Tuesday, February 22, 2011

unobtrusive coat hooks

I have an adorable friend with whom I have a lot in common--not so much the adorable part, but other things.  She also is pregnant with her 5th baby (and due within 2 weeks of mine,) has the exact same style house as I, and loves to be creative.  Her creative strength, however lies with furniture and home improvement, which mine does not.

When Veronica posted this cute coat rack, I realized how much I hate this part of my house.  Puffy coats practically grabbing you as you enter, backpacks sprawled out on the floor (and half the time they're open and spilling the contents onto the floor.)

So, I stole her idea and followed her simple directions to replicated it . . . twice for my front entryway.

I can't even tell you how much I love it!  The coat tree was always overloaded and felt like it took up too much of the room.  Having everything flat against the walls really opens up the room and makes everything look cleaner and more organized.

Now I just need to get a cute floor mat for wet shoes during the winter.

Monday, February 14, 2011

redecorated chocolate boxes

I have been in a non-crafting funk lately, so I apologize for the lack of posts!

Today, I just wanted to show you something I did a couple of weeks ago because I was bored and I thought this would look cuter . . . and isn't that why we all craft anyway--to make things prettier?

I bought the kids each one of those little 5-piece boxes of chocolates and decided that I didn't like the pictures on the cover, so I mod podged a cute piece of scrapbook paper over them, and now I like them much better.

As you can see the few crafts I have been working on lately are super low-key, so I wouldn't get your hopes up for anything amazing over the next few weeks (although I have a few things on my to-do list before the baby comes that should be cute.)

Wish me luck!  (Roughly 5 weeks until baby #5 makes its debut!!)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine's iPod

Look what I made today!!

I'm getting together this afternoon with a group of girls, and we're going to write letters to someone we admire. 

But, I thought to myself, "What is a nice letter without a treat?"

I found a picture on the web of this little cutie, and decided to copy it.  Not my own original idea, but I'm still very excited about it!

If you want to make your own, you'll need boxes of Sweethearts, pink paper (cut to the height of the Sweethearts box,) string (cut to 12",) peanut butter cups, and the iPod images, which I am providing below (plus tape and/or glue.)

Just download the images and print at an 8x10 size on regular paper.  Personal use only, please.

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