Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cute Home Decor

Because our house is not always spotlessly clean and tidy, I've always thought this little saying really cute:

Our house was clean yesterday, too bad you missed it.

So I finally made one for our house. :D
I started out with this board that I bought at the craft store, but didn't yet know what I wanted to do with it...just knew it was something I could do something with:
I painted it with a metallic mink craft paint and inked the edges with a dark gold ink pad.  I chose which papers to use, printed the saying on one of them, chalked the edges and decoupaged them onto the board:
A few months back I decoupaged some scrapbook paper designs to the back of some glass pebble, but ended up not using them, and they've been lying on my desk since then, so I thought it'd actually go well on here:
And then I bought the cutest little mini hats and decided to use one of 'em here - I attached a mini clothing peg to it, inked the one edge of the peg with dark brown ink pad for some colour, and hot glue'd the whole lot onto the board:
 And I added a cute twig heart too:
And my sis gave me some cute buttons for my b'day a while back - I finally found somewhere special to use them! :D  I just had to cut off the button holding thingies at the back (you know those half loops that you sew the buttons on with).  The one on the right is my favourite. :)
Now I just have to find somewhere to hang it up.  It think it turned out SO cute.  (of course I would though, I made it)  :P

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Monica said...

Cute, cute, cute... lovely embellies... love the scrap book paper glass pebble. The cats are sooo sweet and the hat is simply beeeautiful. Great door hanger and the sentiment made me grin.

Maybe you should become a specialist doing this kinda stuff. How is the shop going?



Monica said...

Forgot to mention how superb the heart looks. Eco friendly as well.



Merry said...

You have had so much fun with this. I do like the saying and should add that somewhere to my house. Those cats are so cute along the bottom. said...

Oh Monique, this sign is the story of my life. I can't keep the house clean for more than 12 hours it seems like! Too cute.

Scrappy Gifts said...

love that quote especially now that I have 2 kids....
Cute project too. Love that little hat you included. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy 2nd Saturdays in January.