Window Picture Frames

I seen this idea from a couple of magazines and thought it was too cute! My uncle remodels homes for a living and gives me all of the old windows that he takes out. There are so many ideas to re-use old windows that the possibilities are endless! Here are a couple of things I've done so far.

I dolled up this old window and gave as a gift to a friend at her wedding.

This is the scrapped panel for one of the panes. Her new last name starts with an 'S' and her wedding was in 2010. I reccommended for her to put black and white or sepia wedding/engagement pics in the other panes.

This is the window I dolled up for my home. I got the monogram and text from Uppercase Living and put sepia photos of my husband and my wedding.

I hung the window on the wall using the 'teeth' picture hangers from like Lowes. We nailed them in the back of the frame then hung it on our wall.

Some people leave the window antiqued and unpainted, but my living room is decorated with brown and aqua, so I painted the fram to match. The ribbon is purely for decoration and does not keep the frame on the wall.

This is another craft I created. I got the idea from a catalog. I bought MDF board from Hobby Lobby and painted it white. I then stamped turquoise designs on the front and used dark brown paint on the sides to make it look distressed. I bought the letters from Uppercase Living. I bought the crystal knobs from Lowes and installed them into the wall and hung the boards from dark brown ribbon.

I absolutely love this piece! The stamped design and the colors go perfect with my living room!


She's about to POP! baby shower

I had so much fun planning this diaper shower for my best friend Tasha and her second baby. We had the shower a couple of weeks before her due date, so the theme really made sense becuase she was literally about to pop! I searched online for several ideas and when I found this one, I was thrilled. I borrowed many ideas from various sites, but made them all my own. Feel free to use any idea you see, I love to share! Post a comment and let me know what you think!

Most everything at the shower had to do with the word POP! The diaper cake was an exception, but was a cute centerpiece since it was a diaper shower. Some other decorations I used just for a POP of color:)


LolliPOP topiary! I used one large bag of Dum-Dum lollipops and cut the stems in half. I stuck them into a 2-tiered topiary stand (with my 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby). To fill in the gaps, I used the other half of the sucker stems and stuck in squares of tissue paper/colored tulle. I bought the bucket from Target at their Dollar Spot. This cost me less than $20 to make! A great gift and centerpiece!

POPart and the baby's initials (Myla Jane Cooper). These glass jars were from Michaels for a buck a piece. The flowers were on sale and were pretty cheap too! I stuck tulle in the jar and taped coordinating ribbon on the necks of the jars.I painted the initials with the coordinating colors. The POPart was a pic of Tash that I took on our cruise and just changed the color settings and had them printed. I taped them onto a piece of posterboard to make her own piece of artwork!

I made a POPcorn bar including flavors such as parmesean cheese, kettle, butter, and carmel. I used ribbon to accent the containers and spruce it up a little:)

We had a fruit and veggie tray (POP in something healthy!), rice krispie treats (snap, crackle,and POP), POProcks, cheesecake POPs, lolliPOPs, and more.

The guest of honor and myself.

There are several tutorials online on how to make diaper cakes. Instead of decorating it with baby things, I opted to make it look a little more classy and used ribbon, tulle, and tissue paper as accents. I then put large flowers on top as the 'cake topper'.

I made these cheesecake POP's using the recipe from Bakerlla.com. They were yummy, but very messy to make! I stuck them in a bowl with foam on the bottom to keep in place.

Chew some Bubble gum and make it POP!

Close up of diaper cake!

The signs I made and printed!


The color scheme included kiwi green, aqua blue, and hot pink! You can change out the colors depending on the sex of the baby. She was having a girl:)

I made these signs and little designs using Microsoft Publisher. I liked the starburst design because it looked like something was popping! (Soda POP, LolliPOP, POProcks, etc.)

Baby Myla Jane! What a beauty! She was born just about two weeks after the shower..good timing:)