Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chevron ladybug frame

I've got a stack of unfinished wooden frames that need to be turned into fun usable frames, so I dug in and created this chevron ladybug frame with the help of chevron shaped Frog tape. I don't know why I didn't try it sooner for chevrons. It's great! I got a nice clean finish with it.

Monday, July 21, 2014

10 Fun Ideas for DIY Photo frames

Since I'm having so much fun with photos lately, I'm going to need some frames to display them. There's nothing better than decorating a frame to suit your own needs. You can pick up plain frames at Michael's or Joann's and decorate them yourself for $1 to $5. Here are ten ideas for decorating frames:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

DIY PVC photo background stand

Did you catch my round up of DIY Photo backgrounds? Today I'm sharing how I've been taking some of my photos for a couple of years. My sweet hubby put this PVC backdrop stand together for me. We loosely based it on this tutorial, but adapted it for a tabletop stand, since most of my blog projects are smaller and will fit in front of a smaller backdrop.

This is the assembled stand. I put a piece of foam board in the back to hide my junk, but then I decided I'd let you see it so below is just the stand. (and my unorganized junk in the background.)

To make your own you will need:

1/2 inch PVC schedule 40
a cutting tool
2 tees
4 end caps
2 90 degree elbows

Cut your PVC as follows:3- 25 inch pieces, 4- 6 inch pieces, and 2- 14 inches pieces.

The four 6-in pieces make the base by connecting to the tees and are capped off with end caps. One of the 25 inch pieces makes the top and the two 14-in pieces make the sides. The elbows connect them.
This is the set up with the 14 inch sides. If I want it taller, I remove them and replace them with the other two 25-in pieces.

Clamp posterboard or fabric to the frame and you're ready to go. I purchased a cheap pack of colored poster board from the Dollar Tree and can throw it away when it gets bent.

Just for fun, here's my 50mm lens shot on a poster board background.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIWW- sleeveless blazer

Vest/blazer- Forever 21 (sold out) option
blouse- JCPenney similar
skirt- JCPenney similar
shoes- Payless option
worn July 13, 2014
I had been crushing on a sleeveless vest/blazer for a while so I gave in and ordered one from Forever 21. Now I've got to come up with some work appropriate ways to wear it, because my favorite looks are with jeans and sleeveless tops. That won't be allowed on my job. What do you think of the sleeveless blazer/vest trend?

Linking up with WIWW.

Monday, July 14, 2014

7 Sandal Refashions

Summer is definitely time for sandals! Do you have some old ones that need some new life? Don't toss them- refashion them. Here are seven great ideas for doing so.

1. Make some fabric pom pom shoe clips.

2. Paint your wedge heels.
3. Wrap sandals in floss.
4. Add some glitter.
5. Add crystal embellishments.
6. Make fabric flower embellishments.
7. Add some felt flowers to your flip flops.
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