Happy Meal toys get new life….on a wreath!

September 25, 2011

In our play room we had 2 shoe box bins full of Happy Meal toys and other trinkets from Dr. office visits and birthday parties. The kids really haven’t touched them since they first got them. What to do? Previously I had gone through them and given them to GoodWill. But I had remembered in Family Fun magazine they had glued them together and spray painted them gold to make a trophy. Then online I saw how you can hot glue them to a foam wreath form and make a cute wreath for a child’s playroom. I thought this was a great idea! I had a ton of JoAnn coupons that I had gotten in the mail, so this project was $6 and took less than an hour to make. This may even find its way onto my classroom door!

making a wreath

Start with your form and ribbon of choice, then wrap around the form and hot glue as you go

happy meal toys

The offending toys!


The wreath all wrapped up, ready for hot glue and toys

happy meal toy wreath

The finished toy wreath!

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Crafts around my house….

September 19, 2011

I wanted to share some of the things that I have done around my own home, “BB”(before blogging)!  This past spring I remodeled my really teeny, tiny bathroom.  I mean it is small, maybe 3ft.x5ft.  I found some really pretty vintage looking bird prints at HomeGoods for $7.99 a piece.  I hung them on the wall, but they just looked naked.  So I extended the whimsical tree branches that are in the print onto the wall.  Pretty easy, and it really made it work!

vintage bird prints

Vintage bird print that I dressed up a bit, by extending the tree branches onto the wall.

vintage bird prints

Another dressed up print in the bathroom.

Last year I also added some art in our master bedroom.  I had gotten a similar kit for my friend and brother from Red Envelope for Christmas.  But I decided to try it out on my own and get the supplies from JoAnn.  I used 4 8×8 square canvas, painted them to match our bedroom (we have an ocean theme)  Then used coordinating paint for our hand prints.  It is such a great keepsake of our family and such a cute way to remember the kids hands from when they were little.

family hand prints

Our family hand prints.

family hand prints

Hand prints.

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