Monday, March 20, 2017

Tree Of Life

Create a meaningful work of art that represents the growth of your family with this metal tree of life.Use different color beads to represent the birthstone of family members.

Supplies:
6 inch brass ring
20 gauge brass wire
Beads
Jewelry Pliers
Ruler

Cut the wire so that you are left with 36 pieces that are approximately 10 inches long. If your jewelry pliers do not have wire cutters, scissors will cut the 20 gauge wire.

Place the wire pieces together. Measure up 1 ½ inches from the bottom and begin wrapping the bundle of wire with a shorter piece of wire until you have wrapped 1 inch of the bundle. 

Wrap the 1 ½ inch pieces of wire around the ring to form the roots of the tree. Leave some of the wire unattached to represent deep roots.


For the branches, twist together 2 and 3 pieces of wire. Create bends in the wire so that the branches aren’t straight. Add beads to represent family members. Separate the wires as the branches get closer to the ring. Wrap the branches around the ring twice to secure.




Once all the branches are formed and attached, cut the excess wire at the back side of the ring. Use the pliers to flatten the wire.

Mother's Day will be here before we know it, and this project will make a beautiful and meaningful gift for any mother or grandmother. 

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Friday, March 10, 2017

If The Shoe Fits

If the shoe fits...
and it's comfortable...
and expensive...
don't throw it away if you scuff the toe!
A friend brought me this pair of shoes to see if there was anything I could do to fix them after the toe got scuffed.
Of course, I love a challenge. And, this was an easy one because I'm a believer that paint fixes almost everything!
So, I added painters tape to the shoes and painted the ends with Dixie Belle mineral chalk paint using the color, Midnight Sky...
I peeled up the tape and allowed the paint to dry completely...
When the paint was dry, I added 2 pieces of painters tape close together to create a stripe. I painted the stripe using a metallic gold acrylic paint...
Easy peasy!
And pretty!

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Coastal Charm,  Someday CraftsGinger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun Ramblings,  Seven Thirty Three The Shabby Creek Cottage, Seven AliveMade In A DayChic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby Nest Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk Interiors,  Tatertots & Jello,   Blissful & Domestic, A Vision To Remember  DIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, Keeping It Simple, Homemaker On A Dime, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished BlissMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework,  I Gotta CreateThrifty 101 Domestically Speaking,  The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty Home,Cedar Hill RanchFlutter BusterNap Time Creations, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamOur Home Away From Home,  RemodelaholicFlamingo ToesVMG206 Finding Silver PenniesA Stroll Thru LifeBloom Designs,French Country CottageThe Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou GirlsDIY-Crush, Charm Bracelet Diva,


Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine Altered Art

Who doesn't love a deal? Nobody that I know! Including me. So when I found 2 canvas prints on sale for 80% off, I had to have them. I decided to have a little fun and change them up for Valentine's Day.
The first one started off like this...
I used a paper heart shaped doily as a stencil to add a heart...


Then I painted a banner across the canvas...
I added a little of the colors from the banner to the heart & painted the word, LOVE...




For the second canvas, I kept it a little more simple.
I just focused on adding a little color to the basket by filling it with flowers.





Don't be scared to alter art. Especially if you spend less than $4 on each piece!
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Love Grows Here


It's less than a week until Valentine's Day! There's still time to create this fun project which is fun for both adults and kids. 

Supplies:

 Air Dry  or Oven Bake Clay

2”-2 ½” Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter

Rubber Stamps

12” Skewers Cut In Half

2” Clay Pots

Floral Foam

Moss

Acrylic Paint

Glaze

Rag

Paintbrush


Roll out clay to 1/4 inch thickness. Press a rubber stamp into the clay to add a design...




Cut out a heart with a heart shaped cookie cutter...


Insert the skewer...

Let the clay dry completely.

Paint the flower pots.

When the paint is dry, add glaze with a damp rag to age the pots...



When the hearts are dry, add glaze. Paint it on with a paintbrush, making sure it gets into all the grooves of the design. Wipe away excess with a damp rag.



Add floral foam to the pots.

Place the hearts in the floral foam.



Cover the floral foam with moss.


These blooming hearts are pretty enough to leave out all year long as a reminder that love grows here!



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Coastal Charm,  Someday CraftsGinger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun Ramblings,  Seven Thirty Three The Shabby Creek Cottage, Seven AliveMade In A DayChic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby Nest Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk Interiors,  Tatertots & Jello,   Blissful & Domestic, A Vision To Remember  DIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, Keeping It Simple, Homemaker On A Dime, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished BlissMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework,  I Gotta CreateThrifty 101 Domestically Speaking,  The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty Home,Cedar Hill RanchFlutter BusterNap Time Creations, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamOur Home Away From Home,  RemodelaholicFlamingo ToesVMG206 Finding Silver PenniesA Stroll Thru LifeBloom Designs,French Country CottageThe Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou GirlsDIY-Crush, Charm Bracelet Diva,


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