Wednesday, August 29, 2012

~Halloween in August!? Halloween Tulle Wreath~

Ok, so I am a little ahead of the Halloween holiday but there is nothing wrong with that right??? :) I really love all the tulle wreaths that are out there in blogland & internetland right now, and I wanted to try my hand at one! I went to my nearest Hobby Lobby and picked me up a styrofoam wreath form, several rolls of tulle (whatever color I wanted my wreath to be), and got to work! I do have to say that I got a big wreath form, so it took about 4 rolls of tulle to totally cover it. Then I found the flowers at Michael's (which were actually napkin rings!) and they worked perfectly for this project! I just snipped the circle part of the napkin rings and was able to slide the flowers right on the wreath!




How cute is the crow!!? I found him in the Halloween section at Dollar Tree! I think he really completes my wreath! :) I am sooo excited to hang this guy up BUT I GUESS I have to wait another month or so :( LOL

Well, have a GREAT rest of the week and a GREAT Weekend! It is Labor Day weekend so that means a long weekend for me! EEK! (Doing the happy dance!) Stay safe!

Love,
Ruthie

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

~{Before & After} Ribbon Holder~

Hello ladies! I can't wait to show you my newest project that I just finished today! I must say this is a before & after project that I just love! I bought this towel holder at a local antique store...It was this bright green color {which don't get me wrong, it is not bad} but it really doesn't go with my decor. I saw this cute guy and knew he had potential!



So, I pulled out my paint and painted him a nice beige color. Then added a lovely wooden embellishment, aged it up a bit, and look how this beauty turned out! It's a lot different and so chic!


It is going to look FABULOUS with my rolls of ribbon on it and will make my craft room more organized! Gotta love that! :)

Thanks for swinging by and checking it out! Have a WONDERFUL week and stay cool!

Love,
Ruthie







Pink Hippo Party


Monday, August 13, 2012

~Jute Pen/Pencil holder & door hanger~

So I already showed you one of the crafts that my friend Angie and I did last weekend. Well, here is my 2nd project to make...I made a jute pen/pencil holder and a jute initial door hanger! They were super simple to make and ADORABLE too!


To make the pen/pencil holder, we just used a tin can like you would get from a can of vegetables or soup, wash it out, and then start gluing the jute to the can. It just takes a few minutes and it looks so cute! To embellish it, I just bought some cute fabric flowers from Hobby Lobby and used a brown colored ink pad to age up the edges of the flowers, then I hot glued them onto the can!

To make the jute initial door hanger, I did the same thing...I just started wrapping the jute around the letter, stopping every so often to hot glue the jute to the letter (just to make it secure). Super easy projects that look
very chic! I think they will look so adorable in my house! I can't wait to start using them! :)

Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone has a BLESSED week!

Love,
Ruthie









Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I'm back! Post-It Notes project!

Hello ladies! It's been a while since I've been on here...taking a break I guess! I've been quite busy and I hadn't had time for crafting, but everything has slow down a bit :) My friend Angie and I got together this weekend to do a little crafting! We did a couple projects that I am excited to show you! We {first} did a Post-it notes project from drink coasters (like you get at restaurants) For example:


We added some scrapbook paper, pretty embellishments, and some other things and look how adorable these turned out!

These are mine:

These are hers:


These are ours together:


These are going to make ADORABLE little gifts for teachers, friends, co-workers, & family members! We found some more cardboard coasters in the $1 bin at Wally World yesterday so you can bet we are going to make some more! Good times ahead! My next project I will post in a later post, so stay tuned! :)

Thanks for stopping in and checking out our nifty project! Hope you have a GREAT week!

Love,
Ruthie

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