Thursday, July 31, 2014

4th of July wreath- Mini Fail

 I was reading on Dollar Store Crafts that you can tape a pool noodle into a circle and use that to create a wreath! I was all for it when I saw the dollar tree had noodles at the beginning of the summer. Taping it together was easy enough. 

 I collected a bunch of materials at the dollar tree too.

Love me some dollar tree. 
I got started wrapping up my wreath. I was so excited! Then I ran out of ribbon. "No worries" I thought, I bought plenty of 4th of July crap to put on this thing. When I was finished I had this.

As you can see, the circle of the wreath didn't hold well, and is now kind of football shaped. Also, the noodle was GREEN!!!!! I didn't think this was a big deal until I ran out of ribbon and the stars didn't densely cover the noodle. And the duct tape I used was pink.. Again, would have been fine if I had enough ribbon! Since It was midnight July 3rd I put the monster on the front door and went to bed. Then when I was looking for back to school wreath supplies I came across this at the Dollar Tree.

WHAT? Where has this been all my life? I bought 5 just in case they disappear. I took everything off the green monster, and put it on the wire frame. The ribbon almost fit all the way around, and I covered the remainder with that obnoxious plastic bow.

Perfection. Too bad it was late. Oh well. Next year.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

YoCP April (in July)

Yes folks, it's true: I just got around to my April task this week. I'm not going to lie, and back-date this post (I would NEVER) or say I just got around to blogging it. I really am behind. BUT I think you will agree it was worth the wait.


I took inspiration from this post on Jezebel, and this post on apartment therapy and of course, the floors of the MoMA in NYC.

First I thoroughly cleaned the whole bathroom, just in case I ran out of steam after that, then at lest I would have a clean bathroom. Here it is about half way through.

And the finished product.

Ok, I know that is doesn't super go with the bird theme of all of our stuff, but I don't care, I like all of it. Even together in all its oddness.

If you want to know how to do this, just check out the Jezebel article, It is exactly what I did, so no need to re-hash here. I would say however, that whatever tape she recommends is probably better. I ordered the school specialty brand that I know and love from work, and some of the colors were more transparent than I had ever noticed in my classroom.

Now the question is what to do with the hall/ baby bathroom. it needs to be fun, but adult enough to be the hall bath. I was thinking nautical/pirate, but I already agreed that the next nursery will be shark themed, and I don't want to overkill that. And no that is not an announcement. I am just thinking ahead.

Until Next Time!