Monday, October 1, 2012

Project Pinterest--Weeks 2 and 3!

So after visiting ILYMTC blog this week, I realized, I'm a week behind.  But the good news is that I did two pinterest projects this week!!!!!  Whoop!

First, for the project to be considered "Week 2," I got a jump start on my Christmas mantle.  I got the idea from this picture.

BUT, you know I have to adapt things a bit.....  So I pulled a little bit of a "Redneck Wine Glass" on this decor and hot glued candle sticks to the bottom.  Here's the before and afters.

I wanted them to be a bit tiered.  There will be one tall and one short on each side of the TV.  I got this stuff for CHEAP at a peddler's mall.  The big jars were $1.50 each and the small ones $1 each.  The candle sticks were between $1 and $2 each too.  I love that none of the candle sticks are the same.  But they make the jars the same height.  When I put them on the mantle, I'm going to put a pillar candle in them and epsom salt around the candle so it looks like snow!!!  :)  Then I'll tie a ribbon around the top of the candle stick to be *SO* festive.  PUMPED.  And I'm falling in love with my glue gun.

For the Week 3 project..... I got my inspiration from this pin....
I can NEVER find my keys in the dumpster I call my purse.  And our fridge is filling up at a rapid pace with crap we've stuck on there with magnets.  So I figured why not make a place to store my keys and leave IMPORTANT notes.  Lord knows I have enough wine corks to complete this project!  Here's the final product!
I got a $2.50 picture frame from the Dollar General.  And those hooks were only $1 there too.  We won't talk about how much wine I drank to get those corks.  I am going to get some ribbon to hot glue to the back of this and hang it with.  Its going to be awesome.  And it was so cheap!!!!  I love cheap projects!!!!!

I've got more projects planned for next week.  Can't wait!!!!


  1. Ahhh! I LOVE that last pin! I cannot tell you how often I can't find my keys.. or the hole punch.. or the damn tape measure! I love this idea!! I also love the amount of wine it would take to fill a small frame with corks.. Hmm.. I'd better get to drinking! Cheers, friend! Thanks for linking up!

  2. I've been working on my fireplace mantle as well! I love all of these ideas.

    I would love it if you'd link this up to The Pinspiration Project! :)

  3. I wish I had a mantle! I need one!! Love the wine cork frame. That looks like it'd be handy.

    Thanks for linking up to The Pinspiration Project! Hope to see you again Tuesday with another pinspirational project :)