Monday, October 31, 2011

Wicked Blocks


Here is a fun project that Cork made one afternoon with a couple of friends.  Simply cut some wood in various sized.  Paint the blocks black and Mod Podge some cute patterned paper onto the blocks.  Cut your letting out and Mod Podge it onto the blocks.  

You can enjoy one side for Halloween and the other for....


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mason Jar Luminaries

We just LOVED the way these turned out!!!  Use them for weddings, bridal showers, or even use at a summer barbeque.

All you need for this project is:
Mason Jars
Spray paint--we used Frosted Glass, white, and plum
A clear topcoat/sealer
Tea lights--either regular tea lights or battery operated

Spray a light coat.
When paint is dry, add your top coat/sealer.  Add some pretty embellishments if desired.  These are so pretty when lit. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monster Jars

Here is a fun project that Cork made for Halloween.  It is fast, easy, and inexpensive.  Just what we Love!!!

You can find the tutorial Cork used here.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Specimen Art

Cork's at it again, makin' cute little projects!!!
Here is the link to the tutorial she used to create this cute project.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

BOO Garland

Here is a quick little afternoon project that Cork whipped up.

The picture makes it hard to tell, but the garland reads BOO with a cute little Halloween die cut placed in between each letter.

Add a little pizzazz with glitter!!!
An inexpensive project that will add a little spook to your fireplace mantel!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Book Page Fanning

Just grab your glue gun  and some pages from an old book and you are ready for this project

Begin by folding your pages like a fan.

Next fold that in half

Add a little glue.

You should now have what looks like this.  Make 3 of these.

Glue the three together and you have a full circle.  Quick and simple.  This can be used in so many ways.  Just get  Creative!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Turn a Mason Jar into...

A soap dispenser!!! Try this super easy project.

All you need it:
Mason Jar
Soap Pump(ours was just recycled)

Just drill a hole in the lid of your jar.  Make sure that it will fit the pump tightly.  Glue if needed.



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mason Jar Ideas

I(Bry) told you in the previous post that I love mason jars!!!  So I a just want to share some fun mason jar ideas.

 We are a Home-schooling family so our table is usually covered in books, pens, markers, etc.  So in order to help me stay somewhat organized, my mason jars came to the rescue.  No typical centerpiece for me, mine is made out of school supplies and mason jars.  I also used an old puzzle to add a little more color.

Here's a fun idea for ya!!

I love this Ideas!!!  So simple and you can use it for weddings, baby showers, reunions, basically any event you want!!
The idea is from The Knot

 Lookin' Forward to sharing more fun ideas with you.

Please feel free to share your ideas with us!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mason Jars

Mason Jars are one of my favorite things in the whole wide world!!!  I(Bry) remember being little and watching my mom and grandma can fresh foods from our garden.  I loved waiting and listening to the seals pop.  Now that I am grown I when my mom and I can spend the weekend canning.  I have to admit that I still get all giddy when I hear the sound of the seals popping.  Anyone who has canned before knows the sound!!!  The sound of knowing that all your hard work will be enjoyed for months to come!!!  So in honor of the timeless Mason Jar, we will feature a plethora of Mason Jar ideas.  We will makes some of the projects as well as feature other great ideas that we have found on various blogs.

ok---So here is idea #1

  Using a jar in your kitchen to hold utensils is a classic use, but take it one step further--put an upside down fork in the jar and use it to hold a recipe!!!  Can't get any easier than that.

We are looking forward to share more fun and easy mason jar ideas with you this week!!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Adding to our Favorite Blogs

Okay!!!!  Time to add more of our favorite places for inspiration.  I am sure most of you love this blog also.  My(Bry's) all time favorite blog is The Pioneer Woman.   I have been following this blog for years and if you haven't visited it you must!!!  You will quickly see why I have been following it for so long. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crepe Paper Rosettes

Items Needed:
Crepe Paper (a.k.a. Party Streamers)
Hot Glue

Step 1:
Crumple the crepe paper. To make the paper a little more durable.

Step 2:
Take one end and roll paper in about 5 times.

Step 3:
Glue you now have the beginning of your rosette and your paper tail will be remaining.

You want to start twisting your tail and wrapping it around the rosette.  Keep it tight at the beginning and loosening up as you go. Glue along the way as needed.

Step 5:
Glue the end securely and fluff up the rosette.
Find another great tutorial on crepe paper flowers here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Pictures

Hey Everyone!!!  All of the fall holidays are getting closer!!!  Here is a quick little item that will add a little to your Halloween Decor.  We just bought an old picture frame for 25 cents, spray painted it black and added a fun Halloween picture. You can find great Halloween images like the one we used at The Bonjour Family

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fabric Dryer Sheets

This will save you so much $$$$ and it is really so easy.  Just grab so old fabric.  It can be anything you have laying around.  We used a couple of old flannel pillow cases.  You could also use old cotton t-shirts, wash clothes or sheets.  

What you will  need:
Liquid Fabric Softener
Spray Bottle

Step 1: Take fabric and cut into squares. 

Step 2: Fill spray bottle with fabric softener
              *If softener is concentrate add one part softener and one part water

Step 3:Spray fabric with softener
Step 4:Toss in your dry with you clothes   Re-spray with each load of wash.  Throw in the washer every so often to clean.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Paper Flower-Rosetts

Items you will need:

Card stock
Hot Glue

Step 1:
Draw a spiral onto a piece of card stock.

Step 2:
Cut along the spiral that you drew.

Step 3:
Begin rolling and glue when needed.

Step 4:
Secure end with glue.

This is what you will end up with!! The possible ways these can be used are endless.  You can also make these out of old bookpages.  It you use old book pages you will want to use about 4 layered pages together.  One piece will not be thick enough.  You can view some other great tutorials here and here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Favorit Blogs

Hi Everyone!!!  It's Bry here.  We are going to start adding our favorite blogs to the side bar.  These are our all time favorite blogs that we know you will not be disappointed in.  There are so many talented bloggers out there, but the ones that we will be listing are the ones that we keep going back to.  Today I am going to share 2 of my favorite fashion blogs.  The first one is The Beauty Mark.  My sister-in-law referred me to this blog and it is awesome.  It has lots of great fashion photography, product info, and beauty tips.  The second blog I am adding is Love Maegan.  I am not sure how I found this blog, but I am glad I did.  Ladies with long hair, you've got to check out all of her hair tutorials.  Great stuff.

Poison Bottle Lables

These bottles are so much fun!  If you google Halloween Poison labels some really great printables will come up.  The ones I used for this project can be found here.

What you will  need:
A great shaped bottle
Mod Podge
Brush for Mod Podge

Step 1:Clean and Remove Label from jar
Step 2: Cut Poison label to fit jar

Step 3:Apply Mod Podge to jar

Step 4:Place lable onto the jar.  Don’t worry about it being perfect.  It is supposed to look old.
Step 5: Mod Podge over the top.  Let dry.

Note—You can distress it to make it look older by taking black acrylic paint, applying it, then letting it sit for 10-15 seconds then wiping off.

And the winner is!!!!!!!

Ok everyone drum roll please!!! And the WINNER is.............. missd91950 please send us an email with you address and the info to get a hold of you!!! Our email address is
Thank you all for you support. You all have made it a great first week. We will another contest soon!!

Bry and Cork

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blingy Domino Magnet

These magnets turned out super cute!!!  We were even thinking about how much fun it would be play a game of glammed up a domino set.   Wouldn't it be better to play with pretty dominos????  Maybe another project.

What you will  need:
Old Domino Pieces
Rhinestone Bling
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks

Step 1: Preheat Hot Glue Gun

Step 2: Apply Bling to Domino

Step 3:Hot glue the magnet to the back of the domino

Step 4:Let the glue dry and they are ready to use!

Last day for giveaway!!!

Hello everybody in blog land. REMINDER that today it the last day to enter our cup cake stand giveaway. So click that follow and become a follower TODAY!!! Go luck we will be announcing the winner tomorrow afternoon!!!

Bry and Cork

Monday, October 3, 2011

Water and Spray Paint Technique

This is a fun distressing technique that doesn't take much time, however, there is a slight learning curb. It may not look the prettiest but it will add a bit more character to an otherwise plain project/display. So don't let the finished product of this tutorial scare you off.  We will show how it could be used in an upcoming post.

Items needed for this project are:

Item to be painted (i.e. gold candle charger)
Spray bottle with water
Spray Paint in color of your choice
Clear paint sealer
Old Rag-slightly damp

Step 1:
Make sure that the item that you are painting is clean.

Step 2:
Spray water on the surface.  You want to use a good amount of water.

Step 3:
Immediately after you spray the water, you want to start spray painting over the water.  Completely  coat with paint.

Step 4:
Wait 5-10 minutes for paint to dry.  But make sure to watch closely because you don't want the water to dry.  Take your slightly damp rag and begin rubbing in circular motion.

You can see in the picture how there is still water on the surface and what it looks like when you start to buff off the water.

Step 5:
When you have it the way you want it, spray a clear coat over it.


 Here are 2 examples of what the finished product might look like

Here is the front and it is really distressed.

Here is the back of the charger.  It simply has the water spots lifted off.

Now that the painting technique is done, we look forward to sharing with you how we can use this item.  
To Be Continued....