Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Perfume tray DIY Project...

Today I am going to share another of my DIY projects with you.  While I didn't just do this one (I actually did it awhile back - but I won't tell if you don't!), I did think it was something some of you might be interested in. it is!

This project started because I wanted something I could put my perfume bottles on that wasn't the same ol' vanity tray that you see every where.  I scoured the stores looking for something affordable that would serve this purpose.  My search lead me to this lil' gem of a mirror at Hobby Lobby.  It wasn't to small, it wasn't to was (you know what I am going to say don't you?) just right!

Now I probably could have just sat this mirror straight on the dresser (after removing the hanging hardware) and been done with it.  But that wasn't what I had in mind and when you have something in mind you just gotta go with it!  Since my mind was in charge, it had me pick up some handy wood feet while I was at Hobby Lobby.  I love it when my mind plans ahead and saves me a trip back to the store!  Now, remember earlier when I said that I did this project a while back?  Well - that is the reason I don't have any before pictures of the bare wood feet.  So this picture of them after a coat of black spray paint and a dab of hot glue have been added, will have to do.  As I have said before, you don't really need to see the glue gun do you?

The feet probably could used an additional coat or two of paint, but I am sure no one will notice.

I used 4 feet to ensure the tray was stable and wouldn't tip once the bottles are in place.

Here is the finished project...complete with my favorite perfumes.  Yes, I know one of the bottles is empty, but Roger bought it for me in Paris. (No, not Paris, TX.)  And I LOVED it!  I have looked and looked but haven't found it anywhere else yet.  I guess another trip to Paris, France is in order! Awww, darn!

Hope you like it!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cricut tryout...

So tonight I decided I would finally play with the Cricut cutter I got.  I was just messing around, so I got some of my 12x12 scrapbook paper and picked a image from one of the design cartridges. It is actually pretty simple to use and I can think of lots of crafty ways to use it other than cut outs for paper scrapbooking, which I don't do much anymore!

I picked a swirly flourish and told it to fit to page.  It sized it and then began cutting it out. This picture is after I started removing it from the adhesive cutting mat.

Being one to never waste paper...I flipped it over and tried cutting out letters.  These could be used with modge podge, or add adhesive with the xyron and it is a label.  The paper could be used a stencil to spray paint a design on almost anything.  If you get the vinyl, you can cut images or phrases out for wall decals or much much more!  I also saw that it will cut out fabric also..  Who knows what I will cut out next!  Not to mention I have one that works on gum paste, fondant and frosting sheets!  Maybe some day I will get around to getting one of those so I can try it out!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More DIY...

$5 used lamp + left over bead fringe + hot glue gun = a cool little revamped accessory! This is one of a few DIY project posts coming your way soon!!!

This is the lamp shade from the $5 lamp before the DIY addition..

The left over piece of beaded fringe from a previous project.

The finished DIY lamp accessory! I love it! I didn't really figure you needed to see a picture of the hot glue gun!