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Princess Ottoman redo!

Here's the fabulous before!  I found this ottoman at the thriftstore for $5. It's very dated and worn. I immediately tore off the trim, the skirting... and it sat that way for a while. Okay, through our move. I wanted to redo it...cheaply! So I dug through my fabric to find something  sturdy enough for an ottoman. I found a bunch of houndstooth...left over from this and this ! But not quite enough.  But I had a remnant piece of bigger houndstooth  that was just enough more! I pieced the parts together to go around the chair with  just enough seam allowance. I traced the top circle of the ottoman on my fabric and cut it out. I cut it the same size as the top because I wanted it to fit snugly.  Then I sewed the tube around the circle.  Hemmed the bottom edge. It made a perfect slipcover. This could have been enough... But I wanted to secure it.  Just flipped it over and stapled that hemmed edge around the bottom

Super Sci-Fi Rocket Fueled Jet Pack--Full Tutorial Part 2

Super Sci-Fi Rocket Fueled Jet Pack--Full Tutorial Part 2       Do you love fueling the imagination of a child?  This jet pack craft is quick...like less than 30 minutes quick!  This jetpack craft is cheap...like save a bunch of garbage cheap!  Just add some paint, straps and felt for the perfect imagination play piece, a costume or outer space party! Plus, this is my number one post of all time.  For obvious reasons!  (Here's page one if you missed it)  Here's the step by step for creating your very own Rocket Jet Pack! Supplies: Two 2-liter bottles, empty and clean Silver spray paint Cardboard Webbing or Ribbon Hot glue/gun Felt in Red, Yellow and Orange Scissors Hobby Knife Step One:  Begin by cutting a piece of cardboard that fit the width of the back.  Cut a slit in the top edge and bottom edge of the cardboard.  Slide ribbon or webbing in the slits and hot glue or staple them to themselves.   Use some old backpack webbing and stap

Dalek invasion--doctor who inspired sign!

I made another doctor who inspired sign! This one with the daleks! We are supreme. The first doctor who inspired stuff I did was almost a  year ago for Father's day... I used cheap dollar store contact paper and used my  silhouette to cut out the shape and words. Then I removed the positive space. adhered it to the wood, painted that positive space... sanded it up a bit and finished it off with a spray clear coat. Here's a picture tutorial. My kids love it. Check out my other dr who stuff here .

American Flag Upcycled Pallet

 Recycle an old pallet.  Patriotic awesomeness.  This uses 13 Two inch strips, nailed to 4 cross bars on the back. And a nail or a staple gun.  Paint blue on the upper left side, using only 6 stripes. Start with Red on the top...alternate red and white stripes... yes, my 8 year old can do it!  :) Allow to dry...  Then I used Dark Walnut minwax wood stain. Just rubbed with a rag onto the edges and across some stripes.  I like it better just a tad distressed. I put this up at our new house... so I could remember which house was ours... since there are 6 red brick houses in a row!  :) Because I am fiercely patriotic and love America! I love it!