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I have discovered it is really hard to be Queen in a household with 3 princesses! Somebody is always borrowing my tiara! Well in between hunting my stuff down I am the proclaimed Queen in the Land of fluff (where my husband swears one day that he will die from glitter lung (you get the picture!) Besides that I am a dieting, exercising, crafting, biblestudying kind of girl.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Random Projects-modge podged coasters, and canister make over

Well "project Amy" is back! At least that is what my hubby has proclaimed, and since everybody is scared I might start painting them, maybe it is true. Well here are some pictures of some random small projects that I have done the last few days. Some are better than others, but all were fun to work on!

Well the first project I thought I would work on was creating some Zebra printed coaster to match my daughters new room. I can not remember if it was Lowe's or Home depot who advertise buying cork board coasters and modge podging fabric onto the coasters. Well when I was at Michael's the other day I asked if they had cork board coaster and was told "no" but I could buy a roll of thin cork board and cut it into circles. I thought that was a pretty good idea - that is until the tight wad in me saw that it was approx $9.00 for a roll of cork board. However on my way out of Michael's I passed their cute little (addictive) $ section and I spotted the above Rooster coasters. Cute, but not quite the look I needed, but I thought I bet I can modge podge on that! So you guess it, I bought a package and home I went to modge podge Zebra print scrapbook paper onto the coasters. One coat on the coaster, then apply paper directly onto coaster, then seal coaster with another coat of modge podge. Then for good measure I sprayed with a coat of varnish. Here is how they turned out:

Well that is all the Zebra crafts I have for now. My second project I decided to do, was when I was at Walmart in their craft section their rub on decals caught my eye. I simply love Fleur De Li's! What do you know they had some! So I grabbed them up not knowing for sure what I was going to do with them. I came home and was putting my groceries up and my eyes spied my boring, plain canisters. Yeah~ I felt like Fancy Nancy (Fancy Nancy is a character from a children's book series, who fancies everything up, she does not like plain!) So I came home, and spray painted the silver lids black. Then went to town rubbing on those decals.
Here is a picture of my finished canister set on my kitchen counters:

I love working on small projects around a house that personalizes the space to where it reflects the occupants personality!!! Thanks for letting me share my projects!


  1. You love working on small projects and I love seeing what you did. The cannisters and the coasters turned out beautifully. You made it look easy enough that I might try it. Happy Monday to you!

  2. I love all the stuff you've been doing! I'm teaching myself to embroider and reacquainting myself with my sewing machine. I hope to have some fun projects done soon, too.

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I love the canisters! I even have some of those decals. I'm getting to work :)

  4. Great work with both of these! I have an unopened pot of Mod Podge on my desk and really should get over my fears...

  5. New to your blog :) I love that pic in your header :) Love it with your blog title! That last canister is a fab idea!

  6. Thank You!!! I went to Wal greens today and the rulers went off sale but I got the cutest shoes for 75%off many shoes...sweet thank again!

  7. Lovin' all this!!
    Did you tell your Hubby how much $$ he is saving you? LOL

    I'm off now to look at some back posts of yours I have missed.

  8. Your canisters look great! What a nice way to dress them up! The coasters came out so cute!


  9. LOVE those coasters. How very cute. Love your zebra stuff. I also love the comment about telling hubby how much you saved :D Classic. .



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