Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spring has Sprung

Hey everyone!!!  I was so ready for spring when March 1 hit but I had to wait like most other people to get my plants planted.  So I finally got it done!!  With our hand painted pots our porch definitely is much brighter.  We also had the idea to add some nature to it besides the flowers.  My grandpa found a tree stump to place one of our plants on... So I hope you enjoy this post...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter Basket Cake

I got this idea off of  They used colorful m&m's as their filling but I used "eggs" instead..
Items needed:

  • cake mix
  • frosting
  • kit kats
  • filling candy (m&m's, robin eggs)
  • ribbon
  1. mix and bake cake according to box
  2. frost cake
  3. begin putting the kit kats around the cake one by one
  4. once those are on, carefully wrap your ribbon around and tie a bow
  5. fill the top with the filling... 
Now you have a completed Easter Basket cake <3 <3  I was so surprised how great it came out... It also gave me a ton more confidence on making and baking :)

Table Runner

So I finished it!  My first actual sewing project that consisted of more then going in a circle.  :)  I just basically hemmed up the sides.
Items needed:

  • fabric (I used 1 1/2 yards)
  • sewing machine, thread
  1. Pin all the edges up
  2. begin sewing following in a straight line, taking the pins out as you go.  
This project is like the first big stepping stone I took in my sewing.  I'm very proud of how it turned out... :D

 We had some lovely help from Mischa!!!  She loves helping me get work done, especially homework.  Doesn't she look very interested!! :D
The finished project!

Colors of Life

Lets just say I LOVE CRAYONS!!! I love how many colors there are and how many different things you can do with them.  This project I did get the idea from and  I just added my own flare by making it smaller and writing on it with crayons.
Items needed:

  • crayons (box of 64 works best and pick out colors that you don't want depending on the size of your canvas)
  • canvas
  • hair dryer
  • lots of covering so you don't get wax on anything
  • hot glue, hot glue gun
  1. pick the design or pattern you want with the crayons
  2. begin hot gluing them onto the canvas
  3. make sure they are very dry before you begin heating
  4. take the hair dryer to the crayons and begin melting them, the tops with overflow down the paper so it will be messy
  5. let it dry for 24 hours before you move it.... it will make a huge mess if its still wet
  6. add your own ideas... write on it... bedazzle it... anything :)

Thrift Store Find

Well, for this project it was an idea I got as I was walking through a local thrift store.  I saw this old alcohol bottle and was inspired.  To go along with the rustic country look in our house I painted it a spotted brown.  I then took a stencil of a rooster and painted it red, to match the color scheme.
Items needed:

  • bottle, dish, ect.
  • paint, paint brushes, sponges
  • stencils
  • tape
  1. Start by painting your dish.
  2. Once it is dry, tape on your stencil and paint
  3. Let that dry, and add more of your own style if you would like

Let creativity run wild :D

~DIY or Bust~