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A Little Paint & A Little Love

14 Jan

What can you do with old paper towel rolls, paint, and missing puzzle pieces? Probably more than you think 😉

I started out with a paper towel roll, marked it with a highlighter every once inch and cut with scissors (it probably would have been more precise and neater cuts if I had used an exacto knife – I’ll try that and let you know later if it’s better) then I painted them black, let them dry, bent them a little to make a flower-like shape and glued them together. I have MUCH more to cut out to make it look how I want – but it’s a good start!

 

 

What I’m hoping mine will turn out to look similar to:

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Other things you can do with paper towel holders:

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Next up! Puzzle pieces! My mom is a huge puzzler so we always have puzzle pieces around this house up for stealing 😉 I laid out all the puzzle pieces I wanted to use and painted and painted and painted white. It took five layers to get them solid white and I still would do a layer or more because I’m that picky 😛 After they dry I picked seven pieces, one for the back to keep it all aligned and glued six more pieces in a circle. Add a ribbon and it’s complete!

 

This is what I hope the final pieces looks like:

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Other things you can do with puzzle pieces:

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(This is a guest “book” everyone signed the puzzle pieces and then they put it together and framed it! SOO COOL)

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Hope you enjoyed today’s crafts! I have a few new ones coming soon so you’ll have to stay tuned if you’d like to see what I do with these two next things!

This is a rocking chair that has been passed down from generations on my mom’s side. I’m going to clean it up, add a piece of wood for the seat, some batting, and fabric to make it cute for Emma 😀

 

This is an old lamp that was given to me to do whatever I please with 😀 I LOVE IT! I’m going to prime it, spray paint it, add a new lamp shade and make it modern and new!
Thanks for stopping by! Now go get crafty 😉

Love Always,

J

 

 

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Short & Sweet

14 Jan

Since I’ll be posting a fun crafty post with pictures later today I’m keeping this one short and sweet (like me) haha. My sister has been sending me these new blogs to check out and even though I’ve been de-cluttering my email I couldn’t resist subscribing to them!! So while you are waiting for my crafty post check out these three awesome blogs:

 

Young House Love – 1 Young Family – 1 Old House = Love

This blog is about a young family fixing up and making their home a dream home! She has great tips on being crafty and staying in a budget.

 

Life As Thrifter – A Part Time Thrifter

This blog is AMAZING for awesome ideas and inspiration on a TIGHT budget! You’ll be shocked at how much bang she gets for her buck!

 

IHeart Organizing – A Happy Mom of Three Boys

If you like organizing, need help organizing, or are just not organized at all – this will BLOW your mind! Not only does she figure out how to stay organized in small spaces – she does it on a budget! Even though I was already in a purging & organizing mood – she just made me want to jump of the couch and get moving!

 

So go enjoy that boost of motivation and inspiration and I’ll be back with fun crafty before you know it 😉 I mean once the paint dries 😀

 

Love Always,

J

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