Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Costumes

I made or semi-homemade three of our costumes this year. For Snow White, I got my inspiration here. I got my basic tutu instructions here and the satin flowers here. It took sixteen yards of tulle to get this baby done. But it so fluffy and girly, I love it.


I couldn't let her be the only one with a tutu, and with a Zumba Halloween party coming up, me and friends decided to make some matching ones:

My oldest wanted to be a Pharoah, which wasn't an easy costume to find. When I finally got around to it, it wasn't too hard. His "robe" is an old thrift store dress I once used to be Cruella Deville, and I got the instructions for the rest here.


Hope you have a great Halloween!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Easy Halloween Gift

I wanted to make a little something for my daughter to give to her preschool teacher and dance teacher for Halloween. I remembered seeing tile magnets at various places and decided to give them a try. They were SO easy! It only took about 30 minutes to make 3 sets. What you will need (per set): 4 - 2 inch tiles, vinyl, and magnets.

All you have to do is cut out your vinyl and then transfer it to the tiles and hot glue a magnet on the back. Easy peasy!

I found some little bags and curling ribbon in my wrapping paper box so I put the magents in the bags and tied them up with a cute little note from my daughter.

So easy and very inexpensive!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Awesome (free) wood projects

We (my husband and I) finished a couple of projects that have been our list for quite a while.
The first was these pallet shelves:

I got the idea here for the shelves and learned how to transfer the printed letters from here. The letters didn't transfer perfectly, but I think the worn letters complement the rustic shelves quite nicely.
I love the quote which is from the prophet of my church, President Thomas S. Monson. Now I can't wait to fill the shelves with photos and cute vintage things.

The second thing was to redo an old desk someone gave us. My husband sanded it and redid the drawers. I painted and used this technique to make the flowers.


Don't mind the dents in my wall. We won't get into that :)