Sunday, May 8, 2011

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER

ok...not too sure if you remember the insane amount of artifical grass i had to buy for my astroturf can coozie project around super bowl time or not?....well...if you don't...let me fill you in...my local hardware store only had a 16 foot by 19 foot rug of the stuff...and let's just say i have some leftover...ok...alot leftover...

i figured it might be time to put some of that turf that's been lying around to work...so...i grabed a couple of items...headed outside...and whipped up some of these adorable little covered composition books!...cute right?...

 
what you'll need is a chunk of astroturf...compostion book...some scissors...spray adhesive...or hot glue will work...but since i was outside...there was no pluggage...

 
spray the back of the turf...make sure you cover enough that will fit the book...

 
see all that gluey goodness?...

 
flatten your composition book out and slap onto the glue...then rub to get it all smooth...

 
press all around the edges to make sure you got it stuck...

 
take your scissors and start trimming...just a note...i switched out my scissors...ended up using my tim holtz ones since they can handle goo buildup...

 
when all trimmed...go around edges and pinch the turf to the book...to make sure it's all stuck together...

 
all done!...ended up adding a daisy sticker to it...now it looks exactly like a doormat my grandma had!...you know...those ones with the big 'ol plastic flower on it!...

 
pretty easy project...wasn't turf tough at all!...and best part...i'm not allergic to this grass...like i am with the real stuff!...

oooo...thought just popped in my head...how cute would this be for all those golfers in your life?...don't attach the flower and slap a tee on there instead!...

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16 comments:

TheLastOfNine said...

It's cute, out of the ordinary but cute.
Gloria

The Autocrat: Haley said...

That is super cute! Good thinkin'!

lisbonlioness said...

Ha! If that isn't clever, I don't know what is!

Amy said...

How fun!

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Shore Girl said...

Never would have thought of this --- cute idea!

Brandy J. said...

Such a totally cute and clever idea!! Thanks for sharing.

Kaycee said...

Very cute! Don't think I would have thought of that! Great job!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [10 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Michelle said...

This is seriously just so cute!!! I am visiting from The Girl Creative!
Have a great day!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

This is such a fun idea! Now I'm thinking of all the different things we could cover with astroturf!
Thanks for leaving the sweet comment on my wooden spool post. My mom loved it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Misty said...

Too stinkin' cute!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Missie said...

What a fun idea!

Nadia said...

This project is a hoot! Love it.

DonnaMundinger said...

ADORABLE! My Mom had a mat like that too. LOL xxD

Cathy said...

Wow! This is a very original composition notepad, eh. Can be a diary or a journal. :)

Cheers,
Cathy@Guide to Getting the Right Hospital Scrubs Measurements and Fit

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