Thursday, June 27, 2013

Make // Mod Melts Shoe Clips

Earlier this month I was given the opportunity to try out Mod Melts, the newest product line from Mod Podge. Finally-- An easy way to DIY your own embellishments! If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen me tinkering around with ideas for this post. Well, today's the day to share my project!

There are currently two types of Mod Melts; A white Milk Glass and a translucent Sea Glass. I used Milk Glass and was really happy with the outcome. I painted my embellishments for this project, but I also like how clean and simple they look in their original unaltered form.

There are also several Mod Molds available. I currently have the Royal Icons mold, but I've a feeling that the Nature and Flowers molds will soon be finding their way into my craft room. I have a weak spot for owls, butterflies and flowers.  :)

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Christmas in... June?

So I know it's probably a bit early to be thinking of Christmas-- which, ahem,  is just a mere 6 months away... But I had to share this.

There is a small learning curve with these. I will be sharing the tutorial when we get closer to the holidays!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Upcycle // Cool Jar Series - Part I

My stash of recyclable jars and bottles has grown out of control. It's time to do something with them!! After sorting through and discarding many in the recycle bin, I thought I would try to make something decorative with the remainder. I love to try out new techniques and new-to-me products, and these free vessels are the perfect guinea pigs.

If you've been following this blog long enough, you've probably picked up that I love anything translucent-- gemstones, votives, stained glass... They just catch my eye-- I must've been a magpie in a former life.  :) Anyhow, when I stumbled upon alcohol ink and their translucent qualities, I knew that I had to try them out on glass.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Inspired by // Red White Blue

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Father's Day // "King for a Day" Duct Tape Crown

Father's Day... It's this Sunday!!!  How did it sneak up like that? This year it happens to coincide with my  kids' last week of school-- I.N.S.A.N.I.T.Y.

I usually have the boys make something special for The Mister, but it's been busy and I hadn't given it much thought... Until about 10 PM last night when I had an A-Ha moment (don't you love those?). I quickly grabbed some scrap paper, duct tape and scissors. And that's how these "King for a Day" Father's Day crowns came about...

I made a couple of extra mini-crowns and decked them out with some Mod Melts, the new embellishment tool from Plaid. The Mod Melts were originally intended for another project but, since I have the "Royal Icons" mold, I kinda had to use them on these crowns.

The kids will decorate this full-size crown for their Daddy. Hopefully they'll be able to agree on a design...

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Make // Flag Table Runner

July 4th is coming soon and I'm feeling patriotic. I've been wanting an American Flag Table Runner to use for the Memorial and Independence Day holidays but have never gotten around to buying or making one. Until now! 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In the Pipeline // 6.5.13

This month has been extra busy, but I've been determined to push through a creative slump (ever get those?) that has been hanging over me like a dark cloud. So I decided to tackle a couple of projects that have been on the back burner for a while.  It's slow going, but I *think* I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel... Which is always a good thing, right?

Anyhow, I plan on sharing these project over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!