Saturday, November 20, 2010

Getting My Craft On

I am sooo making a Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath!

It will be perfect on my front door right after the Christmas wreath comes down... but my Christmas wreath won't make it's debut until after Thanksgiving this year.  (Thanksgiving, I'm committed to you this year!  No skipping over you, PROMISE!)  And I love the $1 pricetag!  This should make up for the $40 in supplies I spent on my shameless copycat of Meredith's copy (did you ever finish it, Hon?) of Tatertots and Jello's Modern Fall Wreath that was a take off of  Amy Butler's door in Mary Englbreigt Home Companion Christmas Magazine!  (And isn't it so funny how we all learn from each other, but put our own fingerprints on what we do?  I love it!)  But it turned out oh-so-cute, at least I think so!

I'm also making some decorative clipboards.  I've started one for each member of the family to hold our routines and the kids' chore charts.  I chose legal sized clipboards so that some of the decoration could hang down below the papers.  We were pretty well on track with our routines at the beginning of the school year, but having them posted in the kids' rooms made it harder to enforce.  So, the new clipboards will find a home in the laundry room near the kitchen and hopefully will add some new life to structure and routine at our house!

I'll show you their routines and chore charts.  I plan on laminating them and use Vis-a-Vis markers to check them off each week, so we can be just a little greener!

Guess I'd better finish up those two projects before I start working on the other ones floating around in my head.  Oh, that reminds me!  Maybe Justus' "10 Things I Love About You" album arrived in the mail.


  1. love crafts!!!! I actually make those clipboards and sell them! I love love making them! They are a huge hit at Brandon's school and my moms work. They are great gifts too! I think I have some pictures of mine on facebook. Have fun crafting!

  2. Oooh, I'll have to check those out, Kellianne. I got mine halfway done... but I was in JoAnne's yesterday and spotted a Rockstar stack of scrapbook paper. I couldn't help it, the original paper is getting ditched! Everyone in the family is going to LOVE the Rockstar papers. Fortunately, I had my iPhone and found a JoAnne's coupon on my Coupon App, so it wasn't as painful as it could have been for the massive stack. Are you enjoying your break?

  3. i lovvve them. super cute :) i got a chore clipboard as a gift from a client last year. i wont be using it for a few years...but cant WAIITTTT to start the little girlies doing some CHORES up in here!

    ps- your wreath looks super cute ANNND i am DYINGGG to make one of the wintery ones. i always see them in mags and they're beauuutiful :) good luck.

  4. I love the chore charts! So cute and organized. The wreath looks great too! :)


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