Sunday, May 18, 2014


Have a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Toy Box for Peter

I found this great wooden box while thrifting. (Value Village)

I didn't measure it, but it's a good sized box, perfect for a little boy I know to store his cars and other treasures.

The top was embossed with a logo, but I figured I could work with that. I didn't have a plan when I bought it, but I wound up using a couple of the same techniques I'd used with my Art Club for this project. 

I lightly sanded the top of the box and then added some blobs of acrylic craft paint. 

I used a credit card to scrape the paint over the surface. Once the paint dried, I collaged letters cut free hand from an old street map. I also cut small squares from the map to add as a border (and to cover the logo.)  I added a couple more coats of glossy Mod Podge to make sure they were going to stay put. I gave it to him for Christmas along with some also-thrifted metal Matchbox cars.

And when we visited the grands last month, I saw that Peter was putting his box to good use, filling it with the toys and treasures a boy (who is five years old today!!) loves to keep.

Grand kids grow even faster than your own kids. Did you know that?

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wash Cloth Gift Wrap

Here's a quick baby gift wrap idea to add some fun color that's useful too.

 Simply roll up a cute collection of baby wash cloths that you've purchased or made yourself and add to the top of your gift. (I love having white gift wrap on hand- it works for every type of event!)

I used a strip of double-sided tape to hold the wash cloths in place. Tie with a ribbon and you're good to go! (I slipped the card under the ribbon on the back of the gift.) 

Make it a Wonderful Day!