Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Easy Keyring

I was looking for something simple to make to give to my niece as she finally got around to getting her driver's license (she's 18). Since she only has her car and house key on her keyring, she mentioned it looked silly without anything else on there. Not a problem, I can fix that *s*

Bag of keychains from the Dollar Tree
Jewelry wire
Alphabet beads
Colored bead(s)
Alphabet wood tiles from Michael's
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (or any sealant)
Small pliers

The jewelry wire that I used is actually the 3" long stick pin looking (as in I really have no clue the name lol) wire. I put a colored bead on the end, followed by the alphabet beads. The tricky part, since I've actually never wrapped wire before *gasp*, was making the circle and wrapping it around, but I found using 2 sets of pliers really, really helped.

I Podged the wood letter to make it water resistant, then used more wire to create a loop and hook it onto the main attaching loop.

I thought it turned out kinda cute, and best part...it was easy!!

Monday, July 25, 2011


Why on earth did someone recommend Pinterest to me?! O.M.G. I'm addicted, around 2000 pins. As in just as hooked with it as I am shopping. Yeah. It's like that. You can find my boards here.

Gravelled "S"

This post is brought to you by the letter "S" =)

I'm almost done with my beachy display, I'm just adding a few little odds and ends here and there. In other words, I've changed it at least ten times and can't make up my mind! I did know that I needed an "S". Michael's had their large letters that are normally $3.00 on sale 40% off, AND I had this weeks email coupon for an additional 20% off...woot! I thought about covering it in sand, but that wasn't the texture I was looking for. After rooting through my cabinet, I found the perfect thing!!

Large letter, easier to work with a larger size

Gloss Mod Podge

Pea gravel

1" foam brush

Waxed paper

Covered the kitchen counter with the waxed paper and washed up my letter. I painted the "S" in Podge with a really heavy coat and dumped sprinkled my gravel on. Waited an hour, which by the way, kills me. I have NO PATIENCE!! When I tapped the "S" on the counter the extra gravel came off, which is why I used the waxed paper. It creates a nice funnel to put the leftovers back in the container. Added another really heavy coat of Podge and pressed on more gravel. Then there was another wait. Have I mentioned that I'm not good with the waiting part? I did manage to wait til the next day though before I touched it. I haven't sealed it yet because I'm not sure of the best way yet, but I wanted to show it to you! When I put it on the shelf, it added a little color, so I'm very excited!! You could even say it was worth the wait lol.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Frosting for the Cause

Frosting for the Cause

While I was stalking Heather from Sprinkle Bakes, she announced that she guest posted a delicious recipe for doughnuts on "Frosting for the Cause". A site I'm ashamed to say that I hadn't heard of. On top of posting some very delectable goodies, the site promotes woman's cancer awareness and offers touching stories of those that fight the battle. I highly recommend stopping by the site and looking around, you'll be happy that you did!