Silk Scarf Pumpkins

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It’s the first day of September. You know what that means? It’s pumpkin season. Heyo! Michael’s asked me to decorate one of their foam pumpkins as part of their Michael’s Makers program and I was like, No problemo. Bring on the fall! If you have followed the blog lately you know I got rid of […]

Ice Painting with Liquitex Paint

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As much as I have been grooving on painting flowers lately, there is something really satisfying about a totally random abstract. No meaning or purpose – just color, color, COLOR. Michael’s asked me to show a new way to use one of their favorite brands – Liquitex paints. Lucky for me, they are one of […]

Fun with Faux Stained Glass

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Stained glass is a big deal in these parts, especially the linear-prairie school of design type of stuff. It’s gorgeous. It’s expensive. It’s not-at-all weather proof, and sort of a pain to keep up. And yet, everyone loves it. Including me. So when I saw the ladies at A Beautiful Mess make a faux stained […]

Leaf Print Pillowcases

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People say Memorial Day is the beginning of summer, but in my book the season doesn’t start until the feather duvet gets yanked off the bed and swap it for a beloved, lumpy, bumpy, oil-spill-quality-absorbant-cotton, chenille blanket. Always white. Always retro. Chenille blankets are wildly impractical 9 months a year, but when they are good they […]

Marble Painting with Tacky Glue

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I’ll warn you now, there will be a repeating theme throughout this summer: Marbling. Marbleizing. Marbleupzing. If it stands still, Imma put some marble on it. And if it’s still standing still after that, there could be glitter. No promises. This tray is easy, impressive, and yo, did I mention cheap? CHEAP YO. Want to […]

How to Upcycle an Old Tray Into a Photo Display

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The nice folks over at Etsy asked me to think of a homemade gift idea that kids-of-all ages could make for their moms for Mother’s Day. And, as much as I love a good glue-and-glitter coffee mug, I wanted to come up with something that the mom population would want and use. Something practical. Something nice. […]