Thursday, September 19, 2013

Diapercakes Throughout the Years

I started making diaper cakes back in 2006, just a couple months after my son was born. I used it as a way to do something fun and generate some income, since I have always been one to like making my own money.  Since that time, I have created sold 100's of diaper cakes.






















I still make them by special request and from time to time will create a one of a kind designs, every now and then. I really enjoyed all the time spent creating these. I hope you enjoyed the pictures:)

Pumpkin Cat

I'm almost in Halloween decorating mode and starting to think about some crafts I might like to do. Then I remembered, one of my favorite pumpkin creations, that I made with my son, back in 2010.

I don't have a tutorial but I still have the picture, so I thought I would share:)

Pretty easy to make.....

You will need:
  • 1 medium to large pumpkin that is flatter instead of round.
  • 1 small round pumpkin to make the head
  • foam craft sheets in black and orange
  • acrylic paints in black, white and I used a glow in the dark yellow for the eyes and inside of ears.
  • rhinestones in a medium size...you don't want them too tiny
  • any other embellishments you might want to add
  • small wooden dowl
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
Paint pumpkins black and let dry. Paint on kitties face and let dry. Insert small dowel into bottom of the head and then push into larger pumpkin body. Secure around the neck with hot glue. Make a foam collar to hide hot glue.....decorate collar as you like. Use rhinestones to make eyebrows and nose. Cut out ears from foam sheets and hot glue to head.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Before & After Nightstand

Recently, I was given my old childhood dresser and nightstand, and they sure are in need of some, tlc! lol! So, I decided to refinish them in a sleek black, with brushed nickel accents, and give them to my son.

I have not had the time to start on the dresser but I have finished the nightstand. I really like the way it turned out and really can't wait to tackle the dresser!

I wanted to remove the pulls from the drawer but they were really on tight. I didn't want to risk not being able to put them back on, so I painted them while still on the drawer. Anyway, I knew I had to sand down and clean the outside of the drawer, so it wasn't that big of a deal leaving the pulls in place. To paint all the pulls I used, Krylon Brushed Metallic Satin Nickel.

After I finished the pulls and let them dry, I wiped down the outside of the stand, sanded it a bit and then applied, Krylon Color Creation Acrylic Latex in satin black.



   I'm really pleased with he results, and I love that I can pass down my old childhood furniture, to my son!

BEFORE & AFTER





PAINTS:



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