Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Plaster Of Paris Flowers


Have you made Plaster Of Paris flowers yet? Well, if not, be prepared (when you do make them) to want to put them on everything! When you look at everyday items, you will wonder, "how would that look if I add a few flowers?"
So, when I saw these jars at the thrift store, I grabbed them knowing that they were crying out for flowers!

To make the flowers, I simply cut fake flowers, leaving a little of the stem to hold onto...

then dipped them into Plaster Of Paris...

I gave it a little shake and let the excess drip off.

I laid the flowers on wax paper to harden.

While the flowers were drying, I painted the wooden top of the jars with chalk paint. I used Dixie Belle paint in the color, Drop Cloth. 
Drop Cloth is the same color as the plaster so I didn't have to paint the flowers to match.

When the flowers had hardened, I cut the stem as close to the flower as I could get...

Then I glued the flowers onto the jar lids using E6000.




When I bought the jars, I had no idea what their final purpose would be. I just wanted to make them pretty. Then it hit me that they would be perfect in my guest bathroom. So, I filled them with Q-tips, cotton balls, and small soaps...







For now, my pretty jars will have a home in the guest bathroom. But, I may have to move them to my bathroom so I can enjoy them everyday!
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Denim Canvas: Georgia On My Mind


Have you seen the new denim canvas at Michael's?

I picked one up recently and used it to create a super easy project featuring my beloved State of Georgia.
I found clip art online that was the outline of Georgia. I sized it to fit on the denim canvas, and printed it out, then cut it out.

I laid it on the canvas and traced around it with a piece of chalk.


I painted inside the chalk lines with Gesso.


I printed sheet music of the song, Georgia On My Mind. I printed it in reverse so the words wouldn't be backwards.
After the Gesso dried, I covered the state with ModPodge.
I laid the printed sheet music face down on the canvas.

Then I rubbed, and rubbed, and rubbed the paper to smooth it out. I even flipped the canvas over and rubbed the back with a hotel key card.

I peeled the paper up, leaving the image on the "state."
It's ok not to have perfect coverage. That just adds to it!


I used Valspar antiqueing glaze along the edges of the state by painting it on with a paint brush...

then blending it with a damp rag...

I went over the edge of the state and onto the canvas with the glaze to leave a dark edge.


I then painted a heart over my area of Georgia, 
using red acrylic paint.

I used black acrylic to darken the edges off the heart.

This project was easy, inexpensive, and quick!
It's a great way to show your State pride.
Where are you from and what song would you add yo your art?
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  Someday Crafts, Sew Much A Do, Ginger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun Ramblings, Ivy & Elephants,   Seven Thirty Three The Shabby Creek Cottage, Seven AliveBear Rabbit Bear Crafts, Made In A Day, Katherine's Corner, Redoux, Chic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby NestMomnivore's Dilema, Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonTruly LovelyThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk Interiors,  Tatertots & Jello,   Blissful & Domestic, A Vision To Remember, Boogieboard Cottage,  DIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac,  Under The Table and Dreaming, Keeping It Simple, Homemaker On A Dime, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished Bliss, A Bowl Full Of LemonsMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework, Kammy's KornerI Gotta CreateThrifty 101 Domestically Speaking,  C.R.A.F.T., The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty HomeAdorned From AboveCedar Hill Ranch, Classy Clutter, Flutter BusterTwelve O Eight, Nap Time Creations, The Shady Porch, JoJo And Eloise, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamHouse Of HoffOur Home Away From Home, Living Well Spending Less, Remodelaholic, A Lived In Home, Flamingo ToesVMG206 Finding Silver Pennies, Mad Cap Frenzy Gingerly MadePink WhenMinnette's MazeMade To Be A Momma Start At HomeLil Mrs ToriHomecomingThe Vintage FarmhousePink Recipe BoxSweet HauteTable For SevenBe BetsyIt Happens In A BlinkOne Dog Woof, 4 You With Love, A Stroll Thru LifeA Bright And Beautiful LifeCrafty Goodies Live Love CreateThe Koenigs CreateBloom Designs,French Country Cottage, Daisy Cottage Designs, Orchard Girls, Elizabeth Joan Designs, The Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou Girls, Karen's Up On The Hill,


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Posh Pet


I'm sure this is not the first table you have seen turned into a pet bed. They are all over Pinterest! But, when I saw this table at an estate sale, I knew that it was going to be my version of a pet bed table...

So, the doors came off and I went to work...

I filled the holes left when I removed the doors with wood filler, let it dry, then sanded it smooth. 

I painted the table, inside and out, with Dried Sage from 

I found a magnetic locker chandelier to add to the table, so I screwed a metal plate into the inside of the table...


The chandelier can be easily moved around inside the table or removed.

I made a cover for a pillow using fabric that I already had.It went perfect with the dried sage.

It still needed a little something, so I made curtains...


Now, it's a posh pet palace!



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  Someday Crafts, Sew Much A Do, Ginger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun Ramblings, Ivy & Elephants,   Seven Thirty Three The Shabby Creek Cottage, Seven AliveBear Rabbit Bear Crafts, Made In A Day, Katherine's Corner, Redoux, Chic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby NestMomnivore's Dilema, Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonTruly LovelyThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk Interiors,  Tatertots & Jello,   Blissful & Domestic, A Vision To Remember, Boogieboard Cottage,  DIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac,  Under The Table and Dreaming, Keeping It Simple, Homemaker On A Dime, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished Bliss, A Bowl Full Of LemonsMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework, Kammy's KornerI Gotta CreateThrifty 101 Domestically Speaking,  C.R.A.F.T., The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty HomeAdorned From AboveCedar Hill Ranch, Classy Clutter, Flutter BusterTwelve O Eight, Nap Time Creations, The Shady Porch, JoJo And Eloise, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamHouse Of HoffOur Home Away From Home, Living Well Spending Less, Remodelaholic, A Lived In Home, Flamingo ToesVMG206 Finding Silver Pennies, Mad Cap Frenzy Gingerly MadePink WhenMinnette's MazeMade To Be A Momma Start At HomeLil Mrs ToriHomecomingThe Vintage FarmhousePink Recipe BoxSweet HauteTable For SevenBe BetsyIt Happens In A BlinkOne Dog Woof, 4 You With Love, A Stroll Thru LifeA Bright And Beautiful LifeCrafty Goodies Live Love CreateThe Koenigs CreateBloom Designs,French Country Cottage, Daisy Cottage Designs, Orchard Girls, Elizabeth Joan Designs, The Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou Girls, Karen's Up On The Hill,


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