If you have a boring bedroom this little trick will liven things up. This wall technique was created by just taping off sections with painters tape. The trick is to measure each piece and trim the ends so that you have a perfect edge. The other way you can do this is to make a two templates and tape them in place.
This next bedroom was created using a gold Sharpie and a stencil. Personally I think it's genius.
I'm sure that both of these techniques have their headaches but it's a lot less expensive than wallpaper, and it will fix a boring bedroom in a weekend.
* Sharpie idea from Little Green Notebook click HERE to see more.
My sister is having her baby shower this weekend!! I'm off to Raleigh to help throw the shower. Hopefully I'll have some really cute pics of the decor when I return. What a wonderful weekend to help celebrate my sister and little Jackson Thomas coming into this world. It will be an amazing family weekend.
PS This cute little outfit was made by my friend at the local farmer's market here in Orlando. Happy Cow Company.
Paint your porch! If you have a back deck, a front porch, or a little entry way that needs a little something special try painting it. I know I've said this before but a little paint can go a long way. A solid color can be really beautiful or any of the patterned ones below are stunning and unexpected. Most of these were done using stencils or just by taping off sections. Who needs an outdoor rug when you can just paint.
Baby Mobile. I've been wanting to make one of these for my friend who is about to have a baby. There are tons out there in blog world and this is a really fun and easy tutorial. I think I'll make one for my sister too! Her shower is coming up and it will be a decoration as well as a mobile. I love those double duty gifts. :)
1.Gather your supplies: paper (I used scrap-booking paper), ruler, rotary cutter and mat, scissors, spray adhesive, craft glue, clear thread, needle, pencil, an embroidery hoop (I had a few sizes on hand to choose from), and a small plastic ring (I used one left over from some roman shades I made).
2.Cut your paper into 3 inch strips.
3.Cut the strips in half.
4.Fold each strip in half along the long side.
5.Using the spray adhesive (in a well ventilated area), glue 6 of the folded strips together along the folded edges.
6.Do not glue the first and last of the 6 folded strips together.
7.Fold the stack of strips flat and draw half of the shape you’d like the finished piece to be (I did circles, squares, triangles and diamonds).
8.Using scissors, cut along the line. (I was able to get 2 shapes out of each of my 6 inch folded stacks.)
9.Unfold and glue the last 2 sides together.
10.Repeat steps 2-9 with the remaining paper (I had 9 sheets that ranged in size from 8 1/2 x 11 to 12 x 12).
11.Using a needle and clear thread, poke a hole in each piece and hang from a loop of thread.
12.Hang the embroidery hoop from the small plastic ring using the clear thread. I hung mine from my dining room chandelier using a clothes pin to make it easier to work with.
13.Hang the shapes from the hoop at varying lengths.
14.Hang the finished mobile from the ceiling. Mine is not directly over the crib – I didn’t want to risk hanging anything that could possibly fall into the crib!
These are both really cool and wouldn't be hard to do it yourself! Maybe you could take a camera along with you to the park or even the air show in Daytona this weekend to create this wonderful artwork. Or you could grab a paint brush and a canvas and make this super easy chic painting.