Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Diaper cake and a purse made out of diapers!!

I have a hard time saying no to a challenge...so when the girls at my work asked if I could make something out of diapers for a co-worker's baby shower I jumped at the chance. I love making "towel" cakes...so I knew I wanted to incorporate that method into this diaper cake. 
Here it is!!!
I browsed the internet and found my starting point. Rubberbands and patience will be your friend in this project.

Yes, I did roll up a whole box of Huggies diapers...size 1. I used baby hair ties to keep them in place.

It took a while to figure out how to start, and I am sorry I didn't photograph the whole process step by step...this was my first time making a diaper cake and I got lost in creative mode.

Here is the result of a fun hour!! The bottom tier is filled with diapers and wrapped in a receiving blanket...I tucked in a bib at the base. The second tier is simply a rolled fleece baby blanket with a few diapers tucked in so as to help secure blanket. (Nothing is "pinned" so everything on this "cake" is usable). The top tier is filled with diapers, and another receving blanket wrapped and tucked into them. I found some easter grass (shredded colored paper will do) for the "icing". Then I tucked in flowers as a topper. There are booties attached to the one side of the cake, and a crocheted pink hat on the other side. The other "flowers" on the cake are hair pins and headbands for the little princess.

And lastly, I had 12 diapers left over and experimented with making a diaper "handbag". I really wish I had before pics to show you. BUT, I know I'll be recruited for this again...and I will definitely take better "step" pictures. Once again, I loved making a tier "cake~so many ways to make one!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Angel ornaments made out of noodles...revisiting my favorite Christmas ornament.

Christmas time is here!!!!  I've been super busy with work, again...but snuck in some time for crafting.  I almost have to, as it centers me!  I made more of my favorite ornaments.  You can't mess with a good thing once you've got it figured out. 

Bow-tie noodles and a wooden bead for a head.  Glue gun together and paint. 

Attach miniature ornaments!!

Beads for a Halo....

Beautiful!!  I made ones with little tea roses that I found in the wedding aisle at Michael's.  I love gifting these.  I can't wait to make more next year. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween "mummy" candy bars

Wow, has it been a crazy busy year for me!  The last time I posted anything feels like eons ago!  I've been working tons, so my time is limited.  However, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make these cute (and super easy) "mummies".

These will be tucked inside those cute Halloween glasses I found at Meijer!  A "mummy" surprise, and a great gift for "booing".
Speaking of which, we've already been booed!  Have you???  Have a blessed, safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring ~ Easter Wreath

I'm not sure if it's Spring fever...or if it's the fact that Easter is almost here, but either way I could not pass up the opportunity to make this wreath.  I was supposed to go grocery shopping, but ended up at the craft store instead.  I'm glad I got side tracked...  I fell in love with these two colors!!

Not my usual pairing, but I can't wait to see how it turns out!!

I love wrapping yarn around wreaths.

This yarn was in my leftover bin from a granny square blanket I crocheted.

I took apart the petals from their stems...and I used pins to pin the flowers into place.  Perfect crafting tool for this styrofoam wreath!  No messy glue gun.

Pretty!!!!  I fell in love with the end result as well!  I'm glad I went with these colors.  Very "Spring like".  Come on snow~melt already!! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Paper flowers...a rare crafting afternoon.

My youngest was home sick from school today.  Go figure...Spring is right around the corner.  It always seems like the weather changing brings on colds in our house!  But, I'm not complaining.  I got to cuddle with my youngest all morning long.  By the afternoon I was ready to try my hand at making paper flowers.  Inspiration struck when my youngest started asking silly questions about Spring.  Here are some of the flowers I made while snuggling and talking with my lil guy.

Crepe paper and cupcake liners.

This one is my favorite.

Scrapbook paper and buttons.

Cupcake liners...I'd always wanted to try this.

And there you go...my afternoon...crafting away while hanging with my son, who is ten times better this evening than he was two days ago.  By the way, I have no idea what to do with these, but am thinking they will end up in my front window once my own REAL flowers start blooming.  Happy early Spring thoughts to you!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

St. Patrick's Day ~ mason jar treats

St. Patrick's day was celebrated in my childhood home, even though we weren't Irish. I looked forward to the corned beef and cabbage my mom would make. I can still remember the hissing sound of the pressure cooker! I actually didn't like the sound, it was loud...but I couldn't wait for dinner to be ready. Even though I don't make the traditional dinner in my own home...I still manage a small celebration on St. Patrick's Day. This year, I decided to make these mason jar goodies for my boys.

                      Aren't they cute?!!!

          started with all this....

                        2 bags of skittles sorted....

                      Mason jar lid covered in tissue paper...those lids, when removed, can be sharp for little fingers!

                   I chose rolo's for the "gold" at the end of the rainbow.  Obviously you can use chocolate coins...but my kiddos really love rolo's:)~~me too!

                Layer...top off with marshmallows

I found these cute shamrock stickers!

 I had fun making these...and I especially love the cute little leprechaun hats I found at Walgreen's:)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcakes for my Valentines'

I'm a little behind in my posts...but wanted to share the yummy Red Velvet cupcakes I made my boys for Valentine's Day...don't they look delicious??  I love homemade cream cheese frosting!


As I share this with you, it is snowing huge fat snowflakes!!!  Makes me want to make something wintery....