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Pink and Gold Wedding Decorations

July 20, 2016

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This wedding happened almost 2 years ago and the colors are always some of my favorite. Pink and Gold will always be a classic combination for wedding decorations, just the hues of the pink and gold change from time to time but it’s a timeless combination.Here are my marquee letters I made with my Cricut Explore and rounded out the decor nicely.Believe it or not, this wedding cake is almost 13 years old at this point. It’s foam and clearly inedible. We sprayed a few layers with Rustoleum Gold spray paint and for the dots we used Martha Stewart’s liquid guild gold paint.The party fans are from My Minds Eye and they still go up for any party I have that incorporate any of these colors. 

I made these photo booth props of course using my Cricut and just hot glued them to wooden skewers from the dollar store. Whitney is a graphic designer by trade and made all the prints for her wedding. She even hand lettered the last name at the bottom of this post and I pasted it all together after cutting it in Design Space.

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Create a Star of the Week poster the easy way

May 23, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HugtheMess #cbias #CollectiveBiasIs your child Star of the Week? Grab this creative and easy poster idea.Leila’s birthday was last week and so it’s her turn to be Star of the Week in Kindergarten. She is such a creative girl so I wanted her to be able to create this poster herself. We’ll add some personal photos before she takes it to school but she’s really excited to show all her friends and especially her teacher what she made. Is your child Star of the Week? Grab this creative and easy poster idea.You’ll need:

Is your child Star of the Week? Grab this creative and easy poster idea.We started by applying our stencils to our poster board and then started spraying our color spray over them. It’ll leave a negative effect on the board so feel free to use any shape you’d like. I decided to use some stars because it’s simply the Star of the Week. Some hearts and diamonds would be a lot of fun too. Be sure to shake that bottle of color spray so that you get all the shimmer that collects at the bottom of the bottle. Oh, and wear your shirt backwards too.Is your child Star of the Week? Grab this creative and easy poster idea.To clean my stencils, I always use Huggies Wipes. I like the Huggies One and Done because they’re thicker wipes compared to others on the market. It’s the perfect time to grab them too in the personal care aisle with this $0.50 coupon from Walmart. I also like the Huggies simply Clean because they’re great for wiping up the mess off the table and her little hands. I like to just wait for the spray to dry before removing them and because it’s water soluble ink, it’s really easy clean-up. Walmart in store photoIs your child Star of the Week? Grab this creative and easy poster idea.I added some of her favorite things into each stencil outline and she loved being my model. I can’t wait until she grows older and see the other ideas she comes up with. She’s such a sweet girl that I sometimes feel bad she got me as her mother. Her and I are alike in so many ways when it comes to messes that I’m glad we have something like Huggies to help us out. Is your child Star of the Week? Grab this creative and easy poster idea.

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How to make a Vinyl Sign with a Reusable Stencil

May 20, 2016

Ever wonder how to use reusable vinyl and get it cleaned? Look no further. There are many things that I use my reusable stencil masks for but I’ve never shown an in-depth tutorial on how to use them and most of all, how to clean them. This is the method I’ve been using for years and it gives me the opportunity to use stencils I’ve had since 2013 to this day. There aren’t that many products in the scrapbook industry that can do that.Ever wonder how to use reusable vinyl and get it cleaned? Look no further. Ever wonder how to use reusable vinyl and get it cleaned? Look no further. To make your vinyl sign, you’ll need the following:

Supplies

Ever wonder how to use reusable vinyl and get it cleaned? Look no further. I had this old board lying around that was painted a distressed black. I needed it to be cleaned up so I just took some flat black paint and sprayed it over the top. I use Huggies baby wipes to clean my stencils, just seems to be a lot more effective than the thinner ones.Ever wonder how to use reusable vinyl and get it cleaned? Look no further. After my surface is prepped with the bottom color which will eventually be the color of my text, go ahead and add the stencils to make your design or your saying. Ever wonder how to use reusable vinyl and get it cleaned? Look no further. Now you’ll want to apply your paint that you want your sign to actually be. For this sign I chose a creamy white so that the black font will stand out. While your paint is still wet, remove the stencil and place back on the plastic carrier sheet. Go ahead and just start wiping off the paint. There may be some around the edges and as long as it’s minimal, it shouldn’t be a problem. I like to use a safety-pin or a vinyl weeder tool for removing the reusable vinyl. To avoid bleeds, use a roller or brayed and push the stencil down nice and tight. I clearly skipped that step. Ever wonder how to use reusable vinyl and get it cleaned? Look no further. Ever wonder how to use reusable vinyl and get it cleaned? Look no further. Now when I say it shouldn’t be a problem, of course its a problem for me. I decided to go along with the look and take my Huggies wipes and try to rub out some of the paint to look more distressed. I also added some scrapbook embellishments on the sides to add some character.Ever wonder how to use reusable vinyl and get it cleaned? Look no further. I decided to make this sign for a lovely young lady that is apart of the youth in my church. She was just recently diagnosed with cancer and if I can make her feel positive every time she looks at this sign, I’ve done my job. There are so many times when we feel useless or we can’t sympathize with someone who is sick but I think that if we can serve them in any way, that’s the best we can do. We’ll never truly know what they’re feeling unless we’ve experienced it for ourselves so be there with a listening ear and an open heart.Ever wonder how to use reusable vinyl and get it cleaned? Look no further.

 

 

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Hazel and Ruby Nativity

December 17, 2015

DIY Nativity*This post does contain affiliate links but all opinions are my own.

I made this Nativity last year for my awesome neighbor. I used the awesome Hazel and Ruby stencils, black and gold spray paint and a little patience. DIY NativityI grabbed a board out of my stash but if you’re looking at the store, this one is around 9X20″. It was just a simple plaque board I found at Joanns. Another thing I grabbed was a brayer. This is something that is great for these reusable stencils. Sometimes they’ll curl when they already have paint applied to them. The brayer helps push the edges down and they’ll stay down.DIY NativityI first sprayed my board with the Krylon Metallic Gold paint and let that dry for 30 minutes. I used the Hazel and Ruby stencil mask, Nativity. I placed my stencil mask pieces where I wanted them to be and used my brayer to secure them into place. I then sprayed them with the Krylon Matte Black spray paint and once it was dry, I removed my stencil.

DIY NativityMy neighbor loves this sign as much as I do. I’ll have to do it again for this year. XX

 

 

 

 

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Fancy Shoe Clips with Crafternoon Blog Hop

August 6, 2015

Hazel and Ruby Crafternoon Fancy Shoe ClipsI’m so excited to be apart of the new projects that Hazel and Ruby are doing. It’s called Crafternoon and it’s available NOW at your locals Jo-Ann stores or online. There are so many great bloggers who have come together to create their own individual projects for you to make at home. Everything is included except basic tools like scissors and glue guns, but you have the ability to make whatever your favorite blogger has made in an afternoon or two!

Hazel and Ruby Crafternoon Fancy Shoe ClipsMy project is Fancy Shoe Clips and they were a lot of fun to create. I worked with Hazel and Ruby to make their vision come to life and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

Hazel and Ruby Crafternoon Fancy Shoe ClipsAll you’ll need is a glue gun, scissors and your Fancy Shoe Clips Crafternoon kit. I also wanted to make the ribbons neutral so that you could take some Rit Dye or even some water based dye to them and so it’ll add a pop of color permanently or temporary.

Hazel and Ruby Crafternoon Fancy Shoe ClipsThe process is really easy and you can find all that you need to know here. It includes a short video of how I put mine together and shaped my Fancy Shoe Clips. If you’re interested in the shoes, I grabbed them from Cents of Style here.

Hazel and Ruby Crafternoon Fancy Shoe ClipsThis is an easy project and it adds just a bit of fun to any outfit. I hope you love!!

Fancy Shoe Clips Step 10

Head on over to The Crafting Chicks to see the adorable scarf that Becky put together!

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Pottery Barn Superhero Sign Knock-off

April 16, 2015

Every Brother is a SuperheroWell this was super easy and free so it’s a score! I love PB but hate the prices but I can’t complain about the quality so it’s just a struggle for me sometimes. However, when I saw this sign for my boys’ room, I thought that I could easily do that. Hazel and Ruby Makery Members are joining up to do a pallet post remake so be sure to check everyone’s projects out. Hazel and RubyI used my power tools cause I’m really strong like that and cut some cedar fencing slats that cost about $1. Again, I said this was free because I had them on hand but if you needed to buy them and didn’t have a pallet, these are the things to buy. I cut them to 22″ in length and I used 4 of them. I also cut 2 pieces that would fit along the back of it so I could nail it and hold them all together.

Wood Pallet SignI stained it using Rustoleums driftwood for a greyish color and used Hazel and Ruby’s Broadside Alpha stencil masks. I laid out the saying “Every Brother is a Superhero” and then sprayed it in Krylon’s Blue Ocean Breeze. I gave it a light spray because I still wanted a lot of the stain to show.

Vili and EfiI allowed it to dry for 30 minutes and removed the stencils and sanded the corners. Really easy and really cute. I love how this project turned out and it’s pretty fab for the boys’ room. I also love finding pictures of my husband in his youth. He’s the one in the green. We don’t have too many pictures of him but he looks the exact same, head size and everything! 

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i L.O.V.E you Canvas Art

February 5, 2015

Frenchie for Hazel and Ruby

This post originally appeared on Hazel and Ruby but because I love it so much, still after 6 months, I wanted to share it with you all! My children also like to add what they can to our hanging art. This was really easy and all you’ll need is a little drying time. I grabbed all my supplies from Michaels.

Frenchie for Hazel and Ruby

The sign I got on clearance after the summer, the Faber-Castell is in the specialty art section and Hazel and Ruby stencils are usually on an end cap or can also be found by some of the Heidi Swapp goodies.

Frenchie for Hazel and Ruby

With the products I was given, I chose to use the Gelato’s in Champagne and the Whipped Spackle. I had to paint my canvas in white first to cover the purple color but a little bit still came through but it’s not extremely noticeable, it just looks a little darker than the rest. I’d say do 2 coats on this part because in the right light, you can see the words come through. I used the entire jar of spackle on this canvas for two reasons: A. I wanted plenty of coverage and B. I wanted to have bit of lift when I pressed down the letters in the word LOVE. I used the Broadside Alpha for the stencil because the other font would have been too small. I used a butter knife to press them down or you can use your spackle knife. I used the butter knife for the entire project.

Frenchie for Hazel and RubyI let my spackle dry for a good 24 hours. I removed the letters when it was semi-dry, make sure you wipe them off when it’s still wet too! The gelato, I just broke up onto a piece of paper and decided I’d use a heat gun and a paint brush to fill in the letters. This is where it fell apart for me. It wasn’t my original plan for it to be messy but I do love the end result. The heat guns power was just too strong and it blew it all over so I would recommend a bowl if you want a cleaner look and also maybe use the back of the paintbrush. I tried to see if I could break it up and inset it into the letters and it blew all over the place so I just went with it. I’ve got random melted pieces of Gelato’s on my art and it’s really taking me back to when I loved to do actual pieces of art back in the day. I’ll for sure be doing more.

Frenchie for Hazel and Ruby

I hope you guys love this project as much as I do and give it a try. You can get a custom piece of art for less than $20. I hope you love this and it’s just perfect for about any special occasion!

XOXO, Lindsay

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DIY Floral Wall Hanging #madewithmichaels #plaidcrafts

January 15, 2015

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

DIY Floral Wall Hanging

I love this little thing. It’s perfect for Valentines Day or Spring and really any day of the year to give your home a fresh floral look. Michaels sent me some items and I was asked to make one of their new Spring Wood Surfaces creatively using Plaid Craft products.

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Supplies

  • Spring Wood Surfaces
  • 6″ Foam Wreath Form
  • Mod Podge
  • Tissue Paper
  • Foam Brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Martha Stewart Gilding Paint (optional)
  • Paintbrushes (optional)

Applying Mod Podge

I started with applying my Mod Podge – I did this in one solid step because my tissue paper is a roll. If my paper was actual sheets, I would do this piece by piece. I start with the bare minimum that I think I’ll need. If you overdue it with the Mod Podge, you risk tearing and an overall non attractive project (I learned years ago the hard way!)

Painting with Mod Podge

Start by pouncing and add any additional that you may need, remember that your foam brush is usually always filled with the product as well. I then laid my paper on the wood surface and tried to make it as smooth as possible. It won’t be perfect and that’s what the sandpaper is there for later. I allowed this to dry overnight and then I carefully cut around the Sprind Wood Surface to remove the excess tissue paper. I then decided to go on the inner and outer edge with the Gilding Paint.

Applying Tissue Rolls

With my wreath I chose some artificial flowers I had on hand. They are about 2″ in diameter and about 5 to a stem and I needed 10 total. I cut them about 1.5″ below the bud and just stuck it into my wreath form. I didn’t glue it because of the wire and I might want to use this form again. I grabbed some 1.5″ grey satin ribbon from a local shop here and just wrapped it around the wreath where no flowers were yet. I then sandpapered the inner and outer edges of the surface to give it a bit of a worn look and then I hot glued the ribbon to the back of the wooden surface and then I filled in the sparse areas with the remaining flowers.

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I hope you love this, I plan on giving this to a dear friend of mine who I just love and I know she’ll love it too! XOXO – Lindsay