Posted in Uncategorized

Friday Craft Roundup

I’ve been working on a few craft projects this week. With all the craziness that is going on in the world today, it’s almost therapeutic to unplug everything, grab some paint, and just clear my mind by making something beautiful. I love doing these projects because I enjoy giving them away to friends and family. People really appreciate receiving things that you spent time painting, building, or sewing with your own hands.

The first project was painting this bird house I found at Michaels Craft Store.

DSCF4527 (2)

As you can see, someone spray painted it while it was still in the store, so I bought it as is for about $2.99! I love a good deal!

These are the paints I used on the bird house. I mixed in the liquid sealer and paint together to help the paint adhere better to the wood. I used the Mod Podge (Satin finish) as a sealant after I finished painting the house.

DSCF4661 (2)

DSCF4531 (2)

DSCF4632 (2)

It took me a while to paint this little house, but I love the way it looks. Now, I have to find a way to hide it from my four-year-old son. He told me it was “his house”!

The second project is this bead wreath:

DSCF4648 (2)

The idea for this wreath came to me when I was trying to figure out what to do with a foam craft ring I bought for $1 at Dollar Tree. All I did to make this wreath was paint it with white acrylic paint, then I hot glued the clear, plastic beads on the wreath after the paint dried.

DSCF4486 (2) DSCF4509 (2) DSCF4519 (2) DSCF4649 (2)

Last, but not least are my burlap bags that I stenciled with acrylic paint.

DSCF4627 (2)

This project was fun and easy because all I had to do was paint the bags and wait for them to dry.

DSCF4581 (2)

DSCF4591 (2) DSCF4599 (2)

DSCF4628 (2)

I’m excited because I’m thinking about all the different ways I can use these bags: cosmetic bags, wallets, craft bags, etc.

I hope you all enjoyed reading this post. Lots of joy and love went into making these projects. Please feel free to share and comment.

Posted in Uncategorized

DIY Race Car Sign

About a year ago, my husband and I bought my son this awesome car bed:

IMG-20130813-01039 (2)

He loves the bed, and I am always thinking of ways to decorate around it.

I recently dismantled an old, damaged dresser and saved some pieces from it to use for other craft projects. For this particular project, I used a thin piece of wood from the dresser and painted it a race car theme

 

I started off by sanding the board with fine grit sand paper and spray painting it red.

DSCF2548 (2)

DSCF2653 (2)

DSCF2374 (3) I love the Krylon brand. It is my top choice when I buy spray paint.

Once the paint was dry, I use a Sharpie Paint Pen to draw a road.

DSCF2662 (2)

Then, I used stencils and acrylic paint to draw race cars and letters.

DSCF2668 (2) DSCF2687 (2)

DSCF2674 (2) DSCF2689 (2)

I painted the inside of the letters to make it resemble a racing flag.

DSCF2758 (2)

This is the finished sign:

DSCF2751 (2)

Posted in Uncategorized

Canvas Art

I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year. 2014 was a crazy year, and I am very happy to move on and see what 2015 holds for me and my family.

I made this art project because my goal is to surround myself with positivity. I wanted the canvas to look bright, cheerful, and to have an uplifting message written on it. I feel like a blank canvas is the best way to express emotions and creativity.

I used the following supplies:

  • White and Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • 16″x20″ Stretched Canvas
  • Paint Brushes
  • Metallic Silver Paint Pen
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Stencils

I started off by painting the entire canvas yellow. This color makes me happy and instantly puts me in a good mood.

DSCF1348 (2) DSCF1358 (2)

 

Next, I stenciled shapes on the canvas once the yellow paint was dry.

DSCF2547 (2) DSCF2555 (2)

Then, I used a paint marker and letter stencils to write the word “smile” on the canvas.

DSCF2560 (2) 20150109_100717 (2) DSCF2562 (2)

Finally, I hot glued artificial flowers on the canvas and hung the art on my wall.

DSCF2591 (2)

 

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized

DIY Halloween Mat

I love doing Halloween crafts, so I bought this $1 mat to decorate for my front door. This project is inexpensive and very easy to complete.

DSCF2066

I painted the mat using sponge brushes, acrylic paint, and stencils.

DSCF2067

DSCF2068

DSCF2069

DSCF2070

After I was done painting the letters and shapes, I let the mat sit overnight to make sure the paint was completely dry.

 

Here is the finished product:

 

DSCF2071

 

Posted in Uncategorized

Charger Plate and Metal Tray Crafts

These craft projects are easy ways to decorate your home.

For the first project, I used a cheap charger plate I bought at a craft store for $1, gold spray paint, a Sharpie paint pen, and a stencil.

DSCF1959DSCF1920DSCF2045 Sharpie_PaintMd_black

I painted the plate with the gold spray paint. Once the paint was dry, I drew designs on the plate using the paint pen and stencil.

DSCF2013

DSCF2011

 

For the next project, I used metal serving trays from Dollar Tree to make useful wall decorations.

DSCF1995DSCF2050

I used Krylon Paint + Primer in different colors to paint the trays. Then, I added chalkboard paint to one of the trays.

DSCF2010

I made magnets for the other trays using adhesive magnet buttons and mosaic tiles.

DSCF1962DSCF2048

 

Here is the finished project:

DSCF2041

DSCF2027

DSCF2039

Now I have a fun way of leaving messages and instructions for my family.