Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The wreath that was a piece of cake

Do you ever have days that the creativity just bursts outta you?  I did and one of those days was yesterday - today I feel like crap and need a never-ending supply of pink Riccola cough drops - but yesterday was the good day.  My Aunt and Grandmother (we call her Roro) are coming to visit for my son's birthday weekend, which is only a couple weeks away, (note to self: get workin' on that!!) and I decided I needed to get a few things spiffed up around our house.  I started working in the kitchen. 

I would love to gut it and start over, but I decided I'd work on a few accessories instead - that and I've been put on a strict no-spending budget recently.  (stupid old tires needed replacing...grrr)  I'd love any of these kitchens...

I think I love all the painted cabinetry, the pops of color and the COOL OLD STUFF!  Yes, I should say "vintage", but I just get a kick out of what it really is - cool, old stuff.  I have been fortunate enough to be given some pretty awesome vintage items from my grandmother.  I'll share a bit more of that as I get my kitchen more situated, but today I'll share two of the creative-burst-projects I whipped up yesterday.  

I started with this cool, old vintage cake pan - actually, I have two of them and I used both.
I have baked these and they work awesome, but I like to look at them better than I like the cakes that I make (baking isn't my thang) and so I decided we could do something more fun with these than keeping them hidden in the cabinet.
Here's what I did...
Get yourself an old book, glue gun and stapler.
Rip out some pages and roll and fold and get that page all ruffly, like you like it and staple it about an inch from the bottom.
Repeat many times and then hot glue those ruffly pages to the back of the pan.
snip a bit of twine or ribbon or unbend a paperclip and hot glue a "hanger" to the back side 
and you. are. done!
repeat for other cake pan....
and hang them in your kitchen.
the above photo is so cropped to hide an embarrassing amount of mess, but I think the wreaths look great flanking the window.  I guess I should finish up those curtains I (mostly) made a month ago!

Anyhoo - I was pretty pumped I could make these two wreaths in about 20 minutes, for free AND find a creative way to display some of the cool old stuff from my grandmother!

More creative-burst-projects coming soon and I want to share the invitation I made for my son's upcoming space / robot party - They are pretty cute and only cost me $.19 a piece!!


Mom in High Heels said...

Super cute! What a great idea. I love all the kitchens you posted.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dropped in from Me amking do. What a cute idea that is. Home decor that is beautiful ,innovative and inexpensive!
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter

Sean and Vanessa Barker said...

Stopped by from TT&J. What a cute Idea. Very unique and different. I love it