Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pink Mary Janes

A gal I go to church with is having a baby girl in May. I had bought an outfit a while back and wanted to make a pair of shoes to match it. I love the way they turned out. Very simple, but so adorable. The shower was last night so I finally gave them to her so I can now share the design with you!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Wreath

I have been dying to try and make a yarn wreath for a while now. I needed a new spring wreath for our front door so I thought I would give it a try! Here is the final product.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Easter Decor

Last week I was looking in Women's Day magazine and saw an idea similar to this that I just fell in love with. So, I set out to get all the stuff to try and make these mod podge eggs. But the one problem I kept running into was that I could not find white plastic easter eggs at any store. I checked all the crafts stores in the area and nobody had anything similar. I saw them online but they were sold in a pack of 144, way more than I needed! Plus, I would of spent $16 after shipping cost was added in. So, I attempted to use colored eggs and they just did not turn out, you could always slightly see the color from the egg show through. Finally I thought of trying to spray paint the colored eggs white. And it worked!! I was so excited.

Here is what you need for this project:

Plastic Easter Eggs - white or colored and use primer spray paint to make them white
Paper Napkins (I bought mine at Target)
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Drying Rack

 This picture was snapped after I spray the first coat of paint on the eggs. I ended up spraying 3 coats on the eggs to really cover them.

I cut the napkins into diamond shapes to prepare to put them on the egg. 

I painted the mod podge onto the egg and placed the diamond on the egg and then painted over it again with the mod podge. I did one half of the egg at a time, let that dry and then finished the rest. I used a cooling rack to let them dry on.

Once they were completely dry I put them in my glass apothecary with some green grass at the bottom.
Love it!

One thing that you could do as well with these eggs is use an exacto knife to cut the eggs so that they still could be opened up. They would make cute favors or place settings for your Easter dinner.

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