Sunday, August 25, 2013

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Cigar Purse

I picked up this paper from graphic 45. It's called Steampunk spells. I went ahead and embellished this cigar box purse and added Stickles and other embellishments that I had on hand. I think it turned out great. What do you think?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Super Cheap Washi Tape at Office Max

You can pick up super cheap washi tape from OfficeMax this week. It's on sale for $1 each and you can use the $5 off $10 printable coupon, which makes each roll only .50. What a great deal on washi tape! Better hussle to the office max and get yours before they're all gone. Go to (click here) to get the coupon if its still available.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

$3 Garden Bench Renovation in Less Than 30 Minutes

Last week I spent a whole $3  and 30 minutes on this garden bench rennovation.  This garden bench is over 7 years old and has been stained before. I always debate whether or not I want to stain it because I love the weathered look. But last week I was shopping for chalkboard paint and I  managed to snag some spray wood stain from Michaels for $3. Time to rennovate on the cheap!
Here's how the project went:
1. I sprayed off the pigeon poop and washed the bench.
2. Lightly sanded the bench.
3. Covered the wall with an old sheet. (Who has time to move benches?)
4. Sprayed the bench like crazy.
5. Waited 15 minutes for the first coat to dry.
6. Sprayed the 2nd coat and finished off the can.
I think it came out great, and it was super easy!

Spray Wood Stain only $3!
  Don't forget to cover the wall!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Barbecue Grill Gift Card Holder From Lettering Delights

When I saw this Barbecue Grill Gift Card holder from Lettering Delights I just had to have it. I purchased it and downloaded it to my Silhouette Design Studio and went to work. It was real easy to cut, but folding the grill cover was more challenging than I had anticipated.  I used tacky tape to get it to hold but after a few days it started to unravel a bit. Darn. My dad liked the presen, but next time I'll spend more time on the lid to get it just right.  Oh and learn.