My inspiration for these cute blocks came from Tip Junkie...I think. The ones I saw were for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but there are soooo many possibilities with these little lovelies. They would make a great holiday gift like this, or you could spell out a name with them...I'm thinking for a teacher's desk. I used old scrap wood scavenged from a new house construction, but you could just go to Lowe's and have them cut up a 2x4. The only supplies you need are craft paint for the sides and back, wicked cute scrapbook paper, chipboard letters or die cut letters, your favorite ribbon, and mod podge. They were so easy and very fun to make.
This is my take on a bulletin board. I have wanted one for my girls' room for quite a while, but was holding out for the RIGHT one. I never found it. So if you can't find what you want...make it. I happened to have this canvas and the fabric left over from another project. Actually, now that I think of it...I had all of this stuff laying around the house. All you do is center the fabric onto your canvas, wrap the edges to the back and staple. Easy. For the ribbon part I slipped on a ring clip, looped the ribbon, and used upholstery tacks (you could also use hot glue). I chose to run the ribbon vertically, but you could also do it horizontally. Either way...very cute...very easy...original gift!
My inspiration for this frame came from a baby shower I recently attended. My friend received 2 or 3 very similar frames called Frou Frou Frames. They came from a very high end baby boutique, and run $50-$60 a piece. Yes, you heard me right, I said $50-$60. Can you believe that? Well, I couldn't. I thought...hey, I can make that. This frame started out in life black, so I spray painted it, bought 1 yard of very lush ribbon at H.L., and added a brooch I already had. I still need to distress it, but I wanted to show it to you anyway...unfinished and all. I for one, love my copycat frame that cost me all of 1.50 to make!
I cannot wait to see all the creative and wonderful ideas from the talented ladies of blogland!