Up cycled entertainment center pet bed.

Let’s be honest, I got bored! I’ve been working on two blankets, one knit, one crochet and they’ve been eating up a ton of my time. Every so often I need a break from them and need to make something in a day.
I introduce: the built in pet bed!

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It took only a couple of hours and has helped clean up some space on the floor. Here’s how I did it.
First thing was to remove the door from the stand. Next we need to take the glass out:

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Hold onto those screws, we’ll use them again!
Once the glass is gone, it’s time to take out the frame. Here’s where it got a little fun! I used a rubber mallet and lightly hit them from the inside out. They popped out no issue.

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I did use a little black paint to cover up the spots where they connected, blends right in now, you can’t even tell they were there. 😃
While your paint is drying, sew up some curtains. Helpful tip: make your curtains a few inches longer than you need. Since you’ll be tying them back the extra length will be pulled up and just look better!
Now grab those saved screws, we’re going to attach our curtains using them!

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I used the holes already there! My curtains are held up by three screws across the top and only two down the sides.
Reattach the door to the stand, use a piece of twine or ribbon to pull back the curtains, add a bed!
Hopefully you like, my three have been bouncing in and out of it for two days now. Come winter and cold, they’ll be fighting over who gets the squishy cave!

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“Sugar cookie ornaments” ( to hang NOT eat )

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These ornaments are too cute! They’re made with items you most likely have in your kitchen, so preheat that oven and “bake” up a batch for your tree.

Supplies:

* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup salt
* about 1/2 cup water
* extra flour for rolling
* rolling pin
* parchment paper
* cookie cutters any shape

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees

2. Using a mixer with paddle attachment, combine flour and salt

3. Slowly add water a little bit at a time, you may not need it all, until the dough combines and is not sticky.

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4. Place in fridge for about 10 min, to firm up a bit.

5. Roll out on well floured surface, about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes.

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6. Place on parchment covered cookie sheet, bake about 30 min.

7. Flip over about halfway through.

You want them to dry out, but NOT brown. Let cool, make the “icing”.

Icing:

* mod modge or white glue
* food coloring
* sprinkles ( optional)
* small bowls for mixing

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1. Mix about 1 tablespoon (there’s really no measuring here) of mod podge and food coloring. Add color in small amounts, mix well before adding more. ( remember you can always add but not take out!)
2. either carefully dip or paint color on, if you’d like to add sprinkles, add them when the glue is still wet.

Let dry completely, run ribbon through hole, hang on tree!

* Remember, do not eat!!*