Room Name Sign For Girl

I made this sweet sign for my daughter’s room that we are redecorating. She absolutely loved it! You can’t see very well from my first set of pictures, but you can’t see the glitter or the details extremely well but I plan on retaking the pictures when I can take them outside. (It’s been raining today all day) I’ll post the retaken pictures then. I really hope this post finds everyone safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!! 🥰 🤗

First I started by covering my work space with my postage paper to make sure my lap desk keeps clean. Then I gathered up all of my supplies, I thought I would be using for this craft. I used 3 long paint stir sticks, wide craft sticks, paint, mod podge, glitter, stencils, E6000, wooden alphabet letters, wooden beads, twine, and various other supplies such as a glue gun, sanding block, heavy duty scissors, regular scissors, paint brushes, and a pencil.

The first step was to sand down all of the paint sticks. No one wants a splinter! Then I lined up the three paint sticks the way I liked the way they looked, and then turned them around. I took the craft sticks, after the stir sticks were lined up straight, and put a mark on one where it would hold across the three sticks, but not show the outline. So I marked it a little bit short on each side, but long enough to make sure to hold the three sticks together when I put the wood glue on to hold it. Then I used the one craft stick that I marked and marked the rest of the sticks that I used. (I used a total of 5 to hold mine) Then I put just a tad of hot glue on them and I used wood glue to hold it down.

Then I let it dry and then turned it over and painted the whole front and sides black. I dried that with a heat gun. I sat that to the side and painted my letters with two coordinating colors. This took two coats of paint, making sure each coat is dry before applying the next. Then I painted designs on top of each letter with the opposite color. I used a heat gun and dried that, then used the sanding block to make it look a little aged.

Then I did the tiny flower stencil along the bottom and top. Coloring the flowers purple and the vines green. The sides I stenciled larger flowers. After the paint on that dried, I applied a light layer of mod podge, then a very light dusting of light pink fine glitter. I let that dry, then I attached my letters to the front by applying wood glue to the back, then some hot glue to help keep it attached while the wood glue dries. To make the hanger, I used twine and wooden beads I painted different colors and used different sizes for a different look. I just tied knots between beads and used a good amount of hot glue at each end to hold it. I later went in with a staple gun and just reinforced it with a staple on each side, just in case.

Chunky Yarn Pumpkin

These pumpkins seriously make my heart SING!  Fall is my FAAAAVORITE time of the year! (Other than Christmas, which isn’t an actual season, although some really could argue that point) These pumpkins could not be more simple to make!  It literally takes 3 supplies (chunky yarn in whatever color you want the pumpkin to be, cheap toilet paper, and a stick or cinnamon sticks if you don’t have a stick available to you)  You will also need scissors to cut the yarn, but that is honestly it!  Be sure to stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!! *hugs*

First I started by gathering my supplies! I used an off white chunky yard I got at JoAnn’s on sale for $5.99 a skein.  The brand name is Bernat Blanket Extra in Vintage White.  I got the cheapest toilet paper I could find.  Dollar Tree sells a pack of 4 for $1.00.  Then I just grabbed a small stick in my back yard and broke it in two, and used it for the stems.  (they were both about 4 inches long, I just stuffed them in the top until I liked the length)

The first step is to pull off a really long piece of chunky yarn (I would guess that I used about 3 1/2 feet)  and tie a knot through the middle of your toilet paper.  Then I pulled each piece through the middle and through, keeping it tight, and really close to the last piece.  It took a while to pull the 3 1/2 feet through the toilet paper roll each time, but the end product is worth it!  When you start to get towards the end, it is tough to get the yarn through, but just keep working it through.  If you run out of yarn, just start a new piece.  You don’t have to tie it, just hold it tight, and start pulling tight.  A few strands around and it will hold tight because the middle is so full of yarn by that point, that it will hold it.  When you get to the very end, just stuff the final piece, and any straggling pieces inside the tube!  I then just squeezed it around some to shape it the way that I liked it, and stuffed the stick in the end that I liked best as the top.  (This is where you would use a couple of cinnamon sticks if you have no stick)  You can also decorate it up with a bow, or some fall leaves!! These are just the cutest pumpkins in my own humble opinion!! 🙂

This is my very first post in a long time.  I’ve been working on the new site, and all the changes.  I hope you like it all!! Please be patient, as not everything is quite finalized and fixed. I’m so excited about how everything is looking.  I will be making changes on the fly, so if something looks like something one day, and different the next, don’t be surprised!!  **hugs**

Sweet Strawberry Sign

Oh how adorable this sign is. I can almost smell how sweet those strawberries are! I saw a similar inspiration online, and it was just so cute, so I wanted to re-create it. I hand embroidered every single strawberry, but it was worth it! I went on YouTube to learn how to do a French knot. I am currently working on my section of the blog that will outline all of the stuff I’m researching and doing daily to work on MYSELF! I will start doing a daily entry into my own personal journal, and update the blog weekly for all of you to follow to see my failures and SUCCESSES! I really hope that this article finds you all Safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!! *hugs*

First I started with a clean craft space by having my lap table covered with postage paper. Then I gathered all the supplies I would need. I used a small sign I bought at Dollar General for $1.00. It measures 6 inches x 6 inches. I made a strawberry pdf. and printed it out for an outline. (It’s on the bottom of the page if you would like it as well) I also used red and green “easy felt”. I used white Waverly chalk paint, white embroidery thread and white pom pom trim. I also used buffalo check ribbon. I also used various other supplies such as embroidery needle, needle threader, paint brush, hot glue gun, scissors, pen and a heat gun.
First thing that I did was cut out my strawberries on my pdf file. I traced the bottom part on the red felt 8 times, and the stem on the green felt 8 times. then I wrote a small “T” at the top of each strawberry bottom, so I wouldn’t forget where the top of the strawberry was. I cut the tops of the strawberries out. (The stems) I used white embroidery thread, and watched YouTube to learn how to do a French Knot. I kept all of my strawberries still on the felt, and just embroidered one at a time before cutting the thread off on the back of each one. If you don’t want to do this, you could just use a white paint pen, and make dots on the strawberries would be my guess. (I have not tried this) I just wanted the look of the thread. After I finished all the strawberries, I used some hot glue on the back of each strawberry, just to secure the thread.
Next, I painted the sign white. It took 2 coats. I used my heat gun between coats to make sure it was dry between coats. Then I cut out all of the strawberry bottoms, and attached the tops with hot glue. after they all dried, I put them on the sign in a way that I thought looked nice and attached them with hot glue. I put the white pom pom border all around the edges with hot glue, and added the buffalo check ribbon at the top in a bow, and just used hot glue to create a hangar with it as well.

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Cat Paw Photo Sign by Ella

This sign goes with my 11 year old, Ella’s Daisy Photo Sign. She and I love how these are turning out. I want to get back to Dollar General ASAP to try to get about 3 more signs so hopefully she can make a little wall next to her bed with various ideas on them, with the same color theme. She is super excited about the idea. I hope everyone is safe, Healthy and HAPPY!! (By the way, we are planning on creating a page on my site for my Ella for kiddos to follow! It will be Ella’s Corner, and it will have all kid friendly crafts on it!)

First she covered her lap desk with paper towels to keep it safe from getting paint on it. Then she gathered all of her supplies. She used a sign with a little thing that came out of the top that we found at Dollar General. She also used various paints, Mod podge, a sanding block, a saw tooth hanger, and various other supplies like paint brushes, a heat gun (not necessary), and a hammer.

The first step was to paint the sign completely black. She painted it all over, on the back and all the sides. She used 2 coats, making sure to dry each coat between coats with the heat gun. Then she sanded it just a little bit to even out the black paint on it. Then she drew the paw print with a pencil. She painted that in with the white paint, and dried that with the heat gun. Then she used the pastel paints to fill in each paw pad. She made sure that was dry, then she painted the top with a thin layer of Mod podge to keep it all safe, and dried it again. She turned it around and nailed in the saw tooth hanger to be able to hang the sign on the wall. That was it! Super simple!!! ❤️ 🐾

Daisy Photo Sign by Ella

This sign was created completely by my 11 year old from beginning to end! She did such a wonderful job on this. I could not be any more proud of her!!! She is my little mini-me crafter. As always, I hope everyone is staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!! ❤️

First she covered her lap desk with paper towels to keep it safe from getting paint on it. Then she gathered all of her supplies. She used a sign with a little thing that came out of the top that we found at Dollar General. She also used various paints, mod podge, a sanding block, a saw tooth hanger, and various other supplies like paint brushes, a heat gun (not necessary), and a hammer.

First, she painted the sign completely black all over (don’t forget the sides and back). Ella used two coats of paint, making sure to let each coat dry completely before moving on to the next step by using a heat gun. Then she sanded the paint making sure it was even all around. Not too hard, just enough to make it even. Next, she made random white dots around the canvas, making sure to leave enough space around them for the petals to come out of them. Then she dried those with the heat gun, and went back with pastel colors and went around the white dots and made petals on each one. After drying this layer with the heat gun, she applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to make sure it stayed safe. Then, she turned it around and applied a saw tooth hanger (making sure the “teeth” face down at the top of your picture) with a hammer. Then she was all finished! It really turned out super cute, and I think she is going to make more.

Made With Love Kitchen Sign

I created these signs with the intention of giving one to my sweet Momma, and one to my amazing Aunt for Mother’s Day. I decided I wanted one for myself as well, though! 🙂 They turned out adorable and I can’t wait to find a spot in my kitchen for it! As always, please stay safe, healthy and HAPPY! *hugs*

I started off by covering my lap table with brown postal paper to make sure you don’t ruin your surface. I got my jar signs at Dollar General, but I’ve seen them at Dollar Tree, and Hobby Lobby as well! I grabbed all my supplies and tried to get everything together that I thought I would need. I used green paint, I made my letters on my Cricut, but you can get vinyl letters online or at Hobby Lobby or Dollar Tree, twine, a cheap strand of pearls and some white paint. I also used various other supplies like scissors and paint brushes and my hot glue gun and my heat gun to help dry the paint faster.

First I painted my jars green. I had to use two coats. Then I put my vinyl letters on after the paint was completely dry. I made the twine bow, (I just looked up how to make a simple twine bow on YouTube because I’m terrible at bows) and then wrapped it with a small (cheap) string of pearls on both sides of the front. Before attaching the bow, I highlighted the jar with white paint around the edges with a very dry brush. Be sure to use VERY little paint on the brush. It’s better to start with not enough paint and add more. Then I attached the bow at the top with hot glue! All finished!!

Baby Gender Reveal Tree

This turned out to be just the most adorable and sweet craft. I say this, because it is just so meaningful to the Momma when it’s completely finished. When this project is finished, the parents take this to the gender reveal with them. They have the canvas out with a bowl of pink paint and a bowl of blue paint. (Or whatever colors you might choose) Then the guests dip their finger in one or the other and choose what they feel the sex of the baby will be. They then write their name below their fingerprint. This is a keepsake for the parents to have forevermore. I don’t know how to draw very well at all, so I used my Cricut to create a lot of this, but I really wanted to share, because I know a lot of you can paint the tree!

First I cover my craft space with brown postage paper to protect my lap table. I gather all my supplies. I used a cheap 8×10 Dollar Tree frame, 8×10 Canvas panel, Ivory chalk paint, grey acrylic paint, and the Cricut cutouts that I made. I found a tree I liked and printed it on my Cricut. I got the tree and all the words ready to place. Then I took the frame completely apart. I painted the outside frame a cream color. That is what the parents wanted. It took 2 coats, and I used chalk paint, to make sure it adheres. I painted the frame all over, inside and out to make sure none of the gold showed through. On the inside mat of the frame, I painted it a grey color. You can use any kind of paint on this, since it’s paper product that you are painting it on. I used two coats on this as well. I let that dry completely and then put the tree and words on the 8×10 canvas panel where it would still show when I put the mat in the frame. When it all dries, you can put it back together with the glass on, but I wouldn’t close the back completely since the parents will be taking it apart so they can put the fingerprints on the tree. Be sure to remind them that they will need 2 paint colors, and a pen for the guests to sign their name underneath!

Coffee Hug in a Mug Sign

This sign turned out absolutely adorable! It was actually VERY simple to make, and it makes me wanna make more! I made it for the coffee nook that my husband isn’t aware that I wanna create yet! Haha I’m bound and determined to have a coffee nook that is my own little space! I want to decorate it, and change it with the seasons and make it mine! *daydreaming* This is absolutely one sign that is going in my future nook! I hope you like it as much as I do. As always, if you have any questions at all, please always feel free to message me at the email at the right. Also, sign up to get emails from me! I don’t send them out yet, but soon I plan on sending out some monthly emails with crafts and tips that I have done from the comfort of my bed!!! *exciting* Please Stay Safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!! **Hugs**

As always, I started off by covering my lap craft table with brown postage paper that I bought at Dollar Tree. Then I gathered all of my supplies I thought I was going to use. I almost always end up using something else here and there, but I try to get everything I can think of together. With this project I used a 5×7 frame from Hobby Lobby, Chalk paint in “Elephant” by Waverly, Chalk paint in white by DecoArt, Large craft sticks, twine, and I created the print out I used on my Cricut *At the bottom of the page, I’ve put details on how you can purchase a decal from me very cheap if you need one*. I also used various other supplies such as my glue gun, paint brushes, heavy duty scissors (mine are Fissors) to cut the craft sticks, regular scissors, ruler, sand block, and a button I had in my stash.

First I took the frame apart and set the glass aside. You won’t be needing the glass for this project. Then I took the cardboard on the inside and set the craft stick on it straight. I marked two lines on each end showing where they needed to be cut off. I also stacked them up to see how many I needed. (I used 9) Then I made the marks on each of my sticks. I cut off the ends on each of the 9 sticks, so they were all the right size. I used white DecoArt chalk paint and painted them all with 2 coats, making sure to let the first coat dry completely first. Then I glued them all very close to each other on the cardboard, making sure they were on straight, and lined up. Once they were all on there, I painted the frame with 2 coats of Waverly chalk paint in Elephant color. Again, making sure that the coats were dry before putting on the second coat. Once it was all dry, I lightly took my sanding block, and took it over the little bumps that were on the frame to let some of the antique look come through. After that, I applied that vinyl decal that I made on my Cricut on my craft sticks. *At the bottom of the page, I’m writing details on how I am selling the decals to my online family VERY cheap if you need one* I inserted that back in the frame, and then created the little bow with some twine by watching YouTube. I’m terrible with bows, but this one I just wrapped it around in a big circle around my four fingers around and around about 10 times, then I tied it in the middle with just a knot. Then I literally just cut each end to create the fringed bow on each side. I just put a little heart button I had in my stash in the middle that I thought would look cute!

Dog Sign With Leash Tail

Oh my gosh! Could this sign be any more adorable? I love animals, so this sign just called to me. When I completed it, I was just in love! I made one for each of my dogs. I have two male dogs, and one female dog. I put a little bow on the female dog, and they were just the cutest signs in the world. I loved the tails, and the bow, and just everything! If you don’t have a Cricut (or even if you do) and you would like me to create the vinyl part of the sign for you, I can. Just scroll down to the bottom and I will have some details for you. I hope this blog post find you Safe, Healthy and HAPPY!! *hugs*

First I started off by covering my work space with brown postage paper that I bought from Dollar Tree. Then I gathered all of my supplies I thought I was going to use for my project. I had a piece of wood cut at Lowes. It measured 7 1/2″ across x 9″ down when it was cut. I also used Waverly Wax, twine, wooden beads, a sanding block, the vinyl print out with the dog and the dog’s name, a black coat hook, white paint, and various other supplies such as scissors, ruler, paint brushes, water spritzer, paper towels or baby wipes, Styrofoam bowl, phyllips screwdriver and glue gun!

First of all, I sanded all edges making the whole piece of wood completely smooth. Then I used my water mister (you can just use a water bottle) and I misted the wood down really well, and also misted down my Waverly wax that I put to the side to stain the wood with. Right after I stained the wood, I wiped it down really well with a baby wipe.

Next I put all my beads into a bowl, and added the paint and misted it with water as well. I let the beads roll around by shaking them around in circles in the bowl to get really good coverage on all of them. I set them to the side to dry while I applied the vinyl decals. (I used my Cricut to make the decals. If you would like me to make the decal for you, please scroll to the bottom for details)

After I got the decals in the right spot, I put the coat hook in the right spot, and used my little handy dandy screw driver to screw it down. It took a bit of elbow grease to get it in there well, but was very possible. On my girl dog sign, I put a little flower on the head with some hot glue.

Then I triple knotted the end of the twine to keep the wooden bead on. I used some hot glue on the end of the twine to make it easier to thread the wooden beads. I tied knots between each bead to leave space. When I was satisfied with the length, I hot glued both ends to the sign. I used quite a bit of hot glue to make sure it holds well.

Coffee Bean Sign

Another sign for my upcoming (and unknown by my poor husband) coffee nook! If I make another, I’ll make the frame a black, most likely. I wanted a little color in my life, though! I was feeling a little crazy today! Haha!! I love the color purple too. So there we are! I was super nervous about this sign because I free hand drew the coffee cup, and that is NOT my forte! It all seemed to work out, though. I always have fun crafting. It’s exciting going along and seeing if your project is going to be really good, or just “alright”. I love how my coffee cup turned out, and I can always change my frame color if I want! Right now I’m loving the frame too, though! Yay! I hope you all have as much fun with this as I did! Stay Safe, Healthy and HAPPY, my friends!!! *hugs*

You know I always start off by covering my craft table with brown postage paper. I love my craft table, and want to keep it nice. 🙂 Then I gathered all of my supplies! I used a 5×7 frame, a 5x7canvas panel, whole coffee beans (make sure when you order them, they are whole and not ground), white chalk paint, purple metallic paint, and various other supplies such as a hot glue gun (I used lots of hot glue), paint brushes, and tweezers. Then I took the glass out of my frame, and sat it to the side. I took a pencil and drew out my coffee cup, being sure not to get too close to the edges, so when I put the coffee beans on, it wouldn’t be too close to the frame to put back on. I also drew dots for the steam to give me some idea on how I wanted the shape to go.

Then I started all the outline of the cup with dabs of hot glue on low heat. This means you have to go faster. I went all around, and then up and did the steam. Then I completely filled in the cup as evenly as possible. When all the glue was completely dried, I took the tweezers and pulled off the extra hot glue, to where it looked better.

I then painted the frame completely with white chalk paint. I made sure to get the insides of the frame, and the outsides as well. When that dried, I put on two coats of the metallic purple paint. I waited for each coat to finish drying before putting on the next coat. Then I put it all together!