Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I had an urge to stamp and sew something so I whipped me up a burlap throw pillow for my bed. The only problem is I don't have a picture tutorial to go along with my darling pillows. 

I couldn't just leave you hanging so I have a few great links for you in case you want to make some of your own pillows.


Before you click on my links just wanted to say that I  purchased my pillow at Walmart for $2....they are considered travel pillows for on the plane. Jo Anns also have their pillows on for half price a lot.
Also I stamped my "Sweetdreams"using regular old stamps purchased at Michaels

Here are some great tutorials...

Monday, January 24, 2011


Valentines Day is not too far off so I've been slowly adding decorative touches to my house. Last weekend I whipped up these little stamped stuffed hearts.

Wanna make some???

Gather your material....felt, burlap, drop cloth material.

Using your stamps and ink, stamp your words onto the drop cloth material....what is that stuff really called anyways...I guess canvas??

Cut out your felt hearts.
Sew your stamped canvas onto the front of your heart. Add any emblelisments...buttons, burlap etc.

Hand stitch or sew your two pieces of heart together leaving a small hole big enough to stuff with polyfill or cotton balls.

Sew the hole shut.

I also made some mini burlap pillows to throw in the mix.
{Happy Valentines Day}

Psst...Im linking this to these fabulous link parties

Saturday, January 22, 2011


When I came across these two great barn door tutorials below, I knew I had to take matters into my own crafty hands and make one for above my fireplace.

Here was the inspiration behind my project..thanks Kierste and Donna!!

Both crafty ladies have tutorials on their blog however, I thought I would post how I made mine.

First measure your space and determine how tall and wide your barn door needs to be. Cut wood to size, and sand the edges a bit, we are going for the worn rough look so don't go sanding crazy.

I used the following wood for my barn door.

Lay your wood on a flat surface where you can hammer or nail. I used pieces of cardboard to space the 2 x 6's apart nicely to look fencelike. 

Cut your sides and cross piece of wood to fit on your
2 x 6's. These pieces will be your braces on your barn door. Then start hammering away or use a nail gun.

Next comes the fun part...paint or stain.
I used Behr Cozy Cottage Satin to paint the entire surface and good old Mini Wax Dark Walnut stain to make it look "worn" looking.
I'm happy with how my barn door turned out and better yet it cost me less than 10 bucks...waaahooo!

I'm linking this project to Funky Junk Donna's...
Copy Me Challenge

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

{FREE} Valentine Subway Art Printable

Has Valentines day crept into your mind yet???
If so you might be thinking about dragging out the pink and red decorations. To help you out, Eighteen 25 has two free subway art printables. I'll be printing mine at Costco in the next few weeks!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Most Fun You Can Have With a Salad Spinner

Check out our cool salad spinner art.
All you need is a salad spinner, paint, and a bowl or something round to make a circle shape out of paper.

Put your paper circle into the basket of the salad spinner
Add drops of paint....or if you're a two year old artist, giant GLOBS of paint!!

Put the lid on the spinner and SPIN
Pop off the lid and check out your super cool art work
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