Tuesday, March 10, 2009

DIY Weekend

I was very busy over the weekend working on projects while Corey was out of town. The photo above is the result of a makeover on my coupon binder. Isn't it cute? I know....spending money making over my "savings" method...oh well. It looks so much better! It was very boring before....
And...I made message boards for the kids. I inherited a couple of corkboard bulletin boards and decided to make one into a cute message board for Katie's room for her to put her cards and photos and notes on. Well, Noah wanted one too...so we went to Walmart and picked out some supplies. Here's what we started with:

And here is Noah's final product. The lighting on this picture is bad...sorry...the colors look much darker and rich in person. Sometimes it is difficult for me to really see how the photos look anyway because I use a laptop and the screen can sometimes be different depending on the angle.... ANYWAY...He wanted "army" material. So, I picked out brown ribbon and used gold thumbtacks to hold the ribbon down. It is all pulled and stapled on the back of the board.
Here's an up close which shows the color a little better. I know, my squares aren't perfect, but I don't like taking HOURS to do a project, that takes all the fun out for me and I think it looks great to me...gives it personality! ha. It's for a boy anyway, so who's to say I wasn't going for a "rough" look.
Here's a close up of Katie's board. Her's is "supergirl" material. I got black "girly" ribbon and used white thumbtacks for her's. I even got out some cards to make sure it would work okay.
Here are Katie and Noah wearing headbands they wanted to make out of the scraps.
For some reason the headband inspired Noah to skate. He took quite a fall shortly after this photo.
So, those were my projects for the weekend. What did you do?


andysbethy said...

I love the headbands! They look like little punk rockers from the 80's or something. Very cute.
The other projects look great. I am excited to talk coupons some more, although I don't think I will be talked into a big folder like that, even when it is a beautiful as that one!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend! I love the bulletin board makeovers-they look great!

ktwalden said...

I have such a creative daughter-in-law!

The Duke Family said...

Great job on the boards. I like them. I think I am going to make some.