I have a few pictures of some recent crafts to share... ones I did prior to blogging, so I mostly have only the final project (unless it was recent enough that I was considering the blog already. LOL):
I sprayed the cardboard globe with chalkboard paint and then sprayed the holder with silver paint.
I plan to use this in the kids' loft/computer room and keep messages on it
(such as... "keep our world clean... starting with this room.")
This is the clipboard I used on the recent Chalkboard Makeover post. I printed out a favorite shot of my kiddos onto just regular computer paper (after tweaking a bit with some photo editing and giving it a sepia tone). I painted the edges of the clipboard with black paint, cut the photo to size, used Mod Podge to attach the photo, cut the excess away with a craft knife, and added texture by making cross-hatching strokes between various coats of Mod Podge.
Pantry Bin Makeover
OK, this is pretty minor. I'm trying to organize my pantry a little, and it's taking longer than I anticipated to gather all the goodies I want to use (because I have the icky white metal shelves, I want nice solid wooden bins and baskets... and they aren't always cheap). Here's a snippet of one of my "new" bins. I went storage room surfing. These were actually Target finds from long ago. They were red and blue and were in my boys' rooms years ago to hold toys. I didn't want fire-engine red bins in my pantry, so I spray painted them tan and then masked off rectangles to spray chalkboard paint on them. I used my Chalk Pen to give a slightly more "permanent" chalk title to the bins.... one that won't brush off easily.
...and the last little craft to show tonight...
The Coffee Filter Wreath
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this wreath. I got my inspiration from a wonderful blog,
As soon as I saw how easy and inexpensive this was, I set out to get the materials. This cost about $5 total, including the ribbon.
I made it shortly before Thanksgiving when my new home was ree-eee-eeally bare. I needed some kind of fall decor. The funny thing is that it STILL has not been removed. I still have it hanging from the same mirror in the same room. At Christmas, I flanked it with little snowflake decorations. And now, it just has become a part of the room. That mirror needed some oomph anyway.
Now, scroll back up this post... notice a trend? Yeah, you can say I kind of like the tan/black/white decor.