Friday, March 25, 2011

GUEST Post ~ For the Luv of Boys ~ DOMINOS SPORTS NECKLACE ~

When I posted THIS POST, asking for help, and then sent an email to my bloggy friends, I never expected so many people to respond.I am blessed with wonderful friends, and I had a ton of ladies, who were more than willing to keep you all entertained while I get better, or get some sleep, or paint my garage, whatever, he he. The point is, I am SUPER LUCKY, super THANKFUL, and SUPER excited to introduce you all to Ambrosia from
For The Luv Of Boys
For The Luv Of Boys

I am so happy to have gotten to know this fabulous mama, she is just about the sweetest thing, and once again proving, she is willing to help out, when asked. I wish to be as selfless as she is, and don't know how she does it. She hosted a giveaway on my blog a while back, without hesitating, and did it all while her little one just had surgery, (tonsils), and she was still the one apologizing to me, that she was late, on getting my something. I'm telling you she is awesome. If you get a chance to stop by her ETSY shop too, you won't be sorry.
Take it away girl, THANK YOU so much for being her today!!

I'm Ambrosia, from over at For The Luv Of Boys and I'm super excited to be guest posting over here at Bella Before And After.  She's definitely one of my favorite bloggers!  When she mentioned wanting guest bloggers, I jumped on it - and I'm so excited to show you guys this SUPER easy tutorial!

As I've mentioned recently, it's baseball season.  We are in full swing now, which means The Chief and Con-Man usually have two games each, every single week.  I LOVE this!  I'm definitely a sports mom.  Not one of the crazy ones that's way too tough on her kids, or expects them to go pro.  I just love watching them play - whether it's baseball, basketball, football - whatever.  If they are having fun, I'm having fun watching in the stands.  I clap and cheer more loudly than I probably should, but I'm just such a proud mama!

Being a sports mom, I absolutely dress the part.  If I can get a team shirt, I wear it.  If not, I've still got to show my support somehow!  So that's why I decided to make myself a cute Domino Sports Necklace with my boys' names on it!
*Note - this necklace is for one of our team moms - I would NOT put my kiddo's name out there for potential crazies to see.*

Here is the easy as pie tutorial.  If you make one, I'd LOVE to see it!

Domino Sports Necklace

What you'll need: 
Chain necklace
Bead (big enough for chain to go through)
Mod Podge & brush
E-6000 or other strong glue
Emery board
Scrapbook paper

1 Print child's name on scrapbook paper

2 Trace around domino & cut out

3 Apply Mod Podge to domino with brush

4 Smooth paper onto domino

5 Use emery board to sand off any edges hanging over sides

6 Seal with spray sealant (OUTSIDE) and allow to dry

7 Apply extra layer of Mod Podge - I seal 1st because I use an inkjet printer and sometimes the ink will run if I apply the Mod Podge directly over the paper

8 Seal again, allow to dry

9 Apply bead on side of domino using E-6000.  Follow package directions to get the strongest bond.  Allow to dry.

10 Thread the chain through the bead and show your sports mama pride!

The great thing about this necklace is it's so versatile!  Since I have two boys playing, I put one name on each side and simply flip the necklace around depending on who's playing!  I'm also making some domino necklaces with pretty, girly paper and rhinestones!  

These are SUPER affordable.  I had the glue, Mod Podge and sealant here, so total I spent less than $2 on each necklace!!!  I think they'd be fun to make with the girls during a craft night.


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1 comment:

  1. I commented on this on the original blog, what an adorable idea!


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