Glittered Jars

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Disclaimer: This project is sponsored by Elmer's. Are you looking for a way to add a little glam to your home for very little cost? Well, then this project is for you! I love the sparkle and shine, and who would guess this was once a pickle jar! And it is so easy too (given you have warm temperatures this time of year). To make yourself, you'll need empty glass jars, spray paint, and matching glitter colors. I loved the Craft Bond glue and glitter from Elmer's. First, spray paint your jars. I love how pretty these jars are with a coat of paint on them. Spray on 3 light coats, or until you can't see through the jars. I like to start with the tops down, and coat the bottom and sides, then flip and get around the top and a little on the inside to make sure it is all covered. Give the jars time to dry and cure. I waited overnight. To keep the glue/glitter line really straight and clean, I taped it off with painters tape before adding the glue. Warning: The tape took some of the … [Read more...]

Washi Tape Labels & Dry Erase Calendar

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Today I'm sharing  a really easy way to customize your calendars with one of my favorite craft supplies---washi tape!  For this project you need: Any kind of calendar--I really love my dry erase calendar from Poppy Seed Projects (I used the Lemon Quatrefoil calendar with the Eleanor frame, Brooklyn trim, & I also got the magnetic backing) Sand paper Paint (I used spray paint) Dry erase marker Black Sharpie permanent marker variety of Washi Tape--it's a thin, sort of papery non-permanent crafting tape that comes in a ton of different colors and patterns First, grab your calendar--it can be a paper one, a dry erase one, a planner--whatever you are using. For mine, I got a dry erase calendar kit from Poppy Seed Projects as I mentioned above---they are so cute, and did you know that our Crafting Chick Jamie designed the calendars? They are darling! :) I sanded the unfinished frame and trim, making sure to wipe off any dust, and then I spray painted it. I chose a … [Read more...]

Home Depot Blogger Network: Hammered Nickel Tile Wreath

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Wreaths aren’t just for the front door anymore! They’re finding their way to practically every room of the house. And when you’re creating a wreath to celebrate the season or a special occasion, you’re only limited by your imagination. There are some great wreath ideas in The Home Depot Fall Style Guide. We have a very light kitchen--white cabinets, white backsplash, light countertops, stainless steel appliances, light gray walls, and white board batten  around the dining room. I love how bright it is, and actually chose it to be that way, but I like a pop of color to liven things up. We have a weird upper cabinet that angle out towards the dining room. One day I hope to put glass doors on it and fill it with bright serving dishes, but until then I try to keep wreaths hanging on the doors. I love this tip from Home Depot's Fall Style Guide: "Create your home’s oasis with the latest trends in kitchen and bathroom décor by using muted, natural hues that sing to warm, cozy spaces, … [Read more...]

Hula Hoop Croquet

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With the 4th of July just next week, BBQ season is in full swing! And with BBQ's at our house also comes a yard full of kids looking for games to play. And even though my boys have never played traditional croquet, they really love this modified version--a cross between kickball and croquet! It is an easy game to create and I picked everything up from the dollar store--so the expense was minimal. To start, use a hack saw to cut the hula hoops in half. These balls came right off the shelf at the dollar store, but seem really ugly to me in comparison to the fun colors of the hula hoops. So I gave them a good coat of spray paint...and waited... and waited for them to dry.  I wasn't sure how spray painting these balls would to turn out, but after about 2 days they were finally dry. (And I breathed a sigh of relief that the paint didn't eat the balls or something.) After chasing rolling balls all over the place, I wised up and used the spray paint lids as stands to hold them in place. … [Read more...]

Colorful Framed Gallery Wall for Mother’s Day {with Martha Stewart Crafts}

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Hey friends! Mother's Day is coming up soon! So I am excited to be a part of a campaign with Blueprint Social to share some ideas for Mother's Day using Martha Stewart Crafts products by Plaid. I like to give my mom personalized gifts and thought a colorful and whimsical framed gallery wall featuring her adorable grandchildren would be just the ticket to make her smile! I'll tell you more about it . . . For this project I was sent a big box of Martha Stewart Crafts supplies to use---I honestly couldn't believe the jackpot of goodies that was delivered to my door! Opening that box was like Christmas morning, or like Mary Poppin's bag where you reach in and good things keep on coming out! :) The motherlode of crafting delight! Happy early Mother's Day to ME, I say! :)  There were stencils, brushes of all shapes and sizes, a multipurpose heat tool, a ton of pretty paint in satin and pearl and metallic finishes, a spray paint kit, a mini paint roller. . .and more. Once I … [Read more...]

Vintage Window & Spring Wreath Updates :)

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Ok, so a little glitter never hurt any project, especially ones needing updates or a little sparkle.  So I have been so in love with stripes....especially the aqua stripes.  There's just something about aqua stripes that scream summer to me....ok so I'm jumping ahead to summer but mixing it a bit with Spring.  I made this wreath last year out of a pair of pants HERE and it needed a little love...what do YOU think? This is super easy.  I have had a bunch of windows like this and my dear, sweet husband has wanted to throw them away for YEARS.....yes, years.  I knew I would do something with them sometime and when I did, of course I had to LOVINGLY point out that I finally had used them :). SUPPLIES:  Windows or surface to make stripes on (frames, windows, wreaths, etc), GLITTER BLAST spray paint from KRYLON in the color, Sparkling Waters, and painter's tape. 1.  ADD THE TAPE WHERE YOU DON'T WANT PAINT 2.  APPLY THE GLITTER BLAST.  If you want to keep a lighter and summery feel, … [Read more...]