Monday, October 20, 2014

Treat basket craft and caramel apple cinnamon roll recipe roll, link up Monday!

How is your week going? I am trying to get all the fun before Halloween comes and the snow. Time is flying! Thanks so much for linking last week! Link anything you want!

 I really love this soda carrier treat basket from the Itsy bitsy paper blog. I would totally do this for my friends or secret treats for neighbors.
Perfect for Fall is this Caramel apple cinnamon recipe from Leesh and Lu's recipe box.


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Monday, October 13, 2014

French Toile settee makeover and clean eating printable. Link to the Monday party.

How was your week? I was at the Deseret news show and part of the door decor contest. It was really cool. Tough competition but I think we are all winners. The doors where beautiful!
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Spring wreath chalkboard DIY from the door decor challenge at the Deseret news Home show

I wanted to make for the Deseret News Home show a very out of the ordinary wreath. I made this "wreath' with a French touch and under $50. You don't have to be very crafty or very talented to make this. Just take your time and have fun.

{Spring wreath chalkboard tutorial}

You will need:
-Chalkboard framed - Mine was from Hobby Lobby 50% off.
-Chalk -  Hobby lobby.
-Pencil sharpener
-Hairspray - Aqua Net -  Walmart
-Coral paint -  The Vintage Bee in Coral
- 15 feet Butterfly burlap ribbon -  Hobby Lobby.
-Glue gun
-Strong string or cord
-Damp cloth
-dry cloth
-Cue tips
- Painter's tape
- News paper
-bag tie backs
-Wreath hanger

Prep your chalkboard  by covering the whole board with chalk . Erase the chalk with Damp cloth. Sharpen the chalk with  the big side of the pencil sharpener. wet your chalk and Copy the design of your choice free hand to your board. The chalk disappears to appear dense when dry. Add embellishments like a banner or flowers to fill spots you think needs it. Use dry cloth and cue tips to clean errors.  I have some design choices on my blog.  When dry, seal it with hairspray. Do light coats. The chalk disappears when the hairspray is wet and reappears when dry.

Separate the chalk from the frame or mask the middle with painter's tape and news paper and Spray the frame with Coral paint. When dry place the chalkboard back.

Tie the string between the 2 hanging hooks in the back of the frame, making sure the hanging top is where the wreath and the wreath hanger should be.
Cut your ribbon  in 2 same lengths. Hot glue the ribbons on each sides on the back of the frame.
Hang your wreath on the string to the wreath hanger to the door and then attach both ribbons on the top of wreath hanger with bag ties. Make a bow by making 2 loops with each ribbons and tying them together. Cut the end of ribbons where you want then in a V shape. Hot glue top of ribbon to the wreath hanger or anything showing or you want to stay put.

A little view of the Coral paint, Aqua Net hairspray. I use a mini glue gun. 
The original frame was blue. Wet your chalk to have a more dense writing.
Sharpen your chalk. Write free hand your designs. Some ideas at the end of this posts.
Seal your chalk art with Hair spray. Spray paint your frame with the Coral paint. I masked the middle part with news paper and painter's tape but you can also take the frame apart.
Tie up your string in the back where you want to hang your wreath hanger.
Cut your ribbon in two and hot glue each end on each side of the frame.
Hang your frame on the wreath hanger and attach both ends of the ribbon on the top of the hanger with tie.
Make a simple bow. Hot glue the parts that you want hidden or you want to stay put.
Very French, crafty, artsy chalkboard frame for your front door or interior.

You can see it here on my black front door. Match your flowers in your pots to the Coral frame and you have a stunning, not like everyone front door.

Some chalkboard ideas for you to copy:
Chalkboard spring is here renew and grow.
Chalkboard inspiration Spring has sprung breath it all in.

Doesn't it make you exited for Spring!?
By Isabelle Thornton

Disclosure: I was given a $50 Visa card to make this Spring wreath.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My sister's Tee Be the good


 I modeled for My sister's Tee for their Fall fashion. Very fun shoot with Virginia Roberts Photography and makeup by Gentri Lee. I love this "Be the good shirt". I really like this hat. This outfit is prefect for Fall. Are you exited for Fall? Boots, sweaters...Love it!











The 2 sister's behind My sister's Tee. Aly on the right is a good friend.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Nail art gift tags and monster craft. It's Monday link party.

How was your week? Mine was super busy. I finished my "wreath for the Deseret News Home show for this weekend. I am really exited. You should get the tutorial on the blog before the Show. You can also get a big discount on the tickets here: Deseret news home show discount code. Have a super week! Thanks for linking!
Bacon time has those amazing and super cute printables tags for pedicure sets! Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Perfect for a nail art addict like me! That's what I am giving for Christmas... Save it, pin it. It's a keeper.

Love these super cute flower monster pots from Wesen-art. Great craft for kids!!! Check the great tutorial.



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Thursday, October 2, 2014

White roses crown DIY

I finally took some pics of my kids for this summer. I used the Iceberg roses that grow in my front yard to make the crowns and they wore white shirts or dress. This is very easy to do and very inexpensive. You can also make them with any other flowers for a different color palette and feel. Great little craft. I spent around $3 for this. The girls loved helping me and wearing them.

White roses crown DIY

You will need:

Flowers with stems
Florist tape
Florist wire

Place the wire around the person's head to see how big it should be and tie 2 wires together making a crown.
Cover the ends of wires with florist tape
 Place your flowers one stem at a time and wrap the florist tape around them securing them to the crown. The florist tape only sticks to itself.
Go around the whole crown or just the front and sides. Keep the leafs on the stems they make the crown look fuller. Great for a photo shoot or party or to go with a gorgeous dress. Make a flower crown and enjoy the flowers before  winter takes them away.
By Isabelle Thornton




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Promo code to Deseret News Home show October 10-12 2014

I have just finished my "wreath" for the door challenge featured at the Home show. It's a super cute Spring door.

 use promo code FLEURS to receive a $3 discount at:      

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Our white and blue eyes kitten: Elsa

 I wanted to take the perfect pictures to show you how gorgeous Elsa's eyes are. Nature is beautiful. I am a big cat lover. She enjoyed staying with us while we were making crafts and stopped to smell the roses.



Enjoy your day,
By Isabelle Thornton
Contact me at: isafrenchy@gmail.com