Here's a cute and fun little project for your Easter!
I made cones from orange cardstock by rolling is diagonally and trimming the wide end straight. Then I wrapped the cones in orange yarn, making sure not to pull too tightly and collapse the cone. I added some lighter orange yarn over the top, to add some interest. Then I made green pom poms from two different green yarns. I hot glued them into the open end, so they stuck out like carrot greens. Finally I took orange yarn and tied the carrots onto a metal trivet that I had painted white. I tied them all along the trivet, pulling nice and tight in the back on each one to keep it stationary.
I sort of love it.
Mini told me there would be rabbits waiting by our front door now.
Here's a quick and cute idea for Christmas decor. It doesn't warrant a tutorial, but I thought it might inspire someone out there to create something similar.
I already had the marquee style "M" so I just needed four more letters. I got the r's and the y at Hobby Lobby (with my 40% off, yea!) The first r was flat for hanging on the wall so I just propped it against some scrap wood. I wrote the e on cardstock and clipped it on a clipboard I already had. Then I stuck some winter berries (that I also got at Hobby Lobby) in a mason jar, stuck a little bottlebrush tree up there and added some white candle holders for texture. And my pipe shelves suddenly became very merry!
Obviously you could do any word you want to, just grab letters that are mismatched and go to town.
As mentioned, I somehow got mr. to agree to a dinosaur themed Christmas this year, and I was pretty excited. Today I'm showing off our dinosaur tree so you too can create a dino-mite Christmas if you so desire. I sort of love it, even if mr doesn't understand it AT ALL.
We generally decide on a theme for Christmas decorations (mr says I'm a little OCD like that). This year, although he didn't entirely understand why, I really wanted "A Dino-Mite Christmas!" Which included a lot of dinosaur type things. And to his credit, he didn't really give me a hard time about it, but decided to just go with it. So. We went with it!
Here're my first DIY items for the tree this year:
Here's what you need:
Glass containers with cork toppers
gold glitter (coarse or fine)
tiny dinosaurs and tiny trees
styrofoam ball - tiny!
gold thread or string
1. Clean off your container with goo gone if necessary.
2. Pour a little mod podge into the glass container.
3. Use the foam brush to spread it around up the sides a little.
4. Pour in your glitter.
5. Tip the container around to get the glitter all over the mod podge.
6. When you're done you should have glitter on the bottom and just a bit on the sides.