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Friday, April 4, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Bunny Silhouettes {Easter Mantel}




For this Easter I have a vintage Piano in my Front living room that I didn't have last year.  I have been so excited to add a little something to the top.  I started otu with a totally started out with a different idea and it evolved into these adorable Mr. &Mrs. Bunny silhouettes. I cut the bunnies and doilies with my paper cutter. I absolutely love how they turned out! Here is how I did it.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Embroidery Hoop Bunny Door Decor


Embroidery Hoop Burlap Bunny Door decor via www.freetimefrolics.com #bunny #decor #easter


This Spring I wanted something a little different on my door. I love bunnies and it just happens to bee the season.  So I found some embroidery hoops and Burlap at Joanns and went to town.  I made my bunny for less than $5!  Not to bad for  door hanging Peter cottontail! He was super easy to make and took about an hour. So lets get started!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Elsa & Anna {Frozen} Necklaces DIY


Anna and Elsa Inspired  Frozen necklaces via www.freetimefrolics.com #frozen #necklaces


Little Miss recently had a birthday.  She has been waiting for the movie to come out to have a Frozen party. So to add to the fun we have been going full frozen at our house. So with the idea from Steph over at Crafting in the Rain.  I made these fun and easy Bead Necklaces.  Inspired by Anna and Elsa in the movie. They are super easy to make and look adorable on your little miss!~
So lets get started!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Neon Marquee Letters

neon marquee letters www.freetimefrolics.com #diy #marqueeletters



Marquee letters are a trend that I absolutely love. You can find lots of tutorials on how to make them.   With Valentines approaching I wanted something with some color.  So I went to work. I checked out a few tutorials and started playing around.
This is my final project.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tag Along Tote Bag Tutorial + Giveaway

***This tote bag has been updated to reflect changes in the original shape, size and attachment of the handles. The construction of the bag is similar but the new tote has a slightly different look, size. shape and handle attachment.




So a few months ago I made this bag for a blog conference.I also made these adorable bags for my roommates.
Each one was a little different and personalized.  My roomies loved them and I got several compliments on them. I was asked several times where I got them.  My answer "Umm I made them" . Next question do you sell them and do you have a tutorial?  The answer, yes I make them no I do not have a tutorial. Well Blog readers today I have a tutorial.  This bag takes a bout 1-2 hours and looks great any time of year. I love to take it to the park, the beach or just shopping with a friend. It fits everything you need for a fun day getaway! I love that I can make a new one with beautiful fabric to match anything.  And today you can make one too!  I added an inside pocket for a cell phone too.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Easy Layered Frames under $5


I love myself some fancy frames.  Finding them can be hard sometimes, especially in the right colors. I found these laser cut frames at Michael's and fell in love.  They are kind of hot right now.  I just had to do something with them.  Sitting next to them on the shelf were these I found 2 different sizes that would work together.  A 4x6 and a 3x3 size. Here is what you need.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Only time will tell...Valentine Printable


I found these cute candy watches the other day at the dollar store.  I loved these as a kid and begged my mom to buy me one at the store.  Do you remember them?? Candy necklaces, lipstick and bracelets. They were the best.  Well my little miss saw them and wanted them to.  And for only a buck who can say no?  So I came up with this sweet, easy valentine for her to help make. I used one of my favorite things... Washi Tape!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lighted Shadow Box Nativity


 
This season I decide to make a Nativity table.  I started collecting Nativities when I was flying around the world.  I love the nativity.  I love the simplicity and spirit they bring to my home. And they serve as a reminder of the reason for the season.

Here is what you need.
12x12 Shadow Box
black spray paint
string of battery operated lights (10-20 lights)
Glue dots
Etched Glass Vinyl ( I buy mine at Expressions Vinyl)
Vinyl Cutter
I started by picking my image in my Silhouette Designer.  I decided on this Nativity scene. I sized it to fit my frame.  I cut my etched glass vinyl according to my Silhouette guidelines.

After cutting I used my transfer tape and cover the whole image. I wanted to have my glass with the negative space frosted. I found this to be the easiest way to use the negative space with the least amount of application problems,  Peel your vinyl and tape from the backing.


Apply your vinyl to your glass. Start in one corner and rub out any air bubbles as you go. Once you have added your vinyl, you are going to remove your print. I removed just the picture.

Remove the print slowly.  If you pull to hard or fast you can tear the vinyl you want to stay. Once you have removed all the vinyl you need to set it aside.


Next I painted my frame backing black. Just one quick coat. Start with your lights and stick a glue dot where you want to start your lights.  I started mine on the side so my battery box can set on the table behind the box. String your lights throughout the backing board using glue dots to hold the lights down. I tried to make mine look like stars in the sky. Use glue dots to hold the wired against the board.


Add your backing to the frame and you are done.

I added my free printable, "He is the Reason for the Season" Find it here.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bloggers Night {Expressions Vinyl}

As an Idaho Blogger I miss out on a lot of the Fun bloggy things. In Utah they meet at least once a month sometimes more. they do in other parts of the county where there are a high concentration of bloggers.  Thank heavens we have an East Idaho bloggers guild. Miss Makenzie from Girl Loves Glam finds great opportunities for all of use to share in.

Last month we meet with the Guys from Expressions Vinyl. (Yes I said guys and yes it is 2 men) What a great company.  There operation is the bomb.  Low over head, great prices and lots of wonderful vinyl products to choose from. It was so fun to peruse all of the vinyl. So many pretty colors and prints to choose from.



The taught us about there shop, what they do and shared a few tips.  Then the fun part.  A project just for us.  They took each of our logos and turned them into vinyl to use on there new tumbler cups.

Makenzie -Girl Loves Glam
Megan- Crafter Club

Thanks Expressions Vinyl.  You have a great operation!

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Itsy Bitsy Spider Door Decor


This year for Halloween I wanted a little something different for my front door.  There are some many cute wreaths out there.  I love them all.  I was wanting something a little more non traditional. I found my idea at the Dollar store.

 Here is what you need:
2 googly eyes
spool 3/8 inch black ribbon
Foam pumpkin
Spider web
Hot Glue
Dowel or skewer

Start by wrapping your ribbon on to a skewer or dowel like in this post: Here {Spider Hair Clips}
 After baking your ribbon cut into 8 equal parts.

Take a skewer and punch a hole into the pumpkin.  Use the skewer to push the ribbon inside.  Use a bit of hot glue to secure the ribbon into place.


Add your googly eyes. 
Depending on how long you want your spider to hang, cut your ribbon accordingly.
Use the skewer to punch the ribbon through.  Dab some glue to the hole and ribbon to secure. 

 Your spider is ready to hang.

Add your Spider web and your new spider has a home!

I added mine to my front door.  Not quite your traditional door decor.  But sometimes I am not so traditional!


Don't forget the Masquerade Ball is up and going.  Stop by and link up your favorite Handmade Halloween Costumes. Some serious prizes are up for grabs.  Will one go to you???
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