I’ve done a few additions to my smash book, mainly using things from our recent Charleston & Savannah vacation. For other smash book posts check out this, this, and this.
More game scores, a thank you card, Silver Dollar City tickets, and magazine clippings. Random.
Charleston & Savannah stuff
Our itinerary and a brochure that folds out into…
this map of Savannah.
Magazine article about bulbs. Random.
As you can tell my one rule for my smash books is to make them as random as possible, it makes it no stress. 🙂
We had a bunch of available space in one of our pantries in the kitchen.
See. Not much going on. I thought it’d make for a great craft closet. Especially since all of my craft supplies were dumped into a couple big baskets, not very accessible. So I cleared out that particular cabinet and went to get some storage bins. I got:
6 plastic shoe tubs from Walmart – 94 cents each
2 small drawer organizers from Walmart – 5.57 each
2 paper storage units from Target – 6.84 each
So the whole project cost a little over $30.
Nothing is labeled right now, I may do that later. There is plenty of room and the shelves can be moved up or down if I need to rearrange in the future.
This is much more user friendly than digging into a couple deep baskets. Looking forward to putting it to good use!
I haven’t done a post on my smash book for a while. Here are my latest spreads.
Lots of game score sheets.
More stuff from magazines.
Flowers we planted (more on that here) and Mike’s swim team banquet brochure.
Mike’s race day number and route.
As usual, lots of randomness. But it’s easy to do and fun to flip through.
Have a great weekend!
I only have a couple decorations up currently. One of the decorations is this egg garland:
I was going to make my own. Similar to something like this (from Eclectically Vintage).
But these strands were on sale at Hobby Lobby and I thought they’d look better than the shiny plastic. I bought 2 strands and I believe they were around $5 each.
I also got these guys:
They are super tiny.
They’re from Hobby Lobby too.
Here are some other Easter decor/craft ideas:
Painted Wooden Egg Centerpiece – Better Homes & Garden
Some Bunny Loves You Gift Print – Lil’ Luna
Loom Band Easter Eggs – El Hada de Papel
Jesus with Eggs – source unknown – I’m guessing they put letter stickers on the eggs or used a wax crayon before dying
Bunny Silhouette – Just a Girl
Robin’s Egg Easter Wreath – Uncommon Designs
Can you believe it’s only 2 weeks until Easter!?!?! …April fools! It’s 3. Lame, I know.
St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday. Here are some fun and easy ways to decorate.
Paper Shamrocks – How About Orange
St. Patricks Day Free Printable – Paisley Petal Events
Tassel Garland – Merry Thought
Printable Lucky Banner – HGTV
Another Lucky Banner! – Etsy
Shamrock Pillow Cover – Etsy (this one would be easy to DIY too with some fabric paint)
St. Patrick’s Day Treat – not a decoration, but still really cool. Use rainbow licorice and rolos!
St. Patrick’s Day Burlap Wreath – source unknown
Framed Shamrocks – source unknown
Rainbow Shamrock Garland DIY – Make and Takes
May you have the luck of the Irish this upcoming Monday!
I recently finished my second smash book. Here were the last couple pages.
These layouts include magazine cutouts, a napkin I doodled on while waiting for my niece to be born, pictures, and smash pad tear-outs.
I liked the last page too much to put anything on it.
Then I started my 3rd smash book, it’s the green one and the pages are probably my favorite. I liked the front page on this one too, so I left it bare.
I’ve only done a couple spreads and here they are.
In these I had a newspaper cutout, ticket, menu, smash pad tear-out, and more crud from magazines.
So here are all 3 of my Smash Books thus far.
And my supplies haven’t changed at all except for maybe a few stickers courtesy of Mike.
For more Smash Book inspiration you can check out my previous posts here, here, and here!
You don’t have to spend a bunch of money to have nice looking art in your home. Here are some easy ideas for making your own diy art!
Craftwarehouse.com – gold and color on canvas
Source Unknown – frame some different maps and hang them in a set
lizmarieblog.com – large chevron canvas
topinspired.com – diy metallic art using painters tape
thehandmadehome.net – diy watercolor art
whimsy-love.com – pencil eraser painting
houseofturquoise.com – frame fabrics in nice frames
worthwhiledomicile.blogspot.com – paint samples cut and framed into art
tatertotsandjello.com – mod podge silhouette canvas
Source Unknown – frame maps of places you’ve been, cut out into cute shape
All of these ideas are cheap, easy, and look great! I’m loving the map ones right now. Happy crafting!