I have an addiction. Don’t worry…its nothing destructive….unless something goes terribly wrong. I, Stephanie, am addicted to crafting. I love hot glue. I love ribbon. I love paint. And I love taking random things and crafting them into something beautiful and useful. I try to be as cheap as possible with my crafting ways…and I usually am. I have my Grandma’s amazing bargain hunting skills, and I use them to their fullest potential. My latest crafting project was for my sister, Natalie’s, Christmas gift. She has an apartment that she has only lived in for about 5 months, and since she can’t paint the walls and such, I wanted to help her out and give her some things to spruce up her space a little bit. So my goal was to find/create something cool for her to display above her cabinets, or in a small space on her wall.
I went to my favorite used furniture/random stuff store to find something to work with…and I didn’t find anything. Ugh. So I then I went from store to store…eventually making it to Wal-Mart before I found anything. There I found these legit red charger plates for Natalie to use for display somewhere…that I decided to doctor up and coordinate with the fabric that I also found at Wal-Mart. I put the fabric in old frames that I painted black and took the glass out of, to make a fun and different kind of wall hanging.
So then I had to decide how to make the chargers….I started with creating a kind of stencil….which I tried to use with spray paint to get the right design on the plate.
That was a fail. So I scrubbed the majority of the spray paint off with nail polish remover (sorry I didn’t get a photo of that unfortunate step), and started to paint by hand. This was much more fun….and much prettier. So my final product ended up looking something like this…
I was rather proud of my crafting job, and I had a blast with it…as always! Now I have a week left here at home…and I am inspired to do more….like now! A friend directed me to this awesome crafting site that eventually led me to this other site where I found this adorable cardigan that I must make…even though I am not that good at sewing. I guess it will be an adventure?