Take Out Your Secret Stash of Colors and Create

Adult ColoringDo you enjoy sitting down with the kids to color? Do you have your own stash of colors (the ones the kids haven’t broken yet) hidden in a drawer? Adult coloring is all the craze now so no more hiding your colors.

After a long day of work, I find that coloring is very relaxing. Even when I have so many things on my mind, I am able to sort out the world’s problems just by putting color on paper. Coloring gives me time to organize my thoughts and make plans for the future.

I use an adult coloring book but if you don’t want to buy a coloring book, the internet has many free printable pages. Even our local library is getting in on the action by handing out free printed coloring pages. Once you find the perfect page for you, just print and color a masterpiece. Pages you have colored can then be framed and used in your home décor. I have a collection of printable pages on my Pinterest board here.

I use map pencils to color. Do you like crayons or markers better?

Be Inspired,

Dena

My Fabulous Treasure Finds of the Weekend

It was a great weekend here in Oklahoma. The weather was just right for getting out and going thrift shopping. It seems that thrift stores are popping up all around us and so we made lots of stops to find just what we wanted.

We were in search of an end table for the living room. Some may say I’m picky but I say I just know what I want. I was looking for something that wasn’t too big and it had to be just the right height to go beside my chair. I knew that whatever we got would need some TLC with some sanding and paint.

The first few stops turned up nothing. But then, we found this table…Lego Table

Not what I want beside my chair but perfect for this Lego table I found on Pinterest. My grandson is going to love it.

Our next stop had some nice used furniture and my husband pointed out this little gem to me.

Perfect Side Table

My husband doesn’t always get me but somehow he found the perfect table. I didn’t even have to paint it. We did change the knob on the drawer from a crystal knob to an anchor. It’s already sitting beside my chair and I love it.

I would love to hear what you found this weekend.

Be Inspired,

Dena

Crafting for Christmas

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We enjoyed a house full and where so blessed to have our daughters here for the whole weekend. We didn’t get up early to fight the crowd during Black Friday but went out later in the day to see what was left. To get ready for Christmas we created our own Pinterest party.

While at Hobby Lobby on Black Friday, I purchased enough supplies for all three of us to make a Christmas craft that I found on Pinterest. To make yours, you will need a sheet of scrapbook paper, small jingle bells, and a picture frame. Be sure the picture frame is deep and that there is space between the glass and the back of the frame. You will also use your cutting machine but if you do not have one be sure to get some rub on letters or stickers.

Supplies

First open the frame and took out the cardboard and clean off the glass. Then cut the scrapbook paper to fit on the back of the picture frame and glue it down.

Cut out “Jingle All The Way” in vinyl with a cutter and place on the glass.

Stick vinyl to glassOnce the glass is back in the frame, add a few bells.

Pinterest Party

Now, my daughters and I each have a decoration for our homes that will make us think about the fun time we had making them. We just may have to make it a tradition to make a Christmas craft each Black Friday.

Jingle All The WayDo you enjoy crafting with friends and family?

Be Inspired,

Dena

 

Pinspiration: Wind and Water

I get a lot of inspiration from pins on Pinterest and the people I follow share some amazing pins. The pins I love lead to some amazing blogs with great ideas and tutorials. So, today, I am sharing this week’s most repined pin from my Pinterest boards and the pin that is inspiring me.

The most repined pin comes from The Crafting Chicks.

The Crafting Chicks: WindsockThis paper windsock is cute and simple, two of the best aspects for any project. The windsock is a craft for the kids and is made with what most people have in the craft closet. This would be great to make on a rainy April day and then hang outside on the next pretty day and the kids will love that they get to help decorate the porch. Be sure to visit The Crafting Chicks HERE to pin this and get the full tutorial.

The pin that is inspiring me this week is from The Kim Six Fix.

The Kim Six Fix: Maritime Signal Flag ArtI am going nautical in my house. And these DIY nautical alphabet flags are calling out to me. I have some ideas rolling around in my head to make this personal for my house and I am excited about getting started. Kim has a wonderful tutorial and be sure to pin to your Pinterest board from HERE.

Have you found inspiration on Pinterest this week?

Be Inspired,

Dena