Monday, March 26, 2012

Paper Anemone

So anything with book pages and anything with butterflies has been all over Pinterest for awhile now. Seeing all those butterflies helped me finally decide what my big book page art was missing. I LOVE how it looks now.

The "canvas" is made from cardboard and foam core board. So it was really cheap but it's a little unstable. I think I'll make my husband hang it up. I feel like I really slacked off today, but I actually got done the things that needed to be done. The kids and I also made plaster of Paris "rocks" to decorate the garden and I made these:

Big tissue paper flowers! The one on the left is supposed to have a button in the center. Not sure that worked. I made that flower by placing a strip of blue randomly distributed through the layers of light brown. The other two have a shorter contrasting color center. I think they look like anemones.

The way to do that is thus:

Whatever you want your middle to be you cut with less width than the rest of the tissue paper. The above is the blue flower before i tied the center and pulled up the layers. Other than that these are standard cinco de mayo flowers.
That light brown is all old sewing patterns from Pennywise, a thrift store I love. I also used these papers on the butterfly art.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Portal Maze

My four year old loves mazes! He is getting really fast and I have to keep thinking of ways to make them slow him down. I came up with a portal maze. Each color dot makes you jump to that color! You never know where you'll end up! Once I had a treasure chest in a box with 2 portals. Kids know they can't get into the boxes so it's exciting when they can! This is great for using those three colors they give you at a restaurant!

He also "had" to change color to match each new dot!
Have fun!
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Coat Rack (for towels)

Red spray paint,
Silver spray paint,
Navy Blue spray paint,
And lots and lots of good behavior stars.

The shelf got painted blue after the boys and I put all the stars on.
Then M and I picked them all off. Resulting in:

Silver stars! They're not all perfect but en masse they look great!

This towel rack used to be white with our names painted over each hook. I loved it then. I love it now!

Au Revoir. :)

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Friday, March 16, 2012

What I did!

We redecorated the boys bathroom today! Every time i used it i felt like i had just moved in. Its also the guest bathroom and needed to be a little more interesting. I think i spent about $50 altogether! My favorite thing is the America's Cup Sailing picture. Both posters were already framed when i found them at thrift stores! What do y'all think?

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New Boys Bathroom!