Monday, 19 March 2012

Let's make this house a home! Part 1

So I thought I'd get straight in there!

Now I'm not setting myself any goals here, I'm not going to blog every day (that's a racing certainty) but I am going to try and blog as often as possible and because I want to keep you interested I don't want to leave you with just one post do I?

So...Here is my first glimpse at my handmade home :)

A new home needs decorating right? And if you can't (or can't be bothered to) paint or put up wallpaper you need to add pictures to the walls right? Well yes, but pictures are usually expensive and I'm not only very fussy when it comes to pictures, but I also resent spending good money on a mass produced picture (and there is no way I can afford something original at the moment!

This posed a dilemma for me because there is one thing I cannot do...paint/draw or anything that involves moving my hand over paper to create something pretty - I just don't have the hand-eye coordination thing down. So I had to come up with something else....

Well here it is!

You will need a piece of card, a frame and these two little lovelies:

I bought both of these on eBay for a grand total of about £5. Not bad hey? But what am I going to do with them? Well I'm going to stick, stick & stick some more!

I have a bit of a love for hearts, so naturally I'm making a heart picture, first stick down the outline, then fill it in! Don't worry about gaps between the buttons, just layer them until you're happy with the coverage; making it fabulously 3d is part of the fun! Once you're done sticking buttons to the card, leave it for about 5 minutes to make sure everything is secure, trim the card to fit the frame and Bob's your uncle!

You have one of these!

I was pretty impressed with myself :) And even better, my other half liked it too! And promptly popped it on the wall! Our little flat had started to feel more like a home already.

What do you think? Will you give it a go?

Little disclaimer note: Glue guns as shown above get HOT! Children should not use (at all really but if they must) unless under adult supervision. Be careful people, we don't like burns!


  1. That is sooooo cute :-) *runs off to buy a glue gun...*

  2. Really cute!
    Yay you have a blog :))