Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Meandering #8

I'm back!!!!  I have been crazy busy with end of the school year stuff and filling Etsy orders.  I have also been wondering if doing a Monday Meandering post is worth the time.  It generally has much less traffic than the tutorial posts.  But, since I have a few friends who do not peruse blog land, and therefore miss some amazing things, I will continue. (As time permits)  I have been told that some friends check on Monday's to see what I found over the weekend.  Awwww, thanks girls.

So, here it goes.  The first thing that I fell in love with is Chocolate Covered Oreos by It's Always a Party at the Parker's.  OMG, I never thought that Oreos could be improved upon.  But, they not only added chocolate, but a beautiful design as well.  Someday this summer, I am so trying to make these!

I just love this You are my Sunshine Art Canvas by Beyond the Screen Door.  When I was a little girl, my mom used to sing this song to me all the time.  Now that I have a little girl, my mom and I both sing it to her.  So, when I saw this piece, I immediately clicked. :)

These Painted Canning Jars are actually the link that I followed over to Beyond the Screen Door.  Aren't they awesome?  I have always loved canning jars. I love to use them whenever I can, even though I have never canned anything.  BTW, Iced Tea tastes at least 10 times better from a mason jar (and as a bonus, it reminds me of my Aunt Nita) the sweeter the better.

 Of course those of you who have read my previous posts, know of my affinity for paint chips.  I have found, yet another, reason to collect them when I go to Walmart or Lowes.  Ali Lilly made these adorable Paint Chip Wreaths.

Since Summer Break is almost upon us, I have been looking for things to do and make with my beautiful daughter.  This weekend, I came across these awesome Homemade Superballs by Making Memories with your kids.  My daughter is going to be so excited on the day we make these.

Lastly, I fell in love with this adorable little bag.  This Layla Handbag was found at Artfully Caroline.  I love the ruffles!!!!

I hope you love these finds as much as I did!  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fridge Frame

Hello friends!  I'm sorry for the silence here.  For those of you who don't know, I am a Teacher.  I have been caught up in the craziness that is the end of the school year.  But, I did find some time to make a frame to make my daughter's artwork even more special.

Please excuse the crookedness.  

I started with a plain old wooden frame.  The glass had broken, so I decided to give it a new purpose.  First I painted it pink with acrylic paint.  I hung it outside on my garden crook, so it would dry faster.  (Just incase your wondering why it is hanging in the garden).  If you look closely, you will see that I added just a touch of iridescent glitter.  Because, I am a firm believer that everything is better with glitter.

While the paint was drying, I gathered my buttons and magnet roll.  I have to admit, that once it was done, the magnet roll was NOT strong enough to hold the frame and it kept sliding down.  So, I went to the craft store and got stronger magnets.  They worked like a champ.

Once the paint was dry, I hot glued some buttons around the frame.  

Here is the picture of my first attempt with the magnet roll.

I'm so sorry, I didn't take a pic after I changed the magnets.   But, I got stronger round magnets.  I hot glued 8 of them on.  One on each corner and then one in the middle of each side.

Now my daughter's artwork will be displayed in style.  She was so happy!