***Come link up your crafts to this week's party!***

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 50

I love seeing what you've been up to - keep linking up!
Don't forget to spread the word about the party!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 50

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ikea Kid's Bed Makeover

Hello All! I hope you're having a great week! A few weeks ago we took a few days off work and stayed home with no plans - it was amazing! I got a few projects done that have been on my list for a while. The biggest one (besides cleaning my whole house) was this kid's bed makeover for one of my favorite little me, my nephew Dylan. I made him some name blocks a few months back to go with his room, and it's almost time for him to switch to a big boy bed, so I volunteered to paint this bed to match his football-themed room too!

Dylan's parents found this bed at Ikea for $19 in the as-is section - love that section!

Here's the before... (yes, I painted in my kitchen - it was too hot outside!)

And here's the after...

I used a light gray paint as the base, red for the lines and brown for the guard bar. I cut out Dylan's initials using my cricut and traced them on the headboard and then hand painted them with the light gray. I also glued a wooden football from Hobby Lobby with Gorilla Glue. I love the way it turned out - so cute!

Well, thanks for stopping by, have a happy Thursday!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - 49

Thanks so much to everyone for linking up! I really enjoy seeing all your projects!
Don't forget to spread the word about the party!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 49

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bleach Tie-Dye

Happy Thursday everyone! Today's project is brought to you thanks to my experience of being a leader in a high school youth group. We tried bleach tie-dye for shirts for a trip, and then I tried it again to make fun shirts for a friend of mine. The great thing about this is that it's cheap!

I didn't get many good pictures of the process, so sorry about that.

All you need is bleach, a colored shirt, a bottle, and rubber bands. I got my shirts for $5 each at Walmart, and I already had everything else.

Start by pinching a section of the shirt and then twist the it around. Wrap 3 or 4 rubber bands around the shirt so it looks like a pie. Then pour the bleach in every other section of the shirt on both sides. 

Let the shirt sit until you can see the bleach working. Anywhere from 5-20 minutes, depending on the shade of the shirt.

Once you've let it sit, rinse out the shirt and then run it through the wash by itself. And then you're done!

This is a great project to do with kids, and you don't have the mess of all that dye to worry about (only the bleach...). I suggest lighter colors because they make a better contrast in the end. Now, go channel your inner-hippie!

Have a great weekend! Don't forget to link up to the party this week!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 48

Thanks so much to everyone for linking up! 79 links last week - keep 'em coming!
Don't forget to spread the word about the party!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 48

Monday, July 9, 2012

Bloggy Olympics Award and Winner!

Happy Tuesday! Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway and linked up to the craft link party!

And now, I am excited to announce the winner of the Freaking Popular award! 

The award goes to...

Fifi at About Blogging Time for her Fishing Line Trellis

Congrats Fifi, yours was the most viewed link of the party! Grab your award button to show off on your blog.


Make sure to check out C.W. Frosting and Freaking Craft to see the awards they are handing out.

And the winner of the Pretty Tape Washi Tape goes to Carolyn Sharkas. Congrats Carolyn!
We'll be in contact soon!

Thanks everyone for participating in the Craft Event of the Bloggy Olympics!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 47

Alright, now that I'm back on track - I have features from last week's party this time. 
Thanks so much to everyone for linking up!
Don't forget to spread the word about the party!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 47

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bloggy Olympics Link Party

Did you see the tutorials posted for Event #4? 
Of course you did.
But, just in case, here is a rundown of the crafts that were done by Team Craft of the Bloggy Olympics.

Well, I hope you decided to participate in this event and got your craft on this week. We all worked hard, and now, it's time to party! Link up your craft here, whether you followed one of the tutorials, or did your own thing!

Also, don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY

Head over there to enter if you haven't yet!

Now link up!