My family

Monday, February 20, 2012

Repurposing Sweaters

Take a look at Ashley's Make it and Love it hats from old sweaters.  I can't wait to try it myself.  They are so cute, so easy, and so cheap if you've got some old sweaters.  Those with a bottom rim make a great hat brim.  I think I'll go and look right now.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Save-the-Date Magnets

My son is getting married in August to a wonderfully, sweet girl.  I'm so happy for the two of them.  I'm chomping at the bit to get started planning, but it's not my wedding and they haven't hired me to be their wedding planner (yet).  Anyway I wanted to do something.  I spend most of my free time on Pinterest finding all kinds of neat wedding ideas.  I post them as my way of sharing my ideas with them.  Hope it works; at least I'm not putting my ideas out there verbally and being overly annoying.  

I decided to create some Save-the-Date magnets to give out to guests at their engagement party.  It will be a surprise to both of them. If they like them, then I can just make some more. 

I found a tutorial months ago for jewelry pendants with glass tiles and thought they were gorgeous.  So I went back to etsy and found a good deal on large glass tile circles.  When they got here, I got on my computer and created some cute designs.  It took several tries to get the right size to fit the tiles.  I used mod-podge to affix the tag-board paper to the back of the tile.  When that was dry, I turned it over and put several more layers of the glue on it.  When it is all dry, I'll add a strong magnet with E6000.                                  
I even found some flattened marbles large enough to use.  I may not put magnets on those.  They'll fit just nicely in a man's pants pocket. 

I hope they like them as much as I enjoyed making them.