{DIY} spray painted books // laughter in the library

Bree, Sarah and I have been planning for a Christmas craft show event that we decided to do a month or so ago.... #nojoke 

Which meant A LOT OF QUICK PLANNING. What do we want our booth to look like, colors we wanted, items we were selling...etc! It was so much fun though. I love goofing off, while having a serious goal in mind. ;) Also, finding Christmas gifts while you're out is P E R F E C T.

We were walking around and saw the spray paint isle --

"LOOK GOOOOLDDDD SPPPRAAYY PAAINT."

 *nods* *points at my sister* that's her. Everything with gold sparkles and she'll adore it.

Within seconds we had declared that we could spray paint Christmas lights, old books, leaves, pine cones...like..everything??? *laughs* 

So, we stop at our library on the way home, where they have been giving out free books. We walked up to the door and Bree said something to me which I didn't process, and just as I opened the door, I got what she said and..... burst. into. laughter.

#irepeat 

JUST AS I OPENED THE DOOR I LAUGHED.  IN A LIBRARY.  The librarian looked at me, gave me this look of "why are you laughing?" and I couldn't help it, I giggled again. o.O 

librarian : "Are you girls laughing in the library???"
me : "uhhmm... yess??"
librarian : *laughs*
me : *sigh of relief* 

Sarah and I then spent a looooonggg time taping each and every light bulb on the sting of lights. Bree painted them AND THEY TURNED OUT SO COOL. Then, we go inside to show my mom, plug them in and only 1/4 of the lights turn on. o.O #shouldatriedthemfirst #ohwell

 and yes, we probably spray painted over 30 leaves. heehee! THEY WERE SO FUN THO xD

btw, thanksgiving?? ITS IN 3 DAYS *nervous laughter* 

ever spray paint leaves??
are you in the Christmas mood?






38 comments

  1. your decorations were sooooo pretty...never would have thought of it myself. and heck no i ain't ready for christmas....but shopping for gifts is fun!! I spray painted the hanging thingys on the outside of our house this summer!!!

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    1. eep thanks girl -- I can't wait to do the blogpost on how the Christmas event actually turned out!! <333 hahaaa!! IKR? Gotta go do some Christmas shopping right now ;) huh..I wanna see a picture of it

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  2. GOOLLDDD!!!!!!! *high fives Sare* XD

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    1. GOOLLDDDD IS THE BEST *high fives Sare too*

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  3. That is really cool! *Stares at spray painted books* if I had any books that I didn't mind doing that to, I totally would.
    And I am TOTALLY in the Christmas mood. *nods* :)

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    1. hahaa!! That's why we got free books at the library - like ones we had never heard of before. There was one entire book JUST ON CATS. like????.....
      hehee! Same

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  4. THAT'S SO COOL GIRL WUT EVEN. I love gold stuff . . .
    And yes Christmas is awesome! I'm so readyyyy. <33

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    1. YOU GOTTA DO IT GIRL SERIOUSLY ikr.??.?..
      how about thanksgiving? lol! That's what Sarah keeps saying to me

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  5. Love your spray painting idea!! #needtotrythat Those leaves look absolutely fantastic. But what a bummer the lights didn't work! :( All right, I've gotta say those books are my favorite though. <3 <3 Give me one!

    Sophie xx

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    1. The leaves were my favorite. I stapled them to the barn wall at the booth this weekend - can't wait for that post! uhhggg...i know. :P BUT I'm going to try them again sometime ;) Hehee! Come on over - I've got a bunch now!

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  6. OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS, JULIA! THOSE BOOKS...GAHHHH AND THE LIGHTS

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    1. I KNOW GIRL THE BOOKS ARE SO PRETTY!!!! I love how they caught the light in the photo just right. SO PRETTY

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  7. DUDE THAT IS A BRILLIANT IDEA. We're having a Thanksgiving dinner and I was trying to think of decor ideas and spray painting leaves is so brilliant like i would seriously do it.

    Except I have absolutely no idea where the spray paint is in the carnival of boxes that need unpacked yet. Oops. (also why did i just say carnival even)

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    1. DUDE YOU GOTTA DO IT THEN! You could even get silver spray paint or something..idk, just look around for some different stuff. Now I want to get Christmas-y colors XD

      you've got spare spray paint in one of your carnival of boxes?!?! *laughs bc carnival is fun to say*

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  8. I haven't actually spray painted before, I have only painted by hand which can be quite tedious when you're painting a wagon. Like, a wagon a horse would pull. XD But your projects came out beautiful and I enjoyed them!

    Surprisingly, I am in the Christmas mood. At work we're prepping for Christmas and we made lots of wreaths this week, over thirty of them. Tomorrow we'll cut some more trees and finish decorating, and we'll be ready to open on Friday for Christmas tree season. Fun and lots of work, so I am ready for Christmas. But, I'm excited for Thanksgiving because I am so excited to draw names and find who I'm buying a present for. :)

    Enjoyed your post and glad I'm following your blog, its very professional and I like it! :)

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    1. Wow, that had to of been so fun! I do sooooooo many painting projects - it's crazy. :P But, fun. ;)

      woooooowwwww 30 wreaths?!!?!?! That's crazy! I love fun work tho ;)

      aww thanks Emily <333

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  9. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your booth, and, of course, seeing all those golden decorations in action. They look fabulous!

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    1. aww I'll be posting it fairly soon then! ;) thanks girlie <333

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  10. Your decorations are so pretty! You're so creative!

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    1. wowowowowwowow *gives you hug* thank you! <3

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  11. That is so cool! Those leaves are so gorgeous..... *sighs*

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    1. you should totally do some yourself!! THEYRE SO MUCH FUN

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  12. No...I never have. ;) But I should try it, since the pictures look so darn awesome!
    Yes, I am in the Christmas mood! Maybe even more so than Thanksgiving, although I love that holiday, too.

    Amelia xxx
    <3

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    1. yesssss, totally. It's funny, cuz the "back" of the leaf, too the spray paint well, whereas the "front" did not. So, just keep that in mind ;)
      hahaa!! ikr?! Skip Thanksgiving :P

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  13. LOOKS LIKE FUN! I want to do this now as well!

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  14. I LUF YOUR SPRAY PAINTED LEAVES LIKE HOW???
    i have never spray painted leaves, but i have spray painted an old mirror with chalk board paint:)
    anD YES IM IN THE CHRISTMAS MOOD DO YOU EVEN HAVE TO ASK?!? I HAVE ALREADY HUNG MA STOCKING AND DECORATED THE TREE!!!!

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    1. THEY WERE SO EASY. you gotta do it
      ooohhh gosh, that's a cool idea! I wanna do that now.
      YOU HAVE HUNG YOUR STOCKING AND DECORATED THE TREE??!?!?! woooooah!!

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  15. Oh my goodness, that's so pretty!!!

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  16. I love the books, they look so cool! Such a neat idea!

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    1. I love the books too - they're so pretty! Thanks xD My sister thought of it.

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  17. Know this is an old post but just wanted to say I'm happy that I found your blog! Love your pictures!

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    1. awww thank you!! I don't care if it is an old post - I'm just so glad you commented <333 I checked out your blog and gave it a follow XD

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    1. EEEEP THANKS XD They turned out fabulous

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