Ever since I got married I have been obsessed with making things. I love finding crafts on Pinterest and doing them on the weekends. Here are a few that I've done in the past couple months:
I had seen some decorative balls I wanted for that shelf at Hobby Lobby but they were about $10 a piece! I decided to try and make them for a lot cheaper. The shiny one is made out of sequins glued onto a Styrofoam ball. This ball took a ridiculous amount of time. The biggest is also made out of Styrofoam. I spray painted the ball black first so that the white would not show through. Then I glued pinto beans all over it. The third ball is made out of Styrofoam with twine wrapped all around it. I burned my fingers really really bad making these...but it was worth it! I made them one weekend when Braden was gone and I was all by myself watching girl movies :)
I saw this on Pinterest back in September. One day I went running and forgot that i locked the door but didn't take a key...so I was stuck outside for 2 hours before Braden would be home. So, I decided this was a good opportunity to go hunt down some twigs. We live next to the Provo River Trail so I walked over there and started looking for sticks. Now that I think about it I probably looked ridiculous. Imagine a girl in a running outfit...listening to her iPod...while trying to balance a huge amount of sticks in her arms. I was really picky about the sticks I wanted for this so I would pick up a stick and examine it to make sure it was straight enough. If it wasn't, I would throw it back on the ground. Yeah I got a couple funny looks from people. But it was free! I cut out a big donut shape out of cardboard to glue the sticks onto, and then bought this yellow fabric for the flowers! It took a lot of time and burned fingers to make those flowers.
This was the easiest thing ever to make. I just asked Braden to bring some spare wood from work. (He ended up bringing some really nice finished wood home and was a little disappointed that I just sanded it down and painted it:) He's so nice.)I bought paint for 40 cents and painted it! Then i wanted it to look a little older so i sanded the edges a little. I found the hooks at Walmart for a dollar and screwed them in! It's so much better than having my necklaces sprawled all over the dresser!