Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Iron Craft #6 - Peeps Mantle Decor

This Iron Craft challenge was fun - create something with marshmallow Peeps, or use them for inspiration. I stuck with something simple, since I'm still recovering from my gallbladder surgery. My mantle needed some brightening up, so I used the neon colors of the Peeps to add springtime brightness and fun.

The glass containers were ones I already had lying around. I used candy-coated chocolate eggs in the bottom, topped with Peeps, and then some flowers from the craft section at Wal-Mart. Easy peasy!

I finished the mantle by spelling Happy Easter with my letter blocks, hanging a Peeps banner I made a year or two ago, and displaying a picture of Christ at the tomb (a reminder of why we celebrate Easter).

Linking to:
Think Tank Thursday at Joyful Homemaking
Weekend Wrap Up Party at tatertots and jello

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Iron Craft #5 - Green Binky Clip

This is so far my smallest Iron Craft creation, but I have a really good excuse. I've been dealing with some really painful gallbladder issues, and finally had to have my gallbladder taken out. Actually, I'm writing this post a few days before the surgery, but since my surgery is scheduled for the day before Reveal Day, I'm just writing this ahead of time, and that ornery little organ will be out and gone by the time this post is up.

Our challenge this round is Green - either the color green, or the environmentally-friendly "green." I've been meaning to make my little guy a binky clip for quite a while, so I made him a green one.

As a fourth time mom, I'm not really all that concerned about germs on the pacifier, a little dirt never hurt anyone. However, it was really frustrating when he would drop the binky because it would roll unpredictably all over the place and disappear. Those things are sneaky! I could never keep track of his many pacifiers because they were always getting lost. Not anymore!

I followed this tutorial from see kate sew to make this pacifier clip.

Linking to Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap-Up Party