Wednesday, June 20, 2012

4th of July Centerpieces

These bottles are so fun for patriotic centerpieces!  I think they are great for 4th of
 July or Memorial Day. 

They are Bud Light Platinum bottles, and what is so great about them is they don't have any raised lettering on the actual bottle!

The possibilities are endless for these really, I went with a firecracker and star theme.

You could add ribbon, or put flowers in them, or put lighting in them!  I just added some of the fun wired stars from the dollar star in them.  If you're looking for a quick fun centerpiece this is perfect!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Divine Dads

This is one of my all time favorite sayings.  I think being a dad has got to be one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs there is.  Provider, protector, teacher, and on and on.  This saying is on a 12x12 piece of wood that has been routed and sanded on the edges.  This would be a great saying for a tile and we've even made it in a different layout that is 4"x36".  Happy Father's Day to all of those great dad's out there.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Chore Charts

These chore charts are one of my favorite things about this summer so far!  I love the slow down of not having to rush to be ready for school every morning, but let's face it will still need to get some work done around the house.  These are perfect for us!  Everyone one knows what's expected of them for the day and I can easily see how to organize what I need help with.

I decided on using frames so that I have the ability to write on the glass with dry erase markers.  I love rotating the chores and I didn't want to have to store cards or magnets that we weren't using on a particular day.  I decided on tall skinny ones because they fit perfect in my space.

Next I cut and pieced together 2 12x12 pieces of paper with tombo.

I antiqued the edges of the paper with black ink.

I used vinyl on the paper for the names so that they would be protected behind the glass from kids writing over them, etc.  I added one little embellishment by each name.

I debated about putting the everyday chores underneath the glass or on top of the glass.  I decided to put it on top of the glass just in case I wanted to change things up... like say someone quits the violin... I don't want to have to re-do the whole chore chart.  I'll just peel of practice violin and still be good to go.

My favorite part about this chore chart is writing the other chores that we rotate in dry erase marker.  So far the kids are loving this new arrangement.  (We'll see how long that lasts though:).  They check off their chores when they're done and my little guy even writes new ones on that I ask him to do (like put in a trash bag) if it's not written on there.