Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Centerpiece

I wanted to come up the a centerpiece that was cute, cheap, and unique.  As my kids and I wondered Walmart, we went down the bean isle and I thought, "what if I make a centerpiece out of beans.  Well, that is just what I did!!

How to Make Centerpiece

Items you will need:

2 bags of white beans
1 bag of black beans
Yellow and red food color
Turn oven at 350

In a glass bowl mix yellow and red food color to make orange then add 1 bag of white beans.  Cover your cookie sheet in foil then spread out the orange beans.  I covered mine because I didn't know, well, number one if it was going to work and two is it going to stain my pan.  Sorry, I didn't take a picture.  Bake the beans for 10 - 15 minutes until dry.  Let cool.

Finally, fill a jar or vase of your choice!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Peanutbearys Unique Gifts

Check out this lady's etsy shop. Peanutbeary's.  You will love all the items she makes.  I love her clutches and cupcakes!!  

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Baby Shower Flower Vase

How to Make the Flower Vase

  Thank you to Goosie Girl for her brilliant ideas, I thought this was a pretty cool idea....making a flower vase to match the baby shower theme!  I found scrapbook paper that I just loved, pink/brown, which I will show you later DIY.  Making my rounds through my favorite store, Hobby lobby, I stumbled on frabic that MATCHES my scrapbook paper!  I was all on it....

Here is what you will need:

Empty Paint can  Lowes $4
Hotglue Gun
I didn't take all the picture of how to, so I will walk you through it. 
1.  Remove the handle on the paint can
2.  Hot glue the padding around the can
3.  Wrap and hot glue the can with with your fabic
4.  Add ribbon around the can

Super easy

Baby Shower Wreath

I am making a door wreath for a friend. I had so much fun making this. You can get the instructions from A Blissful Nest.  The baby's room is pink and brown.  I just love these colors!  You can make your wreath any way.  What do you think?