Thursday, October 8, 2015

30 Days of DIYs - Day 11ish: Pumpkin Garland

I am not doing so great with the consistency of this, but I'm a busy girl and it's a busy time of year.

So, I had a whole bunch of styrofoam balls left over from a craft I did with a kids' art class years ago. Most of them are cut in half. I finally found something I could do with them.

We started off by painting them orange. My 9-year-old helped a lot with this one. It was very messy. 

I don't have photos of the next few steps, but we then drew on faces with a black marker and stuck bits of brown pipe cleaner in the tops. Then I threaded a needle onto green embroidery thread and carefully went through the top of each pumpkin to string them up.

Not bad, I say. What do you think of our pumpkin garland?

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Friday, October 2, 2015

30 Days of DIYs - Day 10: Bookmark Friends

I've been a bit behind on my 30 days of DIYs. I've been feeling a little under the weather lately. I'm hoping it's just allergies. I'm feeling a bit better today. I have several large projects I'm in the middle of so I couldn't take much time away to do a separate DIY, but I squeezed in a minute or two to make some cute page holders. I've been dog-earing my books, but these guys are much cuter. I wish I had pom poms on hand that were small enough for a nose. Oh well...

Happy Friday!!!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

30 Days of DIYs - Day 9: Pixie Dust Necklace

I don't know what's in the air this morning, but my sinuses hate it! I just hope I'm not actually getting sick. I don't have time for that nonsense. So I'm just going to sip my coffee and pretend that there isn't pressure building in my head and that my nose is just fine.

I'm a little over a week into my 30 Days of DIYs, and I'm having so much fun creating every day!! Even if it's something small, it feels good to create something new every day AND I'm finally getting to some of my Pinterest projects!! Woohoo!!

I'm always making something, but most of them take several days or weeks to finish, such as the dalek pinafore dress, 2 pairs of socks, and 2 blankets that I'm currently working on. So it's nice to make something each day that can be finished that same day.

My 9-year-old has been asking for a pixie dust necklace for longer than I'd like to admit, but I finally made her one while she was at the movies yesterday with a friend. Now she wants me to make her more!

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