Monday, June 29, 2015

Crocheted Unicorn for Ryker


New little grandbaby, Ryker, will be here very soon. Christina has his room all ready and finished for him. To say the room is adorable is definitely an understatement! I had one more little thing for her to add.



A crocheted unicorn. He's so darn cute!



I found this free pattern on Pinterest and went to work on him. By the way, One Dog Woof has so many cute crochet patterns, you should really check out her blog.



I switched the colors out to match Ryker's room. I think I had the most fun with the curly cue tails. So fun and fast to do.



I hope you all have a magical unicorn Monday!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Mini Baseball Bat Flag


A friend of mine sent me a picture of a flag made out of baseball bats and I thought that was such a great idea.



I didn't want it quite so big, so I made mine out of mini baseball bats that I found at Hobby Lobby.



I bought 13 bats and spray painted them with chalk paint. Did you know that comes in spray paint now? I didn't, but when I found it, I wanted to see how it did. I love it!

I found the easiest way to keep the straight lines was to wrap painters tape around where the dividing line should be and then taped saran wrap with painters tape to keep any over spray from getting on the other section. It worked great.



I used wood shims for the back with wood glue to hold everything together.



I went the easy route and used stickers for the stars.



What a perfect pair for my fireplace mantel!
(You can check out the Shadow Box Flag here.)

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's a Party! #216


Welcome to the party!




Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday. I started a board on Pinterest where I pin all of the fabulous features. You can follow along Here.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!


Hits of the Party!


Here are your top 5 hits from last week's It's a Party.
I'll meet you back here later this afternoon to get this week's party started.
Have a fun day!


Tabletop Golf Garden




DIY Chalkboard Easel




Sailboat Pillow




Easy Roasted Vegetables




Patriotic Pallets



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Shadow Box Flag


I actually wanted to make this using baseballs, but knew that it would be way too big for what I wanted.



So I used round dowel caps instead.



Yes, that's a little different than the finished version which proves that it's a really good idea to measure twice and hot glue once.

I painted all the caps red, white, and blue and then hot glued them to the back of the frame. I thought there was enough room around the edges so that it would just lay back down. Wrong. I pulled all the caps off, rearranged them, and glued them back down again.



It ended up with a different look, but I'm thinking I like it better.






I'm getting ready to start on another flag made out of mini baseball bats.
Wish me luck.

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