Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Decoupaged Picture Frame from Michaels

Slam Alikom "Peace be upon You",
Today Project is so simple and the Ideas are endless
I was shopping at Michaels store for my son Birthday projects,and I found those two Picture frames on clearance,each for $1.47 So I bought two of them for a new project for my son's room :)

Original Frames

Those framed designed to be put on a table not to be hanged I think, So that they come with a hole in the back with a small wooden stick to that you can use to support the frame and let it stand firmly, but for me I wanted to hang them on the wall so I thought I can use those holes to hang the frames by just putting a Nail in the wall and get it inside the hole 

To start I went to my scrapbook papers and searched for the perfect papers for his Room,collect all waht I have and here are the requirements 

To make two Frames:
1-2 scrapbook papers "12 by 12" that coordinate perfectly together.   
2-Mod podge
3-Craft Paint "I used Martha Stewart red pearl paint.
4-Foam brush
5-paper cutter
6-Craft knife


1-I painted the border of the Frames with the red color.
The outside borders
The inside borders
2-This frame is 12*12 inches and I decided to cover it by squares each is 4*4, So I cut the 2 papers to 4*4 squares
3-Before I mod podge the papers,I thought it is better to paint the edges where the squares intersect so nothing will show under them
4-Now I applied a thin layer of mod podge then adhere the paper squares

5-Let it dry for 10 mins Then apply a final mod podge layer on the top of the papers.
6-Now,It is time to embellish it,I used glitter cars stickers and Gemstones stickers 
I didn't like the green gemstone so I colored them red using sharpie  marker :)

7-Put your photos and you are DONE :)

Hope you like It and Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ikea latt Mickey Mouse table makeover

I think most of you already have seen this Ikea table before, It is called Ikea Latt children table with chairs
I preferred to buy this on because we didn't like the colors of the other kids table known as "Mamut children table", But as you see, it is just solid wood and has no color at all,so I was thinking of a makeover.
I searched the Internet and their are such amazing makeovers their and they all inspired me a lot, but I wanted to make a Mickey mouse themed table cuz it is my son's favorite character so here is what I did


Here are the steps.
First, what we need:

1- Behr premium plus paints
    I used two colors both of them was mixed with the primer,SO you don't need the priming step.
2-Martha stewart craft paint for the table and chairs top
        I used "Holly berry" pearl color for mickey mouse face, and "Beetle Black" High Gloss 
3-ScotchBlue Advanced Multi-Surface Painter's Tape.
4-Foam brush 
       I used one for each color except the Red color,so I used 3.
5-Fine brush for painting the face.
6-Vinyl transfer sheet.
7-Paper plate

I used to main colors for the table, "Lime pop" and Tropical Holiday,I bought them from Home depot for $2,5 each,and as I said they have the Primer in it so I don't have to buy Primer.
To apply the first color "Blue",  I masked all the area that I don't want to be painted Blue

I applied three coats for each color,this paint really dry fast so I started with the new coat just after finishing the 3 pieces.
After the third coat I waited for 1 hr  or more then I removed the tape and masked the table and chairs again for the "Green" color.
Noah is helping me removing the Tape :)

After applying the Green color.

Now for the Table and chairs top:
I had Vinyl transfer sheets from previous project so I decided to use it as a mask for the Mickey Mouse face,so I used me Cricut Machine to cut 3 faces,2 for the chairs and one for the table.
If you have any cutting machine you can use this photo to cut it
I use Surecuts a lot program, So I traced the Image and start sizing it.
For the Table,I cut the face 11''*11" inches, and for the Chairs 6"*6 inches,If you don't have a cutting machine you can print it in those sizes then trace them on the transfer sheet.

Then I paste the faces on the center of the table and chairs top

Make sure there is no bubbles at the edges of the face as we don't need any black color leaking under the face.
Now apply the Black color,the first coat will look so bad cuz It will show lots of brush strokes, but don't worry they will be covered after the third coat.

Please be careful, the drying time for Martha Stewart paint is 1hr at least,plz don't start a new coat before 1h.
Now remove the face masks and start painting the face with the fine brush, I made two coats only.

After I finished all the painting I used the fine brush to cover any mistakes like the areas in the photo here.

I bought "Mod Podge Pearlized Acrylic Sealer"  to finish the project, but I suggest you use the "Super Hi-Shine Clear Acrylic Sealer" as the pearlized one gives a cover of silver color and I didn't like that 

                                                           Mod Podge Pearlized Sealer

                                                                       Super Gloss

And that's it, Here is the finishing Product 

  Hope you Like it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

How to make an easy center piece for parties

Slam Alikom,
Today,I wanna share with you a very easy to make project.It is a Tissue paper flower center piece for any party.
The tools required for this project are very simple and you may have most of them already at home.

Here is the center piece photo:

Ok, Let's Start.
First we need The following materials:
1-Glasses cup "The one that I used here is really cheap,I think it was $1 or less from target".
2-Ribbon "matched with the color theme".
3-Styrofoam ball "I used a 2inches one".
4-10" inches Floral wire 24 or 22 Gauge "I used 26 Gauge but it was very thin and hard to push it through the foam ball".
5-Tissue paper "you can use one color up to 4 or 5 colors".
6-Embellishments "I used two paper punched flowers".

Step1: Make the Tissue paper flower:
Sorry that I didn't take a step-by-step photos for making the flower, but here is a video tutorial for it
Follow all the steps she made in the video but instead of using thread we will use the floral wire

The flower with the Wire in the middle.

 Step2: Push the flower wire tail into the foam ball

Step 3:Put the Ball inside the glasses cup.

Step 4: Adhere the ribbon to the cup and add your embellishments.
I used double sided tape for this step.

Step5 "Optional" :
 I cut very tiny pieces of black paper and put it in the bottom of the cup to give it a nice shade.

I punched some paper circles confetti and sprinkled them around the center piece.

Hope you Like it.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Styrofoam ball pen holder

Slam Alikom All,

Today, I wanna share with you a very easy DIY project.

A Styrofoam ball pen holder.

Materials needed:
1-Styrofoam ball
2-hot glue gun
3-Small  jar lid "I used the lid of Gerber baby food Jar.

1-Use the pen" that you will put later in the holder" to make a hole in your foam ball, just take the pen and push it through the ball but don't make it so deep though.

2-Use your hot glue gun and glue the ball to the Jar lid.
3- Test the stability of your holder now, do that by putting the pen in the holder and see if it could stand alone or not,if it is not stable try to adjust the hole again but moving your pen in the hole to the side a little bit.
4-Now your holder is ready and you only need to embellish it with ribbon and stickers of your choice.
5- Use your glue gun to glue the ribbon around the ball try to cover the Jar lid and the edge between the ball and the Lid.

The Jar Lid

The Styrofoam ball after making the hole

Glue the ball to the Lid

test the stability 

The holder after gluing the ribbon, I used to colors here,then I used some paper flowers as embellishments 

close view of the holder.

Easy ha?!!

hope you all like it and give it a try too :)
Thanx for stopping by.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

My First Scrapbook Expo visit.....

Slam Alikom,

From the first time I saw photos of Scrapbook Expo, It becomes a dream for me.
Imagine yourself surrounded with all these goodies only about scrapbooking!!!!!! It is heaven :)

I waited for a very Long time to have One close to my home and Finally .......I did It                                  YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY

Friday Fib 24, There was a scrapbook Expo at Anaheim Convention Center, and I was there .

I went there at 2pm and didn't leave until they kicked us out :) LOOOOOL, They kept saying "Ladies thanx for coming but please we r going to close at 6....ladies it is 5.45....., It is 6...sorry we have to close :)) " at this moment I was just entering another booth and staring at their amazing paper collection :D

It was really amazing experience, everything was Just perfect, and I'm here today to write my experience as a "First time visitor"

Here are some lessons I learned :

1-Go Early; 

The Big mistake I made was going sooooo Late " My baby was crazy the night before :( ".
 So Next time I will go just after opining.

The Expo is really a big discovery area, It is the best place to see all new products, learn how to use them,and also see the final projects made with them. You will be amazed by all these Ideas you can make with each product, So you will need Time to watch, learn and shopping.

2-Have a lot of cash :
Although they accept credit cards but they have a min purchase required "I think the Minimum is $10 ".
and there is some booth have a"one Dollar" Deal ,So you might not exceed the "Min Limit".

3-Start your shopping first:
what I did "which I think wasn't right"  is that I started by visiting the big brands booth and stopped there to learn about there new products, It is good to learn by watching tools in actions but that took me along time,so eventually I was rushed and had no time for shopping the great deals.

4-Shop for papers:
I think the most amazing thing about the Expo is having this huge paper collection under the same roof,so you can buy them for a good price without thinking about the "Shipping Price".

5-Take a Photo for Booth's Name which you like:
weird!!! maybe, but believe me, it is verrry helpful to remember the names of the brands you liked so that you can check there websites later.

Now, some pictures from the heaven :)

This was the " ClearScraps" booth, It is all about clear acrylic album and banners.
Visit them here:

These are some scrapbook pages I liked them :)

This is from "Nicole Petersen Designs

I call this "heaven of Stamps"
It is the "The Stamp of Life" booth.

Some photos from the Expo.

and this is me with my goody bags :)

Here is my scrapbook Haul :)

lots of stamps, each of them was $1.75 

some embellishments 

scrapbook papers

Mega stamps :)

some Dies for my cuttlebug machine.

Doodle stamps.

Mini Albums, $1 each :)

and finally.... a video from the Anaheim Expo 

thanx for stopping by.....

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