Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year Inspiration

Have you seen the peel and stick quotes in stores or catalogs?  Well, here's an inexpensive way to create your own wall art in a matter of minutes.

Find your perfect quote.

Type the words into a word processing program.  Select the color and size font that fits perfect in your room.

Print it.

Cut it out.

Attach to wall with tiny amounts of stick glue so you can remove it when you want a new quote.

My walls are super textured so I knew if stenciled on a quote it wouldn't look good.  And this way too, I see I need to tweak the e a little so I can easily peel it off, apply a little more glue and be 100% happy with it.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year's Eve Party Hats

I'm dusting off the old Aleene's Creative Living archives for these great party hats for your New Year's Eve celebrations!

Glittered Workout Wear

Whether it's New Year's Day or a regular day, look great when you're workin' out!  Heidi Borchers designed this many years ago but it still would be the hit of your exercise class!

What You'll Need
Aleene's Flexible Stretchable Fabric Glue
Glitter, washable
Chalk pencil
Belt, if desired 

How to Make It
Prepare the Leotard
Wash and dry the leotard following manufacturers laundering instructions.

Draw two sizes of stars and cut out.  Place on leotard and trace with chalk pencil where desired.

Apply Glue
Cut a tiny hole in glue tip. Trace stars with glue. Sprinkle on glitter.  Let dry.  Remove excess glitter.

Care of Leotard
Do not wash for at least a week to make sure glue cures. Treat as a fine washable by turning inside out and washing in a gentle cycle.  For best results, hand wash and hang to dry.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Grandma's Linen Pouches

Need a last minute wrapping idea or one that has a special touch?  These pouches are perfect for slipping a gift inside and give a little bit of yourself or grandma too.  Made from old linens, this project is sure to be cherished by one and all.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Tissue Paper Art

Heidi Borchers, the daughter of Aleene from Aleene's Creative Living Television Show and Magazine taught a group of us how to make this really cool graffiti paper using tissue and paint!  This frame is going to be a gift for my nephew - think a 17-year-old will like it?