Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Crafty Christmas Gifts

Are you on Pinterest?  Sky blue?  Do bears....?  A while back, I saw this:
A spice rack turned polish holder.
I saw this a few times before I finally pinned it.  What a cute and clever idea.  I had a spice rack.  And sadly, I just didn't use it anymore. So I got the idea to make the spice rack into a polish rack.  Well I had taken a before picture of my plain spice rack and sadly I can not find it.  So you will have to use your imagination....


I used Folk Art paint and painted two coats.  Then I added the stickers and covered the stickers with two coats of Mod Podge.  After that, I did two coats of High Gloss Finish Decopauge.  This really brought out the brilliance of the paint. 
The backing was done with foam board and scrapbook paper.  I simply glued the paper to the board then I glued the board to the rack.  However, on Christmas morning the backing came loose so I nailed the backing to the rack.  As you can see, kitty approves.  I made this for my girls since they are both big on doing their nails.  ALL. THE. TIME.  They love it.  Now I have to hang it up for use!

A few weeks ago, and I believe I blogged about this, Ryan asked if the meat I was serving, was ham.  I told him it was beef.  He asked, "Wouldn't it be funny if I had a shirt that said:  Where's the Beef?  I laughed so hard at that.  I just had to buy a white T-shirt and make him one for Christmas!!


He was so excited about this shirt that he wore it special for his best buddy yesterday....

And since Ryan got to see his best buddy...I got to see mine!


We all had a blast.

10 comments:

Nicole said...

Well if you have an extra spice rack, you can fix it up for me ;) Cute idea!

Emmy said...

It looks even better in person! You did such a great job. And it is going to be a Christmas present that is used. It was so great seeing you yesterday.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Fun idea to use a spice rack! Yours turned out great! And I love that you got him the shirt!

Cute buddy pictures too. :) Nice to have such a good friend.

Amy said...

I am a firm believer in home made christmas gifts. They are the best. It looks like you did a great job on yours~!

Cherie said...

That is fun to see something you like on Pinterest and to actually make it - Good job!

Cherie said...

That is fun to see something you like on Pinterest and to actually make it - Good job!

Cherie said...

Oops - Ha ha

becca said...

how cute is that rack and so happy you got to see your friend

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You really have turned your craftiness up a notch! Awesome!

MiMi said...

I LOVE THE RACK!! Okay, AND the shirt!!!