Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Mint Green Crate Nightstand

Have you seen all the amazing crate furniture on Pinterest? I might be a little late to the party but I'm so glad I finally showed up. For M's new room we struggled to find a nightstand we liked, so we decided to make one ourselves.

Paint and paint brush
Joiners, screws, and screw driver

First we painted the crates. They were rough but we decided against sanding them and instead embraced the rustic feel. We made sure to paint all sides except the bottom, which would be against the wall.

Once they were dry we debated sanding them again but, to be honest, we were lazy. Instead we just stacked them together and used the joiners to attach them. 

See how short those instructions are? That's how easy this project was. As I said above, I'm so glad we finally jumped on the crate furniture bandwagon.

Also, did you notice in the above picture the room is finished? It is, and she moved into it earlier this week. I need to catch up on posting our progress and I'm so excited to show you her finished room.

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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine's Wooden Bead Bracelets

Recently I made a quick and easy Valentine's Day bracelet with some students. The idea for these bracelets came from this Heart Friendship Bracelet at Moms and Crafters.

Wooden beads (I bought mine at Dollarama)
Hemp twine

Step 1: Draw a design on your beads. Be sure to draw it on each side, and make sure it's facing the right direction each time.

Step 2: Thread the beads on the hemp. On a couple I used smaller beads and knotted the twine to hold the beads in place. On one I chose to let the beads move around.

Step 3: Tie knots. I like adjustable ones so I can put my bracelets on or off as I please.

These are the four bracelets made by my students.

The students had fun making these. They picked their own colours and what they wanted to write on their beads. The only help they needed was to be shown how to make the knots.

Shared at: Making It In the Mountains, The Kolb Corner, A Stroll Thru Life, Kathe With an E, A Creative Princess, Life on Lakeshore Drive