Marquee Love DIY

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I’ve been staring at the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love signs in Michaels and Hobby Lobby for quite a few weeks now. And as I stare I try to figure out what I’m going to do with them. Our house has very tall walls, the ceiling are about 10 feet tall, which are lovely and give a great amount of light and space to our home but they’re very difficult to decorate. Almost everything I put on them that is less than 3 feet tall seems dwarfed. These signs are definitely less than ten inches tall and no matter the configuration I tried to come up with in conjunction with my smaller photographs and artwork they still seemed too small.

Solution? Lighting and decor for my creative space, aka my craft closet. Before making these signs I had a clip on utility light with a 100 watt daylight bulb. My creative space has double doors and the lighting in the guest room which houses my creative space is limited to a ceiling lamp from the fan, two night stand lamps, daylight from three windows (depending on time of day), and the occasional box lamp that I have set up when taking photos for MindOverHobby. This previous set up was not exactly falling in line with my vision of a pretty and inspiring space for creating things.

Since Michaels and Hobby Lobby do not typically allow the use of their coupons for Heidi Swapp products I kept holding out for a sale to purchase these beauties. Then one day at Tuesday Morning I found them… at $9.99 each! Definitely a LOT better than the $24.99 price tag at craft stores. Let’s get started with making these lovely signs.

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DIY Ring Box

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After calling my parents, updating my Facebook, and telling everyone within earshot Jimmy proposed the next thing I did was buy every wedding magazine on the rack. Unfortunately this was not my last trip to the perfect, colorful, glossy world of wedding magazines. As months went by and our planning continued so did my magazine shopping.

During a recent cleaning spree I found them sitting in squat pile at the bottom of our guest room closet. I knew there was no point in keeping these magazines however placing them in the recycle bin made me feel a little sad. I loved the process of planning our wedding and all the little ideas and inspiration the magazines gave me. Then it occurred to me, I don’t have to get rid of them. With this project you’ll be able to take your own stack of wedding magazines and give them a new purpose as a lovely little ring box. 

After re-discovering my wedding magazines I wish I had used the techniques to make this DIY ring box for the ceremony. However now it makes a lovely business card holder on my desk .

Are there any crafts or skills you acquired right after they would have been most useful?

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