Sunday, September 26, 2010

Girly Stuff: Chipboard Name Sign and Dress-Up Area

I've been busy this Sunday trying to get some projects done around the house. It's all in preparation for my sons 2nd birthday party. The party is not until November but I'm making a lot of stuff by hand and want to get some projects out of the way around the house first before I dive into the birthday projects. Plus, I like the house to look nice for my guests.

The first project I did today. It's for my daughter, Olivia. I used pre-cut chipboard letters from my local scrapping store and covered them with paper. I traced the letters onto the paper first (be careful because it's easy to trace them on backwards). Then, I glued them onto the chipboard and sanded the edges with an emery board. My crop-a-dile was used to punch holes in the top of each letter. This doesn't actually hang straight and needs the help of a few glue dots.

Materials: 5 1/2" chipboard letters, My Mind's Eye Magnolia 12x12 paper, Crop-a-dile, white ribbon, emery board, paper snips

The second project was completed a few days ago but it's also part of my daughter's room so I figured I'd post it here also. I had this idea in my head for quite some time before it actually became a reality. I'm a big thrift store and garage sale shopper so we've ended up with quite a bit of dress-up stuff. We never seem to have enough space for it all and if you hang things in the closet, the kids can't reach it. I bought the shelving and closet rod at Lowe's. I set the shelving as low as it could go without the dresses dragging on the ground. The top shelf was made from a piece of scrap wood. I painted them both white to match her dresser.

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