Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Father's Day Idea

I copied this idea...


...and made these photo cubes for my dad and father-in-law for Father's Day.

I chose to paint mine black.

I like my modge podge shiny so I always put on several thick coats. That is why the flash looks funny in this picture.

One tip: the tutorial says to use a 4x4. I went to Home Depot and asked the guy there to cut two pieces of 4x4. He told me that a 4x4 is actually not 4 inches, it is a little over 3 1/2. So if you make it, tell the wood cutting person at Home Depot that you want a perfect cube.

This was super cheap. You have to buy the whole 4x4, but it was only $5.96 (now I have like 6 feet of 4x4 for some other random project I have yet to come up with). Definitely a recession-proof Father's Day gift.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Closet Organizers

Ten weeks after having Meyers, I am finally feeling crafty. A baby sleeping through the night can do wonders for you! This is hardly crafty at all, but I was feeling left out since I haven't posted. So here are my closet dividers.

I wanted to organize Meyers closet since I have been buying her a lot of dresses lately (thank you Jennifer T). Some of them are way too big, but I still want them in her closet. I made 3, 6, 9, and 12 month dividers. I haven't gotten around to the bigger sizes yet.

No tutorial because this is so easy my ten week old could do it! I just used cardstock, scrapbook paper, and number stickers. I also used a hole-punching tool. You really need a long punch with a 1/4 of an inch hole. The Martha one that I used did not have a big enough hole. That is why only the 3 month one is punched. After all your paper is punched and stuck together, punch a hole and cut a slit. I had to play around with this some to make sure it fit between the wires on my shelves.

And they could be much cuter. I kind of got in a hurry. I may change them later.