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Gold Painted Crafts

This post is all about gold paint. I love it and use it often for crafts and home projects. I had some gold acrylic paint and spray paint that I needed to get rid of, so I used them for the easy projects you will read about in this blog post.

The first project is my DIY Jewelry Stand. I bought a plate, bowl, and glass candle holder from Dollar Tree, painted them using a paint pen and stencil, then glued them together using glass glue.

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For the next projects, I used Rust-Oleum Bright Gold Spray Paint.

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I began by spray painting the picture frame.

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I wanted to frame an inspirational quote, and I was able to with the help of this lovely website that provided free printable sayings. My goal was to use some type of card stock or glossy paper, but I didn’t feel like going to a store and spending more money, so I just used regular printer paper.

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I think it looks pretty good!

Finally, I spray painted a metal organizer.

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Here are all the projects arranged on my desk.

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The gold crafts look great on the desk. I love adding new decor to my room.

***Free printable available at littleinspiration.com

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Painted Wall Art

This project is all about painting and positivity. I love encouraging quotes and affirmations, so I decided to paint myself a sign that I could hang on my wall. It will be an uplifting reminder to create daily and continue to use my gifts and talents.

I used the following supplies:

  • Acrylic paint (colors: Pool Blue, Coral Reef, Yellow, Peacock Blue, Lilac Mist, New Shamrock Green)
  • Wood Plaque (bought at Michaels)
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie Paint Pen (White)
  • Flower Stencils

I began by painting the plaque with the Pool Blue paint.

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Once the paint dried, I used the stencils to draw flowers on the plaque.

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Next, I painted the flowers.

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Then I wrote my quote on the plaque using a pencil and paint pen.

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Here’s the finished painting:

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“Create Something Beautiful” is a quote I try to live by everyday. It’s also a quote I get the opportunity to put into practice because of this blog. I love what I do, and I enjoy sharing my projects with all you readers and subscribers.

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Sharpie Mug Flower Vase

If you visit Pinterest you will find hundreds of photos of Sharpie mugs where someone drew beautiful designs or wrote cute phrases on a ceramic mug using a Sharpie pen. I decided to do my version of the mug where instead of drinking out of the mug, I would use it as a flower vase.

I kept this craft project simple and inexpensive just like I try to do with all the projects I post on this blog. The supplies I used were a ceramic mug, 2 Sharpie pens, and flowers.

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I already owned the markers, so all I had to buy were some $3 flowers and a $1 mug from Dollar Tree.

The steps for this project are simple: clean the area where you are going to place your drawings by wiping it with rubbing alcohol, then begin drawing your design.

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Now add the flowers.

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Cute and simple! You can also use it on your desk to hold pens and pencils or other small objects.

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Now go out and find some mugs and Sharpies and start creating!

***The mug in this post is for decorative purposes only. Using regular Sharpie markers will not hold up if you’re trying to drink out of the mug and wash it multiple times. I have found that using the oil-based Sharpie paint pens and curing the mug in the oven at 350° for 30 minutes will help keep the drawings from fading.

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Button and Bead Art

Over the past few months, I have seen so many beautiful craft projects and art using buttons. I never had enough buttons at home to do a project for myself until I was able to buy a package of buttons at a craft store (thank goodness for coupons). Those pretty buttons inspired me to create some colorful canvas art.

I used the following supplies:

  • Acrylic paint (Peacock Blue, Pool Blue, and White)
  • 12×12 inch canvas
  • Craft glue
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Heidi Grace Designs paper tree
  • Scissors

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I began by painting the canvas with the white and Peacock Blue paint that I mixed together.

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Next I lightly painted on top of the other colors with the Pool Blue paint. I wanted the canvas to showcase different shades of blue.

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Once the paint was dry, I cut the paper tree and glued it on the canvas.

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**The paper tree was a part of the Heidi Grace Designs Project Pad which included several stickers and paper cutouts.

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The last and best part of this project was adding the beads and buttons to the canvas using craft glue. I was free to design the materials any way I wanted. I didn’t have to worry about making a mess or if the project was perfect. I just focused on trying to make whimsical-looking scenery.

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I spread a thick layer of glue on the top part of the canvas, then I added the larger buttons. I glued the smaller buttons on top to fill in any holes. For the bottom part of the canvas, I spread another layer of glue, then I sprinkled the beads until the glue was no longer visible.

Here’s the finished canvas:

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This art project is a fun activity to do with children. My son enjoyed helping me paint and playing with the buttons. I can also see this as a fun project for a craft party. Imagine spending time with your friends laughing and creating art together.

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Wood Burned Mickey Mouse Spoons

Wood burned crafts are so beautiful. I am always impressed with the intricate designs people create with wood burning tools. I’ve practiced on my technique for a few months, and I’ve already done two craft projects, but by no means am I an expert. I’m always afraid that I’m going to mess up the wood or burn my fingers!

This project was something I did just for fun. I bought these cheap wooden spoons that were on sale at a grocery store:

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At first, I didn’t know what I wanted to put on the spoons. Then I remembered that I had some adhesive Mickey Mouse stencils that were perfect for the project. I began by tracing the shapes on the spoons with a pencil.

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The wood burner I used came with three different tips, but I kept the chisel tip on simple because I felt more comfortable using it. Wood burning is fun once you get the hang of it. I traced the drawings very lightly, making sure not to burn my fingers or press too deeply into the wood.

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As I mentioned earlier, I am no expert, but I think I did a pretty good job for a beginner.

I wanted to add some color to the spoons, so I painted a part of the handles with acrylic paint.

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I’m happy with how the spoons turned out. I had a lot of fun practicing my wood burning skills. The best advice I can give about wood burning is to follow all directions on the packaging, and to have wood to practice on before you start your project. Practicing helps you get more comfortable with the tool. The wood burners can get extremely hot, so make sure you protect your fingers and work area. Also, let the wood burner cool down before you switch tips.

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