I have been meaning to share this post FOREVER now!
November 2012 I decided to throw a Pinterest Craft Party and it was so much fun. I never got around to sharing my party with all of you since Travis came home shortly after and am just now getting around to doing it.
It was a fun time with some fellow military wives and I know some of you would have a fabulous time having a party with some of your friends as well so I want to share how I threw this party.
For this party, we were going to be making Christmas crafts but you could throw this at any time of year and make Valentine's Day, Halloween, Easter projects, or just whatever you like.
To start, I browsed Pinterest and found five Christmas projects that I thought would make good projects to make. I then emailed the images to all the ladies that would be attending and had them pick 3 of the projects that they wanted to create. The 3 top voted for projects would be the ones we would be making.
I was the one that would purchase all the supplies so once it was deteremined which projects would be created, I figured out how much it would cost for the supplies and had each lady pay me $25.
I wanted to put Miss S' initials above her crib like I did for Miss P but I didn't want them to look the same.
I've seen these wood initials on Etsy, on a few of those Deal a Day sites, and a few other places but I wasn't too keen on the fonts used. They were either WAYYYY to frilly that you could barely read the letters, or way to straight, modern, and boyish looking.
So, I decided to design my own!
Here it is.
This is a farely easy project as well.
Here is how it was created.
-Large piece of wood. This was a sheet of plywood with a veneer on it. I would recommend using a thin sheet of MDF and you will see why in a few.
-Letters to use as a stencil. I cut these out using my Silhouette machine in the font that I liked best.
I want to thank all of you for coming to pary here each week while I was away on maternity leave. You guys are the best and of course, always have fabulous ideas. Be sure to stop by this week's Catch a Glimpse Party to check out all the ideas linked up.
Here are a few ideas that caught my eye this week.
I hope you all have enjoyed all of the fabulous bloggers that helped me out during my blogging maternity leave. I want to thank all of them so much for sharing such wonderful ideas while I was away getting the hang of being a mommy of two. It has been an adjustment but we are getting the hang of things.
I've missed you all and I have a few projects I am excited to share with you over the next few days/weeks.
Here is project #1.
I wanted to add a banner over the changing table area we made between the girls' rooms and below the hot air balloons.
After talking with Travis, we decided to use the phrase, "The sky's the limit."
I actually started this project BEFORE Miss S was born but didn't finish it until she was probably a month old and then took even longer to get it on the wall. But it is up now so that is all that matters right?!
Erin from Chicken Babies is the last guest blogger for my maternity leave, which means I'll be back next week! But Erin is here today with a fun snowman project. Take it away Erin!
name is Erin. I'm a wife, mother of 4, musician, writer, teacher, and all
around crazy lady. I blog over at Chicken Babies. On my blog you will
find simple ideas to help you have fun with your family, teach your children at
home, celebrate the holidays, plan awesomely fun birthday parties, and maybe
some things that will make you laugh. I love sharing ideas and hope you will
hop on over and say "hi!" or follow me on facebook, google, and/or
I'm excited to be here as a guest poster on "A Glimpse
Inside" while Allison takes some time off to focus on her sweet new
"Do you want to build a snowman? C'mon, let's
go and play! . . . " That tune has been stuck in my head since we
saw Frozen last month. Am I the only one here who's kids won't stop
singing those songs?
Today I'm going to show you a fun
craft/decoration/toy that the kids have been enjoying at our house. It's
a snowman, of course. Actually, I guess it's 4 snowmen. Actually, I
guess it's really 24 snowmen because you can switch them around and mix them
I'll admit that I'm not much of a scarf wearer--not that I don't like them, I just don't usually take the time to accessorize my outfits since most days I'm at home with a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old. They just don't care whether I have on jewelry or other accessories. But once I tried on an infinity scarf, my mind kind of changed. They keep my neck warm, they're cute, and I look like I actually tried that day. Triple win. Especially during winter.
So when I bought a 1/4 yard Mystery Box from Girl Charlee
(affiliate link), I saw all the wonderful pieces of knit and knew that
some of them were the perfect size and color for an infinity scarf. And
while most infinity scarves I've seen have been one piece of fabric, I
really wanted to use some coordinating fabrics that were just awesome
Whitney from Life in the Barbie Dream House is here today with an easy painted chevron frame tutorial for you today.
Hey y'all! I'm Whitney, from Life in the Barbie Dream House, a blog my husband and I started while designing and building our dream house from the ground up. The house was completed and we moved in last March (yay!) and ever since then the blog has followed along as we decorate it, furnish it, put up 26 Christmas trees in it (yes - I'm crazy), and really just make it our own. I've always been a huge fan of A Glimpse Inside, so it's an honor to be a small part of it while Allison is spending some quality time with her adorable new baby girl!
Today I'd like to share a quick and inexpensive (under $5!) chevron painted picture frame with a burlap bow that I DIY'd. We needed one more decor piece for the side table in our newly repurposed sun room, and I thought a picture frame would be just what the room needed. What I love about this craft, aside that it's easy and low cost, is that you can really personalize it to your space by syncing it with your color scheme. The supplies and steps are below, but feel free to get creative with any other patterns or accents you want to add!