Did you notice the "sort of" in the post title? I added it to let you know I didn't quite make a custom clock. I modified an existing clock to make it cuter. So that kind of counts, right? We started with this bad boy.. ($9.98 - Amazon)...
When I set out to make a mobile for the nursery, I didn't exactly set out with any real idea of what I wanted. Sure, I checked out a few DIY options online before heading out to the store, but in the end, I found my inspiration perusing my local Michael's Arts and Crafts store.
I came home with a flat flower hoop, some all-purpose acrylic, non-toxic craft paint, and nine random wood shapes. My general thought process was to suspend the random wood shapes from the hoop, and I went from there. So scientific, I know.
This is my first post this week because yes, I missed another Sunday Cookin' post. Oops. Maybe I should aim for every other Sunday instead of every Sunday. I did, in fact, cook. I just didn't take pictures and blog about it. Actually, I took one picture, since I thought the table looked festive and pretty.
I know it's November 30th, but I hung my favorite Christmas decoration. Obviously it's my favorite. It's the first. I haven't even taken out the Christmas bins from the attic yet. There will be more favorites to come.
I know I don't have the greatest track record when it comes to crafting. I'm no Martha Stewart, and I know that. Believe me. That being said, I have a new project that's sort of crafty I wanted to share with you guys!
Last month's issue of Real Simple had a tidbit about creative uses for old things featuring candlesticks. This is a shot from their magazine where they repurposed candlesticks as bud vases.
Before we get to my hot mess of a Valentine's Day craft idea, let me give you some background on my artistic history.
My great-grandfather was an amazing, accomplished, painter. My nana swears I have some of his talent, but she's my nana, so she's supposed to say that. I mean really, doesn't every grandmother believe their granddaughter is the next great thing?
Speaking of my nana, she's quite crafty. She's an unbelievable quilter and knitter. Famous quilters have envied her work, and accomplished knitters have marveled at the detail in her sweaters and blankets.
Smack dab in the middle of my to-do list (that turned out to be a fail) for late Fall sat a little nugget about DIYing some art for the guest room. So yes, on my to-do list was to make my own art. Crazy? Maybe. I'm really trying to put my own little touches on things as opposed to going to a store and buying something I like. We know I do enough of that.