Wednesday, August 21, 2013

{DIY} labels

I got these super cute baskets at a garage sale for 5$ or all 3! I thought they would be perfect for the mess in my daughters room. Plus they are super duper cute! So I wanted to make labels for each (for my daughter and my hubby hehe).
Heres what you need
  • Scissors
  • printer/computer
  • cardstock
  • labels (right click them and save!)


 - side note - you can also make your own labels using They have super cute labels under *overlays* and labels.
 Heres how you create your own. First you have to right click and save this blank page here
right click blank area above and save
Now you open this blank picture onto picmonkey. Then you go to overlays and under overlays you go to labels. Play with them a bit so that you can customize them to your shape and color that you would like your labels to be. Then you go under the "p" on the left hand side of the page {at picmonkey} Which is the text. You make a "add text" and put the text inside the label. In my case I used blankets, toys, and stuffed animals. You could do this with anything! Options are endless people! Then I printed them out. I printed them out on cardstock (cardstock is much durable and can be found at walmart.) I printed the labels so that the layout I selected was "4x6" size so that they were smaller and didn't take up the whole page (could fit 2 labels per page). I cut them out with a paper cutter (so that the edges or even) but you can just use a scissors as well. I clipped them on the basket with two clothes pins and fell in love! HAPPY LABELING to all!!!! xoxo

Friday, August 2, 2013

{DIY} Hose Wreath

This one is the simplest of simple!! You need 3 things:
A hose 
Fabric/rope/ or in this case I used twain
Flowers {fake or real} 

I saw this idea and I had to recreate one!! I found this hose at a yard sale for $3. 

Okay prepare to be amazed! Just wrap around in circle to the size wreath you want. Grab the twain and tie around the wreath. I tied it around in 3 different spots just so it would keep a nice organized circle. I added the fake flowers and tahdah! You have an adorable spring/summer wreath. The one I saw had dark pink tulips which was pretty darn cute!! Thanks for stopping by! Xoxo Katie 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Chevron wall art {DIY}

This one is super easy and cheap!!! Plus makes an awesome statement piece, using the popular chevron design!
First you will need:
Two paint colors of choice
Paint brush
A 24" x 24" board {this can be purchased at Menard's pre-cut in the lumber area!} roughly $2-$3
Painters tape 
E6000 {glue}
Paper & pencil {to make chevron pattern}

First things first paint your board with one of your color choices!

While waiting to dry make your chevron pattern! Click here for your CHEVRON how-to
Once you have made your chevron pattern and your paint is dry you are ready for your next step! Taping the chevron pattern onto your board with your painters tape! I double up my painters tape just to get a wider chevron stripe.

 Once you have completed your pattern, cover it with your opposing color! Oh boy; at this point the anticipation builds as you are waiting for your paint to dry! Getting so close to seeing the end result!! Ahhhh! The suspense!  

As you are biting your nails waiting to remove the tape you can prepare the frame! We have found 8x10's at the dollar store which we repaint and sand the edges to give it  a shabby look, we also have used thrift /rummage finds, and this one pictured is from Hobby Lobby which was around $7.00. Just depends on the look you are going for! Plop the picture of choice in frame. Remove the picture standing up thingy on the back of frame if there is one because this will allow your frame to sit flat against the board. Once your 2nd paint is dry remove the tape! Yippie! That's our favorite part! Now slap on some E6000 on the back of your frame and place in the middle of board! Wait to dry before hanging. Add some picture hanging hooks on back and hang! Take a few steps back and admire your work of art!! Share with us suggestions or comments! We Love to hear from you! Xoxo the White House girls