Sunday, May 12, 2013

DIY Chalk Paint Transformation

For this fun project, I used items I had lying around the house! After painting them with Annie Sloan chalk paint, they look antique and aged with a vintage feel.

I painted a serving tray and three sets of decorative candlesticks with Annie Sloan's French Linen chalk paint. Then I applied clear and dark wax.
Enjoy playing around with chalk paint! I sure have :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Mail Delivery: Easter Egg Express

Have a long distance friend that you want to visit as the Easter Bunny?  Sending this cute care package is the best way to do that!  This Easter egg is the cutest springtime care package and super easy (and cheap!) to make!

1 (or more) large plastic egg (available at Dollar General), newspaper, green paper grass, candy, clear masking tape

First, take crumbled up pieces of newspaper to use as filler in the bottom of the egg.  Cover with grass.

Next, add CANDY!

Make sure you have as much candy as possible packed into your care package...

Then secure with clear masking tape!

Now you have completed a care package to send to your far away friend for Easter!  They will be overjoyed at receiving this springtime gift :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Yummy Easter Treats!

Easter is right around the corner, so don't forget the sweet treats ;)  Here is a fun and yummy recipe to make Peeps a little sweeter!

The only materials needed are Peeps (which come in many colors and shapes), sprinkles and chocolate chips!

First, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in a bowl.  Careful not to burn them though!  Dip the bottom part of the Peep in the chocolate to cover the bottom half so the sprinkles will stick.

Next, dip the Peep (the part with the chocolate) in the sprinkles - hurry before the chocolate melts completely!

 Lastly, enjoy!!! 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sassy DIY Easter Tree

Holiday trees aren't just for Christmas anymore!  This DIY tree is too cute (and easy) to pass up for Easter!  You've simply GOT to try it ;)

Materials needed: false Easter eggs from a local craft store, floral foam, ribbon, hot glue, sticks from the yard and a decorative bin to put the tree in, along with some moss to add to the bottom of the tree.

To add ribbon to the eggs in order to hang them from the tree, simply place a dollop of hot glue on the end of the egg.  I added some ribbons tied in bows and some tied in knots for variation, as shown.

For the ribbons tied in bows, simply tie them around a small cup and in a bow for equal sized hanging ribbons!


Here's what all the completed egg ornaments look like!

Next, prepare the bin the tree is going to stand in.  This is where the floral foam and moss come into play.  

 You need to insert the sticks into the foam so they stand up straight to hold the ornaments.

Your completed tree will look something like this!  I hope you enjoy!

Happy Easter, sassy ladies!

Friday, March 1, 2013

DIY Rainbow Art

This is a super cute craft to do with your little one's fingerprints!

Simply start with red and work your way down the rainbow colors!  Leave room for the clouds at the bottom of the page!

Outline the clouds in black, then add grey paint and glitter!

Viola!  You have a cute rainbow piece of art hand painted by your little one :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Easter Centerpiece

This Easter centerpiece is cute for March/April and really easy to make!

First, get a big bowl to be the centerpiece and fill it with moss:

Next, add greenery and vines for texture:


Now, add bunnies or easter decorations in the middle:

Last, add eggs for embellishment!

Be creative with this DIY decoration and feel free to post pictures of your own sassy creations ;)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mesh Deco Wreaths

Hello, friends!  I wanted to share with you a fun craft my sister Melody has been working on.  She has made these beautiful wreaths below for Valentine's Day and St. Patty's Day!  They are easy and fun to make and add a little festivity to any room or door!

This wreath is called "curly mesh deco."

-16 inch green metal wire wreath (can be found at Hobby Lobby)
-4 rolls of deco mesh, colors of choice (21 inch wide, 10 yards per roll)
-1 pack chenille pipe cleaners (25 per pack, will use 23 of them for 1 wreath)
-ribbon for big bow in center

Cut mesh into strips your choice of 9-12 inches (pictured 12 inches). *ALL MUST BE SAME LENGTH*  Then roll these strips up tightly one at a time.  After rolling, layer 3, 4, or 5 on top of each other and use a pipe cleaner to tie them together.  Make sure this knot is tight.  Then use the other ends of the same pipe cleaner to attach to the wreath.  Continue around the wreath until it is full, then secure your bow in the middle with a pipe cleaner.  This is somewhat time consuming, so you might want to put in a movie ;)

This is a flat tulle Valentine's wreath.  

-5 rolls of tulle (25 yards/roll for $4.99 at Hobby Lobby) colors of your choice
-round white styrofoam ring 8 or 10 inches wide
-ribbon to use for hanging

To start, cut the tulle into 12 inch long strips.  Take 2 of the same color and tie around the wreath, making sure that the knot is double knotted and very tight.  Continue with the rest of the strips, 2 at a time, until the wreath is full.  Finally, tie a ribbon around to hang.

This is a St. Patrick's Day flat tulle wreath, made the same as the Valentine's one above.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sassy Children's Artwork

Want to do some fun, cute artwork with your little one on a chilly winter day?  Here are some easy DIY artwork ideas!

This sweet cupid was made with a footprint!  Simply paint the child's foot red and have them step on the paper.  Embellish with a bow and arrow (I used silver Sharpie), goggly eyes and a smile!

This sweet heart was painted on a little 3 x 3 canvas using two overlapping thumbprints.  The background was creatively finger painted by the child artist as well!  I embellished by drawing an arrow using a fine point black Sharpie!  Don't forget to write the child's initials and date.

These snowmen were made using a footprint! I painted one foot white and had the child step on the colored paper three times.  I used different color paint to embellish the snowmen with hats, scarves, arms, buttons and faces!

You can also just do one snowman instead of three using the same technique!

Here is a little baby snowman made using fingerprints on a 3 x 3 canvas.  I used white paint on the thumbs to make the body, after I let him finger paint the background his favorite color (green) of course!  I then used different colors of paint to embellish the body of the snowman!

Don't forget to put names and dates on these fun crafts!  I hope you enjoy them!

Friday, February 1, 2013

DIY Festive Cotton Napkins

These festive cotton napkins are easy to make with just 1 yard of fun fabric for kids!  You can use any fabric and make them for different holidays, parties, etc.

Simply take 1 yard of fabric, fold the right sides together, and cut into four squares.  Then sew right sides together leaving three inches to turn.  Cut off the corners, and then turn.  Next, press them with an iron and sew a decorative stitch around the outside!  (be sure to catch where the turn was, otherwise it will remain open)  This is a quick and easy craft and super cute to pack in lunch boxes!! Don't forget they're reusable ;)

Keep in mind these don't have to be perfect, so you don't have to have a lot of sewing experience to make them, because little ones aren't going to be judging your sewing ability!