Thursday, August 13, 2015

Drop Cloth Tassel Bed Skirt

I saw two bed skirts online.  I like both of them.  My first choice is the tassel one.  But I think, it looks best with white bedding. The white bedding with the color of the tassels is just so pretty.  I don't have white bedding.  And I really am not wanting to buy white bedding. 
And I like the rustic look of this simple DIY painters drop cloth bed skirt.  It is a neutral color and would go with any color or pattern bedding.
  I decided to try the painters drop cloth and make my own tassels and see what happens.
Home Depot for less than $20.00

 I cut the drop cloth straight down the middle.  That gave me two 15 ft pieces.  I started at the top of the box springs and hot glued it down.  Then I just folded over a little fabric, to make a ruffle and hot glued it to the box springs.  I have always hot glued my bed skirts to the box springs. No one will ever see it and it helps hold it in place.  I went all the way to the middle of the foot.  I have a cedar chest that is at the foot of my bed, so I just cut the cloth and glued it in a spot behind the chest.

I googled how to make the tassels.  Very, very quick and simple.  I then spaced and hot glued them several inches apart.  I did go back and remove the pink ones.  There were just too many colors.  I then slid the mattress over and did the other side, stopping in the middle.
  I like it and it cost less than $25.00 for a king size bed skirt.  Works for me.  :)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Broken Pot Fairy Garden

Being my crafty self, I am always looking for a new craft to conquer.  I can spend hours on Pinterest, looking for something easy and inexpensive. I see these really cute fairy gardens, made from broken Terra Cotta flower pots, succulents and little fairy figurines.  Here is the one that made me think, I want to try and copy.

Here is my stab at making one. 
I had one large pot that was already cracked

I broke it a little more.
I broke another pot to try and get some small pieces to use as steps.  It is hard to get the pieces to break to the exact size you need. And I hate breaking the pots and then only to realize I can't make this work, and it's all trash.  :(  Also, you can see, I have my ipad outside, so I can keep looking at the picture, I am trying to copy. 
Looking good.  But I am not sure what's going to stop the dirt from coming out from under the steps once it rains.  Maybe it will stay compact.  We shall see.

Ta-da.  Hmmm.  I like it.  I think I need more practice.  But, yeah, I will make another one.