Quick Weekend Crafts

10 12 2011

As I was lounging on the couch this morning, Sam said to me “no crafting today?”

I told him, no I did quite a bit this week so I’m taking a break. Well not an hour later something came over me and I just HAD to make something! So I picked an easy quick DIY from Pinterest that I already had all the supplies for in the house: Magazine/Mail/Bill organizers.

Started with cereal boxes from my pantry

Cut them on a diagonal

Then I used some Mod Podge and some black&white scrapbook paper to cover the sides. Took me about 5 minutes per box. They aren’t perfect….I’m still perfecting my mod-podging. But they definitely serve their purpose!

Finished product!

I have one for work stuff, bills, and misc.

Sam and I also received our first Christmas present yesterday from my mom: a beautiful yellow vase for our mantle!

Thanks Mom!

Now I’m off to put together my outfit for our 2nd Ugly Christmas Sweater party of the weekend! Mele Kalikimaka!


Holiday Edition

8 12 2011

We are definitely getting in the holiday spirit over here at Brita and Sam’s Bungalow. We bought our tree and decorated it last weekend, lit our first fire in the fireplace, hung our stockings and drank some hot chocolate….all with the christmas musical stylings of Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Mariah Carey in the background.

Our cozy little christmas corner

I was inspired by pinterest yet again and made an ornament wreath for our porch. DollarTree is fast becoming my favorite store for my new crafting hobby!

$7 worth of ornaments from Dollar Tree and a wire hanger!

After Thanksgiving I was inspired by a project my mom did and used cloves and pears to usher in the month of december 🙂 This project smelled (and tasted) very yummy!

Temporary mantle decorations

Now for some non-holiday related craftiness: made a stop at Michael’s today and did a few little afternoon projects.

#1. Our kitchen grocery list written on the glass part of the frame in dry erase marker (can’t see well because of the glare).

Scrapbook paper in a frame

Used the leftover scrapbook paper to spruce up a spray painted Mason jar

#2. Still in progress: painting a vase yellow to get some more color on our kitchen shelves:

Still needs another coat of paint

#3. Last, but not least….my favorite project of the day: recycled wine bottles!

Started with these - soaked in water+soap to get the labels off

Here's my spray painting set-up in the car port

Et Voila! The finished product!

Just a little twine and a hot glue gun and now I have me some brand new vases for on top of our dining room built-in buffet/cabinets.

I have most certainly caught the crafting bug – in case you couldn’t tell….and I’ve now added a sewing machine to my craft supplies wish list…thanks a lot Pinterest!

That’s it for now! Feliz Navidad Amigos!