Thursday, January 8, 2015

DIY {Industrial} Dress Up Storage

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Starting off the new year with lots of organizational projects!  First up, for me, is tackling our playroom.  It has long been a catch all toy room.

My goal is to get it organized, and cute to boot!

I started with our dress up center.  It's long overdue for a cute place to hang stuff.

This is CRAZY easy y'all.  It only took about 30 minutes to make!

Supplies Needed

(2)     48" Galvanized pipes
(1)     36" Galvanized pipe
(2)     90 degree galvanized elbow joints
(2)     Galvanized floor flanges
(4)     Caster wheels (optional)
(1)    Wood board, at least 48" wide (depth is up to you-I went with 16")
Wood screws
Spray Paint

Supply Pictures

Just in case you are wondering what any of this looks like!

How To

First up, clean those pipes.  They are SUPER grimy.  I used CLR, with gloves on, to get them nice and clean.

Next, sand the edges of that board!

Then, give it a few light coats of spray paint.

While the paint is drying, lay out your galvanized pipe pieces.

It should look like this at the corners:

Just screw the pipes together at the corners, and then add the floor flanges.

At this point, stand up your pipes, and center them on the board.

Use your wood screws, and secure the flanges.

After you have screwed in both flanges, carefully lay your board on it's side and attach your metal casters.

I LOVE these wheels.  They are super cute.

Guess what?  That's it!

Love the industrial look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I Know My Savior Lives {Printables}

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This year in Primary, the theme will be "I Know My Savior Lives".

I whipped some binder covers for our Primary, and thought I would share!

Let me know if you have any trouble opening the files. Enjoy!

GO HERE to Download now!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mermaid Tail {Tutorial}

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For Emma's 3rd birthday, I knew I wanted to have mermaid tails for party favors!  

Finding a good tutorial or how-to on how to make them = not happening!

I'm here to fix that!

These sequined tails are full of girlie goodness.  The mermaid in your life will LOVE this tail.

Supplies Needed

  • 1 yard of sequin fabric (I found mine at JoAnn's)
  • 1 yard of coordinating cotton for back (I bought the cheapest cotton they had)
  • 55" of 1 inch wide satin ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine
  • Mermaid Tail pattern (download below!!)


First up, print your pattern and cut it out!  

It is 4 pages long, and should look like this when printed and taped together.

Fold your fabric in half length wise, and lay your pattern on top.

Should look like this:

Ignore my ugly pattern....I used scrap paper to make it!

MAKE SURE you line up your pattern on the FOLD of the fabric.

Cut out BOTH the sequin fabric and the cotton backing.

The fabric will look like this after cut and unfolded.

After you have cut both fabrics, pin them RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER.

Pin all the way around the tail, leaving a small gap in the top of the tail for turning.

Sew around the entire tail, leaving a small gap to turn.

Turn tail right side out and PRESS.  Don't get your iron too hot, or you will melt the sequins.  A good press will make the tail lay nice and flat!

Now it's time to close up the gap AND add the ribbon.  I'm all about combining steps!

Pin your ribbon across the top of the tail, making sure to close the gap with the pins.

Top stitch the ribbon to the tail on all four sides of the ribbon.

Guess what?  Tie on that tail, and DONE!

Notes: The length of this tail is perfect for the 3-4 year old crowd.  It brushes the bottom of the floor for my tall 7 year old, but doesn't drag.  Lengthen or shorten the pattern as needed!

A few cute girlies enjoying their party favors!

Mermaid Tail Pattern

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mermaid Birthday Party!

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Little Miss Emma turned 3 in July!

(can you believe I'm just now blogging about it?!)

Her current obsession is all things mermaid.  A mermaid party it was!

We started out with a few simple games.  This is for a 3 year old crowd, after all!

This one was "Feed the shark!"

It was a ball toss game.  They just had to throw the ball in the shark's mouth!

The second was "Pin the tail on the mermaid"
(which I forgot to take a picture of!)

After that, it was time for food and cake!

Emma wanted a "fancy cake".  This was all I was up for making this year, having a brand new baby!

Ombre rosettes, and a glittery number 3,

Here she is, blowing out the candles on big number 3!

The rest of the food followed our under the sea theme.

Ocean "Jelly" was a huge hit.  Kids love jello.  It's a fact!

Rice crispies are a fave of Miss E, so we had to have those.

Layered "mermaid" cakes were fun too.  Just layered cupcake pops.

We had chocolate AND vanilla.  Trying to please everyone!

Love how these "clam" cookies turned out.  So cute!

We also had dipped pretzels (another Miss E request).

For party favors, I made all the girl's sparkly mermaid tails and starfish wands!

The starfish wands are simple to made.  Find large starfish at your craft store, and hot glue on some ribbon and a dowel rod!  Easy.

Almost forgot about the cookies.  What party is complete without AMAZING sugars cookies?

Aren't these beautiful?  So cute.

In all, an awesome birthday for our spunky and fun Miss Emma.