smash book update 6.24

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.

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More game scores, a thank you card, Silver Dollar City tickets, and magazine clippings.  Random.

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Charleston & Savannah stuff

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Our itinerary and a brochure that folds out into…

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this map of Savannah.

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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.  🙂

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craft closet

We had a bunch of available space in one of our pantries in the kitchen.

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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.

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crafts closet

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.

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This is much more user friendly than digging into a couple deep baskets.  Looking forward to putting it to good use!

smash book update 5.16

I haven’t done a post on my smash book for a while.  Here are my latest spreads.

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Lots of game score sheets.

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More stuff from magazines.

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Flowers we planted (more on that here) and Mike’s swim team banquet brochure.

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Mike’s race day number and route.

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As usual, lots of randomness.  But it’s easy to do and fun to flip through.

Have a great weekend!

easter decorations

I only have a couple decorations up currently.  One of the decorations is this egg garland:

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I was going to make my own.  Similar to something like this (from Eclectically Vintage).

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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:

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They are super tiny.

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They’re from Hobby Lobby too.

 

Here are some other Easter decor/craft ideas:

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Painted Wooden Egg Centerpiece – Better Homes & Garden

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Some Bunny Loves You Gift Print – Lil’ Luna

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Loom Band Easter Eggs – El Hada de Papel

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Jesus with Eggs – source unknown – I’m guessing they put letter stickers on the eggs or used a wax crayon before dying

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Bunny Silhouette – Just a Girl

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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.

10 diy ideas for st. patrick’s day

St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday.  Here are some fun and easy ways to decorate.

Paper Shamrocks – How About Orange

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St. Patricks Day Free Printable – Paisley Petal Events

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Tassel Garland – Merry Thought

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Printable Lucky Banner – HGTV

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Another Lucky Banner! – Etsy

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Shamrock Pillow Cover – Etsy (this one would be easy to DIY too with some fabric paint)

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St. Patrick’s Day Treat – not a decoration, but still really cool.  Use rainbow licorice and rolos!

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St. Patrick’s Day Burlap Wreath – source unknown

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Framed Shamrocks – source unknown

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Rainbow Shamrock Garland DIY – Make and Takes

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May you have the luck of the Irish this upcoming Monday!

smash book update 2.20

I recently finished my second smash book.  Here were the last couple pages.

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These layouts include magazine cutouts, a napkin I doodled on while waiting for my niece to be born, pictures, and smash pad tear-outs.

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I liked the last page too much to put anything on it.

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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.

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I’ve only done a couple spreads and here they are.

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In these I had a newspaper cutout, ticket, menu, smash pad tear-out, and more crud from magazines.

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So here are all 3 of my Smash Books thus far.

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And my supplies haven’t changed at all except for maybe a few stickers courtesy of Mike.

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For more Smash Book inspiration you can check out my previous posts here, here, and here!

diy art ideas

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!

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Craftwarehouse.com – gold and color on canvas

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Source Unknown – frame some different maps and hang them in a set

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lizmarieblog.com – large chevron canvas

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topinspired.com – diy metallic art using painters tape

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thehandmadehome.net – diy watercolor art

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whimsy-love.com – pencil eraser painting

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houseofturquoise.com – frame fabrics in nice frames

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worthwhiledomicile.blogspot.com – paint samples cut and framed into art

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tatertotsandjello.com – mod podge silhouette canvas

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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!