I Totally Made This – Easter (And 2nd) Edition

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I totally made that.  And it hung on our door for Easter.

Want to know how?

It’s super involved. and I have no pictures of the process.

How long has it been since I nominated myself for worst blogger of the year?

First.  Supplies-

  • A wire hanger
  • A bunch of plastic easter eggs (sizes are up to you – I bought different sizes but mainly used the smaller ones) – Make sure you buy eggs that have holes in both ends.  This is very important.
  • A hot glue gun
  • Ribbon

Second. Directions-

  1. Plug in that hot glue gun and heat it up!  I always hate when I start and forgot to preheat the glue.
  2. Shape your wire hanger into a shape that closes resembles a circle.  As closely as possible.  It’s important to note that you shouldn’t permanently “undo” the hook.  Leave the hook at the top.  If you look at the pics above you can see that I used the ‘hook’ to hang the wreath.
  3. You do however want to temporarily untwist the top so that your circle is open.  Remember those important holes in each end of the eggs? Thread the wire hanger THROUGH those holes.  Mine had a couple holes and so I changed it randomly to use different holes, and to have the eggs face in different directions. (For instance, pointy edge first, then fat end first, blah blah blah).
  4. When you are done threading the eggs on, reattach the loop at the top – you must do this now because it’ll be pretty much impossible at the end.  Shoot some hot glue on it for good measure.
  5. Start gluing the eggs on to the ones you threaded.  At first, it’s going to move on you.  The eggs will rotate.  You’ve got to be patient and use a lot of glue.  From the back, this thing is a mess, but if you do it right the glue will all be on the door side of the thing and you’ll never be able to tell that you emptied a ridiculous amount of hot glue on it.
  6. Continue gluing eggs to the ones already on the wreath, filling in any “bare” looking spots until you are satisfied.  It’s a personal preference thing as to where you think looks like it “needs” an egg.
  7. When you are satisfied, cover any place that you can FROM THE BACK with hot glue.  When I did mine, I added the eggs from the front, which is most likely what you will be doing.  So for this step, gently flip it over then load up the cracks with the hot glue from the back.  Better to have more than less – so long as its not that noticeable from the front.
  8. Let the glue dry completely (see your glue for guidance on this) and then attach a ribbon if thats your thing.  I recommend a ribbon at the top to hide that hook.
  9. Hang and enjoy!

 

Happy Easter in September, people!

 

 

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Central Perk, Pittsburgh Edition

We have a tiny kitchen.  We don’t live in a McMansion by any means.  Our kitchen is about ~11’x~11′ including the cabinets.  One section of our countertop is taken up by a microwave that I have yet to find another home for.  Then our Keurig and coffee parts took about another large part.  When you looked in the kitchen it was a giant eyesore to look at.  But it’s about as necessary as oxygen in this house.  No coffee and we’d all die.  No doubt.  So what to do.

Thank you Pinterest, I *Will* make an area in the house just for coffee.  Hells to the yes.

I don’t really have a before picture of where the Keurig was at the kitchen.  But in the “After picture” you can see it back in its original spot.  I also don’t have a picture of the coffee bar stocked and loaded because… because I never got past just putting the Keurig and the coffee in and on it.  I eventually want to add some shelving above it and some art and make it look nice, but for now it’s just coffee essentials.

So to do this, we took this IKEA kitchen island we had from our apartment (That has been living in a closet with no where to go since we’ve moved in) and sawed off the ends to make it fit in this awkward previously empty corner.  You know what awesome people do?  They saw things in their kitchen without covering things up because they are lazy and want immediate satisfaction.

Sawing in the Kitchen

Sawing in the Kitchen

 

Empty Coffee Bar

Empty Coffee Bar (we actually have the other drawer too…but I was just excited and snapped the photo prematurely).

There ya have it.. our new coffee locale.  Without pictures of what it ended up looking like.  But I think its a great lil use of that nook.