November 8, 2012

.baby's first shadowbox.

For today's edition of nap time crafting, I bring to you the shadowbox! The idea came from, of course, Pinterest. I saw, and pinned, two great inspirations. This one, from a frame shop. And this one, from The Mama Dramalogues.

I kept all of the little momentos from the hospital and have had them stored away in a little box just waiting for this project. I used those, her going home dress, and a photo from her first night (I order my photos from Snapfish and love them!). Everything else I got from JoAnn's. I used 3 pieces of scrapbook paper and some scrapbook embellishments, the paper flowers and glitter buttons.

I have to say, I am extremely happy with how this turned out! The great thing about this project is that it is 100% customizable. You can put whatever keepsakes you want in it, whatever pictures, cute little decorations, etc. This is going to look awesome in her nursery!

Also, just a reminder, if you do this project and have a blog you put it on, make sure to blur out any information you don't want the whole world to see on the hospital bracelets and things.


November 7, 2012

.one thing crossed off the list.

Thanks to many adorable ideas on different blogs, pinterest, etc, I have about a million things on my to-do list for our new house. We're just renting so it's mostly small things, but there's a million of them none the less. I have officially completely one task from the list and I'm pretty excited about it. We have a small wall right in front of the front door. To the right leads to the dining room, to the left leads to the living room. I thought this little space would make a fantastic frame wall. And it did.

The best part, everything was very easy to do. The man already had the flag, so I simply put it up there with some tape dots on the back. I got the white frame from Home Goods, and put one of my favorite pictures of me and Brian from last November. A friend of the man's gave him the incredible Ranger tab and crest pieces. They are really beautiful pieces carved and then burned for contrast. I got the P and the Welcome from JoAnn's. I painted the Welcome with craft paint and spray painted the P with some spray paint also from JoAnn's. You'll notice the wall is brick, which means no nails. I am in love with the Command No Damage Hanging Strips. They are seriously awesome. I'm not going to put a single nail anywhere in the house!!

So, there it is. Task one, done! Next on my list is the living room and nursery. I'm hoping to finish them up in the next month or so but we will see if that works out, haha. I am doing a couple of cute crafts for the nursery right now though and I will put them up here when I'm done!