Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tile layout

I bought these terra cotta yiles from Mexico at a garage sale 3 years ago; don't ask me why(not exactly country) except when you have a 12 room fixerupper, you look for quality pieces at bargain prices. I had just enough to cover the hearth so I better not break any...
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Notes are important!

You know how you are sure you can remember brilliant thoughts for later reference...HA! Yesterday I spent an hour playing with tiles designing the hearth. Because they are handmade, they needed to be placed in a certain order. It was absolutely beautiful. I admired the pattern, took them off my practice board and moved them upstairs to the base.
Needless to say, it took another hour for me to rearrange the forgotten pattern...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Going green with my Pazzles

Today I took a much needed rest from the bedroom (remodeling, that is) and spent half the designing and creating these little boxes out of recycled cans and jar lids. The Pazzles made the cutting a breeze because all I had to do was input the diameter of the circles to size them perfectly.
Of course you can do it the old fashioned way with scissors too...

Just make sure the lids and cans are the same can mix and match. The card stock insert holds the two together.

2 lids or cans of the same diameter
2 inside circles of card stock glue inside after installing insert
2 outside circles any paper or material for top and bottom
for the card stock insert (I lined mine with matching paper)...Measure the circumference and add 1/2 inch overlap.. and height of the 2 cans together.glue to bottom can inside.
Embellish the top with whatever and hide a gift inside!

Sunday, July 26, 2009