Download the PDF below, print onto copy paper or card stock and use scissors or a 2″ circle punch to cut out circles. Apply glue to the back of the circles and press two together with a toothpick or popsicle stick in between. Use to decorate cupcakes or other treats or favors for your next party or event!
Archives for May 2014
Try this simple project to create one-of-a-kind wall hooks. Perfect for hanging your keys, jewelry, etc.
- Wall Hook/s (mine were from a sale at Hobby Hobby for 60 cents) //
- Modpodge //
- Scrapbook Paper or wrapping paper //
- Paint Brush //
- Glue stick //
Hasn’t shipping pallet furniture just been all the rage on the internet the last couple of years? And it’s easy to see why! The raw wood can easily create so many different styles and is pretty easy to come by for free, which is how I got the pallets for the couch I made!
For this couch I probably spent around $180, not bad for a huge chunk of furniture! Of course I spent more on pillows to fill her up but you may decide that step isn’t necessary for you.
I will admit up front that I wish I had more pictures of the process. I made this couch about a year ago and in that time + a move in which I couldn’t take the couch with me :( I just don’t have as many as I wish I did. But I’ll try to be concise in the steps and of course, if there’s any confusion or questions please leave a comment or shoot me an email, I’d love to offer additional help!
- Shipping pallets //
- Foam //
- Fabric //
- Saw //
- L-brackets //
- Screws //
- Wood stain //
It’s hard to give exact numbers on the supplies because it will all depend on the size of couch you are looking to create. My living room at the time was a long rectangular shape so I left the base of my couch as full sized shipping pallets (42″ x 42″ x 5″) in order to fill up some of that extra, awkward space.
First thing to do is to come by some shipping pallets. I got mine from the bank I worked at, they got them often in shipments and were just going to throw them all away. There are very few businesses that don’t get shipping pallets so I would just call around and find out who’d be happy to have to take them off their hands. For my couch, I used 8 pallets.
I decided to stain my pallets rather than paint them or leave them raw. I wanted the uniqueness of each pallet to show some while also making them look somewhat uniform. I used approximately 3 quarts of English Chestnut Minwax stain. Each quart at Home Depot was about $8.
I really think I’m just in love with these berry boxes! Who couldn’t be really? And using them to house a gift is just delightful!
Stuff boxes with tissue paper and fill with any trinkets/gifts you’d like!
These boxes feature handmade chocolate sugar scrub, a burt’s bees chapstick, two ferrero rocher chocolates and a scroll from World Market to write a little note on. I used a cute cupcake liner on the jars.
Provide them for guests to grab as a party favor or give as gifts for any occasion!