Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial Apothecary Jars

Apothecary Jars!!!! I have wanted some of these forever! So, I figured out a way to make my own.

Supplies (from the dollar store)
a 2 pack of sm. candle holders ($1)
2 lg. candle holders ($1 each)
3 glass containers ($1 each) They have a lot of different ones to choose from!
Craft glue or E6000

Take one of the large candle holders and put glue around the part where you put the candle in.

Take the small candle holder and place it on the large candle holder that you just put glue on. Hold it or place something heavy on it while it dries 5-10 minutes (really it was a little longer than that and if you are using E6000 it will be much longer than that)

Next put glue on the remaining small candle holder.

Flip one of the glass containers over and press the small candle holder that you just put glue on onto the bottom of the glass container.

Do the same thing with the remaining large candle holder and with the small and large candle holders that you already glued together.

Place something heavy on them while they dry.

Here they are all finished up on my pantry. I love them!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Maybe I should just call it Wednesday Tutorial....

But that doesn't sound as catchy. I actually don't have any pics for my tutorial yet. But I am going to try and explain it.
small terrecotta pot and the drip pan thingy
A small round glass votive holder that would fit on top of your pot when it is flipped upside down.
Black spray paint
gorilla glue
Round wooden ball w/ one side flattened.

1. Spray paint pot and drip pan thingy black. It took several coats for my pot to get a nice even finish.
2. After everyting is dry place your pot upside down and glue the glass votive holder on w/ the opening on top of course.
3. Glue the round wooden ball the the drip pan thingy to make it look like a lid.
4. Fill jar w/ candy and put the lid on top of the jar. It should look like a bubble gum machine.

I will post pics. as soon as I take some!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This week's Tuesday Tutorial on Wednesday!

So, I am going to be a total slacker and instead of writing my own tutorial for this I am going to link it to Raising Olives rain gutter bookshelves. I haven't actually made mine yet but this is exactly what I am going to do. I will put pics up as soon as I put up my shelves. I am going to put 3 in my girls room, 2 in the boys room, and 3 in the upstairs hall. I am excited to see how they work out!


Two Tuesdays have come and gone and I forgot to post my Tuesday Tutorials. I have one for sure that I will be posting later today and hopefully I will get the other one posted before we leave for St. Louis. Sorry, if you were waiting to see what I would come up with next. The creative juices haven't been flowing so freely with all this fall cleaning going on around my house!!! :)

**OK I have put up one tutorial and it is on October 8 because that is when I wrote it. So it is the post before this one!

Friday, October 8, 2010


I came into the kitchen and this is what I saw....

I guess he was thirsty because he resorted to drinking out of that thingy that catches the overflow of water on the outside of the fridge. That's our boy always thinking outside the box! :)

On a side note that is the 90 minute shirt from MADE It was super easy and didn't even actually take 90 minutes. I have made like 4 of them now. Love them!!!

OOPS!! Tuesday Tutorial on Thursday! :)

Ruffled Baby legs...for arms!!!

I completely forgot to post my Tuesday Tutorial, so I am posting it today.

Sewing Machine ;)
Matching thread
Knee Socks
Scissors ;)
Step 1: Cut your socks right above the heel; as shown in picture.
Step 2: Take the unfinished edge of your sock and sew it on the very edge with a zigzag stitch that is REALLY close together (like you would sew an applique). I played around with how big I wanted my zigzag and ended up doing a 4.0 on my machine for the width. You can practice on the foot part that you cut off. As you sew it you want to stretch the sock in front of and back of the needle. This is what is going to give you a girly ruffled edge. Sew like this all the way around and you are finished!!

And here is my little model showing off her new funky "baby legs...for arms". If you can think of a catchy name let me know. **Yes, they are different than the ones I was sewing. They came in a two pack and the other ones weren't handy.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Cleaning

I am in the process of getting my home ready for the winter season; which I am super excited for. I love snow! Hopefully we will be blessed with lots and lots of it. So here is my huge list of things I want to get done over the next month. I started about a week ago and have made a small dent in it...but have a loooong way to go. I am enlisting my kiddos help and they are actualy being cheerful about it too. So here it is...kinda, couldn't figure out how to upload a document to the post, but I put a link to it on my sidebar under "Fall Cleaning". :) Maybe I will figure out how to post it the right way but I have already spent 20 minutes trying to figure it out and I am just getting annoyed at this point.