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Bottles Full of Light

The other day, I wrote about attempting to drill through glass and I finished up the project this weekend. I think it turned out beautifully — I love the idea of bottled light! These would be pretty by a wintery window or under an entry table. I like the way the gold paint makes the bottom of the bottles look misty and glow-y, even during the daytime. I’ve got a ton of images and DIY instructions below if you’d like to try this too. For tools and supplies, I started at my local True Value. I started with these apple juice bottles from Whole Foods. Next, I used my handy scraper tool to take off the label. Once the bottle was clean and label free, it was time to drill through the glass. [UPDATE: Hah! Next we painted. I used a disposable sponge brush and Liquid Leaf paint — but any metallic enamel paint should work. Once the paint was dry (it dries very quickly), we started stuffing the lights in. And that’s it! This is another project as a True Value Blog Squad Member.

Le recyclage des matériaux Le 18 mai à 11h34 - par Olivia Nikitenko. - Mon Jardin & ma maison Le recyclage des matériaux porte les objets du quotidien au rang d’art de la récup’ LeftRight n°1/11 Dôme élégant pour cette lanterne fine et aérienne en boîtes de métal. H 42 cm. Taillées, retournées, ces bouteilles forment des verres à pied. Dôme élégant pour cette lanterne fine et aérienne en boîtes de métal. How To Stencil & Write On Glass {yay for thursday!} You know, sometimes its the little things in life that make the difference. And I think its the same with crafts. Those small touches and personalization-s make a huge difference! For example, the I {heart} You votive candle holders below {also part of my V-day mantel!} Those votive holders just wouldn’t be nearly as interesting without the I {heart} U. seriously! supplies: 3D Gloss Enamel by DecoArt in Red, glass, paper 1. 2. 3. Tip: Since my votives are anything but flat, I clothes pinned them together to hold them flat. I loved the control I got with the fine tip applicator of the 3D Gloss Enamels. Aaaaaand while I was into this whole “Glass-Votive-Makeover” frenzy, I stenciled one in a pretty turquoise….because we all know turquoise is one of the hottest colors around right now! supplies: Gloss Enamels Stick-On Stencils, Gloss Enamels in Indian Turquoise, and Glass Stencil Daubers. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. OPTIONAL EXTRA ENTRIES {leave a comment for each entry} Hi!

Two Tone Treasure + How to Paint Furniture Wow, such inspiration from this week’s Paint Projects Party, you simply must visit so many of these links! There are over 400 projects to browse, from furniture to floors to fabrics to home accents. Oh the power of paint never ceases to amaze me! Nothing makes me happier than a great second hand find, and the opportunity to revamp the new treasure for a great cause. This one was for a good friend of mine who recently had a baby girl. She’s been a little preoccupied with her little one, so her hub and I conspired to makeover this piece for her nursery, currently a work in progress, but sure to beautiful when the space is finished. I’ve been looking for the perfect dresser for her for awhile now, and finally scored this one at a local thrift store last week, I was so excited! With all the pieces I’ve painted over the years, I realized I should write up a full step by step for repainting an old treasure like this one, including cosmetic repair, priming and painting so here goes!

Apprendre la peinture à l’huile en 6 étapes Apprendre la peinture à l'huile en 6 étapes Le vendredi 15 janvier 2010 par l'AtelierCanson.com 7 Commentaires Transparence, luminosité, effets de matière, travail minutieux du détail… Les possibilités, à l’huile, sont infinies… Six phases-clés pour vous guider dans l’élaboration d’une œuvre à la peinture à l’huile. 1. Vous débutez ? 2. Trouvez un fil conducteur qui relie les différents éléments (lignes, formes, couleurs, lumière) d’une scène en un tout cohérent. 3. Il s'agit plus d'un « guide de cadrage » que d’un dessin poussé. Sur votre papier Canson® Figueras®, esquissez votre sujet soit au fusain, sans oublier de pulvériser un fixatif pour éviter qu’il ne salisse les couleurs ; soit au crayon, très légèrement pour qu’il ne transparaisse pas sous la peinture ; soit à l’huile ou à l’acrylique, avec une couleur très neutre et diluée.Pas sûr de votre coup de crayon ? Observez le sujet les yeux mi-clos, il se résume alors à des tâches de couleurs et des masses floues. 4. Blanc ou coloré ?

How To Cut Glass With String I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. I want to warn you. It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer! Soak it GOOD! I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. VERY IMPORTANT! Slowly turn your bottle. You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. YAY!!! I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! © Copyright jaderbombllc, All rights Reserved.

Bath bomb recipe Here is a Friday Flashback about making bath bombs. Bath bombs make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift when packaged to look like a bomb along with a tag that says, “You’re the ‘bomb’!” They would also make cute teacher appreciation gifts! How to make foaming bath bombs Supplies: 2 Cups Baking Soda 1 Cup Citric Acid 4 teaspoons massage oil ( or 2 teaspoons essential oil and 2 teaspoons olive oil) Spray bottle with water mold (60 mm 2 part plastic ball) (I am also thinking the bottoms of two large Easter eggs could be used) This amount only made 5 bath bombs. Mix baking soda and citric acid in large mixing bowl. Add in 4 teaspoons of scented massage oil (or other combination of skin safe essential oil for scent and another oil for moisturizing the skin). This next step can be a bit tricky because you don’t want your bath bomb to start fizzing. You will continue spraying until the mixture will clump in your hand when squeezed. Fill one half of your mold. Gently remove the ball from mold. Enjoy!

KUMIHIMO - Blog à part ! Le kumihimo est un art japonais, dont on a retrouvé des traces datant du IIIe/IVe siècle, qui consiste dans le tressage de plusieurs brins (3 au minimun). Cet art permet de créer des tresses pour différents usages décoratifs: bracelets, colliers, embrases de rideaux, ceintures, anses de sacs ... Votre imagination est la seule limite ! La photos du dessus représente la forme vulgarisée du "marudai" appelé "mobidai" (si si, le petit disque en mousse) qui traditionnellement ressemble plutôt à cela Il y a des formes plus "élaborée" que je vous invite à voir ici. Pour un historique tres intéressant en français, il faut allez voir là. Pour le principe il s'agit de croiser les brins, ainsi sur la première photos il y a un disque gabarit qui nous indique de mettre le fil de la position a1 en a2, le fil de b1 en b2 etc... puis on recommence la séquence jusqu'à la longueur désirée. J'ai fait quelques essais : Un petit tuto J'ai choisi de la laine de différentes composition. ensuite, j'applique ceci

Transfer Images Onto Wood You can transfer printed images and text onto wood with this tutorial. Think of it as a giant, customizable rub-on! How to: images printed with a LASER PRINTER spoon or knife untreated, unpainted wood You’re going to need to buy acetone for this project. You need to print your images on a LASER PRINTER. (I have also tried this project with copied images using a Xerox machine. Cut out your images, and lay them face down on untreated, unpainted wood. Pour the acetone directly on top of the paper. If you’re looking for great free clipart, I recommend checking the graphics fairy. Check to see that your image is transferring properly. Wait a few minutes for the wood to dry, then coat it with a layer of clear protective sealant. Made By Marzipan may have received product or payment for this post. Finished?

How to Upgrade your Builder Grade Mirror - Frame it! I love framed mirrors in the bathroom but I really don't like the idea of ripping out a large builder mirror to replace it with a smaller framed one. Not only is it hurting the environment, it hurts my pocket book. So at our first house we framed our builder grade mirror with some cheap MDF molding and ever since, we have been hooked on this cheap, but with a huge impact, solution. I saw on Our Suburban Cottage, over a year ago, an amazing mirror that she created in her bathroom. Using her design, my husband was able to create this stunning addition to our master bathroom's mini-reno. I fully intend to redo everything out of this bathroom when time and money permits; but for now we had to do cosmetic changes that have made this bathroom livable for a few years. We did two bathrooms with this type of frame. Before (when we bought the house): After (after some minor and inexpensive changes): Method: Paint all the trim both back and front. Isn't it absolutely AMAZING!?!? What do you think?

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