Thursday, May 26, 2011

More Baby Proofing!

My wonderful son Charlie has just turned 8 months old and he is now a crawling expert. Just recently he has learned to pull himself up into a standing position and get to things that were once out of his reach. So I have had to do a little more baby proofing this week to accommodate for his newly learned skill.

This is one of two shelves that we have had for almost 4 years and I don't know what I would do with out them. They were handmade by my husbands talented grandpa. (Thank you Grandpa Bodily!) Charlie has been very interested in the contents of the top shelves, so I had to cover them up to keep him out of them.

What I did first was move all of Charlie's toys down to the lower level of the book shelves and I put them into these toy boxes that I made a few months ago. I used diaper and wipe boxes to make these instead of paying a ton of money for storage containers.

I took a card board box, measured and cut out to fit the opening in the shelving then put material on it. Just like I did for my TV stand here. After it was all finished I decided it looked to plain, so I added a few fabric flowers.
Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Baby Food Jar Chandelier Part 2

Earlier I started working on a chandelier from baby food jars. Here is my new and improved chandelier. This one took a lot of time to finish (mostly because I have an eight month old and he keeps me very busy.) A few nights ago my husband and I rented some movies and worked on the chandelier together after my son went to sleep. We did the majority of the work that night and I have been adding parts and pieces that we didn't finish, during Charlie's nap time.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Baby Food Jar Chandelier

We have about a million baby food jars sitting in a box in my house. I saved them because I thought I might be able to use them for canning my own baby food. Then I found out that the jars cannot be resealed like mason jars, so I had to think of other things to do with them. I went looking online and I found this site with this really cool chandelier. I thought I might make a small chandelier to test out some materials so that I wouldn't spend a lot of money and time on something that might not turn out the right way. I am so glad I did, because this project did not turn out the way I wanted it to at all. At least I know what not to do for the next time I try to make a chandelier.

There are a couple of other sights with some good baby food jar chandeliers here and here

I will post about the new chandelier as soon as I finish it. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Attempt At Baby Proofing

My 7 month old has recently started crawling and he gets into EVERYTHING! He especially loves our cords and I have such a hard time keeping him away from them because our TV stand has no doors and is completely open.

So my sister in-law gave me this awesome idea.

I measured out some cardboard to fit the front of the TV stand and I hot glued fabric onto it, then I just had to slide them into place. It was really easy and it only took me 10 minutes to finish.

I still need to figure out something for the side of the TV stand, there are cords that are plugged into the wall and Charlie grabs onto anything that he can. I just put Wii Fit board up in front of them for now so that he can't get to them but if you guys have any better ideas to fix the problem please let me know.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fabric Flower Magnets

Last Christmas my mother in-law made me this really, really cute bag and I just loved the flowers that she made for it. so yesterday I decided I would try to make some like it
Bag my mother in-law made for me

 I found this great tutorial on making fabric flowers and I thought they would make great magnets for my kitchen. 
Before attaching the button to cover the magnet
 First I place the magnet in the middle of the flower. I put glue all the way around the button then I press it onto both the magnet and the flower, being careful not to get the glue to close to the holes in the button.
Hot glue to hold the button on
Two flower magnets for the fridge!