Monday, May 31, 2010

Ribbon Balls!

I just realized that I never posted my ribbon balls that I shared on
Keeping It Simple last week.

So here is my ribbon ball tutorial!

Supply List

*styrofoam balls
*hot glue gun
*glue sticks

Step 1~

Start at the top of your styrofoam ball and glue the tip of the ribbon.

Step 2~

Continue to glue your ribbon around the ball

Step 3~

When you get to the other end of the ball cut the ribbon a little longer than you need and tuck it under and glue it to the ball.

Step 4~

This is what it should look like all finished

Now onto the burlap balls!

I used the tutorial from Jen over at Tatertots and Jello to put the burlap on. You can find the tutorial here!

Your ball should look like this..

Dress up your burlap ball with ribbon!

Step 1~

Cover your seams by gluing ribbon along them!

Step 2~

Add some ribbon to the top as well!

Step 3~

Glue another strip of ribbon through the center of the ball.

Step 4~

Grab a  basket or bowl and put all your ribbon balls into it to create a cute centerpiece!

It is that easy!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

We have a WINNER!!!

So sorry that I am late posting this! It has been a CRAZY day around my house today! I want to thank everyone that entered my giveaway. I also am so excited to have 25 new followers! I want to say WELCOME and thanks for following Night Owl Crafting. So do you want to know who won?

Drum Roll please!!!!!

The Random generator choose comment #41

HOOOOO was comment #41?

Congrats Crafty Mummy! Please email me your address so that I can get your Washi Tape mailed to you!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Taking care of business!

Did you sing the song when you saw my post title?
I have a few orders of business that I need to take care of! First of all I have received two awards this week.
The first was given to me by ginger over at  
Support Blog for Moms of BOYS!


The Craftiest Crafter award

What you do:
Include your award in a post, passing it on to at least 5 other bloggers!  Let them know that you've given them the award by posting a comment or email.  And display your award with've earned it!
So I am passing this award onto these crafty ladies!

The second award I received was from Craft Mummy over at

She awarded me the Trendy Blog Award!

To receive this award you have to promise to share this with 
10 other BLOGS that you think are Trendy too.
Post about your award in your blog. 
List your Top 10 Trendy Blogs. 
Share with them. 
Leave a link to the Trendy Blog Button. 
Tell them they need to give this award out to 10 as well.

 I am passing this award onto the 5 crafty women I just talked about and these 5 crafty ladies as well!

Missy and Kim over @ if i could
Helena over @ Life in the Pitts
Jill over @ Creating my way to Success
Becky over @ Realynn at Home
Sarah over @ a little of this, a little of that

This week I was also contacted by Lisa from This Is Me asking if I would
show off her  
Beach Chair Cover!

Go check out her tutorial on how to make this cute chair cover out of a beach towel!

Few that took awhile to put together this post! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow #2

I keep forgetting to post about my door hanger for the month of May! Better late then never right? I really like the saying,
"How does your garden grow?"
I think it is perfect for this time of year, even though it is still too could for my garden to grow! (I don't even have it planted yet)

Here it is up closer!

What a treat when I walk in my door!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hoo's Got Talent #5

Before we get to today's link party I wanted to remind
you to enter my Washi Tape Giveaway


 WOOOOOWWWW what a party we had last week! 
We had some amazing projects linked up by some very crafty peeps. If you missed the party then go here to check out all the creativity!
 I always have such a hard time deciding which projects to feature, because they are all so adorable!

Today I am going to feature these adorable flip flops that Sarah jazzed up over at 

Are you looking for some cute teacher gifts?
Check out Pony Tails & Fish Scales for darling ideas!

Check out this cute bunkbed playhouse over at 

If I featured your project feel free to grab the button on the left that says 
I've got talent!


Thanks to everyone who linked up!

Onto this weeks HOO'S GOT TALENT link party!

Here are the rules!

*Link-up your post not your main URL to this party, then PLEASE include a link back to this page.

           *Make sure your link is to your specific post and not your main URL.

                     *No Etsy pages or business websites please.

 *Include a short description of your project and the name 
of your blog in your link up.

                * Visit at least 2 other blog links and show them some love!

         *Grab the party-link button on the side bar so others can join the PARTY!!

Giveaway Time!

I have reached over 200 followers!!!!!
I am so excited! I was at 199 followers for a couple of days and I wondered if I was going to be stuck there forever, but low and behold a few more people decide to join in on the fun!
So this calls for a giveaway!
I want to say thanks to all my faithful followers who have  inspire me to keep creating and posting on this blog. I have had so much fun getting to know some of you! I also want to say WELCOME to our newest followers. I am so glad you took the time to join Night Owl Crafting!
I know you want to know what the giveaway is, so I will shut up already!
So if you have been following my blog over the last couple of weeks you know that I am in LOVE with Washi Tape (Japanese tape)!

I decided that I wanted to share this great product with one lucky winner!

If you have missed my posts using this product you can check out my glass vases 

Here is how you can enter this giveaway!
Leave a separate comment for each of the following:
1. Leave me a comment on anything you want!

2. Tell me your a follower or become a follower of 
Night Owl Crafting!

3. Jump on over to Night Owl Crafting's Facebook page and "like" it and then leave a comment!

4. Hop on over to my Blog Frog Community and become a member!

5. Just for fun tell me what you would do with the Washi Tape if you win!

This giveaway will close Saturday, May 29 @ 10:00 pm PST

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ribbon Bow Holder!

I have wanted to make my daughter a bow holder for all her adorable bows. She has so many of them and I just had them thrown into a basket. The basket started to over flow and I was tired of digging through the basket to find the bows I was looking for. I was constantly picking up bows that I had thrown onto the floor while I looked for the right ones. So this is what I created!

It was so simple. I took a 12x12 frame and painted it purple. Then I took different colors of ribbon and stapled them to the back. I then hung it up in my daughter's room and added her bows! It was that easy. I love how it turned out!

FYI~ I got my frame from The Wood Connection and my ribbon from JoAnn's!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

They just keep on coming!

That's right. I receieved another award from my SIL Angela over at  
Comfie Country Crafts! - Thanks Ang for the cute award.

Here are the rules for recieveing and passsing it along!

1. Accept and thank the person who sent it to you.

2. List 10 things about yourself.

3. List 5 additional things you don't like.

4. Pass the award on to 10 other bloggers.

10 things about me!

1. I am the oldest of four kids, 1 brother and 2 sisiters!

2. I am double jointed in my thumbs.

3. I have an obsession for painting.

4. I was a single mom for 5 years.

5. My parents own a pizza restaurant.

 6. My mom owns a vinyl business (I am workin gon an Etsy page for her)!

7. I met my husband online (shhh don't tell him I told you)!

8. I have a 7 year old boy and a 1 year old girl!

9. I love pasta!

10. I have taught Special Education for 3 years!

5 things I don't like:

1. I don't like milk! YUCK!!!

2. I am not a big chocolate fan!

3. I am scared of mice!

4. I can't stand when people lie!

5. I hate winter, because of the cold that comes with it!

I am awarding these FaBuLoUs blogs this award:

Jen Glam Girl from Craft~o~manic
Elizabeth over at Sunny Bug
Alison from Oopsey Daisy
Missy and Kimi over at If I Could
Laura from Paring Down
Stacie at the Creative Create

Friday, May 21, 2010

Blog Swapping with Keeping It Simple!

Today I am so EXCITED to be blog swapping with  
Kaysi for Keeping It Simple!
She has an adorable blog with lots of great ideas please check out her blog and leave her some love!

Hello everyone! I am super excited to be here with you today!! Leslie is super creative and has such a fun blog,l I just adore the name of it!!

Let me introduce myself, I'm Kaysi

Here are a few things about me:
I am the mother of three boys, ages 5, 3 and 1
I have been married to an amazing man for 6 years
I love chocolate!!
I love color, green is my favorite but brown and blue are up there
I like to keep things simple, not overdo them
When I get a spare moment, I love to craft or look at crafts
I enjoy singing and dancing
Each day of the week, I have something different.
Motivate me Monday, that's where I have link party and you get to show me all the
cute things that you have done.
Tutorial Tuesday, I give a tutorial of a craft that I have done
Whatever Wednesday, this is my day that I put anything up.
Scrapbook Thursday, this is the day that I post a scrapbook idea or give a scrapbook tip
Fridays are the days that I do Blog swaps with other bloggers.
Here are a few things that you can see at my blog:

Thanks Leslie for doing this swap with me, it's been fun!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Decorate your vases with Washi Tape!

As I said on before, I am in LOVE with Washi Tape (Japanese tape)! The whole reason I decided to order some was because of this inspiration!

Elizabeth from To Be Charmed made these adorable vases.
So after seeing these cute vases, I decided I needed to order some Washi Tape. I kept dragging my feet to purchase the tape for two reasons.

1. I couldn't decide which color and designs I wanted. There are just too many cute ones to choose from.
2. I didn't know if I could justify spending that much on tape!

So after 3 to 4 months of debating I finally gave in and ordered some. I am so happy with the quality and how long each roll lasts! It is so easy to work with. When applying the tape if you don't like where you positioned it or it goes crooked, you can just pull it off and start over. The tape still continued to stick after repositioning a few times. So yes, this is my favorite product right now!!! 

I couldn't resist sprucing up my own vases and this is how they turned out!

I know my picture isn't as cute as Elizabeth's, (I never claimed to be a professional photographer) but I think they turned out FaBuLoUs!

This is not the last time you will be seeing a project with Washi Tape! I have several more ideas I want to do that will involve using it! If you missed my Washi Tape Magnets then you can check them out here!

If you want to purchase some Washi Tape then you can find it at the following places!

I am not receiving anything from either one of these companies! I just want to share a product that I love ans is so easy and versatile to use!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hoo's got talent #4

Thanks to all the AMAZING peeps HOOOOOO linked up to the party last week! There were so many great projects and ideas! It was so hard to just pick 2, but I did it. I loved every single thing that was linked, this made my to do list even longer! I wonder who's list is longer, mine or Santa Clause? Probably mine! Oh well this is what gets me all excited and pumped to keep creating new things. So here are the 2 projects I am featuring today for last week's link PARTY!!!

Check out this lamp re-vamp that Jalinda did at  

Also how cute are these little guy ties made by Misty from the CreativeItch!

If you were featured today feel free to grab my button that says,
I've got talent!
It is located on the right side of this blog!


Now onto the HOO'S GOT TALENT link party! 

Here are the rules!

*Link-up your post to this party, then PLEASE include a link back to this page.

           *Make sure your link is to your specific post and not your main URL.

                     *No Etsy pages or business websites please.

 *Include a short description of your project and the name 
of your blog in your link up.

                * Visit at least 2 other blog links and show them some love!

         *Grab the party-link button on the side bar so others can join the PARTY!!