Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Articles of Faith book

I can't really take credit for this one, since we did it as a super saturday project, but since my kids use it a lot, I decided it was worth sharing. The book itself came from the sei outlet. It was something like $3, I think. Then I just did some very basic scrapbooking. All my pictures came from old Ensigns.
I also did one on the Family Proclamation. Just use key points and use family pictures instead of Ensign pictures. Easy and they make great teaching tools.

Monday, June 14, 2010

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Facelift

So on my list of 52 things for 52 weeks in 2010 was a DIY kitchen project. Here's the result. Originally I had planned to sand all my cabinets down and do a darker stain on what I didn't paint, but I decided against it. Maybe later. I had also planned to paint my countertops, but when I went to buy my paint they only have a few color options for laminate, none of which I liked. So still trying to figure out what to do there. I also plan on replacing the light above the sink with a pendant light. But that is a project for another day.

playhouse yard stake

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

crayon rocks

I got this idea from My mix of six blog. The kids had a great time coloring and it works for all ages. They found a home in my flowerbeds, where we can all enjoy them for the entire summer.
Just put your rocks in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, then let the kids go to town coloring with crayons. The heat from the rocks melts the crayons, so it gives it a painted look without the mess. I had my kids paint them on old towels, but I think next time I would just use tin foil that I could throw away.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

fabric covered magnet board

I have a ton of pictures of family and friends that I want to display, but I hate a cluttered fridge. For this magnet board, I simply covered a piece of sheet metal with fabric. I used a glue gun to glue around the back edges and then used a staple gun to attach it to my wood frame. Once again Tony cut my round frame. Love him.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

embellished t-shirt

I'm a t-shirt and jeans kinda girl. And as a result, so are my kids. But sometimes you need a little more. I wanted to dress things up a bit, so I simply added a flower I cut out of coordinating fabric, sewed at 1/4" seam allowance (just enough to fray and rag when washed) and ta-da~ cute, simple, & comfortable.
*I found my t-shirt at Old Navy 2for$10. There was a pocket on one side, that I didn't want, so I unpicked it. The cute little model was less than cooperative.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

all about me collage

I needed something for Emily's bedroom. I wanted something that would remind her of who she is. This is what I came up with.

I made a list of things that I thought described her, then I had her make a list of some of her favorite things. Then I let her decide what she wanted it to say. I used a number of different fonts and paper backgrounds. I glued everything onto the sheet metal so it would stay in place and Tony built my frame. It's good I have a handy husband.