Monday, May 31, 2010

So much to do, so little time.

I wish I could create all the things I want to create!  Or at least get them all done in a timely manner!!

This is one of my favorite things I've made stuff out of.  Have you seen this before:

This is insulation sheathing.  It's pink at Home Depot and blue at Lowe's - so don't go to Lowe's and ask for 'pink' insulation sheathing.  They'll sort of laugh at you and point out that theirs is blue. This comes in big 8x4 sheets and it's an inch thick.  Lowe's has it for around $12.00.  Pretty good deal considering you can make all of this from it:


The above is an A - an Alabama A for those of you who may not be fans of the University of Alabama!  I actually made about five of these at once - a few to give away and two to keep.  This one is usually in our living room - the only Alabama stuff in there.  The other one is in Jason's office, with all the rest of the Bama stuff.

This rocket was on the wall in Cole's last room at our previous home.  He had a whole Buzz Lightyear thing going on.  He wanted one for his door, which I tried to make, but made it too big - so it wouldn't fit on the door!  We topped it off with this:


I cut out lots of stars, too and painted them to match - they were on the ceiling and in a few places on the wall, around his room.


I think these are my second favorite creations (the Alabama A being the first).  I cut out tons of triangles - long and skinny - painted them and covered them with glitter.  This was the mantel at our last home (the same home with the rocket on the wall).  I did a few circles, as well, just to have a different shape.  Here's a close up:


Orange, black and silver - all gathered together with a purple feather boa - great Halloween colors, right?

Now this is what I'd like to make next:


I'd like to do some W's for my sister-in-laws wedding in October.  They colors are blue and silver, so I thought it would be pretty to do W's for them and cover them in glitter.  And I'd like to cut out a large C and paint it red for Cole's room.  And I'd love to make a large T to hang on the front door - but I'd have to paint it and seal it somehow to protect it from the weather!

Okay - that's enough or I'll be running to Lowe's to get another sheet!  Oh, and a tip for you - if you want to make anything out of this stuff - a friend (who I originally got this idea from) used a heated knife of some sort and it cut super easy.  Her edges were super smooth.  I didn't have one, so I used an X-acto knife.  I made a mess - but it worked for me!

Lisa


13 comments:

Linh C. said...

I didn't know about this stuff! I love the "script" A. :)

I also really like the Halloween decorations.

This is going on my to-do list. :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

These are such a clever and creative projects. Well done!

Et @ Judy Cat Crafts said...

This is such a great idea. I love the space ship/

Julia said...

I knew what the A was immediately since I am a Un. of TN fan! That would look great in an orange power T, too wouldn't it. I love the idea of the letters for the wedding! How creative you are!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Great projects! I love that glittery letter!

Thanks so much for linking up to The CSI Project's hardware Store Challenge! We hope you will come back next week for the Martha Stewart-inspired challenge -- The MS Craft Department are our guest judges!!!

XOXO
Jen

KatrinkaJane said...

Is it just like really thick foam core or something?

Kristin said...

Genius! Thanks for sharing.

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

SUPER cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jane said...

I am bookmarking this for when we have kids. We live in an earthquake zone so I would be afraid to hang almost anything over the bed, but this...this would be safe enough. Awesome idea!

Christine:) said...

Coming over from Infarrantly Creative. These are some really neat ideas! I adore the silver glittery A frame. SO cute:)

Prissy said...

Love them all. So cute and creative...RTR!

Annette W. said...

Very cool! I see you also love things personalized and monogrammed!

Jennifer said...

Love the script A! I am a Bama alum!!!! Enjoyed looking at your blog---it appears we are both Alabamians!! Have a great day!

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