Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I've got gadgets and headbands a plenty

One of my first "pins" on pintrest was from Alisa Burke's blog. She had a very easy to follow tutorial for rolled ribbon flowers and I just happened to have fabric scraps from another decor project I had just finished. This is my first attempt and I have gotten better but I still think its cute!

Who doesn't love a little glitz?

Though I find hobby lobby to be very reasonable price-wise, when I saw ornaments that looked as if they were dipped in glitter priced at $3.99 each I thought "I love it, but I can do that". So, I did just that. I found sets of 8 ornaments at JoAnn fabrics for $3 each and bought my first jar of mod podge. I love the way these look!

Partial Success?

Inspired by The Penny Parlor, I decided to try and monogram a few chargers. My mom, who hates to do anything crafty, even wanted in on this idea so we started with hers. After finally agreeing on a letter size and font, we bought a set of stencils and a couple of chargers (only $1.50 ea). I think the "B" turned out quite nicely! I was excited at how easily and quickly we accomplished hers so when I set out to do mine today I, of course, wanted to try something new and maybe a bit more difficult. I decided to stencil my "Z" onto Christmas themed paper and then mod podge it onto my charger. I had never used m-p before and I learned a valuable (and quite obvious) lesson. When paper is coated with m-p it is wet and when paper is wet it tears. I tried my best to salvage it and I am still working on a solution because I think, in theory, this will look really great.

Fabric Scrap Garland

After seeing garland made of white lights and ribbon at Junk Garden Girl I knew I had to try this myself. I didn't have any ribbon scraps laying around as I am new to the crafting obsession, so I decided to use fabric. My 4 year old loved making this and asks at least five times a day if we can plug it in. I think this project was a success.

**** Please ignore the horrible photography!

Hi. My Name is Rachel...

and I am an addict. A pintrest addict that is. I never realized how "easy" crafting could be until I stumbled upon I have created so many things that I would have never thought possible until I saw basic tutorials taken from amazingly creative bloggers and all put in one amazing place: It has inspired me to try so many little projects that I am proud to say I was able to at least sort of duplicate. My plan is to put my successes and failures on this blog as I continue my attempt at creativity.