Monday, May 3, 2010

Prepare yourself.

There is going to be a ton of crafty posts coming in the near future. Now that school has let out, there is time to focus on craftiness, which is good because I've got a lot I have to do! I've decided to make all the bouquets for the wedding. That wouldn't be such a big deal if I was tying up some fake flowers and letting that be it.

Oh no. Not me. I've decided that my bouquet will be make out of brooches and the bridesmaid's bouquets are going to be made of felt and buttons. plus, whatever I decide to do about the groomsmen.

I've got my work cut out for me!

Anyway, I've got a couple of projects that I squeezed in while writing papers and reading incessantly for school. One is a redone picture frame and another is a mosaic plate I made for the lovely Mrs. Tuttle's birthday.

Here we go!

For the picture frame, I started out with a blank one from Walmart.
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Boring.

I've always like to cut things out of magazines, so I have a huge stash of magazine clippings that I've collected. I don't know what that means in terms of my psychological health, but oh well. I'm weird. who cares? I arranged them how I thought they looked best while watching an old Abbott and Costello movie and then piece by piece glued them all down until it looked like this!

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much better!

I like this sort of thing. I love collages, so I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. Plus, there is nearly NOTHING on the walls at the new house, so this was an easy project to help remedy that.

NEXT!

I posted an ad on Freecycle looking for a microwave plate. You know, the kind that spins around while the microwave warms up your leftovers? I got a couple of responses pretty quick and went and picked one up the same day. I wanted to make a tree, so this is it pre-grout.

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it looks like a green cupcake.

After I grouted it, it looked a little better!
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Mrs. Tuttle seemed to like it, which I'm glad. The last picture is of it sitting in her window. Since there's not any real easy way to mount it, I bought a clear photo easel from walmart to prop it up in the window. I think it looks good!

My newest project (aside from the wedding related ones) is an altered puzzle. Its currently in progress, so I'll be sure to keep everyone posted about that too!

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