Tag Archives: create

One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

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I absolutely love to “upcycle”!  It’s so fun to transform something from just okay to fab!

I had to pick these outdated, ugly bill organizers up at a second hand store. They brought back memories of my Auntie Ellen’s house.  She had a bill organizer like this full of envelopes and hanging tons of keys.   I had grand plans to transform them into stylish bill organizers!  I am totally in love with the way they turned out!  Makes me want to organize some bills…kinda…

Have any great trash to treasure projects you love?

Jaimi

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Girls Night!!

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Tonight I had a girls night with my daughters and one of my nieces.  What a great time with these awesome girls!!

I have to tell you this…they were totally cracking me up–they were taking turns spelling words with their eyes closed acting as though it was the toughest thing in the world to do…does it really make spelling words harder if you shut your eyes?

We treated ourselves to pizza, wings, and ice cream!  Then craft time!  We took empty toilet paper rolls and made them into fantastic bracelets!

Now let me tell you…I tend to be a bit of a control freak…I know some of you are not surprised!  So I tried really hard to just let the girls go with it!  These were their creations after all!

The three older girls enjoyed being let loose with paint, the youngest enjoyed eating a few foam brushes while no one was looking, and I enjoyed burning my fingers with hot glue!  (In case you are concerned, J just likes to take a bite out of the foam brush and spit it out — I now have several “V” shaped foam brushes…)  It was great quality time spent with the girls and I loved seeing what they came up with!  We still have some painted ones drying waiting to be finished tomorrow, but here are three that we finished tonight.

Aren’t these cute?!  Gotta love toilet paper rolls!

Do you have a favorite toilet paper roll craft?  How about a G-rated Girls night activity?

These girls exhausted me!  Off to bed!

Jaimi

 

I Love Felt and Pinterest!

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I seriously love felt!  It is so soft, versatile, easy to work with, and cheap!  I have made many things with felt including food, headbands, bean bags, etc.  I will show you my latest felt project in just a bit…

Let me just say some days are just not as productive as others…

Today I spent my free time on pinterest.  I choose to think it is productive — so many GREAT ideas!!  My sister and I like to call it “Research”!

I chose my 4 favorite felt crafts off pinterest to share with you…There are sooo many awesome ideas out there and of course I loved so many of them, but I tried to narrow it down to multi-functional and easy creations!  My 5th pick is the one I created and can’t wait to show you!

1. Felt Scrap Bracelets from Bugs and Fishes

                   

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-felt-scrap-bracelets.html

I am totally in love with these bracelets!  Definitely on my to do list!!

Her blog is full of wonderful felt crafts!

2. Great Flowers from Make it and Love it

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/03/baby-hair-accessories-wool-felt.html#more

Beautiful hair pieces made from wool felt…she provides patterns, wonderful directions…just wonderful!

Yep, on my to do list as well!

3. Simply Cute Bows from Ruffles and Stuff

http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2011/09/simple-projects-week-bows.html

She does a great job showing how to make these!  I love how cute and simple they are!  Definitely see these in my future!

4. Rolled Felt Flowers from Mrs Priss

http://mrspriss.com/2011/11/03/tutorial-rolled-felt-flowers-no-sew/

I have made these and another of her rolled felt flowers and they are super cute and addictive!  She also has many other felt friendly crafts!  I absolutely love to read her blog!  She totally cracks me up!

5. Felt Hand-Stitched to Shirt from yours truly!  (I mean me…Rhinestone Raindrops)

As some of you might know, K-State played in a bowl game last Friday.  So, H needed a new shirt to wear to school!  Since I planned ahead waited until Thursday night to think of something we pulled a purple shirt out of her dresser and I excitedly hand stitched the letters on since I have been dying to try this! She of course requested bling as well!

I am so in love with this!  I hope to have more felt stitched shirts to show you soon!  (“Felt stitched shirts” seems pretty clunky to say, but I don’t know what else to call them!)

Ahh, I really do love felt!  And who doesn’t love Pinterest…except maybe my husband…

What are your favorite felt creations??

Jaimi