Saturday, April 10, 2010

What Happens at the Cabin...

Stays at the Cabin!

My mom brings a few of her good friends to my parent's cabin for a week every summer. I've never gone, so I don't know what happens, but they always like to say "What Happens at the Cabin, Stays at the Cabin" when they get home. (They're all middle school teachers, I don't think they do anything very incriminating haha). Mom has always wanted a sign with this phrase to hang in the cabin, but none of us were willing to spend money on one (can you tell I come from a frugal family?) So, for her birthday this year, I made her one!
I found this board in our basement (leftover from the previous owner).

I painted it a beige-y color. I did everything by hand, including the wavy boarder and the letters. (I am not lucky enough to have a cutting machine...yet! My Silhouette is in the mail..sooooo excited, thank you Hubby!) Anywho, I had to paint by hand and I think it turned out pretty nice if I do say so myself!

I found these little metal dealy-bobs at a craftstore in Northern Wisconsin (where the cabin is located). They were perfect and really added to the sign. I love how it turned out!
My parents are heading up there this weekend to get everything open for the summer, I'll have to get a picture of it in it's new home.

I linked up to:
Sumo's Sweet Stuff's Market Yourself Monday

Plastic Bag Topiary

I wanted to make a topiary, but couldn't bring myself to spend $5 on a foam ball. So, I came up with my own ball. I shoved a bunch of plastic bags into another one and formed a circle shape.

(I like how it says reuse on the side lol).

I put masking tape all around to shape it a little more and give me something to glue to.

I glued moss around it, used a green colored pencil for the stem, and stuffed a thriftstore found planter with newspaper and glued moss to the top. A couple plastic eggs went on top for easter, but I can change out what sits on top so it can be out year round.

So, for pretty much free except for the moss, I have a beautiful topiary!