September 5, 2013
Crafts, 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.
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, 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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August 18, 2014
Craft Trends, Crafts, Home Decor
By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!
Ah the humble plastic spoon! How many have you tossed over the years? How many do you have sitting at the back of a cupboard right now? Turn those lowly plastic spoons into something amazing and wonderful! Whether they are painted, melted, twisted or used as a base, it’s kind of mind blowing what you can do with them! Here are a few of our very favorite crafts involving plastic spoons.
DIY Spoon Mirror- Craftaholics Anonymous
Woohoo! Look at this crazy modern mirror! It reminds me of those sunburst mirrors from the 70’s. And it’s just painted spoons! So cool!
Plastic Spoon Olympic Wreaths- A Subtle Revelry
My kids are totally into the greeks and romans and so I know they would love this laurel wreath. And I bet they would never guess they were made of spoons! Perfect for school projects or dress up, or just an afternoon of fun.
DIY Flameless Rose Tea Lights-Smart School House
Who would know that these beautiful rose lights are made mostly of spoons! What a lovely things to have on the table for dinner or in the bath for a relaxing soak in the tub! I love them, they are so beautiful and really, so unexpectedly simple?
May 26, 2014
Crafts, Home Decor
By Home Decor Contributor Jennifer from Brave New Home.
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