CRAFT ROOM TOUR - Organization, Set-up, Ideas - GARAGE Make-Over - Work in Progress

Back in August I just started making organizational progress. Whoohoo.....then, we moved. Womp womp.

Now I have my very own CRAFT ROOM!!!! Technically I had one before but it was open to the work out room and part of the garage. NOW it's my very own space for just crafts and it's bigger!!!!!!

My husband is just as excited and keeps commenting how my crap crafts are contained. Lol!!!

It's still a work in progress but I wanted to show you how it's coming along. I still need to paint, build a desk, hang my ribbon organizer (which I think will just be wrapping paper now) and build a new ribbon organizer. :D

BEFORE - storage for everything during the move plus my craft stuff all over.


A month of all the moving boxes and misc things in that room is over!!!! FINALLY making progress....again.


I used the same carpet from the old craft room but had to trim a little down. The part I'm trimming was under a garage shelving system.

Look at my cute "helper."


I like to work on my craft table but I also like to sit on the floor. Now I can do both. 

I kept the same shelves and added more bins. I'm still going through boxes, so many boxes. 

I used the top shelf to display some of my photos. :) My BFF and crafting twin suggested and I love it.
I made more labels since I'm moving things around but yet to attach them.

I even made a little sitting area because I had the space. :)

Material was leftover from a baby photo shoot years ago. Plus it's hiding ugly spots on the wall.

Awe!



Next, I need to move all the wrapping paper and shelf in the corner. I want to hang my wrapping paper and organize my ribbon on the other wall.

I'll keep you updated.

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16th BIRTHDAY - ideas - Gas Money idea, Donuts, Candy Cake - Special teen milestone bday

16th birthday is such a milestone and deserves an extra special celebration.

We were originally NOT going to get him a vehicle for his 16th birthday. I had to work and pay for my truck and insurance when I was younger. I think you appreciate it more. Now what changed our mind.....both my car and hubby's car are acting up. By acting up, I mean my braking system is failing and we just spent $2300, $1300, $3000 for three separate visits to between his car and mine in the last three months. PLUS, I had to get two new front tires a few weeks back after a flat tire. UGH! And remember, my braking system is still failing. I have no brakes for about 2-4 mins when I first put it in reverse. It's a slow drag but you roll and jerks when you have brakes. Soooooo, we are getting it "for him" but it definitely will be used while we fix other car issues.

So enough with the downer stuff....now for his celebration stuff!!!!

Found these giant metallic balloons at Michael's and used a 50% off coupon for each.

I helped him make THIS candy cake in December for his friend and he made a comment about wanting one with Hersey's Cookies and Cream bars. TA-DA!!!


I decided to make his rectangle and used a recycled box of cereal, fruit roll ups, and protein bars. He loves green so I made the base green to match his donuts. Gold metallic shreds to match his balloons.
TUTORIAL HERE

Since we are getting him a truck I thought some gas money would be in order.
TUTORIAL HERE

It's not new but new to him. 

I found this GIANT red bow online. You just pull the strings and the bow pops open. So cool!


Finally, personalized donuts!!!! He loved them!!!


I ordered these for my boss last year and they were a huge hit.

We had a "snow day" and school was canceled. He was suppose to share them with his friends. We had donuts for breakfast and lunch and still have a ton left.

Can you freeze donuts? Lol.

Birthday success!

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CANDY BAR CAKE - Birthday Idea - Cookies 'n' Creme TOWER - DIY gift ideas - recycled boxes - HOW TO build

I helped my son make a friend THIS candy cake in December. At that time he made a comment about wanting one with Hersey's Cookies 'n' Creme bars (his favorite) for his birthday.


I decided to make his candy cake with recycled boxes.


After testing the size of candy that would fit best, I ended up using a cereal box, fruit roll up box, and two protein bar boxes.


I wrapped all the boxes in green paper. You couldn't really see the boxes but just in case.

Green is his favorite color. I made the base green to match his gifts and donuts. Gold metallic shreds to match his balloons.

Cake board is optional and not needed. I made a second cake and only used boxes.


I found XL bars for $1 each and regular size bars 2 for $1 on sale at Walgreens. The mini bars were in packages of 6 for $1 and drops on sale at HEB.
XL - 4 - $4
Reg - 12 - $6
Mini (24 bars) pkg - 5 - $5
Bag of drops - 1 - $2.66 (on sale)

Total cost of candy was $18.

I was at Wal-Mart the other day and saw they have racks of candy for $1.96 for 12 minitures.

 I'm making a white chocolate recess peanut butter cup cake for my younger son for his birthday.


I used hot glue to attach candy.



I hot glued strips of paper for the second tier. It felt like it needed a little extra support to hold the candy in place. 


I used two boxes for the top layer. Since you couldn't really see the boxes, I didn't wrap the bottom box. 



Each layer is hot glued in place.

I hot glued the drops on the top. I thought about doing a happy birthday graphic but thought he would like this better....more candy. :)






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STAR WARS cupcakes - DIY Edible Chocolate Art - Themed Party IDEA - Pre-Movie Treat

I made these cute Star Wars cupcakes back in 2005!!! Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith just came out.

It was for a birthday. He's a HUGE Star Wars fan that we call the "Tie Dye Jedi." Lol! The cupcakes were tie dye colors inside too!!! 

I made them years ago but wanted to share the idea. Designs are all edible and made from candy melts. So easy and you can pretty much make anything.

Remember the chocolate art TUTORIAL we did for the Texas cake? I made them the same way.

Print any design. Place parchment paper over the printouts and used candy melts to trace and fill in. I recommend using a decorating tip to make it easier to follow the design.
NOTE: The more detail the harder to trace. 

They would be super cute for a Star Wars theme party or for your favorite fan! :)

Boba Fett (which I thought was Bubba Fat) Lol! I made him in a circle to support the thin part of the helmet. I only made two like that before making the rest stand alone.


Storm Trooper

General Grievous

Yoda (I didn't think Yoda turned out that great but I tried) :)

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