Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tile Frames, Chalkboard Paint, Paw Prints, and Shadowboxes

This is my 3rd post in the last 2 days!! Of course, like I've said before, summer is a time for endless favorite thing to do! Here are a few of them that I've done over the past month!

First, I made a picture frame out of a tile!! This project cost me 13 cents!

I got the tile at The Home Depot and all you need is a picture, Mod Podge, some scrapbook paper, and sticker letters (although optional). I just measured out a perfect square and cut the picture and the paper and Mod Podged it in the middle of the tile, leaving a little space above to put our anniversary in sticker letters. I Mod Podged over the whole thing, let it dry, and voila!! So simple and I love how it turned out. Put it on an easel (got this one at Michaels for $3) and you have a new picture frame!

Next, I made a chalkboard tray. 

I got the chalkboard paint at Lowes in the paint section for $10 and I already had a little sample brown paint color that I also got at Lowes. I love how they do it now. You can pick out any color you like and have a little container of it made for $2.50-$3. Perfect for my crafting!! I no longer have to spend $15 on a quart! I also love the Behr paint and primer in one. I'm it's biggest fan. I painted over the wooden paneling in Matt's man room with it and it covered so easily with like 2 coats. So glad it comes in sample sizes too!

I got the silver tray at a thrift store for $1.50!

All I did was paint the tray brown then paint a little green (acrylic paint) over it to give it a more interesting finish. I then painted the chalkboard paint in the center of the tray and you're done! I hung it on a wall in my mom's kitchen. It erases and everything! It even holds magnets. The possibilities are endless! 

Another craft I made for my momma's house included all of our pups. I thought this craft was cute & it went in their back hallway.

I got this frame at Michaels for $5 (it was originally $10 but it was 50% off). It was black and gold so I painted it with some blue paint I had laying around.  I got some green scrapbook paper, painted the dog's paws brown and the rest is pretty self explanatory. I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for dog lovers like us. After the paw prints dried I got a Sharpie pen and wrote their names by their prints. I also included "2012" in the bottom left corner. 

I also decided to make a wedding shadow box!! It's not the prettiest thing in the world because I didn't dry my wedding bouquet properly, but I still think it's cool and sentimental. 

I got the shadow box at Michaels. It was originally $50 but it was on sale and I had a coupon and it ended up being $20. I also got the pearl-ended pins at Michaels to secure things in place with.

I included:
 Part of my bouquet wrapped in lace from my mom's wedding dress
Another strip of my mom's lace
Matt's boutonniere
A napkin from our wedding with our names and wedding date
My headband that I wore
My garter (I got my garter on Etsy and I loved it)

I just thought it was a fun little keepsake!

Lastly, I just updated a little box I found at my parent's house. It sits on the couch-side table in their keeping room and holds important things. It used to have a sticker on it that peeled off and left behind some residue... because I'm OCD, it's been annoying me for a I decided to take matters into my own hands. The next time I returned to their house I brought my scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. Such an easy fix. I cleaned it with soap and water, dried it off, covered the residue with the paper, then Mod Podged it on! Just like that it's a new box!

I'm sure there will be many more crafts to come!!!

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