The Fry Family

The Fry Family

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Ok, so I have become addicted to PINTEREST!! I am wanting to redo my house ( what I really want is a new house, but economy + economy= can't) I am looking for ideas for my bathroom, laundry room, craft rooms, sons room, ok ALL of my rooms! and pinterest has some amazing ideas.

This is what I have been spending all of my time doing lately.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Business Card Holder

This is my super cute business card holder! Guess what? It was so easy and pretty cheap too. . . I used the Altoids tin that I had in my purse, and Walmart had some 97 Cent scrapbook paper and emberlishments that worked great for this!
I have decided it will be great for my craft fair booth this year!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Craft Fair

I know. . .it has been forever! Well this is what I have been working on. I am trying to get ready for craft fair season. I am making what feels like a million bags, earwarmers, wood pumpkins, welcome signs, and so many other things. Here are some Pictures:
A Halloween Watch
A Welcome Post

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just another day

trying to get the house cleaned up this morning so that I can get some more crafting done! Projects in mind: frayed fabric flowers, fabric pinwheels, some tutu bow holders and who knows maybe I will throw in a stick horse or two!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fabric Fan Remodel tute

As promised, I am back and showing you how to make the very cool fan!
First things first, some simple supplies you will need:

a flat head and a phillips head screw driver
approximately 1/4 yard of fabric
Mod Podge
Sponge brush
scissors and a rotaty cutter and mat

First thing you need to do is dissassemble your fan blades (take them off of the fan, and take all of the screws and everything off of the blade). Then you will need to clean the blade, they are usually pretty dirty on the top where we can't see.
Cut a piece of fabric a little bigger than the size of the fan blade, cut one for each blade.
Now slather the side of the blade that the fabric is going to be on with a good layer of Mod Podge; then press the fabric onto the glued-up blade. Be sure to press out all of the wrinkles your hand will work fine, but if you have some trouble spots you can use a credit card.

Sit the blades aside to dry, about 10 mins. Then after they are dry trim the excess fabric away from the blade. I found that a rotary cutter works well for this. If you don't have a rotary cutter sharp scissors will work just fine.

After the fan blade has been trimmed up put another layer of Mod Podge on the fabric. Let it dry

After it is dry take your very sharp scissors and poke the holes that the screws go through on the blade, then add your hardware back to the fan blade. If you have an ugly gold fan like I do, you could also spray paint the hardware, I decided that I like the ugly gold next to the brown camo so I left it. But if you paint it, do so before putting it back together. :-)

Then replace all the blades back on your fan and admire your handy work! Here are the pictures of the two fans I recovered, one in my daughters room and one in my sons room. (My next project will be scraping the popcorn ceilings. YUCK!)

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Monday, August 8, 2011

Fabric fan remodle

Yeah! My first post is SO amazing if I do say so myself. I know that you will all like this.  I have been trying hard to update all of my kids' bedrooms. We have got the garage almost done, and so the weight bench will be relocating to the garage ( insert happy face here) so my oldest daughter will be getting her own room. So of course I have to make it the best room ever! Well the room isn't ready yet, so I am working on the other two rooms right now.
First thing that I wanted to do is upgrade the kids fans. And as everyone these days we are on a budget here in the Fry household and so buying new was out of the question. So the next best thing? Glue and fabric!!

I covered the fan blades and they are amazing!!
Pictures and tutorial to come. . .