September 18, 2014

DIY Scarf Canvas Art

DIY Scarf Canvas Art


I probably have a scarf around my neck five days out of the week.  This fun Aztec inspired scarf from Target was one of my favorites until the diaper bag Velcro claimed another victim.  I just couldn't let it go but I was constantly fixing it to cover the HUGE holes.  I decided the let it have a new life as canvas art. 

All I did was lay it on a canvas that I had painted white, stapled it to the back, and cut away the excess fabric.  Easy cheesy but here are the pictures of the steps I took.

Here's the before...you can't see the holes, but they're there!


DIY Scarf Canvas Art

DIY Scarf Canvas Art

September 17, 2014

I'm on Instagram!

I just joined Instagram today and wanted to share the news with my readers.  I will post some family pics from time to time and will also share some behind the scenes of Child at Heart.  I hope to share some of my DIY and projects that I don't put on the blog so please follow to get extra goodies each week.  Go check out my first pic here :)

September 16, 2014

Box of Money Teen Gift Idea by 3 Little Greenwoods

Please enjoy this guest post by my friend Ashley:

Hey everyone! My name is Ashley! I blog at 3 Little Greenwoods about DIY Home Decor, Party Planning Inspiration and yummy Southern recipes!

I'm so excited to join all of you and my sweet friend Deonna today with a fun gift idea!
When you ask a teenager what they want for their birthdays what's the first thing they say? Money!
But handing over a wad of cash isn't a very fun or special gift. Let me show you how to make your teen gift giving a little more exciting by creating a Box o' Money!


Box o' Money! {Teen Birthday Gift} by 3 Little Greenwoods




To make a Box o' Money gift for your favorite teenager you will need:
  • an empty tissue box {the smaller cubes work best}
  • colorful wrapping paper
  • scrapbooking birthday stickers
  • cardstock
  • tape and scissors
  • MONEY!
Start with a tissue box. Grab one from the recycling bin or empty one by carefully opening one side, removing tissues, and closing the side back up with tape.

Teen Birthday Gift: Box of Money! by 3 Little Greenwoods


Wrap the box like a present. Make sure to wrap around the top hole, leaving it open. This is where the money will go. Use colorful scrapbook stickers decorate the outside.

Teen Birthday Gift: Box of Money! by 3 Little Greenwoods
Next you will need to make a triangular shaped card from cardstock. I placed colorful birthday themed scrapbooking stickers on the card. This will sit on the top of the box.

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Decide on how much money you are going to give as a gift then tape the money together using invisible tape. Tape the money end to end, to make a long strip and accordion fold the money.

Teen Birthday Gift: Box of Money! by 3 Little Greenwoods
Tape one end of the money strip to the bottom of the triangular card.

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Carefully stuff the money into the of the box.

Teen Birthday Gift: Box of Money! by 3 Little Greenwoods
The best part of giving a Box o' Money is when your teen pulls on the card, a flow of money comes out of the top of the box! How fun is that?!

Box o' Money! {Teen Birthday Gift} by 3 Little Greenwoods
Box o' Money! {Teen Birthday Gift} by 3 Little Greenwoods
Little Boy is ready for our next birthday party!

Teen Birthday Gift: Box of Money! by 3 Little Greenwoods

Hope you've been inspired! I'd love for you to hop over to 3 Little Greenwoods to see all our birthday party fun!
Birthday Party Ideas from 3 Little Greenwoods



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September 15, 2014

DIY Circle Ikat Storage Box

DIY Circle Ikat Storage Box
 My mom gave me a bunch of fun things to re-purpose or fix up and this little set of drawers was one of them.  It had some drawers in it but I took them out.  I wanted to use it as an organizer in my bathroom for my makeup and jewelry that I wear every day.  I decided to try out a new Ikat pattern on this little guy.

This was the BEFORE:


 I started by painting the inside a fun orange color and I painted the outside a vintage white color.  I did LOTS of coats on the inside before it finally looked good.

 Now for the ikat pattern.  I practice on my paper first but basically I would paint a small circle and then pull the paint up and down all around the circle's edges.  You have to work quickly before the paint starts to dry.










DIY Circle Ikat Storage Box
Okay now for the real deal.  I painted one side at a time and would paint the circles quickly and then went back and pulled the paint up and down with my brush to create the circle ikat shape.


DIY Circle Ikat Storage Box
I repeated this pattern on all four sides.   I only did one coat because I painted it on very thick.  If you do several coats you will lose the messy imperfect look.  Don't be surprised if you see this pattern show up again on some other DIY project because I LOVE it!  This little organizer could hold all of our K cups, silverware for a party, or whatever else I need it for.


DIY Circle Ikat Storage Box

DIY Circle Ikat Storage Box

DIY Circle Ikat Storage Box

DIY Circle Ikat Storage Box
Want to learn how to paint some other Ikat patterns?  Check out two of my other tutorials!
             

DIY Circle Ikat Storage Box