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DIY Birthday Gifts

Posted on: October 2, 2013

Kiersten’s birthday was last week! I decided to make her gifts for her new home. I made the following:

DIY Framed Chalkboard

This was not as easy as I thought it was going to bed. My dad had frames already, which was awesome! I made one for myself too. I thought it would take half an hour, but I didn’t account for the time it takes for the paint to dry! My dad helped me cut the sheet metal, which makes these chalkboards magnetic as well! I thought Kiersten could use it for a grocery list or to stick coupons or notes to in her kitchen. I’m not sure what I will use mine for yet.


Wine Cork Bulletin Board

This is #29 on the list.  This one was super easy! I had all the corks already. I asked for corks at Cooper’s Hawk when I was there for a wine tasting once, which was super helpful because I don’t drink THAT much wine. All I did was take the glass and stuff out from the frame (another one that my dad had, awesome!) and align the corks so that they fit. Then I hot glued them down! It was like a puzzle trying to get them to fit together nicely and a few of them took a few coats of glue. Here is a picture from the process.




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  • BFF: LOVE this post. The third picture is my favorite and really resonates with me. Instead of comparing our lives to those of others, we should be immense
  • Cindy Friesen: Im so glad you are having fun! I cant wait to see pictures! Have you had a Paini yet or a Crepe?! How about Tapas and Paella? Or Sangria!!!! Are you g
  • Kiersten Trillhaase: You can have this AND a Mastiff or Great Dane, but you cannot choose it over the other dogs- I will not let you. P.S. Love the post about skyping


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