Friday, 11 November 2016

Wet weather make overs..

Hello all.
Well the weather hasn't been that great here this week..and as we can't get outside to do what we like we have been making things over again.
First off i have collected a lot of maps and charts ,maybe its the home schooler in me but i can't pass up a map or chart as i always think it will come in handy.I needed somewhere to keep them safe and not rolling all over the place and getting crinkled.
Hubby found some empty paint tins and i have a Bingo moment.
 I washed out the tin .
 Removed the handles
 Found a spare map and cut it to size then went to town with the glue..
 And bingo..a lovely container for keeping them altogther.



I think to be honest i may have to make another one in a bigger size..but it was free to do and the girls loved helping to cut it and glue it.


 We also spent a little while cutting out squares so we could re do our old blocks..the girls did them and i think they look adorable.

As the Christmas season is fast approaching i have decided to make a wreath..i had already bought  ring and had some netting that i bought for 99p a roll..
I have seen some beautiful wreaths and to be honest i am not that artistic but thought i would give it a go.
I did one and it was supposed to be all fluffy and look like a candy cane..i wasn't keen on it..i thought it looked a mess and a spectacular mess..the girls loved it however.

See what i mean..so i undid it and then had a total brain wave..i had some clear beads and coloured pins..so why not make it a Polka Dot wreath..the girls reckon it twinkles in the light and my son thought i had put Fairy Lights on it..



So what do you think..did i do right by scrapping the first one..don't worry i still have the fabric and will use it somewhere else.
The most important thing is we enjoyed making it and it was for just £3.33..
sara

8 comments:

  1. Hallo Sara, I used to collect maps too which filled a small drawer. On a decluttering purge I got rid of a lot to the charity shop. There were maps of other countries ie Malta, Gibraltar areas of Spain, America etc also maps of different areas of England. I would love to have done something useful with them, but couldn't think of anything. I still have a few left which I won't get rid of mainly useful ones of the south-west and Bristol, also a very detailed map of Texas, USA and Hawaii. Maybe a brain storm will hit me one day.
    I prefer the second wreathe, the first one looks a bit fussy for me. Anything goes with wreathes I think. It's all in the eye of the beholder.

    Joan (Wales)

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    1. Hi Joan..o i love maps and have a few..i want a detailed one of Europe and also Australia and New Zealand..thanks we prefer the second wreath as well
      sara

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  2. Great makes, the cubes look brilliant. I like both wreaths, using the pins is a very good idea.

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    1. Thank you..i am going to have a go at making Nursery Rhyme cubes
      sara

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  3. I like all the projects, although the wreath is my favourite :-) Awesome job!

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    1. Thank you.It was a team effort..
      sara

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  4. We love maps too and have a collection. I have a few ideas I want to try. Recently saw some origami roses made out of maps. Far beyond my folding skills! Love the pot - may try that on a waste bin!

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    1. O that would be a good one to do..my folding skills are rubbish..but the will is there
      sara

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