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Little Monkey Man

My sister-in-law is expecting a little monkey at the end of May. (No silly, not a monkey-monkey. A little baby boy monkey.) Isn’t she looking beautiful?!

After a false alarm a couple of weeks ago, the push to get his room finished up became a top priority. I was excited to help out by making a few wall decorations for his “jungle” themed room. After a quick trip to the scrapbook store, a consultation with the mommy-to-be, and a little cutting and pasting…I had a banner, two photo-mats, and a piece of letter N wall art ready to go!

First up, the banner. (I’m getting pretty speedy at making these….)

Don’t you *love* his name? The more I hear it, the more I love it. Can’t wait until he’s here!

I think his PahPah gets credit for the “Monkey” nickname…his sister is “Bug.”

Next up, the photo mats. Sadly, I forgot to take a picture of them once they were framed. They look really sharp with a nice dark-brown frame edging them. 🙂

Luckily the colors in the paper match the bedding perfectly…#win!

And lastly, the letter art. I was happy with this one initially….

and then I was totally pumped about it once it was framed.

I thought about painting the frame brown, but they are always talking about wanting more color in their home…so I went for it!

Once I had them ready, I could hardly stand to wait for the paint to dry before delivering them. K seemed thrilled with them, and I can’t wait to see everything up and ready for the little monkey man to be here! Thanks for letting me help with his room K!

KEEP CALM &  KEEP COOKIN’ MONKEY MAN!

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Dust off your hot glue gun ladies.

Mmmm…there’s just something about the smell of a hot glue gun warming up.

*Love it!*

As promised, today I’ll give you the play by play of the flower pomanders. (aka – flower balls) Before I get started, here’s the link for the pinterest source. Sadly, this was not my genius idea. Gah. http://www.thediydish.com/2011/04/welcome-viewers-from-the-rachael-ray-show/ And yes, if you click on the link you will see that this craft was featured on the Rachel Ray Show.

Seriously, why did I not think of this first?! 😉

Alas, here’s what you’ll need:

– flowers of your choice (I think the bigger blooms look prettier)

– wiffle balls (for however many pomanders you want to make)

– hot glue gun / glue

– ribbon (if you want them to hang)

And here’s what you do:

Pull off your blooms…tie the ribbon on if you wanna. 😉

Put hot glue on the base of the flower & pop it into one of the holes.

Contine until all the holes are filled with blooms…

And before you know it…ta-da! 4 pomanders complete!

Then you can hang ’em…

 Or set it on a vase!

So simple right?! You can do it, you can do it!

And if you feel like you won’t get them done before V-day…then no worries! Make a St. Patricks day ball, or an easter-themed ball, or get your beautiful spring blooms out and ready. Better yet, have a crafty night with friends….this is the perfect <practically brainless> craft to work on while you talk & eat!

KEEP CALM & PLUG IN THAT GLUE GUN!

P.S. – You DEFINITELY have time to print out a few of these Valentine prints for your frames…decorating in a snap!

An adorable printable for your sweetie…http://www.simplythesweetlife.com/2012/01/free-printable-valentine-sweetheart.html

Keep Calm & Get Your Cupid On http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2012/01/go-mama-monday-valentine-printables.html

Valentine Subway Art http://designsbycp.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentines-day-subway-art.html

Eighteen25…*love* their stuff! http://designsbycp.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentines-day-subway-art.html

More Subway Art http://www.thegirlcreative.com/2012/01/valentines-subway-art-free-printable.html

Gray & Pink http://libby-bonjour.blogspot.com/2011/01/photobucket_26.html

 

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