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Wednesdays Goodies: Painted Keys

Painted Keys // thepapermama.com

The other day I mentioned my move to a little studio for my craftiness. This also means I have 2 new keys… in addition to my home/car/mom’s keys, that adds up to 1 bazillion keys that I need to carry around (I’m great at math). To separate the new from the old I spray painted my studio keys. First with primer, then with some lovely color. Seal with some clear spray. Done.

Painted Keys // thepapermama.com

Painted Keys // thepapermama.com

Love my painted keys!

- Chelsey

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I’m moving!

The Paper Mama Studio // thepapermama.com

Well, I’m only sorta moving. Moving all my art supplies and crafty goodness over to a studio space. It’s a pretty awesome deal and it’s going to help with a LOT. Basically my old office/studio space was my dining room table + the closet space in my kiddo’s room. Our room is already tiny enough, and it wasn’t helping that I pretty much took over a large portion of my home with this stuff.

I’m hoping this move will help me get more organized and stay on top of things. I have so many dogs/cats/deer/jackalopes that I need to turn into stuffies and other goodies for the shop, but haven’t had the space/organization to really get my stuff together (not to mention that my sewing machine was broken for a month, ugh).

So, we’re just going to call this a ‘before’ photo. Slowly it will all come together… so slowly. Ha! Wish me luck!

- Chelsey

Monster Eye Wreath DIY

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

Boo! Scare the bajeebies outta your trick or treaters with my Monster Eye Wreath DIY! Actually, it’s kinda cute and I’m happy to have it on my door! It’s a cheap and easy craft, check out how I made it below. Side note: I sorta thought this looked like a hairy monster boob before I added the eyelashes.

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

Supplies:

- foam wreath (I used 12″)

- 8 inch smooth foam half ball

- 1/2 yard of “monster” fur material

- hot glue + glue gun

- one 8″ x 10″ piece of black felt

- optional: wire

Directions:

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.comv

- Add a bit of wiring to the wreath (to hang when you’re done.

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

- Place your wreath on the wrong side of the monster fur. Push the foam half ball into the center of the wreath on the right side of the monster fur. Fold the fur over each side of the wreath to make sure it covers all the wreath foam. Trim the fir to size. Note: the fur is super messy. I suggest taking the fur outside, after cutting, and shaking. It helps.

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

- Flip the wreath over and hot glue along the wreath and fur edge (see image above).

- Pull the foam half ball out of the wreath and run a line of glue along the edge. Carefully press it back into the wreath to secure.

- Roll the monster fur over to the back of the wreath and glue it down with your hot glue.

- Cut a small circle out of your black felt and glue it onto the center of your foam half ball…. aka: EYEBALL.

- Optional: Cut a small/teensy crescent moon shape out of white paper for the pupil.

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

- Optional: Cut out 5 long black felt triangles to create eyelashes. You can also add eyelashes to the bottom of the eye, but I felt it looked too much like teeth.

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

- Hang that baby up and enjoy/confuse your neighbors!

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

- Chelsey

Cake Pan Lamp Shade! Yeah.

Cake Pan Lamp Shade // thepapermama.com

This past year I fell in love with a pendant light online. I loved it, but I didn’t NEED it. So, I never bought it. I don’t even know if they make it anymore, but I decided to make my own version out of items I see at thrift shops ALL the time: say hello to my Cake Pan Lamp Shade. Yeah. I made a lamp shade out of springform cake pans. It was surprisingly simple. Here’s how I made it:

Cake Pan Lamp Shade // thepapermama.com

Supplies needed:

- 3 springform cake pans (1 small, 1 medium, 1 large: I purchased mine at a thrift shop for $3 total)

- 4 wire hangers

- Gold Spray Paint

- Optional: 50/50 vinegar and water mixture

- Optional: Paper Towels

My total cost: under $10!

Directions:

- Clean up your cake pans (especially if they’re used).

Cake Pan Lamp Shade // thepapermama.com

- In a well ventilated area (preferably outside and wearing a mask/eye protection), spray multiple layers of gold paint (waiting about 5 – 10 minutes in between each coat. Optional: This step is optional. I didn’t like the super clean gold look, so immediately after each spray paint I’d squirt a light mist of my water/vinegar mixture onto the paint, blotting the excess water off with a paper towel. The vinegar sort of eats the paint off and gives it an older/rough look.

- Let the paint dry for at least 24 hours.

Cake Pan Lamp Shade // thepapermama.com

- Drill 4 evenly spaced holes on the edge of the large cake pan. Repeat this step with the small and medium cake pans, then add 4 more holes on the OPPOSITE edge of each pan. See photo above.

Cake Pan Lamp Shade // thepapermama.com

- Cut 2 sections of hanger to be larger than the diameter of the medium cake pan, then repeat this step for the small cake pan. Cut 4 3 inch hanger wire pieces for the larger cake pan. Use these wires to attach the cake pans to each other. Feed the wires through the small and medium to attach, then curve the wire to loop the medium pan to the large pan.

Cake Pan Lamp Shade // thepapermama.com

- You’re done, or are you? I originally wanted this lamp to work as a pendant light. I imagined wiring a hanging bulb into the center and hanging above our dining table… then I got an idea.

Cake Pan Lamp Shade // thepapermama.com

 

Cake Pan Lamp Shade // thepapermama.com

-  I turned this thing into a ceiling light! I replaced a glass fixture with this. I’m pretty happy with it! It’s located in our little kitchen nook (a.k.a. the room that needs lots of love).

Done.

- Chelsey

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