Thursday, March 31, 2011

Easter Tree

Kirstin and I decided to get together and make these adorable Easter Trees. They were SUPER easy. In fact, I think from start to finish it took an hour. So... there was lot of chatting time. Kristin and I really know how to chat. So, if you need a quick craft... this is the lucky winner!

We started by getting pails. I filled mine with sand and I think Kristin used Styrofoam. Do you think she was trying to show me up? I think so....  Well.... fine. Whatever Kirstin! We picked our sticks, put them in, added the mossy-grass stuff and clued it in. I know what you're thinking... how did you glue mossy-grass stuff to sand. Well... I glued it to side of the pail. Lets just hope Miley Pepper (My cute black pug) doesn't get crazy and knock it over. You never know with her!

After the sticks were in place, we added the eggs. We just tied a knot and glued it to the egg and then added them to the tree. We finished by adding the bow. They're so cute and fun for Easter.

Okay... Now let's just hope Miley Pepper doesn't knock it over!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring is Here!

So... my most favorite blog in the whole entire world is the House of Smiths. In fact, if I could I would pay her to come to my house and change EVERYTHING! Shelly is amazing and her style is PERFECT. Love it! I was stocking looking through her blog and found her adorable Spring Board. I loved it and e-mailed it to the So Craftalicious girls like 5 times begging to make it. Thank goodness they loved it too cause I was dead-set on making that baby, with or without them.

So... here is the tutorial on how to make the rosettes. They're SO much easier than they look and once you get one or two down, you're good to go. Don't burn your fingers with the glue gun... that's my only advice.

Oh... and here's another tidbit of information: When you get your wreath, we all went with straw wreaths. I used a 10 inch wreath which is pretty big compared to the House of Smiths' board. If you can find a smaller one, go for it. If you like it big, then go with the 10 inch.

I made a cute topiary to go with the board. I got a topiary foam form from thing Hobby Lobby. I just added the flower pot, green mossy-grass stuff and glued those puppies right on the form. That's all it took. I love the way it turned out! So... thank you House of Smiths for inspiring us So Craftalicious girls!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kristin, Our Awesome Ring Model

She's so going to kill me, but I have to do it! Ha ha!!!

This is Kristin. She one of my most awesome friends ever! She's officially the newest part of So Craftalicious. She doesn't know I took her photos off from facebook... she's going to kill me! It's so worth it!

Kristin and I met 12 years ago. We worked at Papa Kelsey's in Rexburg while we went to School at Ricks College... I just aged us, crap! We used to have so much fun together and have so many fun memories. She got married and I moved on and randomly like 2 years ago I got a facebook account and I found her! It was AWESOME!

I love that when we met up it felt like no time had past! She just reciently moved to Boise and it was like my dreams had come true! My crazy, inappropriate (self proclaimed "I have the sense of humor of a seven year old boy"), gorgeous friend was back! In no time at all, she was coming to craft night. She's the one who always models the distress ink or paint brush... she has the cutest rings ever. Why waste a good photo with a non-cute ring on your finger. You know what I'm say'n?!

Kristin has a 3 year old adorable little girl named Ashlynn who is awesomely random and knows how to pull some serious moves with her eye-brows. I love the Ashlynn stories!

Anyways... Kristin is awesome and she's worth adoring. Just like the rest of the Craftalicious girlies! We have a great time and I'm so glad she's here!


Say hello to our little Stackers! They're so cute, aren't they!!! Tuesday's craft night was ON and we pumped these little stackers out so quickly. And aren't they so cute?! I love them!

We started with sanding, then painted. We then mod-podged the paper on. A question that came up last night was "do we mod-podge the top of the paper?"... Really, it's your choice, but we've noticed, well, our awesome vinyl lady Tarah noticed that when she stored some holiday projects from last year topped with mod-podge, things stuck together. So, we don't mod-podge the top of things. Plus, we like the natural matted look, not the glossy stuff. Again... it's really your choice!

After the mod-podge was dry, we sanded the edges and then did a little distressing. Distressing is my very favorite thing in the world.... Then we added the vinyl. That's how easy this one was. You probably could of figured it out for yourself, but it makes me feel important to share my wealth of knowledge I've gained from the experience. Thanks for letting me feel like a real VIP!

As soon as all my fun Spring stuff is done and put together, I'll have to post a photo so you can see how fun it's all coming together! Spring is on it's way, right?! Idaho weather is so bipolar!

Have a good one Craftalicious chickies!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

St. Patricks Day Wreath

Hello! It's about time we update this baby, huh?!

It's been a busy couple of weeks here in our little craftalicious world. Unfortunately not busy with crafts... but we're back on this Tuesday! I'm so excited!

Here is a wreath we made a few weeks ago. I love this thing! I got the idea from Lucky Star Lane. See... we are total copiers! Why wouldn't we when we find such adorable things to make, right?!

Here's how we made it:

I started by finding an old book with yellowish pages in it. I don't think the book was that old. My husband was concerned when he found out we weren't reading the book before we destroyed it, but hey... that's the way Craftalicious does things. We don't mess around when it comes to crafts. After you find your book and get all your supplies, you start by rolling the paper and gluing them together and pinching one end. BTW... you will burn your hands A LOT with the glue gun on this project. The pages are a little too thin to be using such hot glue.

We also distressed the edges of the paper after they were rolled.

Can you tell we have a good time, check out the way those brownies have been destroyed! OHMIGOSH there's a cake in that picture too! Party time!!! Ha!

You will need a cardboard circle to glue your rolled paper to. I bought the cardboard you put under cakes. It worked perfect and beat cutting circles out of card stock. Go ahead and clue your rolled paper to the cardboard. We started with the edge, gluing completely around the cardboard, then started with the second layer. The third layer was obviously the polka-dot green. I have a personal relationship with polka-dots. Don't judge me! I just love them, always have and always will. You should of seen my wedding!

Once you have everything glued on, go ahead and glue on the center. I got these at Hobby Lobby. I thought it was perfect for the center of the wreaths.

 Okay... here is is!! All finished! What do you think?! I love it. It's so fun and is perfect for St. Patricks day!