It's been AWHILE since I made a homemade gift! My BF and I don't really exchange gifts. We live the, "if I want something I buy it myself", mentality. So, holidays and birthdays are usually a time we cook favorite meals or simply say, "I love you. I appreciate you in my life." Or something equally gagable ;)
I don't know what hit me (cupid?), but I decided to make my BF a family tree for Valentine's Day. I came across this one below and used it as my inspiration.
I used to like this framed primitive country image, but I've decided to purge OR CHANGE things in my life that are no longer serving me. This adorable little house does not serve me; doesn't make me smile, I don't LOVE it. So, goodbye blah image....
I google searched "black and white tree clip art" to find this tree image...
The original Pinterest version looked like love letters. So, I made a copy of some old love notes and layered the tree on top and cut out both.
You can discard the original tree. You just want the love letter tree.
Run a sharpie around the edge to help highlight the tree once it's on your canvas.
Ok, funny story before I wrap this up....
When Tylan opened this on V-Day, the heart with MY name on it had fallen off. So, it looked like I had made him a family tree with only him and Tilly. Like, "Happy Valentine's Day! I'm leaving you." The confused look on his face was hilarious! BAHAHAHAHA! LOL! Poor guy...
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I haven't felt very creative lately. In order to DIY and create something, I'd have to remove my head from the toilet. I've been here, at the toilet, for 4 months. Welcome.....
-cardstock/ paper for background
-baby-related scrapbook pieces
So, in between pukes, I cut 2 pieces of white cardstock to fit the picture frames. These will be the background everything gets taped or glued to. The hospital printed me 3 copies (we kept 1 of course) of my ultrasound. So, I cut them apart and taped them to my cardstock. Then, I searched my accordian folder for some baby-related scrapbook pieces. To my surprise, I actually had some. These scraps were part of Christmas and present themed scrap packages. I added our due date to the presents and stuck the scraps to the cardstock. Popped into dollar store picture frames, these made great Mother's Day gifts for our mothers!
I'm FINALLY starting to be excited. For the first 4 months I felt just awful. Like I had the flu for 4 months straight. Now that I can feel tiny movements in there, it finally feels real. I still feel horrible and sleep an ungodly amount (12-15 hours), but I feel like there is a legit reason. Growing a human is seriously tiring!
Do you have another idea for how to jazz up ultrasound prints? Comment below!
Until next time.... (it may be awhile!)
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My mother has been saving me Pringles cans and old spaghetti sauce jars for way too long now. I used to make homemade dog treats and store them in these scrapbook paper covered Pringles cans. Now I just use them to store anything and everything. These jars look so pretty and colorful, they look like candy! Yum!
Go crazy and spray paint your jar lids for a more finished look!
I found this old wine rack at a thrift shop. I used to store magazines in this rack until I tired of my magazines being permanently rolled.
I found that oat containers fit this perfectly! I covered them in scrapbook paper and taped to secure. Voila! My craft supplies are corralled, yet easy to see and access.
Is there anything you can't use a mason jar for? In my house, we store leftover food in them, packed lunches, craft supplies, makeup...
This mason jar sits in a clamp screwed to our pallet mirror frame in our bathroom and stores toothpaste and toothbrushes.
Three old candle jars, cleaned out and filled with common bathroom supplies, sit in a vintage wooden box. I love these jars because they have lids!
DIY air freshener! Use a vintage spice shaker to freshen any room! Combine a few drops of your favorite essential oil and some baking soda and add to your shaker! Change once a month.
My mother has had this old chicken feeder, well, since we had chickens.... 15 years ago. I've wanted to steal it and use it for.... 15 years. I stole. I conquered.
How about using a chicken feeder as a message station?! Don't ya know, recycled jars fit perfect?!
The handle broke off this thermos. I was going to deem it as, "unusable." Then I took a closer look.
I realized we could still use the thermos if we could replace the handle. Without a handle, this water bottle would have to stay stationary or be awkwardly carried. It's a good size thermos, not a one person water bottle.
You know me, I am a Betsey Johnson handbag freak. When you buy a handbag, most come with a detachable shoulder strap. I never use the shoulder strap, but I do keep them because they are Betsey. Duh! My brain clicked when I thought about my PILE of Betsey shoulder straps. Voila. Usable again.
Do you recycle? Do you reuse things in new ways? Hit me up! I wanna check it out!
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I found this wine rack at a thrift shop awhile ago. At one time, we used this to store magazines. We would roll them up and set them in the rack. I soon tired of my magazines being permanently rolled up AND, with pinterest, who even needs magazines anymore?
We have an over abundance of oat containers here in our house. I read somewhere that adding oats to your dogs food helps to clean their teeth. So, we have lots of empty oat containers. I realized they fit perfectly in this rack. Then, I covered the containers with scrapbook paper to dress them up. What a great craft storage idea, right?
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This accordion folder I got from work makes a great scrapbook organizer!
To give this folder the ol' Kara makeover, it AT LEAST needed to look prettier and coordinate with my stuff. So, I glued pretty scrapbook paper to the outside of the folder!
I use the accordion slots to separate and organize my scraps. Now it looks much more attractive sitting on my craft shelf.
Super simple, right? What would you have done with this folder? Leave me a comment below!
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