Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Keeping it Simple-Spring decor

Next is Kaysi from Keeping it Simple. Well if you have been reading my blog you already know I LOVE Kaysi's Blog. I love her style!
Hello all of you Craft Spot readers! I'm so excited to be with you today showing you a great way to decorate for all the seasons without breaking the bank. Before we get to that, let me introduce myself. I'm Kaysi from Keeping It Simple.

Keeping It Simple

I'm a SAHM of three boys and love what I do. I love to do crafts, it's a way to express myself. I just love to create!

So today I'm going to show you a tutorial on how to make this:
For the vases:

This is how I made them:
1) I got 2 vases and 2 candle sticks
2) I decided to decorate the glass a little bit so I put rub-ons on the vases (these are different rub-ons, but same process)
3) Then using a Popsicle stick, I transferred the rub-ons onto the glass
4) I wanted more color, so I spray painted the candle sticks brown

5) Using an epoxy glue, I glued the two together. I let them dry with the books on them over night.

6) Using plastic eggs and Easter grass I filled the vase. I splattered painted the eggs with a brown for a little more texture and color. I didn't put rub-ons on the other side, so I can just turn it around and fill it with something else.

For the wood blocks:
1) I took wood of the same thickness and cut them into various sizes, sanded them and painted them white.
2) Using mod podge, I put the paper and letters on the wood
3) My husband drilled a hole in the in the top of three blocks

4) I glued an alligator clip onto the back of the wooden bugs

5) I put metal poles into the holes and clipped the bugs and flower to the pole. I didn't glue them in because I need to be able to rotate them and use them for my other blocks

And just like that I have a decoration that I can keep for three months :)

And on the other side says summer, so I can just turn it around when June comes and add a little wooden watermelon, flip flops or other summery things.

So for six months, I don't have to do a thing except fill the vases and clip on a watermelon, that's my kind of decor :)
Thanks Kaysi this is so fun!


Melanie said...

So cute! I love the bugs floating above the letters.

Denise said...

You have creative genius oozing from your pores!! That is AMAZING!

Jenna said...

Multi-tasking decor is a MUST for me. I love this!

AUDRA said...

Awesome! I'm going to do this for sure. Thanks.

Amie said...

Love it! I wish I had a mantle so I could do this!

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