Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Come Join me for a virtual Halloween party!!

I know you're all thinking "Halloween!? But its August" Well, my very best friend Veronica over at MorningNooNight and I are planning a Halloween Link Party for October 1st. And come on people, that's only a month away!

We are looking for other bloggers who want to participate with a fun homemade Halloween Craft, Recipe, Cocktail, anything really! We will take all of the submissions (links) and link them at the bottom of our blog post (asking you all do the same) and have one fun virtual Halloween party! Since we are new to the blogging scene we are looking for as many bloggers as possible to participate! Also if you want we can send your link to other participants!! 

Please comment below if interested or email me at craftscakescats@gmail.com and we will get started!!! For those who do choose to participate we will have more information for you soon and also ask that you spread the word!! Lets help everyone out and get all these great blogs noticed.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

K-Cup Holder

I was so excited when my husband and I picked up our Keurig machine at Costco!! When you buy it there you get tons of K-cups!! One thing we didn't think of when buying it was where do all those little k-cups get stored in our apartment kitchen??  So some got stored in a drawer while the rest got put in a basket on the counter. Great idea except digging in the basket for different flavors....
We looked for a holder in stores but they cost about 25$ dollars for a nice one and still take up counter space which I really wanted to get back. So we decided a wall hanging on would work best for us. Big tip when buying you supplies use your craft store coupons!! If getting everything at once I suggest having a shopping partner so you can use 2 coupons if needed.

What you need
1 canvas that is 1 1/2 inch thick.
1 bottle acrylic paint
1 brush
1backing (we used photo matting)
crafting knife
template with circles
hot glue gun

To do
1. Cut you backing so that it fits into the back of the canvas.
2. Paint canvas your selected color. Ours is Martha Stewart pumpkin orange.

3. Cut your circle template. I cut mine using my silhouette sd. Took a couple tries to get the size circle that worked best for us.
4.Cut the circles out of the mat board. This was the longest hardest part. I need a better tool for thick cutting I think. 

5. Hot glue on to canvas and cut the canvas to wrap around the circles.
6. Hot glue canvas around circles.


7. Customize the front. Mine was again using my machine but this time the letters are cut out of vinyl!

And mine is all done!! I love it!!

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