Wednesday, January 31, 2018

How to make a Paper Doily Wreath

This wreath is a quick and easy project using only 2 items from the Dollar Tree !

It reminds me of white eyelet cloth

You will need :

1 metal wreath form

1 pkg. of 30 Heart Shaped paper doilies

a hot glue gun

a stapler

Separate all 30 doilies. Pinch at the point of heart and staple.

After you have all the doilies ready, flip the wreath over so you are working from the under side.

You will be tucking under 2 doilies per section on the inner ring of wreath.
Fold under at staple and glue in place,

and 2 doilies per section on the outer ring.

Flip over and fluff!

you did it!
Only $2.00 and about 30 min.
A pretty wreath for your Valentine.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

How to paint BUFFALO CHECK PLAID- on Mason Jars

Am I the only one who feels sad to see all the Christmas  Decorations put away? The house looks so empty. I decided to leave out some items like the Buffalo Check Plaid Jars on  the mantel and the plaid throws on the sofa. I am thinking it looks like winter décor.

I added an early Valentine's sign too.
This is an easy project. No need to worry about straight's what you need.

Any glass jar, I used a pint jar
White Chalk paint, you can use Acrylic but the chalk will stick to the glass
Black Acrylic paint, Grey Acrylic paint. I used Pewter Grey.
A foam or bristle  1 '' brush and a smaller brush for detail work.

Paint the outside of your jar with the chalk paint and let dry.

Next you will be painting the vertical stripes. I painted 5 stripes about 1'' thick with about 1'' space between each stripe. The stripes don't need to be perfect, messy is fine.

Then add the horizontal stripes. I started under the rim near the lip of the jar. Stripes are 1'' with 1'' of space between.

It starts to look like plaid but the real magic begins with the next step.
Now you use the black paint and a small brush to come back over all the places where the stripes cross over each other. Isn't that amazing!
After your jar is dry, you can fill with fresh flowers like I did and add some ribbon if you prefer.
I just tied some jute around the top. If you have it you can seal with clear wax or matte spray sealer but it is not necessary.
I hope you like this project!
Here is a link to my BUFFALO CHECK PLAID- in PASTEL colors

Monday, January 1, 2018

DIY Pottery Barn Knock-Off Wall Art from free printable

Happy New Year !

Time passes so quickly.... as this clock reminds me.

I saw something very similar in a Pottery Barn Catalog and decided to make my own.

You will need : a page from a book about 8 1/2 ''x 11''. I used a page from a Dictionary 8''x 10''

                           Any size frame to match your décor.


I have a free download for you to make this project.

 Save to your computer in pictures and when you go to print you will add an old book page to your paper tray and print with black ink. You can change size and placement before you print.


                After the ink is dry,  you can go over the artwork with water colors or colored pencils.

I used 5'' x 7'' frames from the Dollar Tree
Here is another free printable

I used a 8''x 10'' frame from the Dollar Tree. On this project I used a vintage page of sheet music.

 If  you try this project let me know what you decided to print on your book pages.

What a nice gift this would be. It can be personalized with a

                      picture of their favorite hobby or something special.

                                 Your only expense is the frame, maybe you already

                                                     have a collection of frames like I do !


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