As Singer Corrine Bailey’s lyrics say “Three little birds sat on my window and they told me I don’t need to worry….” This craft came from the Crafts for Kids special edition from Disney Family Fun magazine. It is suppose to be a kid’s craft, but I thought my window could use a few little birds. So maybe these little guys could remind me to have faith and not worry so much!
I Have a spot in the kitchen that could use something. I love the new subway art, so I looked to see what I had on hand–some black paint, a box, and Mod Podge. I Painted the Box black with acrylic paint(took two coats) and printed off some words and sayings I liked. I arranged them before I decoupaged them to the box and then took them off. I put a base layer of mod podge and then a top layer after I adhered the words. I was a bit messy with it and the words bubbled up a bit, but I think it works!
Our house is basically a work in progress. It was built in 1905 and needs alot of tender loving care. I painted the kids playroom/guest room. The light switch plates in that room were a hideous beige and I wanted a quick fix. Modge podge and scrapbook paper to the rescue. Took a total of 15 minute to create a new look. I may have to start mod podging all the hideous light switch plates we have!!
I’ve never been one to decorate much for holidays. My mom was always great about making a big deal about every holiday. I’ve decided to try to be more like that for my kids. I did a thankful tree for Thanksgiving. As a family we all wrote down things that we were thankful for, and put them up on branches I had collected from the yard. I left it up all thru Christmas. I think its something that should be up all year and added to periodically.
I decided to take off the tags (and save them of course) for a bit and decorate our branches for Valentines day. I used little origami hearts ( I got the how to video of YouTube of course!) and attached baker’s twine w/ a glue gun. I hung them on our branches that surprisingly are still in tact. I used some Chianti colored paper I got from Big Lots for $5.00(pack of 24). I only need about 3 sheets. It came out cute, and it makes for an inexpensive decoration.
I may need to do a shamrock tree next……
My daughters went to a yoga birthday party, and the teacher made them rice packs with lavender oil in them. She used good old white tube socks. Ashley over at www.lilblueboo.com did a tutorial this week using kid’s leg warmers. I made some today from a pair of argyle knee high socks. They came out cute, and they smell wonderful.