Thursday, May 27, 2010

Inexpensive Baby Shower Idea..


It is amazing what you can do with some vinyl, balloons & some old Cd's. I threw a baby shower for my cousin, and she wanted everything Robot. I myself am a robot enthusiast, so I couldn't have been more excited! I looked for some silver disco balls everywhere, to hang above the table but my sister gave me the idea to use Cd's instead! CLEVER and INEXPENSIVE! I think I had over three 98 degree Cd's. Sad but true, I was a HUGE boy band fan! I still don't think I am over my whole JT crush! What a Heart Throb!


These Robot stickers come with six on each sheet at the dollar store! Just back them with some card stock and attach the Info!

 The MENU..

ROBO FLOATS ( root bear floats)
NUTS & BOLTS ( Chex mix & Peanuts)

I personalized everything with baby Coopers name in Vinyl. Oh so Cheap!

I wish I would have put the balloons behind the table for pictures, but the rest of the room was filled with Silver, orange, lime green, & white balloons!

I also strung the extra invites and hung them above the bay window, and over my entertainment center.

I even let my kids help by decorating our baby gifts to look like a Robot. We used it to let people know where the gifts go.

I even let my kids help by decorating our baby gifts to look like a Robot. We used it to let people know where the gifts go.

 I forgot to take pictures, but my cousin is sending some so check back. I had robot onesies made with cooper on the butt, and also I made some cute robot wipe cases to match.

The GAMES we played:

To go along with the robot theme, we played all A-BOT mom. It was a questionnaire all about the mother to Be's pregnancy. Then we played a Baby Bot diaper game. I numbered diapers filled with various items that had to do with robots, like Nuts, Bolts, screw drivers, tape measure, etc. The guests had to guess what was in the diaper by feeling it for 30 seconds. It was so much fun that I think I might throw a Robot themed Birthday party for my son!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Benson's Art Wall

Benson, my 7 year old,  came home from his friends house and said "Mom, I'd really like to have my name on my wall with a Home Sweet my friend Cooper."  I'm FINE and dandy with his name, but "Home Sweet Home" was not my idea of COOL (no offense) for a 7 year old so since he LOVES to draw and is quite imaginitive in his drawings I asked him if we could do his name and then Wall Art...which he was totally excited this is what we came up with....
Let the little dude help you

Paint Paint Paint...(sand and stain)
Take a picture of the cutest little boy in the world
Hang Random and AWESOME Art...add and switch as you might...
I can't show you his name yet...we are still in the process of deciding WHERE exactly he wants it! :O)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Old sewing Table to NEW Kitchen Island..

This is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in my house. I made it out of an old sewing machine table, purchased at the DI for $6.00. I did this project over five years ago, so I'm sorry that I didn't have pictures for the whole process.  I found this picture on the internet to give you an idea of the before.


The one I bought didn't have the sewing machine in it.

So, first purchase your sewing table.
Then remove the old sewing machine, unless you can't see it. 
Next, paint it the color you'd like, and sand the edges. I didn't prime this time because I wanted it to chip away and look more worn over time. I used a semi-gloss Charcoal paint. 
Then, Drill holes at the bottom of the legs and screw in wheels. These wheels lock so that the table can stand still, and unlock for a moveable work surface ( I took them off of an old file cabinet I had lying around. ). 
Finally, attach bathroom hardware. I bought the cheap Mainstay set at Walmart. It came with knobs, hooks, and a towel bar.
Here is the final product!


Here is one of my favorite things about the table. It has a secret compartment on top, where I store all of the sharp knifes in my house. Isn't it FAB?

If you don't have enough counter space in your kitchen, think twice before throwing out an old table or dresser. It might make the PERFECT kitchen Island! 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Fabulous Accesories

Do you wanna learn to make these beautiful flowers?
Flowers for headbands, accessories for pillows, necklaces, etc.

So first you cut a circle out of a piece of felt.
Cut a strip of fabric. Any kind will work. I have tried it all.

Tie a knot at the end of fabric and hot glue to the center of the circle felt.

Start twisting the fabric and gluing it down in a circle. Work from the center knot, out.

Until it looks like this.

If your felt circle isn't all the way covered just trim the edges.

Accessorize the centers!

And Lastly....have FUN with them!

Here are a few creations I made!


Here is one of my beautiful sister Hanna in the gorgeous neckalce she made last year!
This women has tons of gorgeous accessories and she makes them all!!

Isn't that necklace gorgeous?
(...she is going to kill me for putting that picture up...but HELLO...the models are equally as gorgeous!)



(Found this boys vest at the thrift store for $1.00. One small broach and the vest turns fabulous!)

And as long as I am making hair things...why not make a few more satin flowers too!
If you missed that tutorial click here!

Oh happy day of accesorizing!
Go turn something DRABFABULOUS!!!