Project 52 | FORTY THREE

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OOF. Halloween is a LOT of work. Fun work. But a LOT of work.

One of the reasons we chose caroline’e preschool is because of their extracurricular activities. Each month we have a home project as well as a school event to help out with. The Halloween event involves little “trick or treat houses” that are set up during the evening fall fest. Parents take boxes home & decorate them, and then the teachers each stand by one and give out candy, with the kids playing in the houses to make it extra fun. They are all different & so cute! I wasn’t sure if I could find the time to make one but the “calling all creative parents…” sign left me feeling guilty so I took one home.

It’s actually a LazyBoy Recliner box (call any store that carries them! I bet they will give you one for free!), that I painted and mod podged and glittered up. caroline picked the little mermaid theme, and we went with it. She LOVES the thing and I hope it is a hit at school, too! My goal was to spend ZERO dollars and use only supplies that I had around the house to make it. The base coat was two reject colors from my armoire, just two tester tubs from Lowe’s. Then I dug out my old art supplies that I still had from college and made decent use of my art minor. Ha. I used mod podge to apply tissue paper to break up the turquoise and then just free handed everything else. I mod podged some more at the end (some of it isn’t dry in the pictures above) and added a bunch of glitter that we had laying around. It’d be a really fun playroom project, even one the kids could do if you let them have at it with paint! :) So fun! & (the best part) FREE!!


& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about

my 2012 Project 52.

& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):

Adventures in MommyhoodAnd NowAubrey My LoveBlossoms & VintageBugs & Boo-Boos Candice CravesCandidly Colette Caynay PhotographyChristina’s Project 52 Chronicles of KTClaire Jane The Crain’s Nest Dana Moran Photography The Daulton Dabbler Englexas Everything Eatherton Fairy Wings & Dinosaurs Finding Joy Firecracker MamaFreckled PinkFrom Stanwood to Seoul Gin & Juice Boxes Heather Marie PortraitsIci & LaIt’s a Graham LifeIt’s a Strange & Lovely RideKate L Photography Keeping up with the Carters Kim Percival PhotographyLiving for Love Lizzi Photography Mahina & Lucas Mama Bethany McLain Padilla Photography Mist Moments Memories by Mere Moments & Impressions The Mommyhood Memos Moo with Me Moxie Made My Tots TravelNavigating the MothershipNicole Dina PhotographyOh the Places We’ll GoOur Baby Behr Our Splendid Little Life Phreckle Face Photography Quiet FootstepsRachel Gray PhotographyThe Robersons Shades of Bliss Shutter Mama BlogSide of the TableSimply Us Snaps of Our LifeSquamish Baby The Todd’sTruly Dedicated Mommy We Aren’t Scared of SugarWe’re Better Together Wicked KateWokabout Z as in Zebra

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.