"The more you trust and rely upon the spirit the greater your capacity to create!" - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf. As I increase my capacity to create, I would like to share what I am learning and how I am growing! I am a "spirit daughter of the most creative being in the universe", so I am learning now that I can create!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I can create: A safe Fireplace!

We moved into a new apartment with a fireplace and we were ecstatic about it...until our 18 month old decided it was the best place to play in and store his toys in - resulting in black everywhere! I was looking around for fireplace covers but that can get really pricey!

Thank goodness to someone else having the same problem as me and blogging about it here. Thanks to her inspiration I was able to create this beauty out of foam board and vinyl!

Before: After:

Now he pounds on it with anything he can find - but the mess is alot smaller! Doing this project helped me to feel more confident in my creativity. I had a whole white canvas to design and a bunch of shapes to choose from to cut my vinyl into. I saw these two shapes and just went for it and I really like how it turned out. Maybe now I can start making more everyday home decorations that I will love just as much!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness that looks awesome! We honestly just have a a huge piece of cardboard taped up! This is a great idea and if I get the motivation I will totally do it too! Good job!