Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pinterest Activity Number Two

So for those who know me know that I LOVE cards, I hate throwing them away. I always take chem to pick out the perfect card and I know others do as well. I honestly love cards and hate just throwing them away, they were sent with love and I want to keep that with me. So after this Christmas I was feeling crafty and started looking online and found this amazing way to keep my cards, but make them useful. I now have TWO new Christmas decorations and plan on making new one's each year.

-Print the main body part on cardstock
-Put together the main body, I used hot glue, I just LOVE hot glue!
-after cutting out the template for the cards (I just printed on regular paper to save money) I traced it on one card and then cut it out and used it as a template for the rest.
-Trace ALL the cards first- hassle I know...but worth it!
-Cut out the cards
-Put them together (use hot easy!)
-Fold them down (as instructed) and glue them onto the main body
-Be amazed at how EASY it is, and how wonderful it looks

Here is mine (ignore the hot glue strands...still cleaning it up)

EASY Christmas card Star

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pinterest Activity Number One

DIY Family Sign

So I have become OBSESSED with Pinterest, my first thing I did with pinterest (as in actually making something from it and not just pulling worksheets for my class) was a Christmas gift for many of my family members.  Just thought I would show it and give tips and advice if you would like to try it as well.

- Cut the tile apart with an X-acto knife
-Remove the backing (it looks SO much better with the backing removed)
-Lay out the tiles how you want to do it- takes longer but SO worth it!!
-Uses slimmer letters and smaller numbers (I didn't use the numbers at all the people said they liked it better without the numbers)