Thursday, July 25, 2013

Plastic Drink Container - Bird Feeder

My hubby is an avid tea drinker. There is never a time in our house that we don't have at least 3-4 of the little plastic drink containers lying around. I've already used several for marker storage and I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out what more I can do with them. They are decently sturdy and a good size, so I figure I might as well upcycle them.

Finally, I thought of something else I can do with them. (It only took 6 months). :D


Plastic drink container
Long pop stick
Knife (I used a box cutter)
Decorating supplies

1. Cutting out the holes for the stick. I used my giant Crop-a-Dile to punch the first hole in the lid. The bottom was trickier because the Crop-a-Dile wouldn't reach. I just used a box cutter and made a little "x". This way the stick fit pretty tightly too. Next I cut the big rectangle. (It was a hack job for sure.) I'm sure there are better ways to cut it but I was in a hurry and all I had was my box cutter. 

2. Then I decided to jazz it up a bit with some Sharpies. I just drew some vines and leaves to get an idea of what I could do with it. You could do all kinds of things here. Draw a little diner, use the themed Duck tape, paint, etc. I like the Duck tape idea because you could hide any imperfections. Such as a hack job. :)

3. I used some wire I had in my scrapbooking supplies and wrapped it around the ends of the stick to make a hanger.

That's it. Super easy and full of possibilities. I have plenty more containers to work with. I might do this as a craft with the kiddos too. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Super Easy!

I have seen so many cute ideas on Pinterest for making capes. I finally got a little spark of creativity and decided to try one. I didn't use a pattern, I just sort of eye-balled it. :D

I took about half a yard of fabric and hemmed it on the bottom and sides. I rounded the top and sewed it to finish it out. I used a round container to make the white circle and then sewed it onto the cape. The "J" is freehand and sewn on to the circle.

The ties are not very neat, but since this is for an 18 month old, I'm not too bothered by it. :) I just took two long strips of fabric and sewed them to the top of the cape. I spaced them by using my DS as reference.

I think it turned out pretty cute. I need to make two more now so the boys don't fight over one little cape. :) Considering how easy it was that shouldn't be a problem. Unless you are me. Captain Procrastination. :D

Super Soaker Party

All the kids had a blast at the Super Soaker party. The weather has been a little "iffy", but it turned out to be a great day. Check out the House Party web site for information on how you can host your own free party!