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Welcome to our Blog! This is going to be so much fun! This blog is not limited to just one type of craft. While our favorite is scrapbooking (layouts and cards), we venture into altering items, painting, decopage art, and much much more. We're always up for trying something new and for making our mark on the world. Hope you enjoy our projects and are able to draw lots of inspiration and make your own mark!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Laundry Room Decor

After months of looking for something for my laundry room, I decided to put my craftiness to work and make my own. Below are the results and I have to say that I am wonderfully pleased with how they turned out.

The is just a plain glass clock from Dollar General. I simply took a sheet of scrapbook paper and tore it into little pieces. Then using Modge Podge, I adhered the pieces onto the back of the glass so the paper was visible. (OMG can I take a second to rant on about how I love and adore Modge Podge? It makes my crafty life complete.) Then let dry completely and remove any extra paper hanging over the edges. A light sanding with just a nail file and it was ready to hang. Start to finish this project took me about an hour to complete.

Next is a comical sign. Using a plain painters canvas, I used colors to coordinate with my clock and used a bristled brush to create the textured look. The vinyl quote I ordered offline for $5 and simply followed the simple instructions to adhere it to the canvas. The a little white paint pen to finish it off and there you go. Simple and fun with a funny twist.

This one is my favorite and was so much fun to make. I took a piece of scrap wood that my husband has laying around, sanded and painted a sky blue. To make the clouds I used cotton balls and white paint and dabbed away. There were little pieces of the cotton that stuck to the board, but it just adds to the effect. These pictures I found online and printed. Using my amazing powers of scrapbooking, I put them on some cardstock and inked the edges to show a nice red. Then hung them along the board with some simple twine and painted clothes pins. The line hangs free along the front of the board so it mimics a real clothes line. I can even watch it move slightly when a breeze blows through the window. 



  1. What cute projects! I especially like the clothesline art. You can even change the pictures out with the seasons! Thanks for sharing. I'm your first follower!!

  2. Kori I followed Karel here from FB....
    I LOVE the deco for your laundry room!!! I especially liked the saying, sounds like something I would say!! LOL!

    Since Karel beat me, I am your second follower!!! :)

  3. Well thank you ladies. :)

    I hadn't even thought of changing out the pictures with the seasons, but that is a great ideal Karel! Following along with that line of thinking, I just thought of another fantastic idea. For either a just married couple or a couple with a new little addition....think of how cute that would be with their wedding attire or baby's sprecial outfits hanging on the line. String up a line and play around with differnt things. I would love to see what you come up with.

    Gina - I had an interesting time finding that quote. I searched for days. I wanted something that wouldn't be too questionable as some of the more popular phrases are. I also didn't want something just a simple as "Laundry Room". I'm rather happy with what I was able to get. Its humorous without being too "out there". :)