Tuesday, June 2, 2009

ABP Featured on FaveCrafts

I smiled so big when one of the editors at FaveCrafts asked me to contribute a craft project that my cheeks busted blood vessels. Seriously. It was disgusting.


After a little brainstorming, I came up with a craft that used materials that were oh-so-available; ala coins. Inspired by the movie Empire Records....which rocks with 90's awesomeness...in which a teen glues quarters to the floor, this project gives that idea a good hard kick in the pants. You don't need an artistic bone in your body...just spare change, a bit of hotglue and a frame.

Go check out some rad photos on how-to plus a little instructional commentary from yours truly. (that's me!) And I am sure your daddy-o will be proud to be display this piece of art (unlike the Disney tie that mysteriously got a giant Sharpie squiggly line on it). Plus, this gift looks expensive. And your #1 guy won't feel like you nickel and dimed him....but you totally did. Happy crafting ya'll!

10 comments:

Suzanne said...

Why this is FEE-NOMINAL! har har... I refuse to believe that it's simply such a COINcedece that I also do this. (Except I do it with foreign money that I have left over from a trip.)

Great minds, I suppose!

Anonymous said...

My daughters LOVED Empire Records - I think it was watched a couple of hundred times - no lie! You crack me up every day! Have you seen my oldest daughter's new blog?

Terry in Milwaukee

Anonymous said...

Ooopppss, now you know why I don't have a blog - here is her site:
http://loveleehomemaker.blogspot.com/

Terry in Milwaukee :)

Amy said...

That is such a cool idea! I would never have thought of that!

G+D said...

I love Empire Records--I used to watch it all the time. Cute project!

Laurie said...

That's really cool! I have coins from all over the freaking place, I could totally make some art of them, rather than having them sit in a box!

I also loved Empire Records, I need to turn my kids on to that movie :)

Gia said...

Empire Records=One of my favorite movies EVER. Love the art as well!!

Kim said...

I love Empire records. What a brilliant idea, girl. I esp. love the last line.

I hope you remember us little people when you blow up and become even more famous (as though you aren't famous already)

Bayjb said...

Wow I really like this craft idea. I could do something with this and my coins from overseas!

Wendy said...

Oh, how fun, Katie! Great idea!

And congrats on the kudos from FaveCrafts!