I want a room just for crafting! Crazy Terri on Glee even has her own arts and crafts room (that she wouldn’t empty out for her own *non-existent* baby). But her room was tacky anyway. One day when I am not si pauvre I would like a little space dedicated to fun projects. I found this adorable space on doe-c-doe’s blog. I’m in love with the yellow and all the thoughtful accents that make this room unique. It’s warm and fresh at the same time. How inspiring!
Here are some other cute craft corners I found on the interwebs:
It’s springtime! That means it’s time for bugs and crafting with ventilation. I celebrated both these aspects when I made these hand painted butterflies.
What you need:
Fake butterflies. I got mine at CVS for $2 in the seasonal section. They are tacky and sparkly, but this can be fixed!
paintbrush; paints. I used acrylic.
First, I wrapped yarn around the bodies of the butterflies so that they would have a different texture than the wings.
Then I painted the wings with acrylic paint. I decided to go with brighter colors on the pink butterfly and darker, harsher colors on the orange one. I pulled off the googly eyes and painted them. I lightly brushed paint over the antennae so that they would match the rest of the butterfly.
I love how they turned out. Because the wings are formed with wire, you can bend the them so that the butterflies look like they’re in flight.
They look pretty if you prop them up in a window and allow the light to shine through. Can’t wait til the real butterflies come out! These will do for now.
I didn’t have a headboard for my bed. I considered painting one on the wall for a while, but decided against it since I rent. So when my kitchen was redone last summer, I came up with a great solution. There was a thick coated cardboard board that used to serve as the back of the cabinet beneath our sink. It was just in our apartment ready to be thrown out.
Steal! I took to it with some acrylic paints and made myself a whimsical headboard that really brightens up my bedroom. I only had primary colors, but i mixed ‘em up to create a color for outside the outline that matches my wall pretty well. From far away you can’t even tell it’s not a part of the wall. I had fun with the design, let it dry, then made sure I had it straight before nailing it into the wall.
There are no direct instructions for creating a headboard. It’s a great way to express your personal style. Here are some cool other headboard ideas I found from Craft Magazine’s blog: