Making It With Allie - Features

First off, I want to remind everyone to go HERE and HERE to enter the
Me & My Thrifty Ideas and AllieMakes
Barn Star Giveaway!
You Do Not Want To Miss out on this one!

So, I have to say FANTASTIC job bringing it this week!
You all are SO inspiring, and I THANK You!
Here are some highlights!

Still being a Wonder Woman fan, I have to point this little gem out...
This little lady's husband made this A-MAZING piece of art for her.
It is truly AWESOME! And I am Jealous.
Wonder Woman Lego Art from Nothing but the Kibbles

Leprechaun Pot Hat Tutorial from Our Seven Dwarfs

DIY Concrete Counter-top Tutorial from Creative Cain Cabin

Sock-Monkey Knit Baby Hats from Easy Peasy Grandma

Chic Easy Shrug Tutorial from Fine Craft Guild

Toddler Bustle Dress from This Is Me Inspired

Somewhere Over The Rainbow from Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Mon Jardin (My Garden) Tutorial from Til Death Do Us Part

DIY Maori Laundry Basket Tutorial from La Maison Reid

Measuring Tape Hair Bow from My Crafty Condition

Shirr-Crazy Refashion from The Quick Unpick

Door Restore from Keen Inspirations

The Office Birthday Party from Our Life in a Click

Side Table Refashion from West Furniture Revival

Lamp Refashion - Hair Bow Holder from This Present Life

A HUGE Thank You to all of you who make this party a success!
I appreciate your inspiration and all your comments!
Please come back on Thursday and inspire all of us again!
If you were featured, grab a "Featured" button from the left side-bar!

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Making It With Allie - Featured Blogger - Me and My Thrifty Ideas

Welcome back to this week's
Making It With Allie!
I am Super excited to introduce you to this week's party sponsor!
A new BbF of mine and her name is Amy!

She has this SUPER cute blog:
Me and My Thrifty Ideas
SERIOUSLY Adorable AND Thrifty stuff!
You would not believe!!
And this girl is WICKED-SMART!
Especially when it comes to blog-technical stuff...
Ask her, I bet she will help you figure out your issue!!
I am SO excited to have her around!
 SO go and check her blog out and say hi!
Click her "follow" button, cuz you will want to have her posts come up in your reader!
Take it away Amy!

Hi everyone! My name is Amy and I am visiting from mE & mY tHrIfTy IdEaS.
I am so super excited to be here today to share a couple thrifty projects I have made.
Before we get to that I wanted to announce that I just recently reached my 100 Follower milestone!
And decided to celebrate by having a Giveaway!
I figured since this is the cutest blog around I should celebrate in style.  The winner will be randomly generated and announced on both blogs March 2nd.
So please come on over and enter!!
 I am giving out one of my handmade Barn Stars

My philosophy for creating/crafting is using what I already have or can get my hands on for super cheap.
 I also LOVE paint chips.  How awesome and free are they though?
 Basically I am a DIYer mom who is tackling home decor one thrifty project at a time.
Today I wanted to share just a few projects that I hope you find interesting...

DIY Twine Decorative Balls
Going Strong Sign
Easter Egg

Thanks again to Allie for allowing me to strut my stuff!  
I would love for you to stop by, say hello and stay awhile.

Thank You Amy!
 And guess what??
I am going to give away a kit to another lucky winner
that includes all of the stuff to make yourself one of the Barn Stars!
 So, here is what you have to do to enter to win!
~Make sure you are a follower both here and over at Amy's
(This is a must to be eligable)
~Leave a comment on either blog on
where you will put your Barn Star in your home
So this means, if you leave us both a comment you actually have a better chance of winning,
 as there will be two drawings.
 The winners will be announced at both blogs on March 2nd.
 So, good luck!!
Now, Let's get to the
Making It With Allie Party!
What have you got this week?
I am anxious to see!
You all are SO inspiring, I can't wait!
So, grab a button if you can (below).
Follow along if you like what you see.
I want to visit all of your links,
so link up your direct post, not your main blog page!
 Feel free to link up as many links as you would like.
And visit some of the others and share some comment love!
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Lucky Bits Tutorial

Yesterday, I showed you guys our new little Lucky Bits jar that went by our door:

Well, here is the promised tutorial on how to make those Lucky Bits!

You will need:
Wood scrap
Bottle Caps
Decorative papers
Little sticker backed gems
circle punch or scissors, if you are that skilled

Let's get started!
First Take a bottle cap and place it flat side down

Take your wood scrap and place it over your bottle cap and hammer away
The edges will start to curl over

You should have something like this on the left
Original on the right

Ok.  At this point I would suggest painting them copper
I didn't and did it later.  It wasn't impossible but if you have not so steady hands, do it now.

Cut out your decorative papers with a paper punch or scissors
A 1 inch punch worked perfect

I did a a few different patterns

Now, slap some Modge Podge into the well of the bottle cap and put a little paper disc in
 Modge Podge over it.

Let them dry
At this point add your little gem embellishments
A certain little leprechaun informed me that I didn't put them in until I had started the next step
Not really a big deal, but do it now before you go further.

Take your dimensional Magic and DO NOT SHAKE IT, you will get air bubbles
You don't want air bubbles.
Fill up the little well over your Modge Podged paper
It will be cloudy, but in a few hours, it will be clear and hard to the touch

This is what you get when you have them all finished and dried
with some other little bits, as well

Have your little leprechaun kiss each little bit for good luck

I did the lid to the jar, the same way, just on a little bit bigger scale
I used orange glitter paper and metallic green acrylic paint for the letters
A little ribbon hot glued on and it is finished

As you can see, I also couldn't wait another little while for the whole thing to dry
You can see the cloudy stripe; its not all the way dry
I did set it level and let it dry all the way :)

Hope you could all follow my tutorial!
See you tomorrow for the
Making It With Allie Party!

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I like to link my projects up on all the places there!
If your linky party is not listed because I have not linked there, or maybe don't know about it
Please Feel Free To Add It! :)
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Do you every start out the day and want to get back in bed?
Winter time in Chicago: if you look out the window in the morning, it is likely to be gray sky.
And you will want to crawl back into bed.
People get cranky and you can run into some unhappy souls in a day...
Sometimes, it can even make you feel a little bit Un-lucky.

So, it helps to have a little luck with you when you are out and about.
Some people carry lucky pennys...
I can never keep track of those -I end up spending them.

I decided to make a little bit of luck to set by the front door!

If you don't have some when you are leaving, you can grab one on your way out.

And how do I know they are lucky?
AuBrynne not only helped me make them,
She kissed each and every little bit!
How could her little Irish Kisses not be lucky?!

Tomorrow, I will show you how I made these little bits!
Update!: Click here to visit the tutorial!

Have you visited my Linky-Party Directory?
I like to link my projects up on all the places there!
If your linky party is not listed because I have not linked there, or maybe don't know about it
Please Feel Free To Add It! :)
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Making It With Allie - Features

Every week all of you crafters blow me away with all of the creative talent you all have!
I am SO lucky to get to see each and every one of your sweet projects!
Thank you everyone who participates and makes this party a success!
Here are some highlights from this last party!

Cubism Necklaces over at Petite Hermine

Heinz 57 Stroganoff from Cheri Quite Contrary

Anthro'd Target Dress from Kristina J.

Craft Room Remodel at Delightful Order

Hexie "Bee In Love" Pillow at Shape Moth

Doll House Headboard at Hard Workin' Grandma

Outdoor Fireplace Tutorial at Style It Chic

Mod 3-D Wreath at La Dee Da Creations

Family Tree Bracelet at Hazel and Honeysuckle

Anthro Headwrap Knockoff at Flamingo Toes

Jimmy Choo Knock-off Purse at House Revivals

Sophie's Dreams Quilt at Fairy Face Designs

Pot-O-Gold Scarf Tutorial at Childmade

Thank you to everyone who participated!
Grab a Featured button from the left sidebar!
See you all Thursday!

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