On My Side of the Room

Today I am excited to be swappin' it up with Kendra from On My Side of the Room - If you haven't heard of her or have never visited her - here is your chance - She is darling and I know you will fall in love with her blog!

I want to thank for Amanda letting me visit and do my first ever blog swap!

Let me introduce myself. My name is Kendra and I'm a craftaholic. I love to create because, to me, one of greatest feelings in the world is creating something amazing out of something ordinary. Also, it is my form of therapy and it keeps me sane. Seriously.

Normally I don't like to go around showing off pics of myself (who does?) but I really like to see a face behind all the great ideas in the blogging world, so I thought I'd share one of me.

I am a mother of a almost three year old boy, a one year old boy and married to the greatest guy in the world! Currently I do a little work from home and am doing my very last class to finish my undergraduate degree but most of the time am home with the kiddos, who are constantly making me laugh.

Ever since I was little I have loved making things with my hands. I have dabbled in just about everything and if I haven't, I'm sure it's on my list of things I want to do. Currently I am VERY into jewelry making and even have my own shop, Belleza Mia, on Etsy. It helps pay for my far too many hobbies.

I started my blog On My Side of the Room because I would make something and people would keep asking me how to make it, so to save time, and remember my ideas as well as the things I wanted to do, I started my blog!

The reason my blog is called "On My Side of the Room" is because that's what my craft room is, half craft room for me and half office for my husband. One day I'll have my own room but until then I'm makin' it work!

On my blog you'll find a lot of everything. Paper crafts, home decor, children's stuff...

Now here is a fun Fourth of July Luminary Tutorial. Enjoy!

Tin cans
Hammer and nail

Take off the label and clean

Now begin putting on your dot design with a Sharpie. You'll want to do it now because it will be harder after you freeze it. Yes, your going to freeze it.

Fill each can up to the top leaving 1/2 in because it will expand.

Freeze. This will take a good several hours but to speed it up you can fill the cans with ice and then with water, that will cut the freezing time in half.

Now grab your hammer and nail and begin nailing away! You'll want your gloves for this or you're going to have some cold hands. Be sure to place the nail carefully because it will slip around.

After nailing and the ice is out, spray paint it. I was going to do red, white and blue but just decided white. I might change my mind.
Put a candle in and your ready to go!

This is a great technique you can use for weddings, birthdays, or just for fun!


Monica Fernaays said...

Thanks for the great idea! This would make cute favors for the picnic hostess!! Great Job!!

ificould said...

What a cute idea! I'll be featuring this tomorrow!

Lorie said...

So fun! And a project my kids can help me with! They can mark where I need to punch the holes, I can punch them and they can paint!!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

This looks like a great idea to line a driveway or patio. Thanks for the idea.

Stopping by from SITS to welcome you!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Jen said...

Wow, those are really cool. Thanks for sharing.

I stopped by from SITS to say hi and welcome.

MoonNStarMommy said...

These are awesome!! I love your crafts! I will definitely be coming back!


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