Arts & Crafts at Work

Was at work and thought the window display needed something extra on the top. I thought about making tissue flowers and string them hanging from the ceiling but then I found out how to make these big pom poms. I saw them before on Martha Stewart’s website and that’s where the link brought me. I was happy with the results, and they are really simple to make.

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These would be cool for a party too!

Using what you have:: Ring + update

It was slow one day at work and I was looking for something to do. Someone returned a ring because the stone fell out. I thought I could find something in our bag of broken jewelry and ended up with this.

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I haven’t been posting many recipes/fashion/ ect . Family visiting, its summer, working lots, trying to relax on days off.

I had a running/fitness photo shoot on Tuesday ,so I should have photos to share soon!

I wore my new gap shorts to πŸ™‚

I will be trying some new (vegetarian) dishes soon , so be on the look out for those posts.

There has been an overload of tomatoes so I have been making my tomato soup and have been adding to it. One night it was cannellini beans, then cannellini beans & spinach , then chickpeas & spinach. All very yummy.

DIY Photo Magnets

For the most part, most people have ended up with some sort of magnet they didn’t want but just put on the fridge. Either from a pizza place, insurance company, was given to you for free, whatever.

Well I decided to stick some photos on them to make them pretty. As you can see here I had a big magnet from 2010 from a pizza place.

The best part is it only takes minutes to do, I did this one while my facial mask was drying πŸ™‚

Supplies needed:

Magnet

Photo

Glue Stick

Scissors

Pencil

Take your magnet and photo. Depending on shape of your magnet you can place the photo over magnet or magnet over photo and trace.

Cut the photo out.

Place glue on the back of photo, place it on the magnet.

Trim edges if necessary.

If you want you can place it under something heavy for an hour or so.

Stick to fridge.

Wahlah now you have a photo magnet πŸ™‚

 

Enjoy

Shelves, Owls yada yada

Wow! It’s almost been 3 months since my last post, that is sad. I keep telling myself to type something new but then always forget & go do something else. Anyway, I found out about this newish website called Pinterest. You ca find tons of crafts, home decor ideas, pretty clothes, jewelry, DIY stuff. You make these boards so you can go back and see what you found and it’s all organized and doesn’t take up any space (which I love). It’s also super addicting , so be careful and be prepared to waste your time on there. haha

Anyway I wanted to share a cool shelf I made awhile back. My friend Shawn who does tile had these crates that the tile came in. He asked if I wanted them and I said yes. Then came up with this:

All I did was stain it and put it together how I wanted. I didn’t attach the pieces together so I can arrange it if needed. Great for magazines!

Now to owls.I was on pinterest last night and saw these owls made from toilet paper tubes. It took me a couple minutes and came up with this cute guy:

You bend one end in to make the ears and then draw any owl face you want. You can also paint them, add glitter, sequins, or just leave them plain. Maybe even make it a decoration for a Christmas tree?

Click my photo to go to the page where I got it from. Hers are much better than mine.

DIY- Wall Art

So everyone uses toilet paper or at least I hope so haha. Anyway here is a easy DIY project that I did a while back.

I saw this project here Wall Art

Instead of white glue/clothes pins I just used a hot glue gun and ended up not painting them.

What you need:

Toilet Paper rolls or paper towel rolls
Scissors
White glue
Stapler
Paint + brushes
Glitter
clothes pins

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Steps:

1. Crush paper roll

2. Cut into approximately 5 equal parts don’t have to be exact

3. Place the rolls on a flat surface creating a pattern.

4. Glue where rolls are touching, hold with laundry pins to dry. You may use a stapler as an alternative, what ever is easier. ( or in my case hot glue gun)

5. Paint and or add glitter.

6. Hang on wall

Wah*lah enjoy! πŸ™‚

What I got for freeee

I come home from work and there is a decent sized box on my porch. I see if its for me and it is, I pick it up and think wow this is pretty heavy wonder what it is.

One of the freebie sites I follow on FB posted something for Bob’s Red Mill grain. If you used their app to sign up you would get a free hat ( which I didn’t care if I got and/or free grain) I thought why not. I open the box and it was from them. They ended up sending me the hat , a sample of almond butter and 4..yes four full size bags of grains.

7 grain pancake & waffle mix

10 grain hot cereal

honey oat granola

whole grain quinoa

Can’t wait to try it, I’ve actually been meaning to buy some wheat berries by this brand at the store.

Pancakes anyone?? πŸ™‚

Here is a cool site I have to share

P.S- I made this

A purse made with a sharpie …I mean if I tried this I don’t think it would come out as fashionable & nice looking as this .

or what about a sunburst mirror, I’ve always wanted one but never wanted to spend the money on the ones I really loved. Who wants to spend $200 on a mirror?