Planter Box Redo

So, you may or may not have seen one of my first posts where I shared how I put a graphic on a plain little planter box that was given to me.  You can see that post HERE.  I liked it, for a while, but decided I needed a change.  It was looking sad and boring so it was time for another makeover.

I got out my cheap acyrlic paint and painted it white.  I took some sandpaper to it when I was done.  I wanted it to look shabby and chipped.   Amazing what a little paint can do!  Now I want to find other things to paint white ;)

 I added my glass bottles to it.  I think it would look so cute in my bathroom (once I get the storage space).  Maybe I'll add a graphic to it again but for now, I like it white. 

 Do you like my succulent garden print?  I'm thinking about selling it on Etsy.  Would anyone be interested in buying it do you think?  (Don't mind my shadow in the picture. Dang it!)

Doesn't this get you thinking about things around your house that just need a little white paint?  Thanks for stopping by!

DIY Rustic Magnets

I've been really stuck the last couple weeks.  For some reason, I was just not getting very much done.  In an attempt to get myself going again, I'm sharing with you these cute DIY magnets.  Did you see my woodland valentines I drew this year?  If you didn't, see them HERE.  I decided these little critters needed to be used again cause they were just too cute to only use once.

My husband brought home these little wood circles for a scouts project he was in charge of and when he brought me a handful of extras I had this great idea to turn them into wood magnets!  He found them for pretty cheap at Walmart with the craft supplies.

First, you'll want to print off my page of animals.  You can find it HERE. 

Turn over your critter and cover the whole thing in pencil. 

Then use a pen and trace the outline of the animal.  Press down hard or you won't see it when you're done. 

When you're done it should look like this. 

OK, here's the part you may need husband supervision (or at least I did).  My husband has a couple soldering irons and after much pleading (and OK nagging), I got him to show me how to do it.  It's really easy.  Just go slow and I found it worked best when you drag it behind you rather than pushing it forward (if that makes sense).  I'm a bit accident-prone, so if I can walk away burn free than I know you can ;)

I also burned the edges to really give it that rustic look.  OK, OK, I'll admit I accidentally marked one of them and burned the edges to hide it, but it was a happy accident because I love the look of the burned edges!

Now all you need to do is find some old ugly magnets and hot glue them to the back!  Pretty easy right? Or just cover them with some lacquer to turn them into cute coasters!  If you want to decorate your fridge even further, check out my Free printable grocery list  HERE.   Happy Friday!

Free Grocery List Printable

Although I'm often too lazy to do it, it's amazing how just cleaning off or organizing the magnets on my fridge can make my kitchen look more put together.  If you're like me, I've got pictures, grocery lists, and doctor's appointments on my fridge and because my little toddler gets her little hands into just about everything, most of it ends up in a chaotic mess towards the top of the fridge.  Well, I decided I should try to make my fridge look a little nicer.  After all, I do have to look at it several times a day ;) .  There are a lot of little magnet writing pads out there that you can buy for your fridge but I wasn't finding any that I thought were cute enough, so I made my own.  The cute graphic at the top is from We Lived Happily Ever After.  There are 6 lists on one page so print as many pages as you'd like and staple them together for easy ripping. Print them HERE.  I cut out a piece of cardboard I had and super glued an old ugly magnet to the back.

 I also made a "Don't Forget" printable.  The wreath is another cute graphic from We Lived Happily Ever After (can you tell I'm a fan?).  Print it HERE.  I did the same thing and stapled it to cardboard and super glued a magnet to the back.

I love the way they look on my fridge!  I also have one in my purse for when I need to jot something down real quick.  Hope you love them as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by! 

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He is Not Here

I love Easter time!  My mom always made Easter special for us.  We'd usually wake up to the smell of warm orange cinnamon rolls and afterwards we'd find the eggs and our baskets hidden around the house.  My baby girl is old enough for an Easter egg hunt this year and I'm so excited to snap some pictures of her in her Easter dress!  But all Easter eggs and gooey warm roll goodness aside, I love Easter because it reminds me of what my Savior did for me.

 I was getting angry and frustrated trying to draw in perfect handwriting on my chalkboard, so I decided to create a printable and make things easier on myself. If you don't know about this trick, it'll change your world! 

The cute graphic at the bottom is from We Lived Happily Ever After.  She has cutest graphics! Check them out HERE.   To transfer onto a chalkboard first you need to print out your design.  You can print this printable HERE.  Next, take a piece of chalk, turn it on its side and rub it on the back of the picture.  Now place your paper on top of your chalkboard and using your pen (or a pencil you can press down hard on), trace out your design.  Make sure you press down hard enough.  When you take away your paper, there should be a faint outline.  Use it as a guide to fill it in.  Much easier than trying to do everything by just looking at it!

It's not perfect, but it looks much better than anything I could freehand.  If you'd rather just have a picture of the print itself HERE's a 5x7 and a 8x10 picture HERE.    Happy Easter!

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