Sunday, January 1, 2012

Inspirational Box

 top and front view
 left side view
right side view

For this box, my grandpa had an old wooden box he had painted blue (his favorite color) years ago.  He wasn't using it...I got creative... and tada!!!

Items used:
  • wooden box
  • white paint
  • red paint
  • stencils
  • paint brushes
  • sponges
  1. start by wiping it clean with a damp cloth
  2. paint the box with its base color.  depending on how dark you want it 1 coat should be good.  let dry for 24 hours
  3. the start on the top, using stensils trace the star (thats what I used)  and then paint them on once you like the look. 
  4. begin painting the front side, by laying the stencils down.  I sponge painted them.
  5. turn the box on its side and do one side the same way you did the front.
  6. let the top, front, and side dry for 24 hours
  7. once you are sure the stenciled side is dry go ahead and do the other side.. let dry for 24 hours
I hope this box can keep you inspired... or whatever you want it to keep you doing :)

Pillows from everyday Items.

These are two of the four pillows in my living room at the moment.  I think they are very cute and decorative with the down home style theme I was going for.  They take some sewing but very simple. :)

Items needed:
  • 2 cloth napkins
  • buttons
  • thread and needle
  • sewing machine
  • pillow inserts

  1. take the first napkin and iron it out.  This does not have to be done but if they are folded it makes it look a little better.
  2. sew the buttons on the first napkin.  They do not have to match, they can.  Use the needle and thread to sew them on.
  3. now take the napkins to the sewing machine.  begin sewing three of the four edges.  once that is done insert the pillow and sew the last side up.
  4. You have now made a unique pillow that no one else has :)
ENJOY!!! :)  happy new year!!!