June 11, 2012
Crafts, Floral Crafts, Green Crafting, Mod Podge, Spring, Summer
By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
If you’re one of the many who dry their clothes outside on a clothesline in summer, forget using boring clothespins. Celebrate the beautiful season with butterfly clothespins that can make even hanging wet clothes look pretty. You’ll only need a handful of inexpensive items to put them together.
What you’ll need:
Step 1. Choose the right amount of scrapbook paper compared to the amount of clothespins you want to decorate.
Step 2. Cut the paper into strips that a little bit larger than the clothespin.
Step 3. Put the glue on one side of a clothespin and press it firmly to the paper. Flip the clothespin over and do the same for the other side. Repeat the process for all the other clothespins. You don’t have to cover all of them with the same paper. Switch it up!
Step 4. Trim off the excess paper so it’s completely even with no ragged edges.
Step 5. Use Mod Podge to attach a single butterfly embellishment onto each clothespin. Place it towards the front so you’re not pressing on it when you squeeze the ends of the clothespin together.
Step 6. If the embellishments are plain, use Mod Podge to attach flat black rhinestones to give them a little more sparkle.
June 11, 2012
Contests, Free Stuff Friday!!
Congratulations to Dena who was randomly selected as our Free Stuff Friday winners and will receive a Martha Stewart Crafts Prize Pack! Includes Martha Stewart glittering glue, glitter & embellishment variety set and Martha Stewart Satin Paint set.
Martha Stewart Glitter Multimedia Golden Woodland 12pc contains 12 shaker top vials, 4 each of fine glitter, 4 each of tinsel(long sliver) glitter, and 4 of micro beads. Colors in each style are the same: Florentine Gold, White Gold, Copper, and Smokey Quartz. Martha Stewart Glittering Glues with Brush is thick White glue in a jar with brush built into lid that allows you to easily distribute the glue over large areas without having to use and clean other household brushes. Martha Stewart Paint Satin Set is a unique art paint, formulated to work on all crafting surfaces, indoors and out, and is even dishwasher-safe on glass, plus resists fading and wear. Martha Stewart Paint Satin Set has ten 2oz bottles that include Mint, Surf, Sea Lavender, Hail Storm, Pink Carnation, Raspberry Ice, Habanero, Carrot, Jonquil and Chestnut Brown.
Dena’s winning answer to “What’s the kindest act you have ever seen done (either to/by you or another)?” was…
“My father was in the hospital dying from cancer… he had been given 12 hours and we were all there to be with him. A new nurse came in and clearly didn’t know what was going on.. she hadn’t been a nurse very long. We all were worried that she wouldn’t be able to handle the situation and were about ready to go complain. The girl came in to read Daddy’s vitals and I caught a glimpse of her when she turned toward the window slightly, she was wiping a tear from her eyes. This girl who had no idea who this man was shed a tear for my father. I told everyone in the room what I had seen and suddenly we all had a new outlook on this girl who turned out to be the sweetest nurse we had met in the hospital.”
June 11, 2012
Craft Trends, Crafts, Techniques and Mediums
By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!
When I was first married, monograms came in one form, old fashioned and swirly, but now they are so much more (not that I don’t love the swirly kind) to the traditional monogram.
Uses for monograms can stretch from the fun and silly -
DIY Decor: Modern Monograms
to the classy and simple -
to modern and clean -
I think the buttons might just be my favorite though -
Where would you put a monogram? Check out these and other monogram ideas on our Craft Trends Board.