Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DIY: Painted bottles

With the summer soirees its really tough to have the same decor all the time. 

Found this oh so great tutorial to get those plain bottles look like pretty vases.

Such an easy project. You are gonna be very busy!

Get this tutorial HERE 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DIY Tuesday: Textile Block Print Decor

Hello there!

I love block printing and have a lot of textile block prints in my craft room that I use to make jewelry at my shop 

But I spotted this beautiful block print HERE and I had to have it. The moment I saw it, I thought of how I could brighten up a nook where I keep my brass artefacts. Charan Creations from where I bought the block print has a lot of beautiful textile block prints and you will not be disappointed with whatever you pick up. Great quality blocks.

Anyway, block prints can be used to make a lot of beautiful crafts but this is specifically a decor idea.

You will need
Any textile block print
Gold acrylic paint and brush
A picture frame
Heavy black cardstock paper
Mod podge and brush or any glue which will stick wood onto paper.

Let me show you how I got this project done.

Place your block print and check for any dust on it. This block print is 6 inches in height and was very clean. I thought I would use it as is but had other ideas.

I liked to color my block print in an antique gold finish because I wanted to match it with the brass finds at home. You may experiment with other acrylic colors if you wish.

Once you color the block print wait for atleast 45 minutes for it to completely dry.

Once the paint is dry, place it on the black cardstock paper. Centre it and gently outline it with a pencil so you know where you will want to place it. I did not directly put the block print on the back of the frame. One usually gets a paper picture with frames. I have stuck the block print onto that loose sheet of paper in case i want to re-use the frame I can at a  later date. 

I used mod lodge to paste the block print onto the card stock paper

Quickly paste the block on the paper and wait for a good 1 1/2 hours before you touch it.

Now gently put the block print and set it into the frame.

I hope you like this DIY using Textile Block prints. I have one more block print that I have to complete. See you around soon.

Let me know if you try this project.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

DIY Tuesday: Summer Banner

Looks like summer is here in Canada. Well, not today, but until yesterday, in Toronto, we had splendid sunshine.

I found this very cool hello SUMMER banner at Today's Creative Life

Makes an amazing signage for your backyard or even entryway.

Stop on over at this beautiful blog to get the whole tutorial. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

DIY Tuesday: Paper Pinwheels

My younger daughter's birthday is coming up and I was at a fix wondering what to give her friends at school. While cleaning up my craft rack, my husband was shocked to see over 50 pencils lying unused. Sheesh! I admit I am a big stationery fan. I love my paper, pencils, erasers and geez I think I am a hoarder!

Anyway, I just didn't feel like donating them. So I braced myself to put these pencils to use. At first I thought I'd just put washi tape and decorate them and add a tag. But then I saw this tutorial and I got started.

Paper pinwheels are super fun. And though they may not spin like you would want them to, they look rather pretty as decorations.

You will need
-square sheets of coloured paper.
-pearl top pins
-a paper punch
-round nose plier
-pencils with an eraser top

I made 30 of these which will be used as giveaways to my daughter's friends and for the birthday party.

This picture is just a few of them.

I found the inspiration  and tutorial HERE

Have fun!

Friday, March 27, 2015

DIY: FREE Printable Kite Party Invitation

I am so excited to share this Kite Invitation with you.

I've been planning a birthday party for my daughter and in the midst of it all, I thought of invitations that I could whip up myself. 


 CLICK HERE for the invitation

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DIY Tuesday: Decorating Easter eggs

Easter is just round the corner. I love decorating eggs with my 2 daughters and though its easy to just go and get store bought eggs, nothing beats the joy of decorating and making them with young eyes.

I found this awesome tutorial to decorate easter eggs with colourful paper napkins HERE

Such a fun project to do. 

What will you be doing this Easter?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

DIY Tuesday: Four Leaf Clover Sign for St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day is on Tuesday March 17, 2015 this year

I found this oh so adorable Four Leaf Clover Sign at Kimberly's A NIGHT OWL BLOG and had to share it with all of you.

Find the whole tutorial HERE!

Picture courtesy: A NIGHT OWL BLOG

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