Louisiana Postcard Art

Life has been pretty busy (see my recent Instagram update post here) so I'm sharing a project from the vault. I saw some pretty vintage-y postcards on the trip to New Orleans a million years ago and my sister needed some stuff for her walls at that point. So, since we lived in Louisiana when we were little, I turned the postcards into wall art.

Supplies
  • Textured cardstock
  • Postcards
  • Frames
  • Scissors or paper trimmer
  • Glue/ foam dots or squares
  • Ruler, pencil

Instructions

First, round up all the supplies...

Then, I took the white paper out of the frames and then measured the textured cardstock and cut them down into smaller squares that would fit into the white paper that came from the frame (using my ruler, pencil, and paper trimmer).

Then, I added foam squares (I ran out of the dots before I got this one and took the picture - oops!) to the backs of the postcards and stuck those onto the colored cardstock.

Then, I added sticky dots to the back of the colored cardstock and stuck that down to the white paper from the frame.

Post the finished product into the frame and voila! I made three for my sister and used various blue cardstock because my sister had decorated her apartment in blue.


They were incredibly cheap to put together - I think the postcards were a buck or two each and then I got the frames for less than $10 each from Michael's (with a coupon - I can't remember how much they were). You could use frames from the dollar store, but I wanted larger frames and don't know of a dollar store with larger ones. Everything else I had on hand. The awesome part is that you could do this with all kinds of postcards - fun ones with quotes or vacation travel, vintage-y ones like these, anything and they're super-cheap (and super-fast to make)!

I'll be linking up to some of my favorite parties...

Tuesdays: New NostalgiaHope StudiosTip JunkieLadybug BlessingsFunky Polkadot GiraffeReasons to Skip the HouseworkCoastal CharmA Bowl Full of LemonsNot Just a HousewifeA Diamond in the StuffhomeworkCrafty ConfessionsMe and My BoysThe Kurtz CornerSugar BeeSweet Little GalsChef in TrainingToday's Creative BlogHome Stories A to ZDIY by DesignTales of a Trophy WifeOur Delightful Homehomemade gingerIf It's Not BaroqueTime to SparkleInspiration ExchangeThe Blackberry Vine

Wednesdays: Creations By KaraSeven Thirty ThreeSugar and DotsSomeday CraftsLil LunaSew Much AdoWe Are That FamilyA Little TipsyMy Girlish WhimsPolka Dots on ParadeGinger Snap CraftsFrugally SustainableHandy Man Crafty WomanClean & ScentsiblePincushion CreationsPrimp JunktionOrganize and Decorate EverythingSavvy Southern StyleJAQS StudioThe DIY DreamerFree Pretty ThingsWork It Wednesday, Life Inspired


Thursdays: House of HepworthsThe Shabby Creek CottageA Glimpse InsideFireflies and JellybeansKatie's Nesting SpotBeyond the Picket FenceRhinestone BeagleSuzy's Artsy-Craftsy SitcomSeven AliveThe 36th AvenueSouthern LovelyThe Crafty Blog StalkerProject Stash Link PartyCrafty Scrappy Happy52 Mantelslive. laugh. rowe.Artsy CornerDelightful OrderThe Train to CrazyMine for the MakingThe Taylor HouseThe Frugal GirlsNo Minimalist HereKeep Calm & Link UpCreate It ThursdayInspire Me PleaseThe Creative ConnectionThe Weekly Creative


Saturdays: Tutus & Tea Parties & Here's to Handy AndyFunky Junk InteriorsBe Different Act NormalTo Sew With LoveSix Sisters' StuffGingerbreadHomemaker in HeelsA Vision to RememberPositively SplendidToo Much TimeCrafty Moms ShareSerenity YouShaken TogetherClassy Clutter

Sundays: Under the Table and DreamingLambAroundFlamingo ToesPetite HermineHomemaker on a DimeThe Foley FamNifty Thrifty ThingsThe TablescaperMy 1929 CharmerIt's OverflowingCircle of FaithOur Sunday Best

Insta-Travels and Honor

I love Instagram. I've confessed this before, but it's worth repeating. I've also been traveling recently so I wanted to share some of my favorite Instagram pics. 

First up, a trip to the Outer Banks, NC... from traffic to the gorgeous beach and taking super-cute puppies with us!


Then, I traveled for work to Ft. Benning, GA. I even got to spend a few precious minutes by the pool to collect my most impressive "tan" lines in years! (I wore tons of sunscreen, I promise.)

Then, Mr. Crafty Scientist and I went to the county fair and ate some yummy food (and I played with lots more photo editing apps)....

Mr. Crafty Scientist even won us some goldfish (that are still alive)!

I got super-excited when I got to see the Braves play (on TV, but who cares)!

A quick trip to Baltimore for some fun (complete with my unintentionally perfect "Orioles dress")...

And more of what you expect from me... food, super-cute puppies, cute stuff, gardening, and even a trip to Hobby Lobby (where I paid NOTHING for some awesome stuff - thank you coupons and rewards)!

One of the coolest things though, was that I posted the picture on the left and Rhonna/the Rhonna Designs team chose to feature it on their front page (right side). I feel pretty famous now and super-flattered.

At some point, I'll round up some of my favorite Instagram apps that I've used to create these pics - I've really explored more recently and learned a lot!

As always, follow me on Instagram @craftyscientist and I'll follow you back or you can leave your name here - I'd love to see what you're up to!

Interchangeable Pinwheel Wreath

I made another fun attachment for my interchangeable wreath... this time, it's pinwheels in a fun pink, blue, white, and yellow color combo. Sort of summery, lots of fun!

You might remember the interchangeable wreath project - I made attachments/pieces for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, July 4th, and some orange and purple polka dots ("Clemson season")...

This little attachment was just because I wanted something fun and I had some ribbon I liked and wanted to use somehow. It started with this pink/gray/yellow/white ribbon, which became the tie/bow to hold up this version of the wreath...

Then I cut out the white felt to use as the base of the attachments and added velcro, just like I did with the other wreaths (tutorial here with the Valentine's Day wreath).

To make the pinwheels, I started with the yellow and white and pink theme, but then added blue because I didn't have enough of the other colors on hand (and I was trying to use up some felt scraps/stash bust a bit), but I think they actually look pretty cute together...

I played with the pinwheel making for a bit and made some pinwheels double-sided (one pink side, one white) by sewing two different colored felt squares together and then creating the pinwheel from my super-thick square (version 1 in the photo). I got a bit sick of that after a bit and it was hard to deal with when the pinwheels were small so I glued the two squares together a few times (version 2 in the photo).

I didn't use any one pinwheel tutorial, but this one from Simple Crafter is awesome, as is this one from Lia Griffith.
Voila! The 5th installment of the interchangeable wreath!

I'll be sharing at some of my favorite parties...

Tuesdays: New NostalgiaHope StudiosTip JunkieLadybug BlessingsFunky Polkadot GiraffeReasons to Skip the HouseworkCoastal CharmA Bowl Full of LemonsNot Just a HousewifeA Diamond in the StuffhomeworkCrafty ConfessionsMe and My BoysThe Kurtz CornerSugar BeeSweet Little GalsChef in TrainingToday's Creative BlogHome Stories A to ZDIY by DesignTales of a Trophy WifeOur Delightful Homehomemade gingerIf It's Not BaroqueTime to SparkleInspiration ExchangeThe Blackberry Vine

Wednesdays: Creations By KaraSeven Thirty ThreeSugar and DotsSomeday CraftsLil LunaSew Much AdoWe Are That FamilyA Little TipsyMy Girlish WhimsPolka Dots on ParadeGinger Snap CraftsFrugally SustainableHandy Man Crafty WomanClean & ScentsiblePincushion CreationsPrimp JunktionOrganize and Decorate EverythingSavvy Southern StyleJAQS StudioThe DIY DreamerFree Pretty ThingsWork It Wednesday


Thursdays: Somewhat SimpleHouse of HepworthsThe Shabby Creek CottageA Glimpse InsideFireflies and JellybeansKatie's Nesting SpotBeyond the Picket FenceRhinestone BeagleSuzy's Artsy-Craftsy SitcomSeven AliveThe 36th AvenueSouthern LovelyThe Crafty Blog StalkerProject Stash Link PartyCrafty Scrappy Happy52 Mantelslive. laugh. rowe.Artsy CornerDelightful OrderThe Train to CrazyMine for the MakingThe Taylor HouseThe Frugal GirlsNo Minimalist HereKeep Calm & Link UpCreate It ThursdayInspire Me PleaseThe Creative ConnectionThe Weekly Creative



Saturdays: Tutus & Tea Parties & Here's to Handy AndyFunky Junk InteriorsBe Different Act NormalTo Sew With LoveSix Sisters' StuffGingerbreadHomemaker in HeelsA Vision to RememberPositively SplendidToo Much TimeCrafty Moms ShareSerenity YouShaken TogetherClassy Clutter

Sundays: I Heart Nap TimeUnder the Table and DreamingLambAroundFlamingo ToesPetite HermineHomemaker on a DimeThe Foley FamNifty Thrifty ThingsThe TablescaperMy 1929 CharmerIt's OverflowingCircle of FaithOur Sunday Best
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