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1  Baseball card frame in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by childs play on: February 12, 2010 08:36:55 PM

Today while doing some spring cleaning in the basement I discovered this frame stashed in a drawer. The creative lightbulb went off shortly after and I grabbed a box of baseball cards and headed to the craft room.

A little Mod Podge later and I have a new Twins frame. Now to go through last summer's Twins game pictures to put in the frame!
I'm interested to see what my husband's reaction will be. He will probably freak out. But really, do we need thousands upon thousands of worthless cards? Anyway, these cards came from my collection. Now a thrift store trip is in my immediate future to find more frames  Grin
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2  Glass containers with chalkboard writing space in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by childs play on: January 25, 2010 09:52:04 AM
Over the holidays I saw drinking glasses at Pier 1 with a chalkboard square on them so people could put their names on their glasses. I was going to make some on my own, but this idea came about before I got to it. I was thinking of getting some glass containers for leftovers and getting rid of my tons of plastic containers and all the different lids that go with them. So I thought why not put a space on the glass containers to label what was inside and also date them. (We are always wondering if the leftovers in the fridge are still good).

My husband suggested I scuff up the glass with sandpaper since I wasn't sure if the chalkboard spray would hold. The spray I got also suggested the same thing with 220 grit sandpaper so I did scuff the area first.

Since doing these I've seen that red chalkboard paint is now available, which I think would have looked great on these. Plus my kitchen is decked out in cherries. Oh well, just another excuse for more crafting!
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3  Super easy advent calendar in Winter Holidays by childs play on: December 15, 2009 12:58:25 PM
I saw this in a magazine last year, but can't recall which one. Not only was this super easy, but it was cheap too. I found the small gift bags at a thrift store for a quarter each. Then I made the stickers using Microsoft clipart online and some printable sticker paper. I tied each bag to a piece of cord which I tied onto a curtain rod in our dining room.

My son who loves the advent calendar. All he wants for Christmas is his two front teeth!

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4  Movie quote pillows in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by childs play on: December 05, 2009 09:35:53 PM
My sister is a big movie fan and I wanted to add something handmade to her movie themed Christmas present. After much thought, I decided to put a couple of movie quotes on pillow cases.

From Tommy Boy:

and a closeup:

And from the Odd Couple: (This one is at the top center of the pillow case).
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5  Christmas felt pennants in Winter Holidays by childs play on: December 01, 2009 08:45:52 PM
I've had this idea in my head for a couple of years, but just got around to it this year. I have a lot of vintage sports memorabilia in my house and was inspired by the felt pennants I have hanging on the walls.

This one is just short of a yard long. I want to do some more in this style that say Bedford Falls or Whoville.

I whipped this one up fairly quickly using premade letters and tree decoration. It's about a foot long. I added the tassels to this one too after I took the picture.

I made one for Thanksgiving too. The pilgrim was bought premade, but I cut out the letters. It's about a foot long too. I really like how it turned out although it was a pain cutting out such small letters.

I haven't worked with felt much before so I was really pleased how they turned out. Everything was bonded with felt glue, which I just absolutely love.
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6  The Pride of Dakota in CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES by childs play on: March 02, 2008 08:14:07 PM
If you would have asked me 10 years ago where I would be living I would have said anywhere but my hometown. Fast forward to today and here I am. Back in my lovely hometown of Bismarck North Dakota. It took moving away to see how great this place is.

I decided to make a shirt for each of my children for this challenge. They are the reason I wanted to move back home. This is a wonderful place for families. I am so proud to be a North Dakotan and proud my children can say the same.

The logo on the shirt is the Pride of Dakota logo. Pride of Dakota is an organization that promotes North Dakota business. Every December they have a showcase for these businesses. It's a huge event. A lot of the businesses make food products and they give free samples. I go every year and try all the food and end up spending a lot. Anyway, I borrowed their logo and printed it on some iron on paper and put it on a onesie for the baby and shirts for the boys. They are my North Dakota pride.

My three kids. Sorry this is the best picture I could get of all three.

The logo I used. I love that it says North Dakota orginals. My kids are one of a kind, made right here in North Dakota  Wink
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7  Baseball wall art in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by childs play on: February 22, 2008 07:58:50 PM
I have a lot of vintage sports stuff in my living room so when I saw this fabric I had to have it. I had it for a couple of months before I finally remembered that I've always wanted to cover art canvases with some cool fabric. We don't have much on our walls because our house was built in 1926 and we have plaster walls. This was the perfect solution since each canvas is light enough to be held up with some sticky strips of velcro.

From the picture it looks kind of sloppy, but it doesn't look like that at all in person. There are some slight imperfections, but you don't notice them looking at it in person.
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8  Wreath for a hunter in Winter Holidays by childs play on: December 12, 2007 08:24:21 PM
I made this wreath for my husband. I drilled holes into empty shotgun shells and hung them with string. Then filled the wreath in with some of the pheasant feathers he has kept.

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9  ABC kids paper in What the heck can I do with THIS? by childs play on: November 20, 2007 11:15:57 AM
My sister bought me two sheets of this paper, but I'm not sure what to do with it. The only thing I have come up with is to find an old dresser and decoupage the images on the drawers. They are pretty large sheets of paper. Any other ideas are welcome. Thanks!

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10  Christmas newsletter in Winter Holidays by childs play on: November 09, 2007 07:05:55 PM
For the past three years I have made my Christmas newsletter look like a newspaper. That way I can share lots of pictures of our family and it's not a long boring letter. I have a link of what the front of this year's will look like so you have an idea what it looks like. Then I will also do the back page too with a couple more stories and lots more pictures. People seem to enjoy it every year, hope you like it too. Oh, and there are blacked out spots on the picture. This is just where I covered up our last name and other information, I get a little paranoid on the Internet. Thanks for looking!

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