Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Craft Day

I hosted a craft day for some of my girl friends. I loved all the fall word art that I had been seeing around blogland and thought that would be a great thing for everyone to make. I knew it would be cute to see everyone's personality and personal style come out in their finished art. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves on this one. 
*Don't get too accustomed to these super nice photos. You know my little camera didn't take these awesome shots. One of my good friends is a photographer here and she was snapping away the whole time! Go check out her website and see her amazing pictures! Jessica Klima Photography

 My friend Kim's work in progress.

 Melissa and her daughter Katie showing off their finished work.
 Katie's awesome wall art for her room!
 Melissa's Fall Art completed! Super cute!

 Jessica was really making sure her colors coordinated.
 Sally and I with our pumpkins!
 Love it!
 Sally's monogram fall art. I love the way it turned out!
 And her glittered pumpkin. Too cute!
 Jessica's turned out great! I looooove the colors!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

TP Wall Art Tutorial

Say what?!? in Toilet Paper??...for your walls? I know it sounds crazy, but trust me, the end product is like nothing you've ever seen. There were a couple of these floating around that I really thought were cute, like here, here, and here. I decided to do mine a little differently though. Here's how:

Lots and lots of toilet paper rolls (I used 11)
Hot Glue
Spray Paint or Acrylic Paint (optional)

Cut your tubes into about 1" strips. You want to make sure that they are all equal widths, or some will be higher than others which makes it hard to attach without looking wonky. I made a little template size with cardstock that made it easy.
Decide what shape you want to make. I decided on flowers with 8 petals. The easiest way I found to do this was to line up the end, and just glue the amount you needed. See the picture, it might make it more clear.
Once you glue all that you need, you'll open your flower and glue the two petals (from the top and bottom of your stack) to each other.
See, pretty flower.
Now, just make as many as you need for whatever shape you're going for. Check out those links at the top for what the other ladies did, super cute! I needed 12.
I laid out my design and decided that I wanted to paint mine, I've seen a lot left natural. I tried spray painting mine first, but after 3 coats, although more time consuming, I decided to paint mine with acrylic paint. I wanted a good solid cover. I painted all but one white, with the one being yellow. Then, I glued my flowers on the ends that connected.
Doesn't it look great? My sis has it hanging in her office, along with this, these, and some of these!
Cuuuuuute! And who's going to know it's made of Toilet Paper? Well...all of you, but we won't tell! :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Sister's Office

Check out those chairs that my sister and I redid in her new office!
They look great don't they?
You can see the transformation here.
I love the color of the wall, with the colors in the chair.
That picture was the original inspiration for the whole room.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Outside of the Box Artwork

So, I went over to my crafty friend Kim's house last week for dinner and saw this art work in her bathroom. (These were taken with my camera phone...sorry about the poor quality!)
I just had to share it with you guys! Can you tell what they are? Let me give you a closer look!
Isn't it so fun? They are plain "Jenga" style blocks! She said the frames are super cheap from IKEA, and she put some fancy Target wrapping paper inside and then glued the blocks on the outside of the glass. So creative! It really gives the space more dimension.
I love it!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Word Wall Art

While my sister was visiting, she also wanted some wall art for her new office. She really likes the word Imagine, so we decided to make her a sign.

I bought an 8" X 4' board from Lowe's and painted it with their $.99 flat black spray paint. Once it was dry I used my silhouette and cut out 6" letters in Georgia font out of cardstock. I used spray adhesive and attached my letters. I paintd in my letters using saran wrap and gave the whole board a good sand when it was dry.
Loveeeeee it! I'll get my sister to send a picture of her office so you can see all the projects we've done for it.