Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Personalized Memory Game

I have 2 nephews and 1 niece that are between 2-3 years old. I thought a cute memory game would be the best idea as a gift for them. I bought 2"X 2" wood squares off Etsy, I can't remember exactly who from, but they were perfect for this project. Then I made pages with each kids name on it. I printed those on card stock, cut them out then mod podged them on the front.On the back I got pictures of 10 different animals doubled and did the same as the front. The only thing to remember is if you do something that has to be a certain direction make sure you double check which direction you're putting them on. I screwed up on that one. But caught myself after doing a few. Sorry Abby.
This was a fun thing to do for my family! I hope they enjoy it even if they can't quite use it just yet, they soon will! I got this idea from here at Jamie's Digital Designs. She did this with photos, but I wanted to do animals. Both ways are great!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tile Picture

My Mother-in-law told all us kids that she wanted homemade gifts this year. When I heard that I actually got excited, but my SILs weren't too happy about that. I love to find new crafts to make and especially crafts that I can give away! Anyways, I found my inspiration for this idea HERE. I went through my in-laws wedding album and found a few pictures that I liked and scanned them into my computer. I have a program that I used to fix the image and make them sepia. I was just going to use the big picture, but because it was a scanned image the picture turned out fuzzy. So I decided to add the other two pictures and a saying. I really like how it turned out. I purchased a 12X12 tile from Home Depot, or Lowe's (I really can't remember which one) and printed off the picture. Then I cut the picture down so that it would fit the tile, then I put a layer of Mod Podge on the tile, put the tile on, then put another layer of Mod Podge on. I think I even added one more layer just to be safe. I let it dray, and voila, you have a beautiful picture that you can put anywhere in your house!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Coasters

Shanna and I decided to join forces this year and make our neighbor gifts together. We had an idea in mind and spent an entire night going from store to store trying to find the necessary supplies. We could not find what we needed for the price we needed. So we had to come up with plan B. We decided to make Christmas coasters. Here is what we did:
-Bought tiles from Home Depot
-Bought cute Christmas paper from Michaels
-We used my Cricut to cut out the images and sayings we wanted
-We Mod Podged the images and sayings on the tiles
-We Mod Podged over the tiles, twice
-We spray painted an acrylic water-proof sealer over the tiles, THREE times
-We regretfully did this in my storage room and stunk up the ENTIRE house
-We tied the tiles together with pretty ribbon from Michael's and added a tag and candycanes
We hope our neighbors enjoy!

Here's the final product. We gave 4 coasters to each family.

Here's the 4 different coasters individually:

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Framed Santa

We also made this cute Santa frame at the Super Saturday. The lady in charge painted it, and the Santa came put together, so all we had to do was hook it on with wire, curl it, and add ribbon! So easy, but so cute!

Christmas Countdown

I made this cute countdown at a Super Saturday in my mom's ward. The tree is wood, and I used scrapbook paper to cover it, inked the sides, added some hooks, ribbon, and vinyl, and ta-da! A Christmas countdown!

Friday, December 4, 2009

IPod Cover

Once again I wanted to make my hubby something for him to remember me by while he was traveling! He has an ipod classic and I saw THIS tutorial to make a cover for it. It was a pretty easy thing to make

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Luggage ID Tag

Here's another present for the traveling hubby! It's an ID tag that I found HERE on Make it and Love it. I would've taken more pictures but my machine was being really dumb so the seams aren't very good. I need to get it serviced or something. Oh well, it's probably about time.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Neck Pillow

The hubby has been and will be flying to a lot of interviews. I saw a Neck pillow tutorial HERE on Make it and Love it and figured I could do that. Well the one she made was for a child so I looked at the shape of the one she made and made a pattern with construction paper. I then cut it out of micro fleece and filled it will fiber fill. It looked great, but it was too small. So I remade it and cut it a ton bigger. I think it turned out great and the hubby said he loved having it during his flight today!!
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