Monday, October 13, 2008

Baby Picture Display

This is a craft from a while ago, but I wanted to post it anyway since we used several used materials for it. It was actually Mark's idea to put the frame together & my idea to put the pictures on it.  I love to see it hanging in the baby's room & I considered updating the photos, but I think I actually like seeing the older ones to remind me how much they have grown & how amazing those first few months were.

Supplies Used:
1) Frame made from old piece of plywood that used to be part of a door on a very old entertainment center - FREE
2) Baby Blanket - FREE
3) Photos - FREE
4) Thumbtacks to match coloring in project - $2.00
5) Wooden shapes - $1.50

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hairbow holder craft

I got this idea from a similar idea I saw a few weeks ago. I had to change it up a little bit to make it my own but I'm pretty pleased with the way this craft turned out. I started with these art boards that come 3 in a pack at walmart for about 3 dollars. I drew a curved dress design on the back and then pulled out the power tools for an easier cut. The next step was painting. I chose a bright pink and applied two coats.

The next step is using the hot glue gun. I applied the twill at the bottom then the matching ribbons I'd picked out along with the flowers. I also added the hanger to make it look a little nicer and then hot glued the flower at the top. I plan on also adding a little girls name in the middle on the bodice of the "dress". Once its complete, little girls can use the ribbons to hold their hair bows. Super cute idea Right?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wipe Diaper Case

I had originally posted this on my blog because Maria had listed this as a craft for Super Saturday and I thought she'd post it. But Maria pointed out to me that it was a recycled craft idea so I decided to go ahead and post it here too. This is a simple diaper wipe cover. It takes material, ribbon, and hot glue to make it.

Glue the material to the base of the wipe case and again at the top (two separate pieces). Once you've done that, trim the edges to extra material. Then glue the trim around the edge of the case. Repeat for the top of the wipe case. Since my husband is in the Army I used the ACU material for one of them. Then I wrote my son's name with a paint pen.
I used brown ribbon because I could not find matching green ribbon.I used red ribbon to match some of the red in the material. This is my favorite of the two. These cases are selling on the Internet from 8 to 10 dollars. It cost me about 2.50 to make this but if you have material and ribbon on hand you could make it for nothing.