Monday, June 18, 2012

A Sip of Tea Gift

I came across this beautiful yellow and grey poster about the love of reading and tea while blog stalking.  I couldn't take my eyes off of it.  Not only is the phrase itself meaningful, but to be written in this color combination is gorgeous!  I've been saving this printable for months trying to figure what to do with it.  And this is what I came up with.  You can find the poster on this website (What Katie Does).  I gave this frame away as a birthday gift to a friend, along with some nicely packed tag packets and a couple of mugs.

These little tea packets were very easy to make.  I got the idea from Kerry's Craft Blog.  Very talented lady.  Depending on the size of the tea packet - The measurements of your cover cardstock would be a different size.  Just measure the width of the tea packet, double it, and add another half inch so you can fold and staple (to hold the tea packet in.)   Thanks for reading! 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wine Tags

These are a couple of wine tags I've made a while ago.  Finally got to use it today for a girlfriend's birthday Party.  I really enjoy making tags.  Just wish I had more time to do it.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Remodeled Book Shelf

Another inspiration from Pinterest. When I saw this picure I knew I had to try it.  Espcially, when I have a couple of Walmart's cheap fake (laminate) wood book shelves.

  cheap Walmart shelf

I knew it was hard to keep paint on laminate wood, so before painting, I had to do some reseach.  I came across a few good ideas, but stuck to this one because it didn't require me to sand anything.  I like to do things that are quick and easy.  First, you need to purchase a primer that will stick onto the laminate and what ever paint color of your choice.  I chose a flat black.  Someone swore that Zinsser's primer was the best. 

On the back of the shelf, I used a black and white damask wrapping paper I bought from Michaels. You will also need to get Mod Podge for glueing and Mod Podge clear sealer for after.

1. Prime the book shelf.  Its best to paint a scond or third coat for best result.

2. Once the primer is dry (following the drying instruction on the can) - you may begin painting the color you want.  3. The back of the book shelf came with a thick cardboard backing.  I layed the cardboard flat on the floor and covered it with the wrapping paper.  4. Then Mod Podge it down.  I also put a layer of Mod Podge on the top to get a nice glossy look.  5. Once it's dry - spray the sealer on.  6. Nail the board back on to the shelf.