June 22, 2010

Super Crafty Idea with A Giveaway

What can I say about Terri? She's one of my bestest friends in real life. We text each other all day long. We shop together. Our kid's play together. We're going to see the midnight showing of Eclipse together. {in matching shirts} She's simply... super fabulous! She's also one of the craftiest people I know. Keep reading, and you'll see.

Helllooo, Handbags & Handguns readers!
My name is Terri.

I have a slight obsession with shoes... and crafty things.
Hotpants™ asked me to craft up something fabulous for you gals (and guys).
I don't know how fabulous this is, but it sure is a quick & easy little something you could make for yourself or as a gift.


Supplies Needed:
-random piece of wood found stashed in the garage
-spray paint
-sealer (or not)
-pretty paper
-mod podge
-sand paper

I've been needing a little something extra to put in my bathroom. And since I like to change my mind and switch things up pretty often, I wanted something for tha cheap!


{1} I found a random piece of wood in the garage. No sanding or anything, and just spray painted it brown to my heart's content. {2} After a coat (or 3) and it's nice and dry, you can distress to your liking. I'm not big on distressing so when I do, it's very minimal. For this project, I did the sides only. {3} Gather your pretty paper. I cut out my letters using my Cricut Alphalicious cartridge. If you don't have a Cricut, you can use pre-cut letters or stencil and cut out your own. Mod Podge these to your wood. Be sure to put the glue directly onto the wood as well as on the back of your paper. Smooth out any bubbles, let dry for a bit and seal them with another top coat of Mod Podge. {4} After your letters have dried for a bit, add a coat (or 3) of some sort of sealer. I used Rustoleum's 2x Ultra Cover Clear Gloss. This seals it as well as making it shiny and pretty! {5} I let my sealer dry 24 hours and then I embellished. Feel free to use as much or as little as you'd like.


And you're all done! Simple enough, right?
Now, go make your own.
Low on pretty paper and embellishments?
Have I mentioned that Target has some really {cute} crafting supplies?
How about a $25 Target gift card to get your stash started?

All you have to do to win is become a follower of my blog and also be a follower of Handbags and Handguns. Let me know by commenting on this post.
You have until June 27th to enter this giveaway.
A winner will be selected at random.

In the meantime, get crafting bitches!

Peace Terri


MommyLovesStilettos said...

That is SO Cute! You always have the best ideas! :)

I follow both of you of course :)

TLF said...

{loves}.. DUH! ;)

Allison said...

what a fun idea! thanks! i'm a follower of both blogs now!

Salt said...

I just went to her blog the other day (on your recommendation of course), and I LOVE it!

Laura said...

That is too cute, why can't I have a crafty mind? I have a closet full of half started crafts....

Following both your blogs!


Mami2jcn said...

I'm following both blogs. Thanks!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I'm a follower of both! I absolutely love this idea & am going to try it out when I have some spare time!

Liz said...

Woo Hoo!!! I'm already a follower of both blogs!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

me me me me me!!! I follow both of you lovers!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

me me me me me!!! I follow both of you lovers!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

me me me me me!!! I follow both of you lovers!

Ali said...

Oooo so cute! I so am going to do this in my house, Lord knows we have enough random wood in my garage! I am on way to follow you and already follow H&H!

Julie said...

What a neat idea-I follow both blogs
as jelaws5-thanks for the giveaway

Bridgit said...

I am a new follower to both blogs and do love me some Tar-Jaa! bggianakos@yahoo.com

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Cute sign! I have a bunch of wood waiting to be painted. I'm a follower of both blogs!

Macey said...

I follow you both! That sign is ADORABLE!
I tend to go nuts on distressing. I do too much, and I don't want to but it's like I can't stop myself. :(

Sammy said...

This is so cute! :)

I follow yall!

Unknown said...

Terri needs to open up an Etsy shop ... she could make some mad money, yo! LOVE all her crafts - so inspiring!!

Unknown said...

PS - I follow both of you biyotches!! Muah!!! xoxo

Gosfam said...

I love Target and that is such a cute craft. I follow both of you.

mattles22 at yahoo dot com

Surfrgrl said...

Love the sign! Can't wait to try it. Saw some of the other fun stuff on your blog. Yeah!!!

Heather said...

Awesome! I definitely need some crafting inspirations, thinking that Target GC would definitely do it. Thanks. Follow you both...
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Candice said...

Super cute idea!!! I am now following your blog too, love it!!

SurferWife said...

Well, now. This is indeed very crafty. A giveaway during a guest post?! Wow.

I do follow you both!

Claudia said...

I had visited ur blog before but didn't follow until now... fingers crossed!

Olivia Carter said...

Whoa! I love it! I'm so NOT crafty. I'm more a Do-It-Yourself-er but it never turns out very cute. This is adorable!

tara said...

a giveaway during a guest post is such a fab idea!

i'm a follower of both of you! :)

Unknown said...

Turned out very cute!

Candice said...

This is so cute! I wish I had inherited the crafty gene, but not so much. :(

Liz Mays said...

That is a really cute idea!

I follow your blog and hotpants blog!

Unknown said...

What a cute project!

And how strange..crazy..weird..ironic is this?!? I just became follower #200 over at Peace, Love and Applesauce and follower #400 at Handbags and Handguns!! I think I should get a prize for that! : )

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!

Ashley said...

ADORABLE and you make it seem so easy.

I follow you both.


A Real Housewife said...

SO cute. i'm always super envious of your crafting abilities....i haven't a crafty bone in my body.

I'm a follower of both of you lovelies, already!

A Real Housewife said...

SO cute. i'm always super envious of your crafting abilities....i haven't a crafty bone in my body.

I'm a follower of both of you lovelies, already!