Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1st Day of School Banners

I don't mean to talk about school yet, because I know I am not ready yet. And my kids are definitely not ready yet! I was lucky I could get these pictures, it took some serious bribery and backpacks were out of the question. So I will consider myself lucky to have gotten these. But school will be here before we know it and I find I do better if I am prepared. So I am starting with something fun...pictures!

1st day of school banner | The Colored Door

I love how these banners turned out! They are so simple and fun and could be used on the first day of school or a few days before since the first day can be so hectic.

1st Day of school Banner | The colored door

I used my silhouette to cut out the letters and numbers but with some patience you could print them on card stock and cut them out with an x-acto knife.

1st Day of School Banner | The colored door

1st Day of School | The Colored  Door

The wind can be an issue so depending on where you live, indoor pictures might be best.

1st Day of School Banners | The Colored Door

I can't believe my youngest is going to kindergarten. I am not sure how we (her and I) are going to adjust to this. I think it would be easier if she was excited about going.

1st Day of School Banners | The colored door

1st Day of School Banners | The colored door

1st Day of school banners | The colored door

I have these banners for sale in my Etsy shop, you pick the color and grade. Are you getting ready for school yet? How do you start? I have to remember we still have a month left and that is a long time so it is best to enjoy it.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Painted Address Numbers

Our summer is flying by and I have not done a lot of projects around here, and I feel like I have been busy too. It is so much harder keeping up with the house when 3 three kids are constantly destroying it. Plus it is way more fun to play outside or go to the pool than clean and do laundry. I am sure it will all get done in September, right?

One project I did get done was my front door address. A few years ago I put our address on our front door with a vinyl sticker but because we don't have a covered porch the sun turned it brown and it peeled off... not pretty. So I am hoping this lasts longer.

Painted Address \ The Colored Door

I used my Silhouette to cut out the numbers but you could print it off your computer and cut them out with an x-acto knife. The font I used was already on my computer, it is Apple Myungjo. You will have to play with the size depending on your door. Mine are about 3 inches tall.

I taped my template to the door and traced it with a pencil. For my numbers 8,9 and 0 I taped the middle piece in place. I used a level to draw a few lines along the bottom to make sure I stayed level, especially since my numbers weren't lined up. Lining up your numbers might be a good idea before you start, I was doing it the hard way.

Painted address on door | the colored door

Here is how it looked traced. In the picture you can really see where the old numbers were, you can hardly tell in person.

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I used a white latex paint I had on hand and a very small paint brush. It took two coats and in hind sight I should have made a vinyl template to paint over, it was a little more tedious than I was expecting.

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I do love how it looks though, so crisp and white and I love the font. It was worth the effort. But maybe you can learn from my experience and make it easier on yourself.

Painted address on door \ the colored door

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I love mid summer when my flowers are doing so well!

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I am trying not to think about the fact that it is half over. It is not easy avoiding all the school supplies in the stores already, I am not ready yet!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blog Hobnob Linkup ~ July

Well, July is here and it sure came fast! The first of the month also means I get to co-host a super fun Blog Hop again! So link up and have fun!!

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Wreath

I have a favorite summer wreath with rope and flags, here is the post, but it keeps falling off my door. It is a little bit heavy. So I have moved on to my next summer wreath. For some reason I really don't like my front door to be bare. This one was very easy and budget friendly too. And it was finished just in time for the 4th of July.

Summer Wreath | The Colored Door

I started out with a straw wreath form from Hobby Lobby but Walmart also has them.
Two bandanas from Hobby Lobby, in whatever color you want. And some red ribbon. I also used some scrap fabric and felt that I already had on hand.

Summer Wreath supplies | The colored door

I started out by cutting my bandanas into two inch strips. It didn't work out to an even number if I folded then exactly in half so my first cut is just a single strip not doubled over. I hope that makes sense.
Summer wreath | The Colored Door

I used straight pins to attach the strips to the form then wrapped it around and attached it with another straight pin at the end. It only took 2 bandanas.
Summer wreath | The Colored Door
I wanted to add some decoration to the front so I pulled out some red and white felt and traced a star with chalk. I did a couple different sizes.

sumer wreath - The colored door

I also wanted to add some flowers, I have seen these cute loopy flowers and this was the perfect chance to make some. I cut a 19" strip of felt that was 3.5" wide. I just guessed at what size would work so yours could be longer for a bigger flower or wider for a taller flower. I folded the felt in half and cut slits a little past half way down the whole length. Then I rolled it up adding hot glue along the way to hold it in place. I cut a small piece of felt to glue to the bottom to help hold it together. 

Summer Wreath- loopy felt flowers | The Colored Door
I also added some rosettes made out of fabric for more dimension. The white fabric is plain but the red fabric actually has snow flakes on it, so as long as the color is right it doesn't matter what is on the fabric. Just use what you have.  Everything was hot glued in place.

Summer wreath | The colored door

This turned out to be a fun little wreath and it is a lot lighter so hopefully it stays up all summer long.

Summer wreath | The colored door

Summer Wreath | The Colored Door

Have a wonderful week and 4th of July! I will be spending time with family and friends and no to-do lists!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Drink Station

I can't believe the 4th of July is in one week! Where did June go?!? We will be traveling to visit family for the 4th but I couldn't resist putting a drink station together. This would work for any outdoor party, you could just change up the colors to fit your theme.

Summer Drink Station | The colored door

I have the Drinks banner and star garland available in my Etsy Shop. I love the fun color it adds and it really designates the area.

Summer Drink Station | The Colored Door

I tried to use what I had on hand. Straws and buckets I have collected from the Target Dollar spot, mason jars my Mom had in her basement and a tray I have used for years.

Summer Drink Station | The Colored Door

The lanterns I usually have on my mantle and the American flags I pull out for all the summer holidays. I found the wood shelf in my basement to lift up the drink dispenser. I like finding random things to lift up the drink dispensers. I have seen people use boxes, pots, flower pots, books(but I would worry they would get wet) and wood blocks. Their are so many items you could use that you probably have laying around the house. You could cover wood blocks with a plastic table cloth or a favorite fabric.

Summer Drink Station | The Colored Door

This may sound crazy but I have never had lemon water, I am surprised how much I like it. It is my new summer drink. I found this drink dispenser at the Goodwill and just spray painted the top to match the other red things we have on your back patio.

Summer Drink Station - The Colored Door

My second drink dispenser has limes in it and I would not recommend lime water. Not so good. Plus they sink, which is weird. Next time I will try cucumbers for some color and flavor.

Summer Drink Station | The Colored Door

So have fun setting up your drink station with whatever your favorite beverages are. I am considering a Mojito bar for your backyard party next month. But I still need to work out how that would work.

Summer Drink Station | The Colored Door

Have you set up a drink station before? What worked and what did not?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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