3rd Mother’s Day bringing the #breakfast cups! Nom nom nom 🍳
My mother absolutely LOVES butterflies. So for Mother’s Day last year I bought a shadowbox frame ($8 at IKEA). I took my Martha Stewart butterfly paper punches and used red, green and light pink (to match my mom’s bedroom) cardstock I had to punch the shapes.
I took a “Mom” scrapbook sticker I already had and pasted it into the center. I used the various shapes to create a whimsical design. To achieve the 3D look I slightly bent the butterflies in the center and dabbed glue there. To apply them onto the cardstock I used the corner of a ruler to press it in without having to press the entire shape.
Inspiration source: [here].
Coffeecole Craft Completed: 5/2012.
I made a wreath for my friend as a birthday gift. She has a navy blue front door (not pictured) and has pillows with bright pink and teal flowers on it on benches on the front porch.
These pins [here] & [here] inspired me. I used a Styrofoam base and wrapped it with 2 layers of white yarn. This was VERY time consuming but the end result makes it worth it. I painted a letter “W” to match the flowers and attached it with glue gunning flower pins. I detached the daises from their stems and attached them the same way.
Coffeecole Craft Completed: 7/2012.
I have a love for buttons.. I have a shelf filled with jars of them by color in my craft room and I use anything as an excuse to use them! As Easter approached I came across THIS on pinterest and was inspired to give it my own swirl. I painted a canvas brown because I wanted the pastel colors to really pop on it. I ended up using pinks, blues and purples in my final set :) I drew an egg shape in pencil before I began to place the buttons. Then I individually glued each button (hot hot hot!). I still felt like something was missing so I used my gold ink pen to write out “Spring!” at the bottom.
I ended up displaying it on my entertainment center in the living room. I am very pleased with how it came out, even better than I imagined! The inspiration I had found, the user literally used needle and thread and sewed all the buttons on a fabric and framed it… I found this to work just as nicely for me :)
Happy Spring Time! <3
CoffeeCole Craft Completed: 4/2012.
My inspiration was found HERE. With Easter around the corner I didn’t waste anytime attempting this project. I found an small watering can at Michael’s in the clearance section ($4), the original:
Obviously one cannot craft without a glass of wine as you can see ;) I wasn’t crazy about the green so I repainted it baby blue. I filled it with flower foam at the bottom (you can get this at the dollar store, I had mine leftover from another project). I bought 4 separate spring stem pieces from Michael’s (40% off woo!). I mixed them in the can. Then I hot glued 4 metallic Easter eggs I got in a set of 12 at Michael’s. I liked how the blue complimented the can and flowers. I took white ribbon and looped it through the holes on the can. I tied it crooked because I wanted it to look tilted when I hung it in my entryway to my house :)
CoffeeCole Craft Completed: 3/2012.
I was inspired by THIS post to make my own version of the canvas art. I used my Martha Stewart Butterfly paper punch (same I used for the mobile), a white canvas board ($2 at Ocean State), purple paint, glue stick & paint chips (free at Lowes). So this definitely was a cheap project to make since I already had most of the pieces. I started off my drawing the shape that would contain the butterflies in pencil. I punched butterflies in about 5 different shades of purple then I pressed the center of each butterfly with glue onto the canvas, giving it a 3D effect. I free drew the quote in pencil & traced over it with purple paint.
CoffeeCole Craft Completed: 3/2012.