Halloween Spider Wreath

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, but honestly it makes me a bit schizophrenic. While a part of me appreciates the beauty of the season and creates a burning desire for classy fall decor, the other part of my dives right on in to Halloween!

I think this may be a Utah thing. I once read that we Utahns tend to spend more on Halloween than nearly any other state. Now THAT, is a topic we could dive into for some seriously psychoanalysis…

I don’t know, does anyone else have the same struggle?

I had really planned on showcasing a fun fall decor craft today, but the dark side won out. I blame it on the cute girls over at My Sister’s Suitcase.

Spray painted wreath via My Sister's Suitcase

I was surfing Pinterest and came across Holly’s black Halloween wreath. I loved how it turned out.

Since I have a little twig wreath spray paint experience of my own

DIY-White-Winter-Wreath-via-SNAP..jpgI was suddenly itching to spray another one…And, well, I am sharing a dark Halloween spider wreath tutorial with you today.

Maybe I will share that fall decor craft in November, when I am ready to put the Halloween away???

Halloween Spider Wreath Tutorial

Easy Halloween Wreath via SYTYC.comI am really excited by how this wreath turned out, especially because it was so darn inexpensive and easy to make.

Halloween Spider Wreath

Square Twig Wreath – I found mine for $3
Black Spray Paint
Black Hydrangeas
Black Glitter Spiders
Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding, Gold
Heidi Swapp – Color Shine Iridescent Spritz, Gold Lame
Black Grosgrain Ribbon
American Crafts Glitter Tape, Brown Sugar, 5/8-Inch
Classic Calico 3 Laser-Cut Wood Veneer Shapes-Banners 23/Pkg
Alphabet Stickers or paint

The first thing I did was work on the base of the wreath.

Halloween Spider WreathI used a partial can of black spray paint I already had on hand…It really didn’t take that much to cover the wreath. I was done with both coats in about 30 minutes.

Halloween Spider WreathYou can see it actually covered the wreath pretty well.

I wanted to use the hydrangeas on the wreath form, but the black on black didn’t really stand out. No worries…It gave me the opportunity to use a product I’ve been dying to try Heidi Swapp – Color Shine Iridescent Spritz, Gold Lame.

Halloween Wreath Heidi Swapp Color ShineI love the sparkle in Heidi’s sprays and I’ve been waiting to use them on something…

Halloween Wreath Flowers Using Heidi Swapp Color ShineI popped the flowers off the stem and then sprayed them with the gold spray. I didn’t cover every little bit, so the contrast between the black flowers and gold spray really makes the petals stand out. I love it!

I had found these glitter spiders a few weeks ago for three bucks. I am sucker for anything with glitter and so I snatched them up. I am so glad I did.

Halloween Wreath SpiderAgain, I wanted them to pop off the black twig wreath. I also wanted them to tie in with the flowers and decided to add a little gold. I dipped each of the spider’s legs into a little pot of Martha Stewart’s gold leafing paint.

Halloween Spider WreathIt provided just the touch I was looking for.

Up next was assembly.

Halloween Spider WreathI glued the hydrangeas down on one corner of the wreath and then added the spiders.

Once I was done, I decided it needed a little something else. I spray painted some mini flags black and added some alpha stickers to spell out Happy Halloween. I placed the letters on some gold glitter tape with glue.

I secured everything on the wreath with a little hot glue. I think the whole project took me about two hours – most of it dry time for the paints!

Halloween Spider Wreath

First Birthday High Chair Tutorial

I owe each and every one of you a SUPER HUGE THANK YOU for pinning the simple cupcake to go container I shared last week. I had no idea this little solution would be SO very popular!

SYTYC Birthday Challenge

It’s time to share the tutorial for the project that won last week’s birthday challenge, Lynda’s awesome first birthday high chair.

First Birthday Highchair

This is Lynda’s second win. She also won our audition round with her kid’s back-to-school station.

Kids Back to School Station via Oh So Shabby

First Birthday Highchair

So honored to have earned the first place spot for the birthday round. Thank you so much for all of you that voted. It was a really fun week for me.

For those of you that don’t know me well, I was a creative misfit for 99% of my life. About three years ago I was fortunate enough to tap into the creative side of my brain and I have been creating ever since. It is truly my passion.

One thing that makes me sad is that my grandmother who lived till she was 94 years old was an avid crafter and I never REALLY knew this until she passed away. I inherited a lot of her crafting supplies and it made me wish that I hadn’t found my own creative side earlier. I imagine crafting with her while she was alive and the even stronger bond we could have made. I have a few of her crafts that sit by my crafting table, so I feel she is still with me. This project was created in the spirit of grandma.

The one big thing I inherited from her was this 70-year-old high chair. My dad actually sat in this high chair as a baby.

Upcycled High Chair

So I decided to make it pretty.

One of my friends just had a baby girl and I thought, how cute would this high chair be as a prop for first birthday pictures?! I knew I wanted it to be for a little girl since I have three girls, so all I needed was to decide which color to use. My current color obsession is aqua and I love the way hot pink looks with aqua, so…

I love Krylon’s Blue Ocean Breeze spray paint so I went to Home Depot and had them color match the cap of the spray paint in a can of sample-sized Behr. (When I am doing a small project like this I like to use a small color sample so I don’t waste a lot of paint and of course it is much cheaper!)

I added Webster’s Chalk Paint Powder to the Behr sample to make it chalk paint. Since I turned the paint into chalk paint I didn’t have to prime the chair first which is nice.

Chalk Paint

After the chair was painted, I added hot pink polka dots. I intended to paint them on but ran out of time so I cut one inch circles out with my Silhouette Cameo and used double sided tape to stick them on.  Eventually I will paint them on.

To finish off the paint job I measured 4 and ½ inches from the bottom of the feet and painted them a hot pink color using glossy acrylic paint.  I blended a few of the pink colors together to get the pink I was looking for.

The next step was the tutu. I bought some fabrics in coordinating colors. Hot pink and aqua were a given but when I design things, I always pick one more color to “splash” in so this time I chose yellow. (Ignore the buttons in the picture, I never used them.)

First Birthday High Chair Prop

I tore strips of fabric about one inch wide by the length of the fabric (I bought one yard of fabric for each fabric choice).  If you cut the beginning of the fabric you can then tear the entire strip. In my opinion it looks better more frayed than a straight cut.  I then tied the fabric strip to the ribbon I used for the tutu “belt.”

First birthday high chair prop tutorial

I did the same thing with the tulle but cut the pieces about 18 inches wide and about 42 inches long. Once the entire tutu was done I cut it to the length I wanted, then I nailed the tutu to the wood tray.

First birthday high chair prop tutorial

I also made the 1st B-Day Princess Flag Bunting in the pictures – I cut out the triangles from some cute scrapbook paper, then made some letters with my silhouette cameo and glued them on to the paper, then punched some holes in each side of the triangle paper and ran a ribbon through it.

First Birthday Bunting

That is it!!  It was a really fun project and I sure hope that my grandma is smiling down and not totally pissed that I painted her highchair!

First birthday high chair prop tutorial

Oh So Shabby QuoteWhat a great piece for a first birthday party!

Got a minute? Pop over to Lynda’s site and check out her little girl’s bedroom makeover. It’s to die for!!!

Cupcake To Go Container

Cupcake to go Containers

I didn’t “grow up” with my boys. I sort of figure I just lucked into the “ready made” variety…

(Just in case your wondering, in my world they pop in at about two years +)

Here’s the thing. Since I came into kids in a bit of a different way, early on people were always trying to give me advice. I got A LOT of advice and yet, there are some very important things that no one told me…

I was not warned to look out for those nasty stray Legos left on the floor. There is nothing in this world and I mean NOTHING that hurts more than stepping on a Lego with bare feet.

I definitely wasn’t advised of the importance in checking for fruit snacks stuck to the back of your seat in the car before suggesting to friends that you drive.

No one told me how much more I would love their Dad after watching him play with them for hours, or even minutes.

Kids break things. ‘Nough said.

You will throw away many, many things that will make you feel guilty. If you don’t? Well, you will have an avalanche of paper somewhere.

Stuff will be sticky and by stuff, I mean everything.

And I NEVER, NEVER, NEVER thought I would find crumbs in so many places…Crumbs on the counter, crumbs in the couch cushions, crumbs in pants pockets…It never ends.

And so, for a while, I quit making cupcakes. I know?!

However, I have found the perfect solution to messy cupcakes. Cupcake to go containers.

Cupcake To Go Containers

cupcake to go containers - perfect for keeping crumbs in checkHere’s what you will need to create your to go containers:

  • clear plastic cups
  • cute cupcake wrappers or baking cups
  • paper straws
  • cellophane bags
  • baker’s twine or curly ribbon

The beauty of these little containers is that they are so simple to assemble and look so pretty.

The addition of the straw stabilizes the entire assembly, so that even if your to-go container tips a bit the cupcake frosting will not get mashed all over.

They’re great for party thank you’s, classroom treats, or let the kids use a fork to eat out of the container.

Cupcake to go container

Cupcake to go Containers

What are your kid containing secrets???

Bathtub to Sofa Tutorial

Guys, I don’t have an eye for good junk. It stinks.

I love seeing the fun finds some of my friends like Mandi, KariAnne and Brooke seem to come up with on their trips out. You better believe after seeing Ariean’s bathtub to sofa project, I will be stalking her finds as well!

In the meantime, she’s here with her bathtub to sofa tutorial…

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Sofa to Bathtub Tutorial

Hello, SYTYC Readers! Still in shock I won the UpCycle challenge, but so excited to share how I created a fun Outdoor Sofa from an old Cast Iron Bathtub! Are you ready?!

Bathtub to Sofa TutorialHere’s what I started with…An old Cast Iron Bathtub with peeling paint, but in very good condition! No rust, beautiful porcelain interior and all four original claw feet.

Cast Iron Bathtub turned Outdoor Sofa BEFORE {2}

How did I do it? Honestly, not alone. Cast Iron Bathtubs are VERY heavy and the porcelain can chip easily. I was lucky to have the assistance of my husband on this one!

Cast Iron Bathtub to Outdoor Sofa{3}1 & 2. : Measure and mark where you would like the cut out for the sofa. We found it was best to keep the lines straight to make the cutting step easier.

3: Using a Quickie Saw, cut along the lines. Make sure to wear safety glasses and pants. The tiny shards of bathtub are very sharp! My husband cut the majority of this while I kept our little boys away. During the last cut, I held the cut piece to ensure it did not fall down on the inside of the bathtub and chip the porcelain.

4: Smooth the edges using an angle grinder. This creates a nice smooth edge and makes it safe for use.

5: All done! Ready to prep for paint!

Prepping a Cast Iron Bathtub for Paint {4}

1 & 3: Using a hand held scraper, I scraped as much of the old paint as I could. Yes, I wore a mask! Just not in this picture. You also want to find as many little helpers as you can find. In my case, three.

2: After scraping as much as I could, I used Laquer Thinner to remove even more paint. Clearly, all the paint did not come off, but that’s okay! I love the old, already loved look. If this bothers you, you can continue with the paint removal step until all paint is removed.

4: I used Press and Seal (similar to Saran Wrap) to seal down the bottom edge of the tub. It covered the area perfectly and stayed in place during the paint step.

5. I removed the drain. This can be left in place, too.

Yay! We’re getting closer…Time to paint!

Bathtub to Sofa Tutorial

1: First, I sprayed the tub with two coats of spray paint primer.

2: I cleaned the claw feet and sprayed them with primer as well.

3: The feet received a few coats of ivory spray paint.

4: I painted the exterior of the tub with Valspar Ultra Paint + Primer in River Mist (exterior paint in a satin finish.) This only took one coat, but brands of paint may vary. I had this paint left over from our Poolhouse and it just happened to match my fabric perfectly!

Bathtub is finished…Woo-hoo! Now to make it pretty…and comfortable!

To make a comfy place to kick back and relax, I started with a trip to Joann’s to purchase foam and fabric…I did not plan this excursion well, because I went on Labor Day with three small boys. There was light at the end of the trip, though…Lucky for me, the foam and outdoor fabric was on sale 50% off that day! I had NO IDEA foam was so expensive, so make sure to plan that into the cost of re-purposing a bathtub if you ever choose to.

Bathtub to Sofa Tutorial Measure the interior width and length of the bathtub and add a couple inches to the length. It can always be trimmed back later. I wish I would have left mine a little longer so the cushion would have a tighter fit at each end.

Wrap cushion in quilt batting and cover with outdoor fabric. I could have made a slipcover for this, but chose not to. Why? Because I live in a house of boys. We live in the country. There is a lot of dirt. Those three combined means I will be washing this a lot. So, I simply serged around the edges of the fabric (not shown), sprayed it with a couple coats of scotch guard and tucked it around the edges of the foam.
For the pillows, I created simple covers for some extra pillows I had around the house. I measured the existing pillow and added seam allowance, then stitched them up.

For the backing, I used an old slipcover from my sofa in a cream twill. This way, if the color is too bold, I can tone it down with a more neutral look. I may even stencil on a couple of them!
Whew! That was a lot, but all that hard work turned into a beautiful, comfortable and unique piece of furniture for my back patio. Now if I can just get my kids off of it long enough to enjoy it myself!

Cast Iron Bathtub turned Outdoor Sofa AFTER {8}Thank you all so very much for your votes and giving me the chance to share this tutorial! Have a Happy Week!

Bathtub to Sofa {3}

 What a great tutorial Ariean! To see more of Ariean’s great projects visit her site, One Krieger Chick.

Leather Tassel Tutorial

How to make a leather tassel #DIY #upcycle

I have a selection of handbags in my closet that haven’t been pulled out and used in years. I don’t use them because they’re really only made to carry a very small wallet, lipstick, a cell phone and car keys.

I can’t bear to part with them because 1) they’re adorable 2) they were purchased back when I had disposable income, so they’re nice 3) they remind me of a time that I was cute and trendy.

These days I can’t be bothered to make sure my purse matches my outfit and/or shoes and I am more inclined to carry a bucket or hobo bag than a little handbag or wristlet.

I love carrying a big purse. Everything fits inside

The problem? I keep loosing my keys. I’ve spent countless minutes searching my bag, only to determine that they must be somewhere else in the house, changing my mind and finally finding them in the deep recesses of my purse.

Let’s not even talk about the time that they ripped the lining and lodged themselves inside…

I decided it was time to invest in a key fob of some sort to keep my keys handy. PLUS, I really wanted to play along and create something for this week’s upcycle challenge.

SYTYC Upcycle Challenge

While I am not quite ready to rid my closet of the cute little bags of yesteryear, I did have a bucket bag that I was ready to get rid of and I decided to take it apart and make a faux leather tassel (plus, the faux leather was great practice in case it turned out).

Handbag to Tassel

The faux leather on this bag was well-worn and I loved how soft it was.

Leather Tassel Tutorial

How to make a #DIY leather tassel #tutorial #upcycle

Leather Tassel Tutorial Supplies:

How to make a leather tassel #DIY #upcycle

The first step to creating the tassel was to deconstruct the bag. I was a little worried it would be difficult to cut through the leather, but it was fairly thin and I easily cut the purse up with my office scissors. The most difficult part was taking apart the front. The lining involved in the stitched leather was a lot heavier than that on the back.

How to make a leather tassel #DIY #Tutorial #Upcycle

I am going to save the multi-colored stitched leather for another project – maybe an iPad case?

How to make a #DIY leather tassel #tutorial #upcycle

I took the regular brown leather and cut it into 4×11″ panels. With a heavier leather (which would actually look better), you might trim this down to 10″ long.

How to make a #DIY leather tassel #tutorial #upcycle

Once I had the right size panel, I used my rotary cutter to create a fringe. I sliced off one of the strips to use as the tab for the lobster clasp.

how to make a leather tassel #DIY #tutorial #upcycle

Once the fringe is cut, I glued the small piece of leather onto the lobster clasp. Once the tab was dry, I started to wrap the leather fringe around the tab.

I wrapped slowly, making sure that the glue was sticking and the fringe was secure.

Once the entire fringe was wrapped, I cut a very thin strip of leather and wrapped it around the fringe. Finally I added the brad for detail.

How to make a leather tassel #DIY #upcycle

I really love the tassel, but now I have decided that I would REALLY love it if it was in a nice soft gold leather…Sigh. I guess I will have to find a panel!

Chalkboard Serving Tray Tutorial

I am so excited about this season – from our initial try outs, through week one and on to week three, the projects have been out of this world AMAZING. Seriously. There isn’t one project turned in that I wouldn’t be proud to feature!

In the Kitchen Challenge

The voting for our “In the Kitchen” challenge was supremely close last week. I don’t know that it’s ever been this tight. In the end, you decided that we would see Crystal’s chalkboard serving tray tutorial.

Crystal QuoteChalkboard Serving Tray Tutorial

There were some really great kitchen projects so I was excited to find out I had won, and I am really excited that I get to share my serving tray tutorial with you!

Chalkboard Serving Tray Tutorial

This tray is so cute for breakfast in bed or for entertaining.  It also looks great hung on the wall as a message board when you aren’t using it as a tray.

Chalkboard Serving Tray Tutorial

To make the tray you need an old cabinet door, I got mine at a shop that sells used building supplies.  You can also find them sometimes at yard sales or thrift stores, or if you or anyone you know is redoing their kitchen, snag one!  Or if you can’t find one anywhere, you can buy new sample doors at the hardware store.

You will also need two cabinet door pulls for the handles and a drill to put them on, chalkboard paint for the center, and paint for the outside.  I used two shades of green on mine for a distressed look.  The bottom coat is a dark green (Wild Rice by Behr) and the top is a light green (lemongrass by Martha Stewart)

Chalkboard Serving Tray

Tape off the center panel of the door and paint the outside of the door with the dark green.  After that coat dries, paint a couple coats of the light green.  I found it worked best to paint with my tray on top of a box, that way I could easily paint the top and all the sides.  Once the paint dried, I flipped my tray over and painted the back with the light green.

Chalkboard Serving Tray Tutorial

Once the paint is dry, distress it by sanding it some.  Focus more on the edges and corners where it would naturally distress more.

Chalkboard Serving Tray Tutorial

Find the center of the short side of the cabinet and mark where to drill the holes for your handles.  Drill the holes and screw your handles in place.

Chalkboard Serving Tray Tutorial

The last step is to paint the chalkboard paint on the center panel following the directions on your paint can, mine said to prime then paint.  I used a small brush to get into the corners and a foam brush for the rest.

Chalkboard Serving Tray Tutorial

Once the paint dries your tray is ready to use!

Chalkboard Serving Tray TutorialThanks for voting for me! I hope I get to hang around for a while this season and maybe even share some more tutorials!

*If you have a serving tray, you’ll definitely need something to serve. Be sure to head over to Stitched by Crystal and pin some of her AWESOME treat recipes!

Stitched by Crystal RecipesPeanut Butter Cup Cookies | Orange Coconut Truffles | Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

DIY Number Artwork

I can hardly believe that Season 16 is over and we’ve launched Season 17…When you have something like SYTYC to mark the time, it seems to go by sooo much faster!

In any event, we’re wrapping things up with a few tutorials and some crafter interviews this week. I know you’ve been waiting for today’s post – Hayley’s winning DIY number artwork tutorial.

Haley Welcome to the Mouse House

Take it away Hayley…

DIY Number Artwork

First of all, thank you SO much to everyone who voted this past season… I competed with some seriously awesome ladies and I am  excited that I made some new friends during the process!

I am here to explain how I created the wooden artwork for my son’s bedroom makeover. He wanted a “number themed” bedroom, but I also wanted to make sure it was sophisticated.  At the last minute, I came up with an idea to display a variety of numbers above his bed!

I love that you can see it right when you walk in.

Here’s how you make it…


  • lots of furring strips (can be found at any hardware store)
  • sheet of plywood cut to the size you want
  • liquid nails
  • wood stain
  • rag
  • saw
  • sandpaper
  • nails
  • heavy duty screws
  • various sizes of numbers (I purchased some of them at the hardware store and some of them at the craft store)
  • spray paint for numbers

Start off by cutting the plywood to the finished size you want your artwork to be. This will be the back of the artwork.

Cut the furring strips into various lengths. I cut them into various lengths for interest – some were about 12 inches, some 6 inches, and a few were odd sizes like 4 inches, 8 inches, etc.

Working in sections, apply a good amount of Liquid Nails to your plywood.
Stick down the furring strips. As you can see in my photo below, I staggered them… simply for visual interest.  I liked the look of the random placement. I also staggered and had the ends overlap the plywood.

Once the furring strips are laid out, nail or staple gun the pieces to the plywood back. Make sure the  nails/staples are long enough to secure them, but not too long or it will poke through the back.

Give the surface a good sanding to get rid of any majorly rough areas. Wipe clean with a rag.

Now, grab the stain and cover the entire piece, including the sides.

Once your entire piece is covered in stain, go back and wipe with a rag to remove some of the stain.

Now, lay out the numbers in whatever fashion you want and attach them with screws.

For some further visual interest, I placed a reflective “8” onto a small canvas. You can do whatever you want!

Screw to the wall, making sure you either anchor it or drill right into the studs. This thing is heavy and we don’t need any accidents!  We used deck screws and anchors.

Visit Welcome to the Mouse House…

It has been such a pleasure to get to know Hayley. She’s so incredibly talented! I thought I’d share of the few projects I have found and enjoyed over on her site as I’ve gotten to know her this past season.

Projects by Welcome to the Mouse HouseDIY Kitchen Lampshade | The Busy Blanket | United Colors of Love | Dish Towel DIY | Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Memo and Organization Station {Tutorial}

I know I mentioned it yesterday, but I was so excited to see all of the AMAZING projects that were shared in last week’s audition round. I can’t wait to get to know our 10 finalists a little bit better during the coming season.

Today you’ll get to know a little more about Justynn, from Creative Life Antics, who is sharing her HUGE memo and organization station tutorial. This project took second place in our Season 17 auditions. It’s pretty killer (yes, I did grow up in the 80’s).

Justynn Creative Life Antics

Memo & Organization Station

Wow guys, I was really thrilled to find out that not only had I made it past auditions, but that my tutorial for my project would be featured here on SYTYC!! What an honor! Before I get too far into it, hello– my name is Justynn and I blog at Creative Life Antics!

To be completely honest, I had started working on a completely different project for my audition piece before I found out that there was a theme. Like I mentioned during the auditions when I was told the theme was “back to school,” I might have had a slight panic moment (or two). I don’t have kids (in my 20s) or really know anyone that has kids that are school age. Luckily, after a few days of freaking out, I figured that I could make something for a college student (that’s still back to school in my book!) I planned in my head to make this sweet, huge organizer– which was my first mistake, don’t plan in your head, write stuff down.

Memo and organizational board


  •  (4) 1X4 8ft boards
  • (3) 1×3 8ft boards
  • (1) 2’x4′ pegboard piece
  • (1) box of really long screws I think mine were over 2.5in
  • I used my new Kreg Jig
  • Chalkboard paint (already had)
  • White Spray Paint (already had)
  • Magnetic Calendar that I never used
  • (1) Pack of 10″x10″ cork board squares
  • glue
  • short wide headed screws
  • green craft paint
  • Wood stain

And, lots of patience….

stuff to make magnets/ chalk/ pins… misc knick-knacks…

Memo and Organization Board via Creative Life AnticsAfter getting all the supplies home the first step was to make the frame. I cut the 1x4s down to size and angled the ends at 45 degrees. After the cuts were made I laid all the pieces out to make sure they fit well (they didn’t, I’m apparently not a math major). Once they finally fit well I used a small drill bit to drill pilot holes for my screws. Using long skinny 2.5″ screws I screwed the frame together.

Memo and Organization Board via Creative Life Antics

Once the frame was put together I needed to inset the braces. I remeasured and cut the 1x3s does to to the right sizes for each section. Since I had a set width for the calendar and knew that was the only section that HAD to be a certain size, it gave me a lot of play and leeway for the remainder of the sections. I used a kreg jig to drill pilot holes so the screws would be sunken in and not noticeable from the front. I now love the new tool and try to find every single use for it in all my future projects.

Memo and Organization Board via Creative Life Antics

Memo and Organization Board via Creative Life Antics

After the whole frame was complete I decided to stain it. I laid it out int he driveway to dry for a few hours and started to work on the panels & pegboard. The pegboard was cut to size, spray painted white and attached to the left side of the board. The first panel I made was the backing for the cork board. I used some pieces of masonite from a past project to make the panels. One of the other panels received four thin coats of chalkboard paint.

Memo and Organizational Board via Creative Life Antics

To add the cork I used 10″ square cork tiles (much more cost effective than buying a roll!). After adding the cork, I realized that it need something more to be school themed. I taped off the Michigan State “S” and a thin box outline.

Memo Board Image 6

Memo and Organizational Board via Creative Life Antics

Next I installed the magnetic calendar. It was one I had bought off Amazon a few years ago, never used and I just took it out of the frame it came it and repurposed for this project. Finally after the chalk paint was dry I installed the lower chalkboard panel. After a few days I “primed” the chalkboard by rubbing a piece all over and erasing off.

Memo and Organizational Board via Creative Life Antics

I used some letters found at my local craft store and magnets to make MSU magnets. I added pegs to the pegboard and wrapped some wire around small mason jars to make holders for pins, pens and chalk.

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Memo and Organizational Board via Creative Life Antics

I’m really happy with how this board turned out. There was definitely a moment where I was ready to scrap the whole thing and come up with something new. Luckily though I had my boyfriend helping me (so I could get action shots) and was able to push through the whole project in two days. I actually just talked about it this past weekend with my sister who informed me that her roommates had all seen it during the auditions and were really excited to have it this year.

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Thank you all so much for voting and I hope to be back here more with tutorials during Season 17!

Join me in congratulating Justynn for her first “win” of the season. I am looking forward to seeing more from her and hope you are too. In the meantime, I hope you will hop over to her site and check out a few of these fun projects…

Creative Life Antics


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