I am sorry that I am slightly craft obsessed at the moment. I have never felt "creative" or "crafty" but after doing TONS of blog-hopping I discovered a secret to crafting: there is no secret! You just have to get in there and do it and make it work for you. I struggled because I am such a perfectionist that I would rather do nothing at all then do something that is not perfect. But I have finally been able to move past that and I am really enjoying making things. The good part for you, all six of you who read my blogs, is that anything I do can be duplicated by your average elementary school student. Yes, they are that easy!
One of my new favorite blogs is Little Birdie Secrets. They do a lot of really complicated sewing projects that I could only dream of. However, they also do plenty of things that are really accessible. That is where I found my latest "project" that took me all of not-quite 10 minutes. :) I don't know why I never thought of this! It is so easy, you can find out what they did differently here. I love a white board and often use my dry erase markers to write notes and Scriptures on my bathroom mirror. I also love the long lined notepads for the fridge but they often fall off and I am such a list maker I can use one up pretty quickly (and they are not free!) so when I saw this personalized menu/list space I was all on board.
These are my simple supplies: a 12x12 frame ($5 at Hobby Lobby this week!) a 12x12 sheet of scrapbook paper (that is where you can make it so personalized) and two flowers to make it a little more 3D.
I learned how to make these adorable flowers here. She has several other cute projects I would like to try, but I needed a little color for my board and these worked great! After putting the paper in the frame I hot glued the flowers on the front. Ta Da!
The finished product. Please ignore my poor handwriting. I was in a hurry to take photos! The "Little Birdies" used fancy vinyl cut letters to put the days of the week permanently on their board but since I can't decide if I want to use mine for menus or to-do lists I didn't want to put anything on mine. You could use stickers or even print it on if you wanted to make it last. But I think it will go well in my kitchen and I am sure I will get lots of use out of it no matter what!
This is really cute, but I'd have to use mine for other things. I don't plan menus. It's the one area of my life where my Type-A personality morphs into a free spirit :)ReplyDelete
Oh. My. Gosh. When you said, "....I would rather do nothing at all then do something that is not perfect. But I have finally been able to move past that and I am really enjoying making things." That SO has described me lately. I have tried to be crafty and make things.... and they have actually turned out, much to my surprise!! LOLReplyDelete
Oh, and I am one of the "6" who read your blog, right?? =)
This I must copy - GREAT JOB!!!ReplyDelete