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Make Your Own Monogram Art

4 Aug

I wanted to share with y’all one of the things I made my sister for her birthday.  It was really simple to make too.  I had seen so many great wine cork monograms and art pieces and KNEW right away I had to do something with wine corks for her.  
I used the same method I did for the Spring Sign I made.  

DIY Spring Sign


Then just glued paper onto the box and glued a few little decorative pieces. Then I glued a few wine corks onto it, creating the letter K. 






What do you think?!  She loved it!!  I love it too, BUT I think I would love it more if it was in a shadow-box frame.  Ya think? 
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{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes
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DIY Patriotic Door Hanger

14 Jun

This project was really simple!!  And I LOVE how it came out.  
You will need:PaperHot GlueScissorsRuleCord, twine or hempPencil and marker
I used a sheet of red, white and blue scrap paper along with red, white and blue construction paper.  I measured and cut the red, white and blue construction paper so that it was all the same size.  I cut my pieces to be 5″ x 5″. 


Then begin to fold your pieces accordion style. 

Once they are all folded accordion style, fold the pieces in half and seal with tape.

Once those are done begin taping the two matching halves together to make a wheel.

Then, I found a cup in the cupboard that was just the right size for the circles that I planned to glue onto of the wheels.  I traced, cut and hot glued the circles on. 

Now, I traced and cut my letters out from this piece of super cute 4th of July paper.

BUT, once I glued the letters on, they just didn’t POP.  They were sorta washed out by the striped pattern.

So I cut some letters out from the matching construction paper, making sure that I cut the opposite color of the wheels.  But first, just one last look at the U.  I LOVED the way the U came out with the firework!

SO CUTE, right?  But it just didn’t look right.  So, this is what they look like with just the solid colored construction paper.

Much better, right?

I macrame’d some hemp to glue the letters too.  Tutorial COMING SOON!

I used a marker to mark the exact spots I would glue the wheels.  I measured it out with my ruler.  Glued the wheels on and VIOLA!!!  My New Patriotic Door Hanger!!




Isn’t it great?  Now, I don’t have a super awesome front door to show you….YET!!  So, here is my not so shabby apartment front door! 


I LOVE it!!!  I hope you do too!  I would LOVE to see if you try this and make one for yourself! 
We are moving from AZ back to our HOME STATE of TEXAS!!! It’s a bit crazy with packing up and all right now! SO, if anyone is will to help out I need some guest bloggers ASAP!!! Would you help?? Please Please!?!
Thanks for stopping by!


I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Finding Fabulous ~ Sew Can Do ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T}The Lettered Cottage  Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 ZZ  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe Ladybug Blessings ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Creations By Kara ~ Someday Crafts ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~ Lil’ Luna ~ Fabric Bows and More ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman ~ Ginger Snaps {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now  ~ Saved By Love Creations ~ Brandy’s Crafts {F} Finding Fabulous  ~Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home   ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely with the Laney Sisters ~ A Little Knick Knack ~ Naturally Me Creations ~ Lovely Crafty Home ~ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Inspiring Creations ~ Whipperberry ~ 504 Main ~ 30 Days Bacon Time {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride ~ Wildflowers & Whimsy ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love ~ Saturday Mornings {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes


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DIY Spring Sign

28 Apr

Can I tell y’all I’m really excited about how this came out.  I wasn’t really sure where I was going with this when I started.  I just began making rosettes, knowing I wanted to make the letters S-P-R-I-N-G out of them.  Once I was done, I thought they may look nice on a piece of scrap paper.  Then, trying to figure out how I would place them on the wall, I thought I should glue the paper to a piece of cardboard.  But then, thinking how the cardboard would look on the wall, I decided to piece it together as if it was a piece of wood.  Glued everything together and that is how I got this sign.

Let me show you first how I did the letters.  I traced and cut out the letters from an empty cereal box.

Then, I covered the letters with the same color tissue paper as the rosettes I planned to use.

Then I glued on my rosettes I made using this tutorial here. Once my letters where done I glued them to some scrap paper.  I had to use two sheets.  I thought that the seam and repeat of the pattern would drive me crazy but it really doesn’t.  I just flipped the second sheet the other direction.  I really like how it looks pieced together.

I measured and cut up my box.
Hot glued it all together.
Glued my the sign on to the box.  I used hot glue and white school glue of the edges.
Then I chose a corresponding color to this paper, measured, cut and glued it to the edge pieces.
For the hanger I used a little trick I learned from my SIL Teresa with Get Nestled In.  When you don’t have any picture or plate hangers lying around use a paper clip!
Now, I quickly hung it up and snapped a few shots.
 This is how the sides look.


This is my New SPRING sign at home above my faux mantel.







I am SO HAPPY with how it came out.  I mean, you can’t beat FREE!!  An empty box, some scrap paper I already had, a paper clip, some rosettes made from left over tissue paper and a few glue sticks and VIOLA a new Spring Sign!  I LOVE IT!  Alie said “Oh ee-ssoe pretty, Momma.”   What you do you think??
I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M} Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Finding Fabulous ~ Sew Can Do ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T}The Lettered Cottage  Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe Ladybug Blessings ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons  {W} Creations By Kara ~ Someday Crafts ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~ Elements Interiors ~ Lil’ Luna ~ Fabric Bows and More ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now ~ Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom ~ Saved By Love Creations ~ Brandy’s Crafts {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home   ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A GirlTruly Lovely with the Laney Sisters ~ A Little Knick Knack ~ Naturally Me Creations ~ Lovely Crafty Home ~ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Inspiring Creations ~ Whipperberry504 Main ~ 30 Days {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride ~ Wildflowers & Whimsy ~ A Little Lovely ~ To Sew With Love ~ Saturday Mornings {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things

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