Thursday, July 26, 2012

What's next up for Dawnita?

Oh I have some good ones coming up....

DIY jewelry wall
glitter + mod podge flats
chalkboard paint wall
decorate your bobby pins
mod podge votives with decorative paper

I know you can't wait.  Neither can I!!

Pinterest Picture Wood Frames

Ok I saw this one and had to go out immediately and buy the materials.  I fell in love.

I went to JoAnn's and found some frames I considered suitable.  I hear Hobby Lobby has more variety of shapes.  I stocked up with Mod Podge, sponge brushes and turquoise and pink paint.

So I followed the instructions, which were very easy to follow, allowed my prints to dry and applied the final coat of Mod Podge, anticipating the hanging of the frames on my wall.

There they lovely and incredibly easy to create.  I give this project a super big thumbs up and will surely use it again or maybe create gifts for family and friends.

Pinterest Tuna Can Candle Holder

Ok, this one looks easy.  I like this project, it appears cheap and simple.

So I pick up clothes pins at the store, and luckily I have lots of tuna on hand.  I like the look of the bare pins but I want to add some color.  I ponder this one for a bit.  I have a few bottles of paint, but not enough for some variety.  And then it comes to me.....nail polish.  Oh yah, I have TONS of that....

And it begins.  It took longer than expected, as most pins needed at least 2 coats of polish.  But I learned to quickly swipe and move on to the other colors.

Here is the finished product:

I added a simple brown ribbon to the pink and green holder to spice it up a bit.  The other is more rainbow colored.  I didn't use votive holders but baby food jars.  I have a gazillion of them and knew I could put them to good use one day.

Overall I would say I'm pretty happy with this project.  I think I will put them outside and use them more likely at night.  If you look up close you can see the silver tuna can in the cracks.  I made an effort to space the pins as close as humanly possible and still you can see a little bit of can.  Oh well, I am sure they will look neat in the dark.

Pinterest Baked Cheese Stick FAIL

I really had high hopes for this one.  Just look at that glorious photo....

I should have known better.  First off, I did not use bread crumbs.  I opted for panko.  That will make it even better, I say to myself.  Also, we are out of parmesan cheese so I use some old parm packets from Gattis or some random pizza place.  I keep noticing these packets have an "off" smell.  Can parm go bad?  Haha, did you even have to ask?

Anyways, I follow most of the directions and tadaaa!!


Ugh, they did not taste very good either.  I blame the parmesan and me.

I had such a laugh about how terrible they turned out so I created this to post to Pinterest:

At least I can laugh about my failure.  Ok NEXT project!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pinterest Crazy!

Hi there.  Yes, it's been awhile but I'm choosing not to dwell on it and make excuses...blah blah blah.  What I want to focus on is my new obsession with Pinterest.  Yes, I'm on it ALL THE TIME.  I can't help it.  It's a glorious drug for a crafty gal like me.

My friend Nory had a great idea.  She would only be allowed to spend time on Pinterest if she did/create/made something once a week.  I loved that idea.  Now all my pinning would not be in vain.  I will make sure and utilize all these new ideas.  Plus I will blog them, a neat way to keep a reminder of the finished project and such.

I'm already ahead of the game.  I have quite a few finished projects to blog about.  As soon as this little crazy baby besides me goes to bed, I'll post away.