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DIY & Crafts

I might be a craft supply hoarder. My husband gets me Valentine’s gifts from the art supply store.  I have a room that I’m working on transforming into the ultimate arts and crafts room.  Need I say more?

Now that I’m a mom I have a whole new appreciation for DIY projects and crafts.  Creating memories with my daughter is something that I will cherish and maybe a hobby that will be passed on to her.

DIY Sparkly Phone Case

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in DIY & Crafts | Comments Off

DIY Sparkly Phone Case

So I’m starting to think that I should have named this site something like ‘All that Glitters’, considering how many glittered projects there are!  After seeing some of the projects I’ve done a friend asked me if I could make a phone case for her with a turquoise glitter….of course I could! *If interested in making glittered washable glassware click here *For basic glittering directions click here I knew it would have to be pretty durable, as most of us throw our phones in our purses, counters, floors, etc. ...

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She’s Crafty

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in DIY & Crafts | 1 comment

She’s Crafty

Two years in a row I’ve had girlfriends over for ‘Brunch and Crafts’.  If you had told me 10 years ago that this is something I would be doing on my weekends I never would have believed you.  Well, I’m not 23 anymore and these sorts of get-togethers are a good ol’ time.  Last year there were a bit more mimosas flowing than this year, but that’s what happens when over half the women are pregnant now!  Nevertheless, sitting around and catching up with girlfriends is always a good thing to do. Very simple...

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Glitter glassware so it’s washable!

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in DIY & Crafts | 8 comments

Glitter glassware so it’s washable!

I’m a sucker for glitter.  It just makes everything so much prettier and glassware is no exception! The question is…how to wash glitter?  To see what I use for glittering Click Here .  For another project on glittering a phone case click here. If you love the glittered goblets, but aren’t the crafty type that’s ok!  You can purchase a set from me.  If interested please Email me to figure out glitter colors, glass type, quantity, etc. The only added step that you need to do to make stemware washable (hand wash...

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May Day Flower Baskets

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in DIY & Crafts | 1 comment

May Day Flower Baskets

One of the nice things about have a child is that I’m able to do some of the things I used to when I was a kid…May Day baskets being one of them.  Granted, Lauren is only 14 months old, but she gives me an excuse to do things and have them be from ‘her’. I found some clearance Easter pails for 50 cents, spray painted them, and planted petunias (even if our neighbors don’t have green thumbs petunias seems to grow through anything).  Happy May...

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How to Glitter Eggs (or any item)

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in DIY & Crafts | Comments Off

How to Glitter Eggs (or any item)

Glittered Eggs: I think glitter is the most fun.  Unfortunately, it also can make the biggest mess….take your time to set out paper or plastic to work on. What you’ll need:  modge podge, a cheap paintbrush, glitter, and plastic eggs (or whatever item you are glittering) Brush the glue onto the egg…yes, this is messy. Sprinkle glitter all over the egg…yes, this is messy too.  You’ll probably need to rinse your hands off after each egg, so you can work on the next one. Let them dry overnight.  Set up around a...

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How to make tissue paper poms / tissue flowers

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in DIY & Crafts | Comments Off

How to make tissue paper poms / tissue flowers

I love tissue poms.  They are such an inexpensive and easy way to decorate and really make a room festive.  The nice thing about using tissue flowers as decoration is that tissue paper comes in a ton of colors and it goes a long way.  You can glue them onto sticks and make arrangements in vases, you can string them up across a room or tree, or you can tape or tie them to almost any surface. You will need: Tissue paper, a scissor, floral wire, and a wire cutter 1.Depending on the size you want the tissue flowers to be you will vary how...

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