Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Made It

Today I'm linking up with

Fourth Grade Frolics
This was so easy.  I just bought a frame and upholstery fabric from the craft store.  Then I just measured, cut, and framed.  All I need to do is add a clip (so I don't have to open the frame each time I want to switch the pic) and I'm done!

{How to}
I have to admit that I didn't make these.  I bought them at the craft store and added the clothespin, but afterwards thought these would be totally easy to make.  I found a tutorial to share with you.  I'm going to make some of my own using different colors once I figure out my color scheme for the coming school year. 

Just click on the photos below to see a tutorial from The Handmade Home

the handmade home

{In the works} 

Here is a pic of some of the projects I've started and haven't finished.  Yes, I do that! I found eggshell white at Lowes yesterday.  It as only $5!'s my little secret...sometimes people buy paint and then bring it back when it's not exactly the right shade for their project and then it's way discounted...and I'm super happy!  I fell in love with this color and am going to use it to paint my home office/craft room.  {I want my home office to look something like this-from The Idea Room}

office-organization apothecary-cabinet

I  didn't love this 4th of July frame when I saw it n the store, but it was like 80% off last year, so I just HAD to buy it knowing I'd have to work on it.  So I'm going to paint it and add fabric.  H'ere's another little secret...the craft stores bundle extra fabric that they can't sell by the yard and discount it a whole bunch, too (I got the upholstery in the photo above for less than $3!). Goodness,  I'm giving all my secrets away today!

I started the display for necklaces at one of our craft days at church.  A friend of mine really like the knobs I had, so I gave them to her and went back to the craft store to buy more.  Of course, I don't have a drill, so it's been sitting in my laundry room.  My mom was just bragging about her new drill the other day, so I've decided to drive to my mom's house today to make sure it works! ;)  

I'll post pics when they're all done.  


  1. I'm so glad you ARE sharing your secrets with us because I will definitely be looking for those discounts next time! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. I'm always looking for a good deal. For crafting, I always visit Habitat for Humanity Restore. There are tons of ideas on Pinterest.

  2. What store did you get those boards that you added the clothespins to from? Did you buy the clothespins too? So cute! Can't wait to see the rest of your projects:) Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

    1. I bought the boards and clothespins at Hobby Lobby! Thanks for visiting, Tara!

  3. Thank you for visiting me!!! You are WAYYYYY more crafty than I am!!!! I'm impressed!!!! :)
    Mixing it Up in Middle!

    1. My church friends are way more craftier than I am! I'm just asking them to show me, so that I can share with everyone here! :)

  4. How fun! I adore all of your projects! I was thinking of making some boards similar to yours, but was looking for binder clip. It didn't even occur to me to use a clothespin! Duh!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

    1. Hi Erin! I want to use a binder clip on the black frame :) Thanks for visiting!

  5. Well, you are just being a good daughter- checking to make sure her drill works. :)
    Those discounted paints got our house interior painted when my hubby and I were much younger. I love a good deal!
    Have a great week.

    1. Paint makes all the difference in the world. It's just that much better when you know you've saved a ton of money! Let's get together again soon...I'm thinking a craft project next time? You can come over to my place and we can snack, craft, and blog!