January 24, 2015
Craft Trends, Crafts, Home Decor, Recycled Crafts, Wall Art
I love using mirrors to create dynamic decor in small spaces. Small mirrors are inexpensive and fun to work with. Here are some new ideas for getting crafty with small and mid sized craft mirrors in your home.
Driftwood has become very popular in home decor lately, and I’m a big fan of this trend. I love any decor that incorporates natural elements, especially beach related, into my home. This driftwood mirror brings a touch of the seashore home.
Driftwood Mirror – Lisa Roy
This tutorial is so useful! I have a few broken platters and pieces of china that I’ve been saving to use in a crafty way. This platter to mirror would be a lovely addition to my stairway mirror collection, or in a nursery or guest room.
Platter to Mirror – Martha Stewart
This tutorial teaches how to make your own Starburst Mirror. What a budget friendly way to decorate with small mirrors!
How To Make a Starburst Mirror – Apartment Therapy
Watercolor mirrors are a fun craft to do with your kids, and the results are so pretty!
Watercolor Mirrors – And We Play
September 5, 2013
Crafts, DIY gift ideas, Home Decor, Kid's Crafts
By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
My oldest daughter has been wanting to redo her room again. She started off with lady bugs when she was a baby then we did Dora when she was in preschool. And now in first grade she is wanting something more grown up (come on she is getting too big for Dora already, where is my pause button?).
I am not ready to change her room yet, so in the meantime I thought we could start changing some of the rooms décor to things that are more “grown up” (as my daughter would say). And that is how this project came to be. We say this mirror in the store and she decided she needed it in her room.
Last month we tried out some Martha Stewart Glass Paint and it worked so well that I thought why not decorate the mirror with it! I have to say these window clings we used were so much easier than I thought they would be. My daughter really had so much fun painting them and sticking them to the mirror. Once painted you just peel them off and stick them to a clean glass surface, easy peasy. My daughter even changed her mind on the placement of the flowers she put on the mirror and she just peeled them off and put them back. We have had no issues with them peeling off and it has been a few weeks already.
My daughter is so proud of the mirror the flowers look so great on it, and no one can believe she made it herself.
Fill in your window clings with your glass paint.
Once the paint is dry on your clings, clean your mirror with rubbing alcohol (this gets it ready for you to apply the clings.
Simply peel and stick your clings to the mirror (I know SUPER easy!)
Now you are ready to hang your mirror on the wall
January 23, 2013
Crafts, Home Decor, Wall Art
By Home Decor Contributor Typhanie, from the blog Shoebox Decor.
I’ve wanted to try this project for some time now. I love the thought of this mirror in a little girl’s room or some chic boutique hotel. I hope you guys love it and give it a try. Let me know if you have any questions…Happy Decorating Everyone!
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September 2, 2012
Craft Trends, Crafts, Home Decor, Wall Art
By Craft Celebrity Mark Montano, from the blog Mark Montano’s Big Ass Blog.
Silver Antiqued Mirror
I like the look of antique crafts and silver leafing paints. Silver leafing looks very elegant. Antiquing isn’t a new technique, but finding a new way to add an antique look is always fun. This Silver Antiqued Mirror is done with 3 easy steps. You just need foil tape, gold & green acrylic paint and metallic spray paint. Take a look, it’s easy and looks great.
January 17, 2015
Crafts, DIY gift ideas, Home Decor, Recycled Crafts, Wall Art
I’ve been curious about making my own mosaics for a long time now. I’ve even been collecting broken china, seashells and sea glass for possible projects. Here are some of the most helpful instructions and tutorials I’ve found for making mosaics. I hope you find them inspiring!
This tutorial for making your own mosaic is a great place to begin your research and preparation.
Basic Mosaic Design – Arts & Crafts Center
Mosaic mirrors are my favorite. I’ve spent hours searching Etsy and craft fairs for the perfect mosaic mirror but I haven’t settled on one yet, mostly because I know I’d prefer to make my own with found objects like broken china and seashells in colors I have chosen to match the colors in my home. This tutorial will help bring you closer to designing and creating your own mosaic mirror.
How to Make a Mosaic Mirror – The Unscripted Wife
These mosaic coasters are great practice for making mosaics and a lovely idea for housewarming gifts. I might make some for myself by using leftover tiles from my mosaic mirror project. Using the same tiles in multiple projects may lend some much needed continuity to my home decor.
Mosaic Cocktail Coasters – Running With Sisters
I wanted to add another mosaic mirror tutorial because I can’t read too many great tutorials on this technique. I’d love to create a design like this for an entry way mirror.
Mosaic Mirror – Martha Stewart
Mosaic Mason Jars are an inexpensive way to add charm and light to your decor. Wouldn’t these be lovely lit with tea lights on the mantle place or window sill?
Mosaic Mason Jar – Mason Jar Crafts Love
This faux stained glass mosaic is beautiful and bright and you don’t have to handle glass pieces to create it. Even kids can help with this mosaic craft!
Faux Stained Glass Mosaic Luminary – Crafts by Amanda
October 2, 2014
Crafts, Needlearts, Sewing
By Guest Blogger Kelly from the blog So Much to Make.
Kelly shares something for everyone on So Much to Make. Check out her blog for sewing tutorials, recipes, easy arts and craft tutorials, printables and more.
Nothing is more comfy in hot weather than something that feels like you aren’t wearing it at all. Nudity without the embarrassment of exposure—that’s what this tunic-style shirt feels like.
And it was SO easy to make. You make ONE cut. You sew TWO seams. Finish edges, sew in the elastic shirred waist (this isn’t hard, but does take about as long as the rest of the shirt-making combined), and you have a new, fun, flattering top!
Start with the right fabric. I bought this as a remnant, so I don’t know exactly what it is. I’m guessing it’s a rayon challis. You’ll want a fabric that is lightweight, drapes well and isn’t too crisp or thick.
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August 21, 2014
Crafts, DIY gift ideas, Home Decor, Mod Podge, Mother's Day, Wall Art
By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
With the aid of your inkjet printer and some Mod Podge, create beautifully distressed wooden frames to display all of your summer vacation and back-to-school photos.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
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