Friday, July 22, 2011

Gettin' crafty

Here are some of the crafts I have been working on lately...

Easy Silhouettes


Step 1: I printed out a few cute pictures of Ernie using the infrared exposure so I could see the lines clearly then I cut out his body



Step 2: I painted each picture with black acrylic paint (which was kinda hard with Ernie in my lap!)



Step 3: I cut ivory cardstock paper into 4 4x6 inch cards and  glued each picture onto a card. My next mission is to look for a cute frame to house 2 vertical and 2 horizontal 4x6s.


Someone was too tired to help...


Owls

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you will know that I have a new owl obsession. The one on the left was $.99 at Goodwill and the one on the right was $6 at Hobby Lobby.


I snagged this beaten up rat of an owl for $.59 at Goodwill yesterday and wanted to give him some TLC...


White spray paint is my new best friend...


And wa-la...


And one more...

Decorative Balls with Thumbtacks

I bought brand new styrofoam balls (which can get expensive) at Goodwill for $.99 and 2 packs of old fashioned thumbtacks for $3.99 from Office Max (I couldn't find the exact ones anywhere else)
I put 1 tack on at a time in a circular pattern. I used a medium sized styrofoam ball that took me an hour to fill and approximately 600 tacks. Next time I will use the little balls!


Once again, my white spray paint came in handy. Check out the finished product...




Ernie was whining because I took a few pictures to get the right shot (the white was overbearing) and he thought it was his ball

Happy Friday! 

12 comments:

Navigating North said...

I have a girlfriend who also does the white owl thing! She did it in her baby's nursery and from pictures it's quite adorable. Her colors were yellow, gray, and white with some black accents...super chic! Those Ernie pics will be great for a baby room someday ;-) No pressure or anything....!

xo katrina said...

those silhouettes came out so cute! i love owls too! this is my favorite necklace right now: http://www.stelladot.com/corporate/productcatalog?page=productdetail&selectedLocale=en_US&sku=N137

and i love the look of the painted tacks! never would have envisioned that....

gratefulmama said...

Those all came out so great!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

Great crafts! The silhouettes are my favorites :)

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

Heather from wearetheholdens.blogspot.com said...

OK. I am in love with the owls b/c I have a thing for them now too. I'm always keeping my eyes open for one while thriftin'...haven't found one yet. Yours came out really cute.

Amanda said...

Wow! You are quite the crafty woman! I love the silhouettes, I think this is something that I could actually do!

Michelle said...

Ok. Not only are you gorgeous, but you are also crafty. Even more reasons I adore you!!!!!!

I want to do a silhouette of my beagle!!!!

What are you going to do with the thumb tack balls? They would look really cute in a bowl on the coffee table or something.

theolivetree said...

great tips!! thanks for sharing!!

PaisleyJade said...

Oh wow - love the silhouettes and Ernie is sooooooooooooooo cute!!!

Amy@mad.amyt said...

the puppy sillouettes are so adorable! love it!

Candice said...

Love the craftiness! I'm all about it! and when you get crafty around the house it makes everything more unique and personal! What are you going to use the white thumb tack balls for? I think you're on to something very cool with those.

Kristin said...

OMG, those Ernie silhouettes are adorable! I may need to copy that one!

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