Monday, March 2, 2015

DIY {Frozen} Hair!

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I finished a fun project last week, while Dallas was snowed and iced in!

This takes right at an hour to make.  So, pretty quick and easy!  My kind of project.


White yarn
Silver Yarn
"Snow" accessories (to glue on)
Glue Gun

How To:

First up, this is the yarn I used.  Both are from Wal-Mart

I love the silvery sparkles!

Then, decide on a length.  I know Elsa's hair isn't super long, but little Miss E wanted looooong Elsa hair.  So, mine is pretty long.  About 40 inches.  If you want to make it look more like the movie, just make it (quite a bit) shorter.

Start cutting that yarn!

Here is how I cut mine....

My oldest would pull the string, and I would cut it.  I cut up the ENTIRE spool of yarn.  I wanted my braid to be nice and thick.

And keep cutting....

Repeat the same process for the silver yarn.

Now you are ready to braid.  Simply divide your yarn into three sections, and tie it together with a piece of string.

Start braiding!

To finish off the braid, just tie it all together with a string, like you did at the top.

To make it a "crown" that will sit on their head, simply wrap it around your little one's head to get an idea of where to glue it together.  I wanted mine a little snug.  The yard will stretch a little with wear, so make it a little snugger than you think.

Glue the end of your braid to spot you just measured/marked.

Then, to make it extra secure, wrap string around the part where the braid connects to the "crown" several times, and tie it off.  This will keep it from coming undone!

Next up, glue on any snowflakes or sparkles you have.  I found both mine in the button section at Wal-Mart.


Seriously so cute, right?!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Playroom {Makeover}

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I mentioned here that our playroom has long been a huge collection of toys.  Some organization, but mostly chaos!

I've been trying to change that with a few projects, like my DIY Industrial Dress-up Storage, and our awesome Lego Table.

Well, I finally tackled the whole room.  I'll give you a run down of what I changed, and maybe you can get some inspiration for your own space!


First up, I created an art center for my oldest, Miss J.  She loves to craft, and that means that my house is a constant mess, in every room.

Her table is the exact same table I used for our Lego Table.  It's the IKEA Ingo Dining Table.  I spray painted it white, and sealed it well.  For a tutorial on painting and sealing furniture, check out this post!

Don't you love the white art cart I found at IKEA?  Can you tell I love that place?  

It seriously holds so much stuff- and looks super cute!

And can we just admire those curtains?  LOVE.  THEM.

I also grabbed a lazy susan at IKEA, and some cute metal buckets to create this spinning supply station.  Cute, right?!

My child is seriously the queen of tape, so a sturdy wooden tape dispenser was also needed.


I found these awesome wood letters (which are HUGE!) at Hobby Lobby.  After giving them a quick coat of shiny gold spray paint, they were ready for our {new} playroom!

I transformed our "stage" area with some gold dots from Walls Need Love.  This was BY FAR the easiest project in this room.  I just kind of randomly stuck them on.

Was going for a "confetti" look.  Because you know, our playroom is party central!


Those storage cabinets also got a makeover.  They were a boring brown.  I painted them Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray.  About 3 shades darker than my walls.  I love how they turned out!

To add the numbers to the bins, I just cut out some vinyl.  As seen in this post!

ps-the old vinyl numbers I had on there have lasted for the last 3 years!


We also have the dress up corner.

I LOVE this plastic dresser thing from Target. It holds SO MUCH.  Because all you moms know that dress up stuff can get out of control-real fast!

Got all the princess shoes.  Lined up!


The last piece of our playroom to get a makeover was our playhouse.  I painted the outside Rich Navy, by Benjamin Moore.  And then I spray painted the roof gold.

Because it needed a little glamour!

Love those gold shingles!

This beloved structure is here to stay. 
 Literally, because it's so heavy and big.  And figuratively, because it's Miss J's doctor office!

(a peek inside....)

I think that about wraps up our playroom makeover!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

DIY {Industrial} Dress Up Storage

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Starting off the new year with lots of organizational projects!  First up, for me, is tackling our playroom.  It has long been a catch all toy room.

My goal is to get it organized, and cute to boot!

I started with our dress up center.  It's long overdue for a cute place to hang stuff.

This is CRAZY easy y'all.  It only took about 30 minutes to make!

Supplies Needed

(2)     48" Galvanized pipes
(1)     36" Galvanized pipe
(2)     90 degree galvanized elbow joints
(2)     Galvanized floor flanges
(4)     Caster wheels (optional)
(1)    Wood board, at least 48" wide (depth is up to you-I went with 16")
Wood screws
Spray Paint

Supply Pictures

Just in case you are wondering what any of this looks like!

How To

First up, clean those pipes.  They are SUPER grimy.  I used CLR, with gloves on, to get them nice and clean.

Next, sand the edges of that board!

Then, give it a few light coats of spray paint.

While the paint is drying, lay out your galvanized pipe pieces.

It should look like this at the corners:

Just screw the pipes together at the corners, and then add the floor flanges.

At this point, stand up your pipes, and center them on the board.

Use your wood screws, and secure the flanges.

After you have screwed in both flanges, carefully lay your board on it's side and attach your metal casters.

I LOVE these wheels.  They are super cute.

Guess what?  That's it!

Love the industrial look!

Thanks for stopping by!