Thursday, February 3, 2011

Too Many Projects

Hi all! I'm Andi, DD#1. A little about me: I'm a bit of a fabric hoarder, I LOVE coupons and getting things for free, I've been married almost 2 years now, and I love making things - all sorts of things. I've been working on a variety of projects lately, as usual. I can never seem to work on just one thing at a time. My older sister just had a birthday and has a baby shower coming up this weekend so those have been the reason for of some of the projects.

The first project is a covered baby wipes container. I forgot to take before pictures but I'm pretty sure most of us know what a baby wipes container looks like. I measured and cut a fat quarter to be the size of the container. Then I applied Mod Podge to the container and pasted the fabric on. After it dried, I hot glued the braided cord around the edge and painted the cute sports designs on the top with acrylic and Tulip paints. I like the way it looks and hopefully she won't see this post before the shower.

For her birthday (and for myself) I made a dry erase menu board. This is possibly my favorite project I have made so far. Try it, you'll love it. I bought a couple of 8x10 picture frames (you can get great ones at the dollar store or on clearance at Target sometimes) with the easel back. I used scrapbook paper that I had on hand and cut it down to 8x10. In Microsoft Word, I typed up the Weekly Menu and then printed it out on the decorative paper. The first one was a bust because I used some paper that looked like notebook paper and forgot to make sure that it was lined up correctly.

So, the next ones I made I just used pretty paper that didn't need to be so perfect. My sister loved it and my husband loves ours too. It makes planning grocery shopping so much easier now because we plan out the whole weeks menu first.

There are more projects to come!

1 comment:

Aileen said...

I thought about covering a baby wipes box recently but threw it away because I couldn't think of what to use it for. Ha, imagine that, use it for baby wipes! Good job, baby girl!