Friday, March 5, 2010

Welcome Spring and a Tutorial You're Going To Love

Oh happy day, we're starting to get out the Spring decor over here. And Below, is the tutorial I wanted to share with you.


Have you been introduced to this wonderful website yet? It's called: http://www.papertoys.com/
They have the most wonderful "toys" for your children to make over there (IN 3-D)!!! And it's all for free. They also offer things like the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Bldg., etc. I know you'll love it.
Sara cut out and assembled the tower.
I covered the box.

Even added some embellishment.


And, of course, added glitter. OF COURSE!


You've probably seen this little number, below, in my photos from around the house. If I remember correctly, it was a Cody Foster creation that is now retired. There are no markings on the box to tell me for sure. But we had fun making our own version. : )
Happy Crafting!!

35 comments:

Deb said...

I want one of everything in your header...it's soooo cute...and springy!!! (p.s...I know your heart...and never doubted you)

Sandra said...

Thank you for the 3-D link and the fun idea for the box and tower. Love 'The Hand' in your photos too...how fun to use for decorating!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for always sharing your beautiful creations with us! I really admire you, sweet friend! ♥

Tami said...

Adorable idea, thinking cute gifts...thanks for sharing going to check ou the site!!

Hugs~ Tami

Sewconsult said...

So cute. My daughter in DC loves all things Paris. I should send her the link...she's also very coordinated when it comes to working with small paper folds, etc.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

omaegarcia said...

You're such a sweetie..and one of the most joyus inspirations in my life!!!...I so enjoy trying to find my creative side..which I was truly convinced did not exist..until you came along...and now I feel empowered and encouraged by all that you do so lovingly...

Your loving and patient relationship with your mother has taught me to do the same with mine...and encourage my aging mother to enjoy life and remember the past...according to her..and not dictated by what others think she should be...

Thanks again sweet friend and God Bless!!

Hugs,
Oma

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

My, you are so talented . . love your creations. Your new banner on your blog looks real pretty too. Have a nice weekend.

Allie and Pattie said...

Wonderful, wonderful! Your posts always make me smile!
xoxo Pattie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the Eiffel tower creation!
Don't know what the other was about, but sounds like you were wise to move on. Enjoy your weekend.
Glenda

Lorraine said...

Lovely as always.

Tardevil said...

Sorry you've had 'drama', but sounds like you've handled it in a classy way. I think your Eiffel Tower turned out better than the other one. Love your header photo! Too cute! :) Makes me want to go back to Dollar Tree to pick up some of those eggs similar to yours.

marie said...

Another wonderful header! It just makes me smile!
The bags in your last post are great. I love the shape ~ they remind me of bags my mother-in-law used to make. She called them "ditty bags" and she made them for all her friends. They all used them as toiletry bags when they went on their girlfriend get-aways.
I love how forgotten memories come to life here in the land of blog!

Mimi Sue said...

Embroider that on a pillow. All's well that ends well;D Thanks for the link. That Eiffel tower is so great. I need to get that basement finished so I can play in the craft room! Mimi

My name is PJ. said...

J'adore (francais!) l'eiffel tower!!!


Are you selling those in your shop?


Always, always, always beautiful and creative - you and your products!

MamaTina said...

What great boxes! Gives me ideas for storing pictures from places with landmarks and a great place for saving pennies for trips to far off lands!

Diva Kreszl said...

I just love all your new spring decor! you are amazing!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love all the Easter cuties! I realized that I have a lot of bunnies and no chicks! I have to get me some chicks!!
Debbie

Pattyjo said...

The tower is awesome and thank you soooo much for the website! I have eleven grandchildren and I love to make things for them.
Pattyjo :+)

Sue said...

What a great idea...will have to check it out!
Do come on over and enter my giveaway!
Sue

GrandmaBev said...

Fun projects and love your new header. You are definately ready for sping.

Jennifer Jensen said...

Do mind giving out tips on how you glitter so well??

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Jennifer,
What a sweet request. I hope you come back here for the answer because I was not able to click on to a Blog Site for you. Here's your answer:
I used a sponge brush to apply Mod Podge all over. Then while holding the tower over a newspaper, I just stared pouring. I LOVE Martha Stewart glitter (found at Walmart).
Then when you're done, the fold in the newspaper allows you to pour the excess back in. Hope this helped. : )

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

P.S.
I didn't stare at the glitter...(forgot the 't') Ha! : )

Christina said...

Love your glitter Eiffel Tower. So pretty.

You are always so busy and make beautiful things. I wish I had half the energy. Your posts are always fun and inspirational. My daughter (10) enjoys looking too.

MiMi said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for the website and tutorial! I LOVE that!

Mildred said...

Always a joy to visit with you and see your pretty creations. Thanks for your kind words re my blog break. You and your mom are very special to me and I keep you in my heart and prayers.

Valarie said...

Oh, I love this tutorial....it is amazing. I cannot wait to try it. I love your blog, it is so beautiful.
xxoo Valarie

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Such a great tutorial! Love it!
You are always inspiring me big time!
Love,
Me

Jacqueline said...

Oh happy day is right. Between posting on your mom, your home and your crafts (art) it makes me so happy to visit. The banner is so fun and so you. We all have our own special unique style for sure. Thanks for adding the spark into my spring day off!

Celestial Charms said...

Love the tower box, so adorable. Thanks for sharing the steps. All your Easter decorations are so charming. Bet the Easter Bunny is going to be very generous at your home this year!
Maureen

Darlene said...

Hi Mary Lou,

I LOVE your Eifel Tower Box you made! Of course, you ALWAYS make the cutest things!!!

Cottage Cozy said...

What fun! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cottage Cozy said...

Forgot to say...your blog looks beautiful!

Amy said...

Love the paper toys. I will have to check out the website. Your box looks great!

Mimi said...

HI Marylou!!!!
I just got back home, whewww another trip, I had to go to Orlando, it was daughter #2, my sister Reda,and her granddaughter's birthdays!!!! And so we made it a girls get away trip!!! Stacie is very busy at disney taking a wine somelier class, I know SIC, but a GREAT advancement opportunity and when it knocks you open!!! Those classes are very expensive to take and so she did it!!!!so anywho, thanks for stopping over to visit while I was away, I always love to hear from you and visit your blog.
I just feel terrible about that entire situation that happened, and I really never should have made a comment one way or the other, it just isn't any of my concern--except to the ones involved but the ones involved, I guess I just read her side and I felt bad for her and made a comment, and then I took it off, as I realized it is someone's opinion and that all of us are friends here!!!!so please do not feel bad or upset, I know you Have a GREAT heart and so does she and it was just a mistake or time had so passed that it seemed ok, but glad everything is ok now.
you after all are a dear friend and I would not want to have you with hurt feelings about this.
love,
jamie