Marker Box Storage

Happy Monday Everyone!

Ever have markers and random pens laying around the house that you don’t know how to store? I have had this problem for a while with random plastic cups holding markers and pencil crayons that the cats would knock off for their own enjoyment, meaning random pens and markers on the floor in the messy office.

Luckily for me, Pinterest and Aunt Peaches has solved this problem! Just needed some toilet paper rolls, a shoe box and some fun paper and I was good to go!

Marker Holder

Now all of my markers, pens and pencils are all in one place and organized! Amy loves marker box storage!

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Filing Cabinet Makeover

Filing Cabinet Makeover

As you know, I love free furniture and my Mom was giving this filing cabinet away after her own furniture make overs.

I knew this was a fun makeover for the blog. All I needed was scrapbook paper and modge podge!

I am pretty happy with the results, although I think it needs a little more TLC to be perfect.

Amy Loves Filing Cabinet Makeovers!

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Paper Heart Frame

I know it is crazy to have two posts in one day… but I had posted a sneak peek on Friday and wanted to share the results!

I had paper hearts left over from our wedding as our adorable flower girl got caught up walking down the aisle she forgot to drop them… which is okay by me because now I can craft with them!

What you need to complete this project:

1 frame (any size)

1 bunch of paper hearts (folded or not) any colour

String

Staple Gun (I had a mini stapler and a hammer)

Ruler

Hole Punch

*I would suggest to make this project super cheap that you visit your local paint store and grab some paint swatches.

Attach hearts to string after hole punching them in any order and staple the string to the back of the frame. Voila!

*If you like the idea of no hole punch, you can glue the hearts to the string.

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The original idea came from Pinterest of course and this blog: www.makinghomebase.com/valentines-day-floating-heart-wall-art/

Happy Crafting!

Threading a Sewing Machine

Since learning to use my Mom’s machine, my husband has been bugging me to use the machine he bought me years ago. He even suggested I post a tutorial on how to use it, which will help not only me remember how to do it but hopefully others!

I attempted to thread everything on my own but I needed to call in the big guns, my Mom! We had to video chat so that she could see what I was talking about rather than me describing “this thingy” or “the silver do-hicky.” It wasn’t perfect and I discovered that sometimes you need to put the machine together like a puzzle but we did it!

Threading the Sewing Machine

Not only did we thread the machine but I also made a mini Valentine Cat Toy!

First Project on New Sewing Machine

I think that Orange (my model for today) likes it!

Amy Loves Sewing Machines!

Paper Heart Garland

After a day of painting at my parents this weekend, I opted for a craft I could complete with my mom’s materials.

I found: A deck of cards, red paper, paper cutter and a stapler.

Perfect, a paper heart garland seemed simple and fun especially with Valentines day on it’s way!

Paper Garland Materials

Paper Heart Garland

Staple Heart Garland

Putting it together

Paper Heart Garland

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The main trick is that you staple the two hearts together, the bottom and top of the next heart at the same time.Once stapled, guide the top part into a heart and hold it for the next heart to be stapled to it. Easy!

Adding the playing cards adds an extra element of fun and helps create depth with the smaller and bigger hearts!

Amy Loves Paper Heart Garlands!

 

Shutter Project

After two weeks, the shutter project is finally complete! And I must say Amy loves her shutter project!

Shutter Sanding Shutter

The shutter was pretty rough and needed a good sand down/cleaning.

First Coat Primer Shutter

After sanding, I primed the shutter with spray paint primer.

Blue On Shutter First Blue on

First layer of spray paint colour makes it start to look like something!

I had to move the shutter indoors as the temperature from last weekend had dropped and I didn’t want the spray paint to bubble.

Chalk Outline Sharpie Paint

 

I wanted to break up the shutter by adding some words. First I used a chalk pencil and ruler to map out the words I practiced the night before. Then I used a sharpie paint marker to finish off the shutter. Also, I added one of my favourite buttons to a previous hole.

Finished Shutter

Side Shutter

 

To finish the project off I added pictures and magazines to the shutter! If you wanted to make this project you could also use it to hold cards over the year.

Shutter in its spot

 

For $15 dollars in spray paint, I am in love with this project that now sits in my bedroom. I can grab magazines and look at some pictures from our engagement session everyday!

Amy loves shutter projects!

 

 

Amy’s Crafting Mess

This middle of the week posts is about one of my messes.

I wanted to take the dollar store cat and dog mugs and create a pencil/ paper clip holder for work with some spray paint. Easy right? I had the paint from my shutter project to do this! I decided to try the primer spray paint to get rid of the cute animals, which turned out fine until I put the colour over top of it… which resulted some sort of science experiment… craters all over the mugs.

This was definitely a crafting mess. Learned my lesson.

Messes