Key To My Heart Valentine's Day Picture Frame at www.thatswhatchesaid.com

Key to My Heart Frame

I have a super easy little Valentine’s Day Gift that can be used for almost anyone!  This Key to My Heart Frame can be so versatile.  Fill it with a picture of your kids and give to grandparents!  Put a picture of you and your significant other and it’s a cute gesture of your love.

Key To My Heart Valentine's Day Picture Frame at www.thatswhatchesaid.com

If you are like me and you may or may not hoard craft supplies you may or may not have several (dozen) of these simple $1 frames that you can find in almost every craft store.  I love them.  I use them for so many different things (other than frames most times) and so I always have them on hand.  They are great when the kids what to craft too…let them have at it.  Paint, glitter, stickers, anything…they love it!

Well today I am transforming one into a sweet Valentine’s Day Gift.  The Key to My Heart frame!

Supplies for Key to My Heart Frame:

OK I started out by painting my frame white.  You can do any color you’d like.

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Baby Sleeping Sign + Free Cut File

This honest and straightforward Baby Sleeping Sign will be perfect for keeping the outside of your house quiet while your tiny people nap!  A free Cut File will make it all that much easier to make your own!

Free Baby Sleeping Sign Cut File at thatswhatchesaid.com
You know what I am talking about.  The minute you get the baby settled and quiet in their bed, the UPS guys comes up to your door, either knocks bangs on the door or rings the bell.  The dog starts going crazy.  You are reminded once again you need to change your bell from a melody of church chimes to a simple buzz.  Your door and screen door squeak and crackle so loudly you are sure the neighbors can hear it when you open your door and there you hear it…the baby is awake again amidst the commotion.  GAH!

Fun Baby Sleeping Sign at thatswhatchesaid.com

Seriously, one of my worst nightmares.  A tired baby that was just awoken from slumber to decide that those 10 precious of minutes Mommy got to enjoy are all she needs and he/she is up and ready for more whining, fussing, and being completely inconsolable because they are so flipping tired they cannot process anything.  I know I am not alone!

So enter my Baby Sleeping Sign.  Yes there is a tad bit of humor, yes there is a tad big of sarcasm, but if you don’t have both of those things, you might as well go crazy!  I made one for boys, girls and multiples!  Perfect for your house, grandma’s house, the baby sitter’s house or really any house that has a sleeping baby :) 

Black & White Projects

Today is a great day for our Monthly Crafty Blog Hop! We have 8 Fabulous Black and White Projects that are sure to be Spooktacular {wink}!  I am sharing these super cute Ghost Mason Jar Project that can be used as vases, lanterns or candy dishes!

Ghost Mason Jars at thatswhatchesaid.net

These are so easy to make!  Here’s what you need:

Supplies Needed:

  • 3 Mason Jars
  • White Chalky Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Electronic Cutting Machine
  • Free Ghost Face Cut File
  • Black Vinyl
  • (or Black Paint and fine paint brush if no cutting machine is available)

I started off by using this DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint that I picked up from Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Stores, when I made this Chevron Table.  It was awesome on the glass.  Covered in one coat!  I applied it with the foam brush.

While that was drying I cut my Ghost Faces as well as the word BOO.  You can download this free cut file for your Silhouette here.

I applied the vinyl when the paint was dry.  Ghost faces on one side…

Double Sided Black and White Ghost Mason Jars

And the word BOO on the opposite side! These are perfect for a table centerpiece also because they are double sided!

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Dad’s BBQ Squirt Bottle

Do you want a really simple and practical gift to make and give for Father’s day?  I have just the thing for you…my BBQ Squirt Bottle.  Most dads, uncles, grandpas and the special men in our lives spend some summer time in front of a grill.  Most of the time they have a huge cup of water or a squirt bottle to help tame the flames!  Here is a fun one to fix up and personalize for your special man!

BBQ Squirt Bottle - Father's Day Gift Idea at thatswhatchesaid.net

This started out a long time ago.  I bought the one below for my dad at the Christmas Store at my grade school.  I think I probably spent a good $2 of my hard earned money on it :)  It was an old dish soap bottle that had “Dad’s BBQ Squirt Bottle” written on it with paint markers and some flames drawn on it.  Fast forward to just last year.  MY DAD WAS STILL USING IT!  It had to be at least 25 years old!  It was an antique people!  (That just scared me that it was 25 years ago—I am not that old!)  OK so I digress…however it had seen better days so I whipped one up for my small people to give him to replace the old one.

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Split Letter Monogram Plaque

This Split Letter Monogram Plaque is a fun craft to make with your Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine!    At first this project looks really intimidating but I am here today to show you that it is actually a pretty quick and easy craft project that is to have for wedding showers, housewarming parties or holiday gifts!

You can apply this concept to more than just plaques.  How about on vases or inside a picture frame or straight on your front door or mailbox!?  Options are endless and once you see how easy it is to actually  make the split monogram, you will be set to craft!

Below I made a video tutorial on how I made the split letter.

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How to Build a CornHole Game

Have you ever played the Cornhole Game?  Along with Washers, it’s a favorite of my family and friends!  My siblings and I built a set for my dad and thought I’d share How to Build a Cornhole Game so you too can enjoy this fun game at your next party or BBQ!  When you build them yourself, you can personalize them just how you like!  In this case there was only one way to go for my dad…St. Louis Cardinals!

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Supply List:

  • (2) 2’x4’ pre-cut sanded plywood {You can also use a 4’x8’ sheet of sanded plywood and cut down to size.)
  • (4) 2 x 4 x 8 Studs
  • (4) 4″ x 1/2″ SST Bolts, Lock Nuts and Washers
  • 1 box of 3” deck screws
  • 1 countersink bit
  • Ryobi Compound Miter Saw
  • Ryobi Power Drill
  • Dremel Trio (or Jigsaw & String)
  • Sander
  • Wood Filler
  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape