Monday, February 29, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
As Erika mentioned in her last post, we've had a lot of new unfinished wood come in to all of our stores. We were checking out all of these awesome new items that have been added to our selection, and this pretty little decorative box popped out at us. Already elegant with its hinged doors and little shelves we decided it was just begging to be dressed up and made even more up-scale with a few amazing products.
The trickiest part of this whole project was actually attaching the legs, only because they are a bit too tall to allow the doors to swing open if you attach them flush with the base...which I found out the hard way! To resolve this, I applied hot glue to each corner, pressing it flat using the handle of my paint brush with a bit of wax paper to add the 1/4 inch I needed. A bit more hot glue, and I was able to affix them with ease!
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
JFlo explains how to transform raw unfinished wood into cute photo holders and displays.
JFlo shares creative pallet decor ideas.
Montana Acrylic Paint Marker
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Crankin' Out Crafts - Episode 461
Floating Sunrise Shell Pendant
Lynn makes a floating pendant by adhering an L Bell component onto the back of a sunrise shell. So easy to do for yourself!
Click here to watch this Crankin' Out Crafts episode
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Today's craft is a cute DIY Valentine's Day candy jar! Or even use it as part of a centerpiece with battery operated firefly lights, as I have here. You could even use it in your bathroom for your cotton balls!
Clear jar with lid (these come in three sizes and I used the medium size)
Acrylic Vinyl/Contact Paper/Sticker (I used the acrylic vinyl we sell for a much cleaner line)
Montana Spray Paint (I used a color called Frozen Raspberry, but pick any shade of Pink that you love!)
Rubbing Alcohol is a must!
White BoBunny Perler Pen (I used white)
White Sheer Ribbon
Heart Shape for tracing. (I used one of the dollar flat wood hearts that we sell!)
One Pen or Pencil for tracing
***OPTIONAL: Firefly Lights in warm white and battery operated with 3 AA batteries
***OPTIONAL: White Pom-Poms (as pictured) in assorted sizes
First, take your clear jar and wipe down the entire outside with rubbing alcohol using a rag or something that won't leave streaks or debris.
Set aside to dry. Also remove the lid, we won't need it again until the very end.
Remember, don't touch the outside after wiping down! The rubbing alcohol ensures that our spray paint will coat our surface evenly, without smudges or fingerprints showing up.
Next, take your heart shape and your vinyl and trace your heart. Then cut out heart shape.
Then take your heart cut-out, peel the back off and apply to the jar (without touching the glass with your fingers!)
In a well ventilated area, and over newspaper or a cardboard box, coat the entire rounded outside of your jar shape. Do not spray the lid.
(In order to prevent the spray paint from going inside the container, place a small paper circle on top to block the fumes and paint.)
Let dry for 45 mins to an hour. Sunshine helps.
Then carefully peel the vinyl heart off, again without touching the painted glass surface if possible (just in case of scratches)
Almost there! At this point, take out the white Perler Pen and squeeze out tiny pearl shapes around the edge of your heart.
The drops will round out as they dry.
Then we just need a pretty bow around the top and some goodies to go inside!!
I used about 14-18 inches of white sheer ribbon and trimmed to size.
And I put the assorted pom-poms inside with the firefly lights to make it glow, but feel free to use candy, or gumballs, or cotton balls!! You might even be able to use a small candle! (Just be careful with the lid, as the heat could burn and melt the plastic lining or blacken the glass.)
So cute right?!