flat.  I know about the ones that stay vibrant but I cant find them as easily with all the pretty designs. Soooo...I  buy them and hoard them. Then I thought... 
cupcake liners + cookies =
I think it's a match made in baking heaven. 

July 15, 2014

Working on Opening an Etsy Shop....Someday


Well it's been quite some time, hasn't it?  I assume my readership has decreased drastically and I have no one but myself to blame.  But honestly...blogging is just not that important to me anymore. Wait...scratch that.  I actually LOVE blogging.  I love creating.  Taking photos of what I create. And posting them to share with wonderful YOU. 
Yet... 

May 11, 2014

A Mother's Day Post: For Those Who Find Today Not So Happy

I'm sitting here in tears. Just crying in the lobby of my church banging out this post on my little phone. My eyes are bloodshot and I keep spontaneously erupting in tears because my emotions just keep bubbling to the surface, threatening to ruin the makeup I frantically put on this morning to get here on time.

April 21, 2014

DIY Confetti Tape

Let's talk about the happiness of confetti for a moment, shall we?  Now I know not everyone is a fan of that invitation that you rip open over that rug you just vacuumed 8 minutes prior and out comes this microscopic sized confetti with some heavy duty static cling thrown in there for good measure.

April 8, 2014

All You Magazine: Confetti Cork Frame DIY

So guess what?  This cute frame was in All You magazine...in December.  Can you believe it has taken me this long to post about it?  But thankfully it was a project you can do any time of the year. I was part of their fun Take This, Make That challenge where they ask two craft bloggers to take a material (in this case it was wine corks) and make a project for under $5 and in under 5 steps. 
Here is how I did mine...