Let's talk crafts shall we???
Y'all know I LOVE Disney and that I collect Disney pins both from the parks and from independent creators. And for the past 10 years I've had them inside a pin bag which is awesome....except that no one but me could really see them on a daily basis. Plus then I'd have to get the bag OUT and what a pain!
So I've had this idea of a shadow box type thing for the pins but I couldn't figure out how to display them in a cute way. Enter Expressions Vinyl and their amazing adhesive PATTERNED vinyl and inspiration struck!
Aren't they so cute!? I was seriously proud of what I came up with! SO let's break it down just a bit so you can make one too!
To do this project I needed:
- Disney pins
- Corkboard squares (mine are 12 X12)
- Floating Picture frames (again mine are 12X12 from Hobby Lobby)
- adhesive patterned vinyl from Expressions Vinyl
First thing I did was decide which pins would be grouped together. I did mine based on the pages I had them on in my pin book, so all my Mickey and Minnie were already together and such. Then it was time to sort through my collection of amazing vinyl from Expressions (no, this isn't sponsored at all, I just really REALLY love their products, pricing and that they are a family run small business - so I support them wholeheartedly!)
Then I cut the corkboard down to the right size, the frames may have been 12X12 but that meant that the corkboard had to be trimmed by a bit to fit. Once trimmed then I adhered the vinyl to the square. Trim off excess vinyl, you could save them as scraps for another project too!
Take the frame apart and get rid of one of the glass pieces, you don't need both. Place one of the glass piece back into the frame and then stick your pins through the vinyl/corkboard. You will not be able to put the backs on the pins but that's ok! Once you have the pins all in place put the corkboard pin side down right against the glass. Carefully put the rest of the frame together minus that extra piece of glass and voila! You are finished!
With all of this extra time we've been given to do so much I'm hoping to get more crafting done so that I keep busy! Plus even though my office has been taken over currently (curse-you-work-from-home-situation-but-also-thank-you-that-Andrew-still-has-a-job-to-do!) I'll have to get more creative on how we do crafting in my house hahaha
What's your latest crafting/sanity project been??
This weekend we had a big party for my mom!
She turned the big 5-0 and asked for a Harry Potter party! Guys, you all know how much we love Disney around these parts, but you may not know that we're big Harry Potter fans too! My mom is one of the biggest ;)
SO it started as me, my dad and brothers doing most of the planning, but my mom is a party planner. Like she LOVES this stuff and since it was HER party, she asked if she could help too, and with our powers combined we made it EPIC!
So I've been really wanting to do something creative. Then at my bachelorette party my friend Noelle gave me this awesome vase thing that would be awesome to do something with. And then an idea struck me as I was walking around Wal-Mart today.
I walked by the Christmas stuff (waiting for the pharmacy to re-open had to kill time) and saw these cute little ornaments in different colors but I loved the red and silver the most. And then it was a light bulb came on inside. I could put them in the vase!! And then I saw this really cool white flower thing that worked wonderfully for the middle of the centerpiece.
And lo! Here is the finished product! I'm so proud of myself and I'm gonna make it a goal to try to fix it up with new arrangements every so often. Yay!!
And it was super cheap too!! The little ones were $3 and the bigger ones were $5. Ribbon was $1 ;)
So this week my mom and I focused on cake and reception decorations. Mainly speaking, the centerpieces for said reception.
And they turned out so super cute!!
I mean HELLO!! Cuteness in a jar ;)
And you wanna know how super easy it was?? SUPER easy! I'm sure a lot of you know how to do this already but I'm gonna tell y'all anyways cuz I'm excited about it! My first DIY project hahahaha (well my first successful DIY project)
1. So you take your basic canning jar cuz they're super cheap, wash them on the outside (and inside if you so desire).
2. While they're drying look on the computer for designs you like and then print them out on label/sticker paper. (You can also use just regular stickers but we didn't find any cute big letter stickers for our particular project)
3. After the jars are dry, apply the sticker to wherever on the jar you wish and make sure it's on firmly.
4. With a can of frosted glass treatment (buy it at Micheal's for 4 bucks) spray about 10-12 inches away from you and continuously around the jar. Now do this part in a well-ventilated place mmk? We did it in the "dining room" area in our house and I think I'm still high from the fumes hahahahaha The jars won't look frosted after you spray them. It takes about 10 minutes before the effect happens but don't panic it's ok!
5. After they feel dry just peel off the sticker and there ya have it! Finis
5 easy steps and really it was super cheap and fun to do! Now I will also tell you that my mom and I bought like 4 cans of the frost thinking we'd need it. NEGATIVE! We did 36 jars on one can and still have some left over.
It was super fun and they are so stinkin cute! (And after the wedding I'll have 36 jars with "A"'s and "M"'s on them. Anyone want some?? hahahahaha) And we just added ribbon on the top to make it cute. The lights inside are those fake little tealights that are battery-operated. Got them at Cosco for like 30 bucks for 30 lights. (Differing sizes too)
Oh I'm so excited!! The wedding is only 4 1/2 weeks away!! AHHHH! Stressful and exciting all at the same time ;)
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