Do you ever get together with your friends just to craft? Tackle DIY projects with your better half? Bake cookies with your kids? If you answered yes to any one of those questions, high five! If you answered no, then I urge you to try it sometime. You see, not only is it fun, but […]
I’m on the living room couch, half-sitting on some slippers. To my right is a bowl of grapes, a random hanger, a pair of shorts, and half of a throw. The other half is on the ground. In front of me, the coffee table is covered in mail (which has been there for days), a kitchen timer, a hair clip, a bottle cap, and oh yeah – – a bag of mozzarella cheese that really should be in the fridge. And that’s just the surrounding area. And I don’t even have kids yet.
Have I painted a vivid enough picture? Does it sound like your home, too? Oh, good.
As messy as I am, I’m a person who craves having organizational systems…
So, when Mariel told me that the blog hop theme for this month was chalkboard and asked if I wanted to tackle it, I jumped at the chance! I mean, chalkboard and I go together like Jackson Pollock and splatter paint, like Martha Stewart and apple pie, like Marilyn Monroe and subway grates. I’m sort of a chalkboard fanatic. And I had just the idea of what to create!
Here’s the tutorial, so you can play along at home! And I’m going to be sure to tell you what not to do…because this project definitely almost became a craft fail! *Click ‘Full Article’ to read more, discover 9 other fabulous chalkboard craft ideas, and enter this week’s ‘Your Great Idea’ link party!
Growing up, when my parents hosted company, it was always my job to create place-cards for the dinner table. My favorite set were made using soft clam shells that we spray-painted gold and wrote on with paint-markers. However, in the four years since I’ve gotten hitched and moved out of my parents’ home, I’ve grown lazy on the job. Our household has been painfully lacking in the place-card department…until now, that is!
My inspiration came from the variety of projects I’ve seen out there in blogland involving plastic animals from the Dollar Store covered in spray paint. Do you know the ones? I’ve seen these animals become bookends, wall art, jar tops, even magnets. One day, it just struck me that some gold spray painted plastic animals would be the perfect bearers of place-cards.
Hello lovelies! Are you loving the new digs here at Or So She Says as much as I am? Kudos to Mariel and her team for this stellar blog makeover!
Speaking of makeovers…you’ll never guess what else got a makeover recently…my bobby pins! Didn’t know it was possible, did you? Well, it is. And it’s super easy, too. Painter’s tape and nail polish are all you need to transform plain ole bobby pins into trendy color-blocked hair accessories. They’re the perfect compliment to your bright n’ bold spring outfits!