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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Confetti Dino: A Festive Printable

Hello dear readers!

I'm in the process of adding artwork to Evie's room and there's tons of adorable prints out there! Unfortunately I can't buy every single print I've found I like so I'm mixing in some of my purchased prints with free printables and ones I've made too. 

I bought some plastic dinosaurs from the dollar store for a future project coming up and Evie was instantly in love with the plastic Brontosaurus. I thought it would be cute for her to have a Brontosaurus print but they are often very masculine so I decided to make her a girly Brontosaurus print.

If you would like the digital file leave me your email address and I will send it to you. Let me know if you put it somewhere! I only ask that you only use it for your personal use.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely memorial weekend!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Controlling the remote controls

So we have a horrible remote epidemic at my house. It's called "can't put the remotes back on the table-itis". We have like 20 components hooked up to our tv so naturally we must have 45 remote controls (yes I am exaggerating slightly) so it seems like I can never find the one I need to get me back to cable or the dvd player remote.

I figured if they had an actual set place or holder, they would get put back more often. It's not 100% effective but we're doing a lot better than before.

I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up 2 wooden trays from the unfinished wood section. I got 2 different sizes and I think it totaled to about $3 with my coupon.

I gave them 2 coats of white spray paint and then found an eye chart I liked and printed it on cardstock on my home printer.  

 For the glasses, I knew I wanted to incoporate some yellow in my living room and felt that this was the perfect opportunity so I made a yellow chevron pattern in Adobe Illustrator and pulled in some glasses I liked.

I printed the glasses out on cardstock too and then did a layer of mod podge on the tray and laid the prints down inside.

Note: I learned the hard way that it's best to do the layer of mod podge on the bottom first, lay down the print and then let it dry before doing another layer of mod podge. Otherwise, your print will wrinkle and you'll have to strip it, sand it and try again.  It's frustrating. Believe me!

Once they had dried I did 2 more layers of mod podge over the top and they are ready to go! They also double as a water proof drink tray for the couch which has been VERY helpful!

This is such a easy, cheap and customizable project! You can do whatever you want inside and paint it whatever color you'd like!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a wonderful week!