Scrabble + Honeymoon + Flowers...= ?

So what happens on a lazy Saturday afternoon with my creative juices dying for a new challenge? Let's see...


Project #1


I wanted to save a few things from our honeymoon to frame and cherish in the days to come. I found a black frame in our back bedroom. Gathered up a couple of old board games of Scrabble that I bought for $1 at a yard sale (I LOOOOVE Scrabble), a dictionary, and some memorabilia. Armed with my glue gun I got to work...



I took a page from the dictionary and cut it to the size of the frame for the background. I chose my letters from the Scrabble game...

Hot glued Paris to the top of the frame...

Then I added coins that we had saved from the honeymoon. I also wanted to add a couple of metro tickets to the collage as well. I wanted a "3D" effect if you will, so I hot glued coins behind the tickets, so they would "jump off" the page. I was pretty happy with the final product!


This would also make a fun idea to make gifts for friends & family. You could easily spell out their names, and add items of their interest!


I was still burning with lots of energy! So I decided to finish up a project that I had been wanting to finish for a long time. :D

Project #2


I found this urn at thrift store for a couple of bucks. I thought with a little spray paint, it could be a cute little base for a flower arrangement. I found some great chocolate colored spray paint to accomplish my goal.

Hobby Lobby was having a great 50% off sale for their flowers, so I stocked up on a few that I wanted to make an arrangement with. I was going for a look that was festive enough for the holidays, but could be used throughout the winter!


So I was excited to finally have a centerpiece for our dining table!



...and that is how I spend my afternoons with DIY energy running through my veins. If only that would happen more often! :) Check out more fun DIY stuff at A Soft Place To Land and Today's Creative Blog...see link below!

What kind of projects do yall enjoy working on?



37 comments:

  1. Both of these are super cute. I especially love the scrabble tile frame!

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  2. Great DIY !! I will try the frame too when I'm free.Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. You are so creative! I love Scrabble, too, and when I think how many old sets I've tossed away...

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  4. These diys are fabulous!! I especially love the scrabble pieces...

    xx

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  5. Oh wow! I love BOTH projects!!! Very pretty! Glue guns are so awesome.

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  6. Both projects are great! Your very crafty. I love the collage! That will be such a sweet thing to adorn your home with and bring a smile to your face whenever you look at it.

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  7. I love the frame!! So cute and clever!!

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  8. Those are awesome! You are so creative!

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  9. You're so creative! I love both ideas!

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  10. Look at you go girl!!!!! Turned out AWESOME!!!!! :)

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  11. Adorable -- LOVE the picture frame idea!

    My projects are still all in my head...LOL

    I'm working on designing some cross-body sling purses and I create jewelry pieces in my "spare" time.

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  12. Great work!!!! Love both projects!!! You are a busy mama! I have a question for you!! How do you get your name to post on your photo images? I need to do this and don't know how!
    Thanks Mama Holil

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  13. I love the picture/Scrabble idea! It looks great!

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  14. I really like what you did with your scrabble game and honeymoon souvenirs. Very creative! And your centerpiece is lovely too.

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  15. WOW! That urn and floral arrangement looks amazing! You are talented!

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  16. Very creative! The use of Scrabble letters in the memory frame is inspired!

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  17. You are such a creative, and talented young lady :) I love your ideas-wish you lived closer to me :) Awesome ideas!!!!

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  18. You did such a great job. Love the picture especially! XO!

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  19. Well, look at you!! Mrs. crafty pants! Way to go! I wish I would think up stuff like that sometimes, lol.

    I decorated a wreath today, does that count? :)

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  20. Hi! Stopping by to let you know I have an award for you. Come by to pick it up!
    Sarah
    www.thestrollerballet.com

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  21. I love both of your projects! Looks like you had fun! The floral arrangement you picked is fabulous!

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  22. Okay, that paris frame is the cutest thing I have seen in a longtime... and I've seen a lot of cute! I mean it. I am going to copy you on this.. :)

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  23. I love them both!!!! You are very creative! I am a huge scrabble fan!

    http://housequeen.blogspot.com

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  24. Those are super cute! I'm inspired to be crafty...maybe after the semester is over though. I'm totally copying your dictionary page/scrabble frame idea ;)

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  25. i was going to comment about your frame (which is adorable) but i have to ask instead- is your blog playing "dawn" from pride and prejudice? this is the music i had as my wedding processional! i'm in love all over again :)

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  26. Love the frame! What a sweet honeymoon keepsake!

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  27. Cute! I just got back from Paris and I'm so ready to go back!!!

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  28. Like your honeymoon plaque, how cute! Your flower arrangement looks great too. Can't imagine spending my time on crafts though. I'm more let's reorganize a closet or write a blog post and take some pictures to go along with it or go out and enjoy the outdoors--walking at the park, playing tennis, throwing a ball around, or go to the zoo. Also enjoy playing with my cats!

    Visiting from SITS.

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  29. I am SO in love with the picture frame creation! That is beyond brilliant! I love finding unique ways to use frames!

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