Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer To Do List: Crafts

So I decided to create a to do list for myself of all the craft projects I want to complete or try before I have to head back to school in the Fall.  I have been meaning to try some of the awesome/amazing/inspiring ideas I have seen on different blog sites but just haven't been able to set aside the time.  Since I have some uninterrupted time away from work, I figured it would be the best time to attempt anything new.  In order to keep myself organized, I am listing my top craft projects here.  Also as soon as a I complete a project I plan on posting here and linking to all the link parties I usually participate in.

Welcome to Katania's Summer To Do List: Crafts

1. Last Name Est. Frame
I have seen many of these frames on the Internet and absolutely LOVE them.  I also told a dear friend of mine about it and she created this beautiful frame as a wedding gift.  Isn't it fantastic!  She did such a great job and I know the recipients of this gift truly were touched by her meaningful gift.

I absolutely love it and can't wait to make one for myself.  If you are interesting in making one definitely check out the following blogs and websites for more examples and all the photos!

Source: Full Of Great Ideas

Source: Under The Table and Dreaming

Source for all letter pictures:
Leo Reynolds

2. Ruffled Camera Strap
I know they sell these decorative straps on etsy but I figured with all the tutorials out there that I could make a custom one for my camera.  Check out the following two links for two great tutorials.

Source: Originate and Renovate

Source: Nursery Rhymes and Sweet Times

3. Curtains for my new craft/computer room
I found some beautiful shabby chic looking fabric from Wal-Mart and can't wait to see how they turn out.

4. Iron-on transfers for little man's toy bins
I bought a fantastic organizer from Ikea with 8 sections for bins.  I also bought the 8 black fabric bins to put inside.  Now I need to create labels for each bin so we know where the toys go and what's inside of each bin without pulling them out.  I like the flocked iron-on transfer paper from Silhouette but I own a Cricut.  Has anyone used Silhouette vinyl/transfer paper in a Cricut?

5. Ring with Lucite Flower Cabochon
I have seen these gorgeous rings all over etsy and absolutely love them.  I was going to buy a few but then realized I could buy the supplies and make some of my own!!!
This is one of my favorites!
Source: Silver Lotus Designs

6. Lightning Bug Jar
Yet another fantastic idea, one of those "I should of thought of that" moments.  I fell in love with a picture with blue, purple and green glow in the dark paint, however, Michael's only had green, yellow, and orange.  Check out the two versions below.  My little man is going to love it!!!

Source: Kristy Makes

7. Pom Pom Tissue Paper Flowers
Yes, they are super cheap and super easy but I just love them and want to make some for the corner of my craft/computer room.  Since the walls are blue and the fabric I picked up has some pink in it I want to make blue, pink, and white ones.

Now I know I will find a ton more craft projects to add to my list but I hope I can complete what I have planned for just this summer.  Wish me luck!!! Keep looking for my updates and pictures of all my craft projects this summer.


1 comment:

  1. You ahve inspired me to make my own list. The grandchildren have gone back home and the house i quiet, so now I can gt to some of the things hat I would enjoy doing. Thanks so much for the push.