Hello world…and some crafting!

21 Jul

Welcome to the Bee’s Knees blog! A fabulous mix of all things a girl loves – cooking, crafting, cocktails, fashion and much more! I am excited to start sharing some of my latest fashion finds, recipes and crafts 🙂 Go to the “Meet the Queen Bee” page to find out a little more about me. Anyways, its time to get buzzing girls!

I recently quit my previous job, we won’t go into the details, and have been working for my father-in-law’s company helping with their marketing. I only am in the office two days a week and work from home Tuesdays through Thursdays as needed; needless to say I have a bit of time on my hands to finally do some things I enjoy, but just didn’t have the time to do before.

Soooo that leads me into my HUGE crafting kick! (Yes I went to Micheal’s again, making that twice this week…don’t judge!) Since I didn’t have this blog before I became a craftonista (my word for a self-proclaimed fabulous crafter), I don’t have step by step pictures…but I do have the finished product photos! Check them out below, I can’t wait to share more of my projects to come with all of you!

Project: Silver Monogram Decor

Silver Monogram Decor Craft
This project was a multi-step one but it was definitely worth it in the end. I got the inspiration and cardboard letter from Target’s beloved dollar section, yes this sucker cost me just $1.00! After scanning through numerous Pinterest pages I came across one that showed you how to give a metallic finish to wo0d or cardboard letters (sorry I don’t have the link, but I searched letter art). I decided to give it a shot! First I took puffy paint that I had on had, doesn’t matter the color, and drew all the swirls and dots on the front of the “K.” Once that dried I took foil, yes foil!, and folded it over the edges, pushing down hard on it to make sure all of my puffy paint drawings were outlined. Once the foil was in place, I took black acrylic paint that I had from an old project and dry brushed it on top of the foil to give it that antiqued, rustic look. The feather I had from a friend’s wedding and the gem I got on clearance at Micheal’s for $1.99. Total cost of this project was $2.99, but how it looks on my entertainment center is definitely priceless!

Project: Antiqued Wine Cork Board

Antiqued Wine Cork BoardI have been dying to make one of these for quite some time now…of course as you can see I have a lot more wine corks to go (a lot more bottles to consume – which shouldn’t be a problem). The wood box was actually made for this purpose and retails for $19.99, but you could use something else like a shadowbox. I got it at a distributor called Total Wine (my new favorite place in Dallas) and it was a natural wood color. I decided I wanted to spice it up a little bit so I painted it cream and antiqued it by dry brushing black paint over it. Once that dried I hot glue gunned the metal broaches and gems, which I got on clearance at Micheal’s, and added an old strand of pearls to the corner. The K is a wooden piece from Micheal’s that I painted black and added to the side. A few more corks to go a it’ll be done….I better go drink up!
Well that’s all for now ladies! Check back for more fabulous finds and DIY projects!

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