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Ribbons & Glue: Laundry Room Clothespin Wreath... Do you decorate your laundry room? I totally would if mine was like big enough to turn around in. My sister has a Fab laundry room. Like long racks and counter space Fabness. Since her Birthday was last week, I made her a Laundry Room Clothespin Wreath inspired by her actual room and what really goes on in there...Wash. Dry. Fold. In my laundry room, it's- wash, dry, dry again {maybe even a 3rd dry} to get out the wrinkles and possibly, a fold may occur. Laundry Room Clothespin Wreath I used Mod Podge to adhere the patterned paper on the clothespins, clipped the clothespins onto a wire wreath and used my Silhouette to design and cut out the font and outlines which was inspired by another cut file.

I added some Pebbles Crystal Candy Dots on the wreath since they reminded me of soap bubbles and it gives the laundry room a lil' sparkle. A little bit of inking and faux stitching completed the wreath. View my other Clothespin Wreaths: Polka Dot Circle Tree. Like many others, I’m a sucker for tree themed wall art. Especially the fun silhouette type trees that are in style right now.

The leaves are left up to interpretation using all sorts of shapes, such as hearts, shamrocks, circles and more. Sometimes ideas just pop in to my head, as was the case with this polka dot circle tree. I was browsing the web and came across a tree. Can’t remember where it was, but it was just your average tree art with leaf shaped leaves. So I went to Pinterest in search of a little inspiration for my tree.

I have so many beautiful paint colors that it was hard to decide which ones to use. Here’s the full list of materials for this project: Americana Paints: White Wash Soft Black Melon Lemonade Royal Fuchsia Indian Turquoise Violet Haze Moon Yellow Round sponge applicators, several sizes Toothpick Americana acrylic sealer – matte Canvas – 18×24 First I gave the canvas a coat of White Wash. I used pencil to sketch out my design first on paper. Hope you like it! Diy Sunburst Mirror {Tutorial} *This post may contain affiliate links I love this mirror from Layla Grace, but at $308 a pop this sunburst just wasn’t in the budget.

Actually one mirror is more than the entire budget. So I decided to make my own diy sunburst mirror instead. Diy sunburst mirror tutorial What I love most is the pattern. 5″ mirror cardboard skewers 5″ brass craft ring I traced the mirror onto a cardboard piece I was saving for a craft just like this. I found the center of the 5″ cardboard circle very scientifically (I eyeballed it) and drew a dot. I bought a package of 100 12 inch long bamboo skewers and used 96 for the sunburst. Separate them into 4 groups of 24 and trim off the ends. The first group will be used as is (12″). Remove 3″ to 3 1/2″ from the second group, Remove 4″ to 4 1/2″ from the third group Remove 5″ to 5 1/2″ from the 4th group. The half-inch difference depends on how pronounced you want the difference in lengths to be.

I used Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint in gold. Total: $8 (Yay!) Related. 99C STORE: Silver Antique Mirror. I challenge myself recently to invent a way to make a silver leafed mirror without the cost and trouble of actually silver leafing something. I got this round mirror at the 99c store to experiment but then quickly realized that this was the PERFECT mirror for a project like this. So here you are my creative friends. My 99c store Silver Antique Mirror! Today it's also featured on Plaid Crafts site. 1 cheap mirror with frame (99c store) 1 roll of aluminum tape (also purchased at the 99c store in the hardware aisle) Scissors Folk Art Metallic Gold acrylic paint Folk Art Leaf Green 447 acrylic paint 1 can of Silver Metallic Krylon Spray paint Rag or paper towels Two 3” wide by 30” long strips of green organza OR 30” of wide matching ribbon. Hot glue gun 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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Painting with Watercolors, Glue and Salt | Preschool Art Activity. Ever since our adventure with “secret message watercolor painting” the munchkin has been enamored with his watercolors. So this week we decided to mix things up a bit by painting with watercolors, clear Elmer’s glue and salt. Isn’t the final result neat? The idea for using glue and salt with watercolors came from Pinterest. I kept seeing pins with notes about sprinkling salt on wet watercolors or using glue to create designs on top of the paint.

As you can see in the photo above, the munchkin was super into this activity. We used canvases for our paintings because I had some around, but watercolor paper would work equally well. After setting everything up the process was simple and fun! So, kinda like cloud watching, the munchkin was all about seeing shapes in the blobs of glue. After adding the glue the final step was sprinkling salt around on the painting. I put the finished paintings on the counter to dry, which took a few hours. Frequently Asked Questions I have no idea! Yes. Ari. DIY Chrysanthemum Clock from Plastic Spoons | That's What {Che} Said...

This project was so much fun! I really needed a clock in my living room but didn’t want to just buy any a clock and put it up. My living room also needed some color! Enter this beauty, a Chrysanthemum clock from plastic spoons! My inspiration came from Addicted to Decorating’s Chrysanthemum Ombre Mirror! You have had to have seen it! It went viral on Pinterest and I still see it pop up! I loved it! Here is how I made my clock. Items Needed: Plastic Spoons (I used roughly 250)ScissorsHot Glue Gun/Glue SticksFoam BoardA clock (I bought a cheapy!) 1. 2. 3. A. 4. 5. 6. 4. 5. 5. 6 After that dried I brought it inside and then cut two small squares out of some scrap foam board that I saved from step 1. 7. Note: You might wonder why I cut holes for the screws (3 and 9 positions) rather than just pushing the screw through the foam board on the clock (like I did for the small squares). 8.

I hung mine in several places but I think it will stay here…for now! Stay tuned! Pinterest Challenge: AZ Love / Nail and String Tribute to the Grand Canyon State. So I found Curiously Wrought's work through her Etsy on Pinterest the other day--how cute are these?! Click through the link below to check out my step-by-step tutorial: So although mine isn't PERFECT like hers are, I seriously love how it came out! I chose to go with an orange backdrop keeping the Grand Canyon in mind and how much I love those vibrant, orange sunsets! Which of the states would you make? And then it made it to my wall next to my desk! The finished product: Grandma's Garden- Crayon Art. It's hard to find a good present for our grandma (actually, she's my mom, but Anya's grandma). "I have everything," she says always. Ok, we will not buy a present, we will make it! My mom has a beautiful garden in Russia. She grows everything there: potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, apples, strawberries, black and red currants, gooseberries... and it's not all.

Her favorites are flowers. Her garden is full of flowers. My mom's birthday is in February. To make a piece of art, we used canvas (12"x12"), crayons (we used 3 boxes to pick only greens), artificial flowers, glue gun and hair drier. Turn canvas upside down so crayons are pointing down. Today I made a little different picture- Fire of Love. Get Crafty With Maps | The New Home Ec. Toilet Paper Art « This Handmade Circus. This is absolutely the most popular piece of artwork in our home, so I decided that this would be the perfect tutorial to start with! This is made from all recycled paper towel and toilet paper rolls, but everyone thinks it is made of iron.

It is super light weight and you can change it to look anyway you would like and costs less than 1$! I found a picture of this on pinterest and LOVED it! There was no tutorial that I could find, so I figured I would just figure it out and it turned out to be super simple and really fun. The hardest part was the looooooong wait that it took to gather and hoard and “steal” enough toilet paper/paper towel rolls. But once I thought I had enough (and couldn’t wait any longer) I began! So here’s how: First gather as many paper towel/toilet paper rolls that you need (mine took a LOT) and then begin cutting them into 1 inch strips. Next, like a puzzle, start laying new pieces in the in-between crevices however you like them! Happy creating! Like this: TP Tube Wall Art. If you filed away the idea of making cardboard wall decor after seeing Suzy Myers' surprising faux iron scrollwork, now is probably the time to be saving up a supply of toilet paper tubes.

I noticed a commercial for the Scott's Naturals tube-free variety a few nights ago, and realized cardboard rolls may soon be a thing of the past. The ad is a wonder of tp roll skyscrapers and such... wish I could share it with you here, but alas, no one has posted it on YouTube yet. (But it seems even tp rolls can stir up controversy, as you'll see in this video!) Leaving that behind, I didn't have to look far to find lots of inspiring cardboard tube decorating ideas. Here's a terrific family tree idea and tutorial by a young mom who blogs from Alaska at No Dime Design. Inspired by an image in a Bed Bath and Beyond circular, she used paper towel/tp rolls to shape branches and leaves. From The How-To Gal, turquoise wall art that she rightly calls trash to treasure.