Friday, August 27, 2010

Denim Diaper Box

I just love turning trash into treasure.
Two things we have a lot of over here are diaper boxes and old jeans. It was only time before I joined the two together to make this cute little cubbie.
The steps are so simple...
1. I shortened my diaper box and made dividers with the excess cardboard. Hot glue works great to keep these in place.

2. Cover the inside, I used black spray paint because that's what I had.

3. Grab your old jeans or fabric and measure the outside
cut four pieces- cut two a little bigger to wrap around the sides.
Glue the two bigger sides down, I used Elmer's glue and it has worked out fine,
then I frayed the two remaining sides and glued them down
4. Finally I added the denim ruffle and the fabric flower. Below is a picture of my new, fully stocked, denim diaper box. It is ready to help keep my car a little more organized.

I am joining this awesome new party!!!!
freckled laundry

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Paper Flower Tutorial

These sweet flowers are pretty easy to make, they are a little repetitive so put on your favorite music or a movie you've seen a few times, gather your supplies and get to work.
1. scissors
2. glue gun
3. floral tape
4. wrapped floral wire
5. paper for flowers and leaves
6. petal and leaf templates ( these came from a kit but it would be very easy to make your own, I can't remember where the kit came from sorry)

1. Create the ovary. Take a square of paper 2"x 2" and crumple it into a ball.
2. Hot glue it to the floral wire.
3. Next take another 2"x 2" piece of paper and wrap it around the the ball and hot glue it into place.
4. Take a 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of paper and cut some fringe, just like you used to do when you made paper grass in kindergarten.
5. Wrap the fringe around the ovary and hot glue into place. You have just created the stamen. (You didn't know that you were going to get a science lesson did you?)
I forgot to take a picture while I was adding the petals but all you do is add a little hot glue to the end and apply to the base of the stamen. I used 4 or 5 small patterned petals and 4 or 5 large solid petals. This is the creative part there are so many different scrap book papers out there that the possibilities are endless.
For the leaves take a piece of floral wire and hot glue it to the back and then glue it to the flower stem. Last but not least use the floral tape to wrap the whole stem from the leaf down. Like the picture above. I like to use odd numbers of things so I went with three flowers on my coffee table. I edited my pictures at There are a ton of great features. It is also very easy I mean if I can use it anyone can!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers
polka dots and stripes can never be wrong.
I needed something to fill the space on my coffee table. A very good friend gave me this paper flower kit a long time ago and I never used it. Being the keeper that I am I had it stashed away, safely hidden from little fingers, waiting for the right time. Well that time came and I made a few super cute flowers and do you know what the best part is other than I think of my sweet friend when I look at them? They won't die!
Do you like how my upcycled tray came out? From chippy and black to beautiful and blue! Click here to see what it looked like before.