I saw something so amazingly pretty last week on Pinterest. Have you seen the Alisa Burke Blog? Its one of my new favorites. So, I had to replicate her Puff Paint Embellished Tee. I know what you are thinking, Puff Paint, like for making crafts in elementary school. Yes, but it is more sophisticated than that!
Didn’t it turn out pretty? Here is the original. It is super easy.
Start with a plain tee shirt or tank and tape it down so it wont move on you.
Add a paper bag to the inside of the shirt so the paint wont bleed.
Just like Alisa, I started with dots around the collar.
From there you can just doodle a design as it comes to you, so fun. I have a re-discovered my love for puff paint.
I made this cute little plate for my mom for Mother’s Day. Super simple but I think it was a hit. I made a stencil with my Silhouette, vinyl and transfer paper and used etching cream to etch the glass plate. My mom is the “M” at the bottom of the tree and the initials of her “kids” are in the branches. My husband is an honorary “kid” and of course we couldn’t leave off Clyde and Finn- her grand kids.
Have you used the transfer paper with the vinyl? I was like, what is this roll of white stuff? Then I tried it and it really helps. With a plate like this you have to etch the back of the plate, therefore you need to mirror the image. Also, this is my second time with etching cream (first project here) and just a tip, the bottle says leave it on for 10 mins, I did 30… last time I thought it was too light.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom! xoxo
*New Update* Thank you all for your comments, anytime that fire is involved, please be careful! Also, the tea-lights are in a metal container and I have never had a tea-light burn the metal. Also, this goes in my fireplace so even if it did, perfect place right :) If you are too worried then please don’t make this project
Taking junk and turning it into something beautiful, what’s not to like? The first thing that came to my mind was the huge bag of used plastic Easter Eggs taking up space in my pantry. It felt wrong to throw them away and I am glad I didn’t. After some brainstorming, I came up with…. The Tealight Flight. It was super simple and came out really modern and classic looking.
Here is how I did it:
I took 12 egg bottoms (which I only ended up using 11).
I spray painted the top side and waited for that to dry, then painted the bottom side. Make sure to use a spray paint that is specifically for plastic. It took me about 3-4 coats; waiting 20 minutes between coats.
I waited for them to dry overnight before I started the next step. Then, I found a piece of scrap wood in our garage. It was flawless looking and I didn’t even need to sand it or anything. Make sure your eggs are fully covered by the spray paint.
Start by gluing the center egg to the center of the board. I used E6000, which is super strong. Use a tiny dot in the bottom if the egg then use a dot on each side of the egg to connect the ones side by side.
Keep doing this until you have glued all of your eggs down.
Wait 24 hrs before you place your tealights in!
Find the perfect spot, I put mine in my fireplace…
Are you still bitter about not getting invited to the Royal Wedding? Well tell someone about it, in a Union Jack Card. The Wedding is only hours away, and today I heard that over 1 billion people will be tuning in. The most watched televised event in history. Crazy.
Here is what you need to feel involved :)
- Red, White and Blue Cardstock
- Blank Note card
- Sewing Machine
- Red Thread
Cut a blue piece of cardstock the size of your Note card, mine was 5.5″ x 4.5″.
Cut out the following strips:
- 2 thick white
- 2 slightly thinner red
- 2 thin white
- 2 slightly thinner red
Place a thin white strip under a thin red strip and place it corner to corner on the blue card, sew a line down the card. Isn’t there something fun about sewing on paper? Do this again across to the other corners.
Now you have an “X” on your card and we need to add the “+” over that.
1. Place the 2 thick white strips in a cross over the “X”
2. Place the thick red strips over the whites
3. Sew down both lines
Trim the excess strips and tape your flag onto the notecard.
Here’s to William and Kate…