Most of us have a few people that are always hard to buy gifts for (aside from men in general!). For me, that’s usually my in-laws, my parents, and my grandparents. I actually figured my in-laws out this year pretty easily but my parents and Grandpa are a little harder. It took me weeks to figure something out…I decided on this handmade gift with a
Isn’t the centerpiece gorgeous? My grandma saw the idea to use a purple cabbage as a vase for flowers in Country Living. I added cranberries and pine cones to the bowl (which I got in the clearance section at WalMart for $10!). I just hollowed out a hole in the cabbage and place a small cup of water inside and arranged fresh flowers in it.
I used some fun wooden blank signs, a little paint, a little vinyl, and a little Mod Podge to create a banner I can use year after year. It’s the perfect last touch to complete my Thanksgiving Mantel which I’ll be showing you tomorrow. What You’ll Need: -Blank Unfinished Wood Signs (I used 4 fancy square and 6 fancy rectangle pieces. If you can’t find
My goal for my Thanksgiving Mantle is to keep it simple and classy, but also keep it cheap (or better yet, free!) by re-purposing items from around the house. You can make this simple décor by up-cycling a plate of tray you’ve got lying around the house. Add a little vinyl and/or paint and you’ve got a simple, yet pretty piece to jazz up a
This was my first time attempting to distress and age a new piece of art to make it look old and weathered. I love how it came out and it’s actually so easy! Read on to find out how to make your own… What You’ll Need: A raw wood “sign” Acrylic Paints Foam and Regular Paintbrushes Cardstock, for the stencil templateSilhouette Cameo or other Craft
You might remember this House Rules Painting Upcycle I did a while back. I was never totally happy with the finish that hand painting the black gave it and I always wished I’d used spray paint. Well, problem solved. I decided earlier this week I wanted to make the kids an alphabet themed piece of wall art. So I upcycled this large canvas (again).
Yesterday I posted “Using Freezer Paper Stencils and Appliques on Tee, Part 1“. Read Part 1 to go over the supplies and basics also used in this part of the tutorial. In part two and I’ll be showing you how to use freezer paper stencils with paint and fabric pen/marker mediums to make a fun tee. I decided on an Air Force and C-17 jet
While having a craft cutting machine like the Silhouette makes making these types of t-shirts easier, it can certainly be done by hand. Before I got the Silhouette, I used small, sharp quilting detail scissors/an exacto knife to cut out my freezer paper stencils and applique pieces. Here are the two shirts I made my kids this week that I’ll be using as an example