Friday, September 24, 2010

Jazzed up, blinged out, sassy broom craft


Shhhhhhh...all three kids are asleep at the moment!  I'm sitting here with a white chocolate mocha from Star Bucks in hand and enjoying these few peaceful moments to catch up on emails and visit with all of you.  The last load of laundry has been put away, I just got a whiff of the homemade lasagna cooking in the oven, my floors are gleaming and a lovely breeze is playing with my curtains.  

Ouch...Stop pinching me!!!  You're so cruel, waking me from my daydream like that.
Yes, of course I was just dreaming about how life would be for the perfect mother/housewife.  Unfortunately, my reality is....all three kids are home from school today(PA day) and driving me bonkers, I haven't showered yet, my feet are resting on the basket of clothes I should be putting away, I have no idea what to pull out for supper and I would definitely benefit from another cup of java.

Can anyone relate?
Anyway enough about me,  let's get on to the real reason you stopped by.
Hopefully it's to check out my latest project!

So, the other day I was shopping at Home Sense  and I came across some of these.   Don't judge, but I fell in love with the sassy, decorated broom handles and cleaning tools.  I wanted to purchase one, but the cheap frugal part of me wouldn't allow it.  You see, paying $24.00 for a broom and dust pan makes as much sense as dog food that claims it has a "New and Improved Taste"! (who tested it?)
Anyway, I decided I would try to replicate them.





Tip-to measure the circumference of the broom handle use a piece of string.  Then lay the string out and measure the string.  This will be how much paper you need to cut in order to cover the broom handle.

Please don't comment that you think this project is tacky.  You've already burst my bubble once today by waking me from my daydream.
Personally, I think they're fun and amusing.  Seriously, who wouldn't want to jazz up a boring job like sweeping up dropped Cheerios?
Hoping your day somewhat resembles my daydream


                                                      Cherrios everyone,

19 comments:

Lu said...

How cute!! Thanks for commenting and following my blog! I am your newest follower!

Sue said...

Neat idea! Saves a lot doing it yourself.

Thanks for following me - following you now too.

Colie's Kitchen said...

Love it!! Great idea!! Hi I am Nicole from ColiesKitchen.com I found you on a blog hop and wanted to drop by and say hi. I really like your blog, and am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

Night owl mama said...

wow how creative. I would of never thought to cover a handle but yes it looks so much fun and wonder if I put kid character paper on it if my kids would help out more often

Hmmmm there's a thought :D

following in return thank you for stopping by

ShirleyC said...

Thanks for following me, Crystal. I will do the same as soon as I can get the page to fully load. Some days I could take blogspot and chunk it out the window or windows. LOL
Your post cracked me up. I was thinking, "What world do you live in?"

Beth said...

New follower from Fun Follow Friday!

http://bethscoupondeals.blogspot.com/

jen said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog today. New follower. And what a great, easy idea. Not tacky. Definitely not.

The White Whimsies said...

Very cute idea. I may have to try it. Thanks for stopping by and following me on my blog. I am following you too.

www.thewhitewhimsies.blogspot.com

Coffee Junkie said...

Hello from one coffee lover to another! Those decorated mops are absolutely adorable! What a creative way to turn boring into snazzy! Thank you for your comment on my post and I'm following you back!

CMash said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. Am now following you and looking forward to your future postings.
CMash

Nicole Bouchard Boles said...

Following you back! www.everydayphilanthropistblog.com

Amanda said...

I don't think this is a tacky idea. I am all for fun craft projects that jazz up your day!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope you will visit again!

www.mandalynandthestinkycheese.com

The IE Mommy - Christine said...

Cute idea. Thanks for visiting my site today...The IE Mommy. I'm following :)

Linda Pressman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I'm here reading and following you back!

I love pretty things and wouldn't mind a more attractive broom since it seems I spend all my time sweeping anyway, but just fyi, I saw those decorated ones at Ross for a fraction of that price! Yea discount shopping! Of course, your way you get to pick your design!

Lise said...

following you back from babybottomline.com :)

jamfiescreations1 said...

I love this idea. Thanks for following my blog. I now follow yours. Hope you had a wonderful day.

CinnyBBS said...

Cute blog! Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm feeling very much the same way...my pup does not want to let me sleep! So I get very excited when I even get in 2hrs in a row. :) I know, I know, wait until motherhood comes, right? lol, anyways, I'm now following you back. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Robyn said...

new follower from the blog hop and I ♥ this idea!! I think the brooms are awesome decked out like that (and nutso that they are charging that much for them in stores!). You did a fantastic job and I might just have to try this myself.

hope you'll stop by when you get a chance :)
http://adventuresnabbyland.blogspot.com

Design It Chic said...

They're so cute!! And easy to make:) I am now following you thanks to Meet Me Monday, and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
Today we have an amazing trick or treat giveaway, so make sure you don't miss it! Happy Monday!