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. […]

Custom Collage Frames

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As part of the summer celebrations campaign, Michael’s asked me to put together a Father’s Day project for kids of all ages. Something that families can work on together. Photo frames are always a favorite, and collage clay makes mosaic-style art projects super easy (did you see my rhinestone skulls from last fall? Hello!) Materials […]

Remix to Ignition: Big Blue

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Bloggers like me frequently run into a problem. It’s called space. Or, lack of space. There are only so many times you can make over bedspreads when you only have one bed. This is when I start asking friends, “Didn’t you say you needed a new bedspread?” and they are like, “I never said anything of the sort. […]

Gold Leaf Wooden Bowls

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My gold-on-wood flatware has started me on a gold-on-wood craze all over the house, starting with these bowls I made last month. Wooden salad bowls are one of those things I grew up with but we rarely used because they needed to be hand washed. Sound familiar?  Welp, if that is the case and I […]