Saturday, June 9, 2012

Custom Chalkboard

What you need to make your own:
• Frame (3' x 2')
• 3/16" PVC board
• chalkboard paint
• high density foam roller
• sign materials: vinyl, masking material squeegee, computer, design software and a plotter. (or go to a sign shop)
• Twine
• wooden clothespins
• tac nails
• wall anchors and screws
• chalk

I was lucky enough to find this awesome frame at a thrift shop for $15.
I then rolled 2 coats of chalkboard paint on to a piece of 3/16 PVC board i had with a high density foam roller. (Let it dry for 3 or more days)
I designed, cut and installed the custom  vinyl graphics to the dry board.
I then tacked the board to the frame and hung it on the wall.
I personally think it turned out great! It is located in our kitchen.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spaghetti & hot dogs

So weird I had to try it for myself!  Just poke uncooked pasta into hot dogs (not frozen) & boil until cooked. I topped with red tomato sauce.  It was a hit!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mason Jar Lanterns

What you will need:
30 gauge aluminum; to wrap around neck of the jar.
12 gauge aluminum wire; for the handle, wrap around the 30 gauge aluminum wire.
Pliers to smooth out your wire.
Wire cutters and scissors to cut your wire.
Tealight candles.
Iron stakeholders.

This is not as easy as it may look. It does take time and patience. Have fun!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Organize your rewards cards!

I am always digging in my wallet for my credit cards or my drivers license only to always pull out my rewards cards first ...

Resolution: Punch a hole on all your reward cards (make sure not to punch a scanner or bar code) and put all your cards on one key ring to save wallet space. Carry ring in your purse!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Chocolate chip cookie stuffed with oreos!

Preheat oven to 350°
A pack of nestle chocolate chip cookie dough mix
Oreo cookies
Coat pan with non stick cooking spray

Surround an oreo cookie with the cookie dough mix.
Arrange on pan - 2 per row.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.


Crayon on Canvas

You will need: Per one masterpiece: 12"x16" Canvas, Box of 64 Crayons, Glue Gun & Glue Sticks, Heat gun.

Glue the crayons in the arrangement you like. Have someone hold back of canvas on a tilt. Heat to desired result from left to right, but from center of crayon & down on the canvas. (If you start from the top the crayon will melt up like a volcano... avoid- not a good look)

For a more lasting piece, heat wax even on the canvas without thick drips at the bottom because it will crack after time.

Idea from link

Spring wreath

You will need 1 twig wreath, 1 pack of yarn to resemble green grass,  assortment of artificial spring flowers, painting and wooden eggs (or plastic colored eggs), a thick pastel ribbon, hot glue and glue sticks.