Wednesday, October 26, 2011

the guest room and play room tour.

In this house we actually have a guest room, instead of a guest nook. There aren't any book pages covering the walls {yet anyway}, instead I decided to keep it simple.
These pillows are actually red but they are reading a pink color for some reason.

I found the antique English ship mirror while shopping in Savannah during my sister's bachelorette party. And through the mirror you can see what's on the other side of the room...

The play room. The boys personalized chalkboards are up for the to draw. I also added an art work display area by stringing up some twine and using clothes pins to attach new art too.

This little table used to be mine when I was growing up. It's also been a changing table when our oldest was born.

Some globes, books, and little treasures complete the top.

The painted bird houses were an art project I did with the big boys when we were up in Vermont this summer. They loved painting them, they almost turned out looking like they were tie-dyed.

Some of hubby's toys from when he was little are scattered around as well.

I love the chippy-ness of this old Makala game {is that what it's called?}.



There's another wall I didn't share but only because my computer won't read my camera's memory card at the moment. So once I'm able to get the pictures on the computer I'll share that fun wall and idea, hopefully sometime this week!

~Meg

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Monday, October 24, 2011

how to heat seal ribbon ends so they won't fray.

With the holidays practically here already I thought I'd share with you how to create a heat seal on ribbon ends so they won't fray after cutting them. Ribbons are used pretty often for Holiday crafts and wrapping presents, but when they begin to fray they aren't so pretty and can completely ruin the look you're going for. I used this technique for my owls...

What you'll need:

a candle or lighter {I use a candle if it's for multiple ribbons if not then a lighter will work}

ribbons cut to the size you need

Light your candle and pick up your ribbon. Carefully hold the ribbon just above the flame. Depending on what kindof ribbon it is some take longer than others. You may even want to pass it over the flame a couple of times until you notice the ribbon end begin to melt. Be careful not to leave it over the flame too long or it will melt too much and curl up.

If done correctly your ribbon ends should look like these on the right. The green ones melted too fast and began to curl a little. If yours melt too quickly you can also snip the ends off and begin again. The ends should look just the same but when you feel them you should feel it hardened a little, that's the cooled melted material {does that make sense?}.


Please use extreme caution when doing this! I did mine next to the sink just in case one were to catch on fire. It's pretty easy and fast when you get the hang of it. And now you're holiday crafts can have an even more finished look, without the worry of your ribbon fraying to shreds!


My owls are now perfect for babies and young toddlers to play with, without worrying about the ribbon fraying and falling apart in their mouths.

~Meg

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