So I've openly admitted to stealing ideas off the internet and making them myself to save a few bucks. Nothing wrong with that, eh? As long as I'm not trying to make a buck on them, I don't feel too bad. That's what the internet's there for, right? Ok, good, that was my disclaimer.
First up was a little project I saw on etsy that would have cost me about $29 to get delivered to my door from Canada. I thought the idea was not only adorable but so freaking simple to replicate. Plus, my mom used to sing this to me when I was little, so double-adorbs. I already owned the fabric and stamps, so for the cost of the embroidery hoop, some thread and a piece of white felt, I got this little number done for $2.40. Done and added to the nursery wall.
This next little gem would've ran me $32, also from an etsy seller. Don't mind my crap-tastic picture, it was impossible to get a decent shot. What we've got here folks, is a jar with a tree and some birds. And the hot glue is less visible in real life. With a few supplies from Michael's (the tree branch and set of birds), this ran me about $3. And although I think it didn't turn out as cute as the original, I'm just fine with it...only setting me back 15 minutes and $3, ya know? I really need to stop making these useless chotchkes! But the power of their cute-dar is too strong, I fall victim every time.
And finally, the actual paying job I had to finish up earlier this month. This was the centerpiece for my cousin's graduation party. And I'm happy to say I didn't steal this idea from anybody but the OG crafter, Martha. You would not believe what I used for these things though. In order to get the spray-painted branches to stand upright, I filled the ceramic planters up with spray caulk (from a can) then let it expand and dry. Cover the dried caulk with some sand and you've got yourself a sturdy little base. Do this 12 times and you've got yourself a nice little paycheck. Oh and bring your husband to help you set them up on a 95 degree morning. Definitely do that.
Got any good craft ideas you want me to steal? Need something copied on the cheap? I'm your girl.