The closer it gets to December the harder it is to find free time. I did complete a challenge yesterday, I just didn’t have time to take pictures and write a blog post about it… a girl needs to sleep sometimes!
So, better late than never, here is Day 23:
When we renovated our front porch, we finished the exterior wall around our front door in this “stacked stone” and it was just screaming out to me for some kind of wall decor!
Can you guess what time was made from???
I’m not even kidding… popsicle sticks!! Can you believe it? Glue em all together and you get this…
You can get the full tutorial from The Crafty Nest, just be forewarned that she says you need to make sure your angles are 30 degrees and they are actually 60 degrees. You do need to be pretty accurate with your angles to get everything to fit together but other than that this was a quick craft. Several coats of exterior gloss paint later and it looks awesome on my stone wall!
And now for Day 24: Scrabble Ornaments
I am still getting lots of use out of my thrift store scrabble game…
This was an idea that was pinned from Etsy… so you can order them ready made if you are so inclined. If you want to make your own, here’s what I did.
I cut a thin piece of cardboard to fit my letters and glued them on…nothing fancy, I just used a box from the recycling bin.
Cut a piece of ribbon long enough so that you can fold it in half and have room for a loop at the top for hanging and about three inches at the bottom. Loop a bead through the top and then glue the ribbon to the back of your ornament.
Glue a piece of felt on the back. I actually glued the felt on first and then trimmed it to fit after, much easier than trying to get it lined up perfectly after you have cut it.
These would be great as gift tags that could later be hung on the tree!
Six days to go to complete 30 projects in 30 days… next November the only thing I am going to commit to everyday is a nap!