Here's some of the latest and greatest...
|Stump Side Table|
|Vintage Wine Crate Coffee Table|
|Joy Ever After|
|Life on the Balcony|
|Homedit - a number of ideas!|
|A Greenpoint Kitchen|
|Just a Girl|
|Better Homes and Gardens|
|Don't want to do 3 panels? Just do one!|
|Start with the boards. Either buy some precut boards or cut them |
down to the correct size.
|Spray paint your boards. Be sure to cover the sides.|
|Once your paint has dried grab your eye hooks. I drilled a few |
holes in the top and bottom of my boards to ensure they were
all in the same place.
|Screw them in|
|Cover just the board with Mod Podge (without your picture). |
Then place your photo on the board and cover the photograph
with Mod Podge too.
**** I used my inkjet printer but I think it would be better to
use a laser jet if you have one available.
|Let the Mod Podge dry for about 12 hours. Then sand down |
the edges. I roughed up other parts of the board and some
parts of the photograph too.
|Use your twine to connect all the pieces. This was the|
hardest part of this project for me. You want to make
sure the twine on each side is the same length or
your photos will hang crooked.
|Here are my 3 photos: Summer time in the backyard|
|Building a snowman!|
|And you're ready to wrap it up.|
|My ivy plant... beautiful. The plain old stick in the middle of |
the pot... ugly! Plus with my Updated Plant Stand I needed to
complete the entire project. And how perfect is this pot for this
project? It already has twine (or rope) wrapped around it.
A perfect fit!
|You don't need many materials for this one! Twigs and twine |
that's all, oh and a hot glue gun. I created 4 different stacks of
twigs. The 1st being the longest and then each stack going down
in size from there.
|I started by building one "wall" of the tower so I could |
be sure my measurements were correct. (You don't
want to make the tower first and then see if it fits in
the pot.) Use your hot glue gun to hold them in place.
|Once I had one wall built I found it was easier to build |
the other walls with them already inside the pot. The 2nd
wall I built was the opposite wall using my 1st wall as a
reference for where the twigs should be placed. Continue
on with the 3rd and 4th wall.
|Next I brought out the twine and wrapped around each of the|
joints. I am not a knot expert so I have no idea what you
would call this but I wrapped them in a cross-cross pattern.
|Pull your longer pieces of ivy up through the top of the tower|
and let some of the shorter ones fall on the lower twigs and
you have an Ivy Tower!
|Find some animals you like. I wish I had found a few more. |
As morbid as it seems, use a saw or utility knife and cut
the heads off.
|Still think it's not morbid? Unfortunately a new dog sitter came |
over to meet my furbabies with these out on my counter. I'm
hoping she didn't call an animal abuse hotline.
|I bought a 1x4 board and cut it down to about the size I wanted.|
I then sanded, painted.... sanded.... painted until I was happy.
I basically went with a white wash look on the front and then
painted the sides black
|Here's the tricky part. Apartment Therapy must have bought |
a different kind of toy animal than what I have here. The inside
of these heads were completely hollow. Long story short, I
eventually used some epoxy and glued around the neck of the
animals. TIP: the elephants ears kept pushing his head off the
board. I couldn't sit holding an elephant head to a board for 24
hours so I grabbed a juice cup, stuffed a plastic grocery bag inside,
flipped it over on top of the elephants face and then placed a
large book on top of the glass for extra weight.
|And here we are!|
|Apparently I did a pretty good job arranging the animals |
without even knowing. My nephew's fav animal is the
elephant. Front and center!
|Go to Google.com and click on the Images tab along the top. The Google Images page will include a camera icon within|
the search bar at the far right.
|After you click on the camera icon, this box will appear. You can either paste the image directly into the field (Ctrl V) or |
you can upload an image you've saved on your computer.
|I decided to search for an image I saved. I know I copied the pic from Funky Junk Interiors (awesome blog!!!) but for |
purposes of this exercise, we'll pretend I can't remember.
|A window will pop open for you to search for the image you've saved, in this case a large # 2 Donna created. This one |
was out on my desktop. Click 'Open' once you've selected the correct image
|You should see it searching (or the little spinning wheel as some call it) .....|
|And voila! There's the image along with the correct website! MAGIC!|