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DIY: Ribbon Curtain Photo Backdrop

Cheryl Jones

Tags crafty, diy, handmade, love, party decor, ribbon curtain

DIY: Ribbon Curtain Photo Backdrop

I was asked by a 16 year old birthday girl to make a photo backdrop for her and her friends for her party. So, I made a ribbon curtain backdrop for the occasion! It is actually pretty simple and the end result is adorable! These ribbon curtains photograph really well and look great under any photo filter.   Supplies: 1/4" x 2" x 4ft (longer/shorter) hobby board (from Home Depot)  Ribbon. TONS of it! I try to get the ribbon WITHOUT the wired edge. Get different patterns, widths, textures, colors, etc. Dollar Tree and Michael's worked for me for purchasing ribbon Scissors Hot glue gun...


Jenna's table

Jenna's table

I'm making a table for little Jenna. She's almost 4 and needs a table of her own to do the things little 4-year old girls do! I started off by painting the boards for the table top in turquoise, pink, brown and white. Before this is all said and done, I'll sand these boards again to make sure the rough edges and splinters are gone. I'm thankful for spring break (a perk of being a teacher)! Today I got the legs cut and the frame built. This little table is going to be so cute! I'm excited! So after a...


SGK Shopping Event: Saturday 4/9

SGK Shopping Event: Saturday 4/9

I took a screenshot of what is posted in the event on my Facebook page. There will be more than enough to keep you spending (but, hey, it's for a great cause)! Make plans to attend (and go ahead and go like this page on Facebook!)


Miter Queen

Cheryl Jones

Tags crafty, frames, hand lettering, handmade, home decor, love, reclaimed wood, rustic

Miter Queen

My mom and dad think it is really funny that I am the one who wants the power tools and my brother doesn't. I've taken a liking to working with saws, sanders and nail guns. It is my therapy, to an extent.  Last week, my dad taught me how to use his miter saw. That is one magical piece of equipment! I love it and I want one of my own! This is what we made (just trying things out): I posted my new found love of the miter cut on Facebook and a sweet friend called me the Miter...


My Serving Trays

My Serving Trays

One of my new favorite things that I'm making is the serving tray. I am making them from 100% found goods (curbside pick-up, yard sales, garage sale groups on Facebook, the Amish market, etc.).  I see these trays as necessities to intimate conversation times with friends or loved ones. I see someone using it in the morning to sit outside with their coffee, toast and devotional material. And, I see it being used around a fire pit as a place to set your Shiner, cigars and peanuts. To me, a serving tray is an accessory that brings people together or...