Monday, February 7, 2011

My Crafty Endeavor

Allie has desperately needed a hair bow holder for some time now.  On Saturday, I went to the store and bought a few things to attempt my hand at making her one.  Here's what I used:

Wooden board $2
Wooden letters $5
Scrap book paper $0.60
Paint $1
Mod Podge $4.50
Ribbon $2
Thumb tacks (I had these lying around)
Total cost $ 15 (approximately)

1.  Paint the wooden letters.  Allie had so much fun helping mommy with this.  She was covered in blue paint and ready for the next step.  

2.  Use Mod Podge to cover the wooden board with the scrapbook paper.  Allie used her fingers to help spread the glue around.  

3.  Spread more Mod Podge all over the covered board and attach the painted wooden letters.  You could use a stronger glue after the Mod Podge dries to attach the letters, but it works either way.  

4.  Cut strips of ribbon to attach bows and to hang.  I used thumbtacks to secure the ribbon on the back side.  

It took Allie and I about 30 minutes from start to finish.  I was so proud of our finished product!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Olive Mae Dress Giveaway at An Art Nest

This adorable dress was made by my super creative cousin Susannah Rodgers.  Check her out at An Art Nest and get ready to be inspired!
Photograph by Susannah Rodgers

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{Olive Mae Dress Giveaway from An Art Nest}