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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teen Bedroom Tour / Urban Outfitters & Free People Inspired

Last summer my daughter Megan and I decided to do a bedroom make over for her.  We took a Winter Break and then decided to finish up this month.  We got many ideas from Urban Outfitters & Free People and added a little Megan style.  


Lounge Area:  The rug is from World Market. Ottoman is a palate with 4" casters added on bottom.  I used Mod Podge & scrapbook paper on each of the top boards to add a fun twist.  Pillows: These are a mixture of sizes.  I made most of the pillow covers.  The green floral was from TJ Maxx. Curtains:  I bought two drop cloths from Home Depot and used Painters Tape to create the Chevron Stripe pattern at the bottom.  


Lamps:  (left) Target lamp.  I loved that the top opened to fill the jar with my own treasures! Clock: Hobby Lobby (right) We found the shade base at an Antique store for $8.  I rummaged through my moms stash of Lace Doilies to create this look we saw at Urban Outfitters. 


Bedding: White Ruffle bedding by Shabby Chic @ Target.  Starfish Pillow: I made a square burlap pillow, drew a star pattern, traced the shape on the pillow, then used my hot glue gun to attach random buttons.  
Doilie Dream Catcher:  We considered doing a tutorial for this.  In the end we decided it was very tedious work that would be hard to teach.  The strands are lace, twine, ric-rac, chunky yarn, raffia, sequins, and pearl strands.  Also attached are shells, rocks, feathers, and beads.
Trunks:  Green trunk was given to me but I see similar at antique stores and thrift shops often.  The silver tiered tray is from Pottery Barn.



Tile Wall:  Megan and I saw this idea at Urban Outfitters.  They had the entire wall behind the register using this look.  It was pretty simple to make.  I went to Home Depot and found a 2' X 4' particle board and had them cute it in 1' X 1' squares.  We used the floral material and Mod Podge on some of the boards. I also found the metal tiles at Home Depot.  All of the tiles were hung using 3M velcro strips.  ( #love #sohandy )


This wall has a mixture of different size bulletin boards from Wal Mart.  Flowers: Hobby Lobby Boxes: my husband made out of wood from a palate.  I also added one Metal tile left over for variation.  I laid this out on the floor to decide the pattern and then started with the middle bulletin board and worked my way around until everything was hung.  (Use a leveler & ruler to keep it all straight)

Armoire: antique pi├Ęce. You can find treasures like this at antique stores, craigslist, thrift stores and even garage sales! Suitcases: same as armoire.


Jewelry Display:  Megan and I made this display this week.  You can use any frame to make these.  There are a variety of materials to back them.  I used a 32 gage metal fence material I got from Lowe's.  I nailed it on the back.   Megan wanted to burlap and lace added to make it more feminine.  (Leave me a comment if you would like a tutorial for this)




Sunday, April 13, 2014

DIY Spring Ideas | Easter 2014

This week is Easter… already!  I love these three ideas for Easter but could also be changed to fit other occasions.  I wore the speckled Robin Egg fingernails all last week.  I got a ton of comments on them.  

Items Needed For Chick & Bunny Treat Bags:


  • Bag:  I found them at a few different stores but I liked the size/price/quantity at Target.  Hobby Lobby, Michaels had them as well. The bunny burlap was my favorite.
  • Craft Paint:  use what ever colors you prefer.
  • Paint Brush
  • Pattern: Simply go to google images and search "bunny" or "chick" clipart.  Download and Print.  I had to change the size a bit on my printer to get the right size.
  • Treats:  Your Preference.  
When I was a child the Easter Bunny put some adorable little bags in my Easter Basket every year.  They had felt ears, hands, and feet as well as a face out of googlie eyes and pom pom nose.  I decided they were a tad out dated for today so I thought these were a little more up modern.  





Items Needed For Chocolate Bunny Jar:
  • Mason Jar:  You need a wide mouth Jar.  The smaller mouth won't fit the bunnies.  Even the wide mouth has bunny size challenges.  
  • Chocolate Bunny:  I picked the Dove brand.  Wal Mart or Target had them.
  • Edible Grass:  Find in the Easter candy section at Wal Mart or Target
  • Speckled Eggs:  There are several kinds… Whopper, Hersheys, Cadbury, M&M, etc.  I preferred the colors of the Hersheys eggs. 
  • Ribbon:  Finish your jar with a bow.  I chose a simple string but ribbon would be pretty cute too.

Items Needed For Speckled Robin Egg Nails:
  • Polish: Esse "Where's My Chauffeur?", Orly FX "Too Fab"





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Monday, April 7, 2014

Autism Awareness & DIY

I come from a very large family.  I have 5 siblings and 21 nieces and nephews.  I love them, each and every one!  Like most families though, we have a few special needs within our group.  


April is Autism Awareness Month and because I have a special place in my heart for Autism, I wanted to help raise awareness.  Awareness of what Autism is, awareness of how you can help, and most important to remind us all to be kind, patient and loving to these special people in our lives.  To learn about what Autism is go to autismspeaks.org



After I posted something about Autism on instagram, I had such a huge response and even some fans asking for ideas to show your support and love.  So I decided to share the following ideas.  



ITEMS NEEDED FOR T-SHIRT:


  • T-SHIRT- I got mine at Hobby Lobby.  You can use any shirt new or used. I chose blue because it is the official Autism color.
  • Iron-on Transfer Sheet:  Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann, and even WalMart carry several options.  I found mine at Hobby Lobby with a fuzzy texture.  You could use the printable kind as well as the cute glitter colors I used in previous Valentine projects.
  • Misc:  scissors, sharpie, iron, puzzle piece pattern ( download and print from google images)
ITEMS NEEDED FOR JEWELRY:
  • Jewelry Parts:  Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann, and Walmart carry these type pieces.  They come in all different shapes and sizes.  See pictures and video for my choices.
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Glue: Find this at stores that carry Mod Podge. (Hobby Lobby, Joann, Michaels, WalMart, etc.)
  • Misc:  scissors, paper, puzzle piece pattern (I just downloaded from google images and printed at a smaller % than original)
                                      








I love my Stone.  I can't imagine life without him and the joy he brings to everyone in his life.  We are so lucky to have him in our family.  


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pink & Gold Party Decorations

I have a love obsession with all thing pink & gold right now.  So when a friend of mine found out she was having a Baby Girl I quickly volunteered to host her shower.  I was super excited to utilize the stuff going on in my brain.  This past week was the big event and I wanted to share these ideas with all of you.  This theme could be for a birthday or graduation party as well.

Where Did I Get My Supplies:



  • Metallic Gold Polka Dot Burlap:  Joann Fabric Store has this in several colors.  It was love at first sight for me.  In video I used three yards.  My table is about 7 feet long.
  • Pink Satin Fabric:  Hobby Lobby but most fabric stores will carry this. I used 1.5 yards.
  • White Lace trim Cake Stands: Hobby Lobby.  Again, love at first sight.  I just had to wait a week until they were 50% off.  
  • Giant Gold Sequins:  Hobby Lobby
  • Tissue:  Target has a really pale pink right now that is perfect.  It's not the brighter baby pink, it is softer and lighter pink or blush.  I used gold and cream as well.  
  • Centerpiece:  I took a glass cylinder vase and taped off a chevron pattern.  Brushed on my handy dandy mod podge and sprinkled with fine gold glitter.  This took a long time to tape off but was so worth the cute result.  The tissue flowers I made just like giant tissue pom flowers with a slight difference.  I used multiple colors and less sheets of tissue.  The pink flowers have a tulle center.  Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial for this centerpiece.  
Brunch Menu
  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake
  • "To Die For" Blueberry Muffins
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Banana Bread
  • Apple Cake
  • Crustless Quiche
  • Strawberries
  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Raspberry Cream Cheese Icing
  • Lemon Mint Water
  • Raspberry Lemonade












I am in the middle of planning a Graduation party for my second daughter Megan.  We plan to re-use some of these things and add another color.  I will post pictures of that event after.  






 

 

Monday, March 10, 2014

DIY Tissue PomPom Garland

I love parties!  I love to decorate for parties!  And I love this project for decorations.  It actually goes way beyond party decor.  These can be used as bedroom decor as well. 
Since I am obsessed with the pink and gold color scheme right now and hosting a baby shower later this month… I decided to show you a few of the projects I'm working on for future parties.

Items Needed For This Project:


  • Tissue Paper- I used one sheet per tassel/pom pom
  • String- I used twine
  • Washi Tape- I used this for a nice finished look.  I also bought tape to match.
  • Misc- Scissors, Cutting mat, ruler, X-acto Knife.







For the circle garland you can go to youtube/owlbeteen for directions.  Shelby has an awesome channel full of super cute ideas.  

I would love to see pictures of your creations.  Please share or tag me on instagram, twitter, or Facebook.  Links are at the top of this page.  








Sunday, March 2, 2014

DIY Birthday Cake Postcard

Hey there!  

This project was really fun and satisfying.  I am positive you will brighten someone's YEAR with one of these babies.  These would be perfect to send in the mail, give to teachers, friends, co-workers, or use as a card on a gift just to kick... it... up!

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT:


  • Sponge:  I got the big utility sponges at Home Depot.  You can also fine them in the automotive sections of Target or WalMart.
  • Spray Paint-  I personally prefer the pink and brown results.  But feel free to try white, yellow or even red!
  • Caulking:  This can be found at hardware stores.  It comes in several colors.  Brown, white, cream, etc.  You want the acrylic caulking.  Some are faster drying and that helps too.
  • Serrated Knife
  • Razor Blade or X-acto Knife
  • Card Stock:  I used what I had and happen to be able to match colors to my cake color.
  • Spray Adhesive: can be found at craft stores, hardware stores, etc.
  • Disposable Decorator Bag or Plastic Baggie
  • Misc:  Scissors, Sharpie, Ruler, Spatula or Butter Knife 
  • Optional: Decorator Tips, Sprinkles
  • Stamps:  When you want to mail it! Check with your post office for pricing.










If you want to leave a comment and tell me when your birth date is…. I will be selecting a few and sending random Birthday Postcards this month!  I would love to see what you make from ShowMeCute, please tag me in your photos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.  You can find links at the top of this blog!







Sunday, January 26, 2014

Heart Stencil Jeans DIY

I have been in love with so many of the printed jeans over the past year.  Since fall, the only prints I found were polka dot and hearts.  They are a bit too young for me ( I absolutely HATE having to admits that )  so I was determined to get them for my daughter.  After looking I decided it would be too easy to make my own out of an existing pair of jeans!  I've done the trial and errors and ready to share this project with you!


ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT:


  • I used fabric paint.  However, you can use craft paint as well.  I have used both and I only went with fabric paint because I had it and thought it would wear through washing better in the long run.  
  • The paint, stencil, and brush can be found at most craft stores.