{guest post: too much time}

August 29, 2012


Hey guys! I’m Kim from Too Much Time On My Hands

and I couldn’t be happier to be visiting here today with Vanessa and all of her lovely readers! I have followed Nifty Thrifty Things for a while now, but I really got to know Vanessa when she saved my life (really) with my disastrous Blogger to WordPress move. Now she is my go-to gal for any blog help and I don’t know what I would do without her and her expertise!

I really don’t have “too much time on my hands” it’s actually the opposite. But I sure do need this creative outlet and to make time to feed that creative itch! I do a lot of upcycling and reuse old and discarded “junk” for 2 reasons, I want to be Earth conscious and I am cheap-hee hee. I am a stay at home mom in Denver with my 3 and 5 year old and wonderful husband. On one salary I can only do budget friendly projects! I post 4–5 times every week and love to share my crafts, DIY debacles, and kid projects too. Every weekend I host a “no rules-anything goes” link party, and I would love to see you there!

I’m excited to share a few of my fave projects and a fun tutorial with you today!

This fun and crazy easy headboard was created from an old fence someone had listed for free on Craigslist and I packed as much of it as would fit in the back of my Subaru. It was well worth the effort!

Another of my favorite projects is this colorful and inspirational sign made from old pallet wood.

This wreath is my favorite wreath of all time!

I rolled old book pages into rosettes and added burlap and a rustic metal number to finish her off.

Would you like to know how I made all of those sweet book page flower rosettes? Well great, I would love to show you! I used two different color vintage music sheet books for this project.

While you are rolling, use hot glue to hold the rosette together, and don’t let go or it may unfurl into a hot glue mess and you may shout expletives! Try not to burn yourself, I can not be held responsible for any second or third degree burns.

I promise it get’s easier and faster as you get into a rhythm and figure out the style that works best for you. Here are some of my finished flowers that I glued onto branches. The best part is I never have to water them and they won’t die!

Hope you come on by Too Much Time On My Hands and say hi!

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  1. Whipping out the old music books that I won’t ever use again. To create your cute flowers. I have way to many projects on my to do list, but what is one more. This one is way to cute to pass up.
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