Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dinosaur party invites

For Lexy's 5th birthday party I made these invitations.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mailbox Art

I saw something similar to this on another blog so I thought I would give it a try.

Mailbox Art

Metal mailbox (I found these at Target in the $1 spot)
Mod Podge
fabric or scrapbook paper
Embelishments (ribbon, stickers, buttons, etc.)

How to make:
1. Measure around the main body and the width of the letterbox and cut scrapbook paper or fabric to fit. You will need to cut a slit and a hole to fit the section where the flag is joined...this can be tricky.
2. Using mod podge attach the paper/fabric to the letterbox. Once dry, put another layer of mod podge over the top.
3. For the front of the mail box, place the cover face down on the back side of the paper/fabric and trace around it. Again, cut out and using mod podge attach it.
4. Embellish with ribbons, buttons, stickers, name, etc.

Start with this...

End with this (fabric)...

Fill with candy or notes...
or this (scrapbook paper)...
again, fill...
These could be played with by the kids as is or you could use mounting squares to attach them to the wall in their bedroom to leave notes and treats.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Painted Wooden Cars
Wooden cars (can be found at Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, Target)
Lexy stayed home sick from preschool today and was bored so we found these cars that we had bought about a month ago...

And pulled these out of the craft cabinet...

Lexy and I did this...

And this is the end result...
We both had a good time doing this project and Lexy LOVED playing with the "beautiful" cars that we painted!