Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Crafty Week

I am a huge fan of OrganizedChristmas. A good friend introduced it to me a few years ago, and they have the best Get Ready for Christmas countdown. It started Oct. 25, and by Dec 5 you are all ready for Christmas. It is great. Check it out. One of the things to do on my get ready for Christmas list this week was to get going on the gifts to make. This week I was working on Christmas pillowcases and clipboards. I made 4 pillowcases and have 4 more to do next week. I also did 7 of these clipboards. The same good friend that introduced me to Organized Christmas showed me how to do these awesome clipboards. Aren't they cute? The girls and I decided to make them for their teachers. They picked the colors, stickers, and designed them. I just applied the glue and Mod Podge, and then I decided to make a couple more. Of course, I had to make one for me.
These are the ones I was working on this week. They are super easy. Just get a $.97 clipboard from Wal-mart. Choose your paper, stickers, and designs (it helps with the lettering to have a friend with a cricut :) then glue all your paper and letters down with a glue stick onto your clipboard, then Mod Podge the whole thing. I covered it with about 3 coats and you are done. Super easy.
On all of these I put their names on the bottom on the solid colors, but I didn't have all the names on yet when I took the picture, but you get the idea. Creating things is always fun. It is so nice to look at what you did and think, "Wow! I did that and it looks really great! and I would actually want to give it to someone :)" What a sweet thing! Happy creating!

1 comment:

  1. That's great Jen. Now if only they would come up with a website/product titled "OrganizedLife"...

    Like I could get started NOW on making sure my oldest's baptism goes well :)