Friday, January 13, 2017

Christmas Tree Lot (Money Gift)

I made this cute tree lot to give my dad for Christmas. I bought my supplies at Hobby Lobby. I had seen an idea like this on Pinterest, but there were no instructions on how to do it.
I got a box from a grocery store and cut my foam to fit it. I googled how to fold a tree out of money and found a tutorial on YouTube. I wasnt sure how to get them in the lot so I used a razor knife and cut lines and pushed the trees into them. That worked for the most part. I took skewers and cut them to the height I wanted to string the lights from. I alternated lights and sequins. I loved how it turned out. It took me a long time to put it together but I was in love. I made it a couple of weeks before Christmas and I noticed the trees started to all lean forward. I am not sure how to fix that but I might try taping them on the back to hold the folds closed. That might help? Not sure
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Graduation Gifts

I guess it has been a minute since I have posted on this blog. It is graduation time next week and I have been working on gifts. I used this tutorial on You Tube to make money roses. I am pleased with how mine turned out. I had a florist arrange them in a vase for me. 

 The lighting wasn't the best, but you get the idea.
I have made money roses before but this was the first time I have used this tutorial to make them. I have also made the cap and gown for the bottle before as well. You can find instructions for this on Pinterest
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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Altered Halloween Book

I found the instructions on how to make these books on Pinterest. (or you can find it directly here). I thought it would make a cute Halloween decoration, but I also wanted to make it into a scrapbook so you could actually look through the book. I divided my book into sections for how many pages I wanted in my book. I paper clipped the sections together.I kept the first and last page of each section and tore out the middle pages, then I glued the front and back page of each section together to form one page. This is my end result.
I decided I would try the spiderweb for my cover. I just made the spider web out of hot glue. I used stickers for my letters but they probably weren't thick enough. I would probably use thicker letters because when I highlighted the high spots with the metallic paint, I could not get just the letters to highlight. I had to paint over them and it was kind of hard to see their outline. Overall, I like the book.

Here's a peek at the book with the inside pages.

Here are the inside pages

Friday, September 18, 2015

Idea for how to turn down a high school dance date

My son was asked twice in the same day for the same girl's choice dance. We have always told our kids to go with whomever asked first. He felt bad that he had to say no to one of them. This is what we came up with to answer.

He hand wrote a note that says he is "blue" that he cannot go to the dance with her because he had already been asked.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Missionary coming home

My son recently returned home from serving a mission. I decorated our door for the event. I am happy with how it turned out.

Friday, June 26, 2015


I have been in a crochet mood lately. I find it hard to crochet unless I am in the mood. I started making dishcloths, but found some coasters on pinterest. I made them and dishcloths to match. The dishcloths look like hot pads...oh well.

Not the best picture, but you get the idea.

Friday, June 5, 2015


I made these for graduation gifts again this year. I think they are so cute

I also did these. I bought the wrappers on Etsy

I have a co-worker that is moving so I made this suitcase for her. I put travel games and treats inside.