Monday, November 29, 2010

How to Make a Serving Platter on a Pedestal

With the Holiday parties coming up, here's a cheap way to add a little something to the food table!  This is a super easy craft.  First collect odd plates/bowls and candlestick holders around the house or at the dollar store.  Then pick up some multi-use glue (I used Beacon's 527).

Decide what pieces look good together.  You may want to even make yours with tiers. Generously apply the glue around the top lip of the candlestick holder.


Flip the plate upside down and place the glued side of the candlestick holder in the center of the plate.  
Now don't touch it for about 2 hours.

Flip them over right side, and that's it! You have a new addition to your tableware!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Great Find

So I'm totally excited about my find.  I'm always checking the curbs for some great find but I can't remember a time when I actually found something worth taking.  Well Sunday, I left church and was on my way to CHINA LAKE (the best Chinese food in the area) and find this on the side of the road:

 When I saw how nice it was I stood there looking at the house, waiting for someone to come out and tell me not to take it.  I thought it most be some kind of mistake.  But no one did.  The tag on it said it was from a local library.  It's a really well built and solid wood.  I was thinking of  using in for my crafting supplies but not sure how best to prepare it for this purpose.  It still has all the internal hardware for the filing system. Any ideas? I do know, I would like to refinish the wood on the doors to match the rest of the cabinet.

This thing was really heavy.  When I got in home I find about 100,000 of these   --->

They are sorta fun to look at!

So here's another project to put on my list.  But one that I'm very excited about.  Maybe after Christmas I'll have time to work on.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Paracord Survival Bracelets

sBehind this crafty lady is an even craftier man.  I decided to make Christmas gifts for the ladies in our family and then he decided he was going to make crafts for the men.  He found these cool Paracord Bracelets to make over at Homemade Gifts Made Easy.

So he bought some paracord online and anchor shackles at Home Depot. 

Then he got to work.  He's the finished product.

They're pretty cool right.  So I'm living vicariously through my husband.  I don't have much time on my hands lately and the time I do have I've been spending on house projects.  I miss my crafting, so I'm living vicariously through my husband.  Hope you enjoyed the post!