Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some home DIY's... Just for fun

I had a major obsession with Pinterest for a while. I would spend hours just browsing projects which really did spark my creativity. I thought I would just share two things I have made this year. 

 The first project is a globe I decorated for the kids. Funny how it ended up in my room =). My parents had this old globe laying around and I knew I wanted to be able to show the boys where their dad was going to be living for the next year. I took that idea and ran with it. I used Tokidoki, Bampop, and some other bits I had laying around. Gave it a final coat of clear spray paint and it was finished. I just LOVE the way it turned out. 

 The next project is one I did as soon as my husband left. It is a instagram "wall". I purchased a large canvas from Joanns that was 40% off. I then printed all my instagram pictures at home. To attach the pictures I just used a glue runner (I wanted to be able to move them around). I then added washi tape to the top of all the photos to make it look like they were attached with the washi. The final step was to use mod podge over the top to seal it all in. The sides are painted in a neon yellow to give it a pop.

 I hope to make another soon and while I love it I will do it a bit differently next time. Here are some tips if you plan to try this out. If you are a little obsessed with straight lines or a perfect grid use a ruler (I didn't but I don't mind). Use mod podge to adhere the photos (front & back). I saw a similar project on pinterest that used photos around the house. I remember it saying that they used regular adhesive and mod podge over the top. In hindsight I should have known that my pictures would bubble because they are thin. The last thing I would do is order my pictures vs printing them at home. My ink smeared a bit with the mod podge so I had to go around the edges with white paint.

One last thing before I go. Sevenly.org's cause this week is near and dear to my heart. Maybe I will share more in the future but if you have never visited the site you should! They offer weekly apparel that supports a cause. This week charity is Autism Speaks.


Hopefully you enjoyed =)


Claire T said...

Wow the globe and instagram hanging are amazing! Pinterest just sucks my time... I never do anything except cook something from there.

Danielle said...

I LOVE your instagram canvas, might steal that idea... Thanks for some great inspitarion!

Valerie Bishop said...

Awesome projects! Love that globe!

Amy Coose said...

You're projects are both fabulous! Love the instagram wall.

Love For Elise said...

Love the globe! So bright and colorful!

Jennie M said...

Great work! I too love pinterest and it's a great way to spend time. :)

Sasha Farina said...

i am in LOVE with your instagram wall! so amazing... might have to copy that someday!