Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wood rounds Christmas ornaments

We're hosting Christmas for Jeff's side of the family at our house this year and I'm really excited.  I'm hoping to find a nice size tree to decorate and thought these would make easy ornaments and everyone could take theirs home if they wanted to. 

All I did was find a few logs from our fireplace log pile and used the miter saw to cut 35 round discs.   I didnt sand the flat side but I did lightly/quickly sand the edges to knock off the roughest parts.   Melanie used a paint marker to write all the names on the front and Amberly used a black sharpie to write the year on the back.  Strung a piece of cording through for a hanger and that was it.. All done.. and in less than an hour I have lots of ornaments for the tree.

Hoping to make some clothespin snowflakes one night soon to go with these. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Homemade Gift Exchange

I participated in an Homemade gift exchange this year through Craftaholics Anonymous.  I was paired with a fellow crafter from South Carolina.  I'm always a little nervous when making things for others because I don't know if they will like them or not.  I ended up going with two things that I make fairly often and I also made an infinity scarf.  I hope she likes them..

I hope to join in the next gift exchange in June.. for details on how to sign up go to . 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

a new sign

Finally getting around to doing a few projects,, Jeff saw a sign recently that said "There will be no WORKING during DRINKING hours"  so I thought I'd make him one.  From start to finish, here it is. 

I just got Jeff to cut down some 1x4's to 27 inches and then he painted them white for me.  I printed off the quote in Microsoft Word and using the method of rubbing pencil on the back to trace the words onto the board. Then I just painted in with a paint pen.  After it had dried overnight I sanded it a little bit and wiped on some stain.  Really easy way to make a sign. 


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