Monday, January 24, 2011

"B" is for Bins (Part 2)

Kiss, Hug and Love
(Or a continuation from yesterday's post on bins.)

Simple Valentine's decorations.



Curious about the burlap mantel cover click here.



Here's how I made the bins:
The before:


And the after:


I painted one thick coat of Behr Off White satin finish:


Painted the words on using stencils, first red paint then brown.  Sanded with 120 grit, applied Minwax special walnut and sealed with clear satin poly.



For the 'flowers', I know they look nothing like any real flowers but they sure are pretty.

Here's how I made the flowers:
(Martha also has a good tutorial here.)

Stack 6 coffee filters
Flatten and start folding back and forth like a fan.


Add some wire in the middle to hold the folds.


Pull up each layer of filter towards the middle, alternating sides.


And you have a 'flower'.


In total I made 14 flowers, super fast and easy touch.



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16 comments:

  1. Those are ADORABLE! Featured you on my blog today .. Check it out!

    www.thepaintedcottageonline.blogspot.com

    -Lauren

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  2. Very cute. Where did you get the wood boxes? laura

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  3. ps I'm a new follower.. would love a return visit.. have a great week, laura

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  4. great use of Christmas clearance! i love that!

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  5. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-crafty-valentine-ideas/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  6. Hello! I found you through Making the World Cuter. Your bins are so great! I'm your newest follower!

    :)

    Kelly

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  7. That's great! If you have not been by yet, make sure you enter my linky contest! The best of January 2011 will be showered with prizes! I also have some great Valentines giveaways going on right now!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/01/strut-your-stuff-link-up-party.html

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  8. Great idea and great reuse of those boxes. You could also fill the top one with Hershey's kisses!

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  9. Too cute! You did a great job on those boxes!

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  10. These are too cute! I love that you kept the inside red too!

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  11. Those boxes are Super Cute!!

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  12. super cute - I agree with Beth - love them on the stairs, they are super cute on the table as well! Found you though the CSI link :)

    jenn (greendoordesigns.blogspot.com)

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  13. I love how fun and simple these bins are...adorable. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make the flowers too!

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  14. Love! Great idea, posted about it @ www.UglythenPretty.com

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  15. What a beautiful job!! I want to cast my vote for your project in the vday challenge over at Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss.

    Good luck!

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