A tutorial to make these simple shamrocks using just paper strips - perfect craft for St. Patrick's Day.
A cute and simple way to display mini pictures - come find out how to make one for yourself!
Simple and quick shamrock idea - draw on mugs with markers to create the fun design. Learn the tips and tricks...
February 28, 2014
February 27, 2014
I got to try out the new Mod Podge Rocks Stencil line, and it was great. If you've ever tried to stencil with glitter, you know it can get crazy. I've tried it before, and the glitter gets everywhere. But with this the stencil is ADHESIVE, so no glitterly seepage.
It was a simple process - - first gather supplies:
Then pounce on the Mod Podge, all over the stencil:
Then cover in glitter (uh, I may have gone a little overboard)
I let it dry then removed the stencil - I was pretty impressed to get such a crisp design with glitter:
Tie with string, and it's ready to roll!! You can check out all the stencil options HERE.
I probably made it a little longer than I should have, but I didn't want it to be too short. She wanted it to be able to cover her feet - got that, and then some!
I don't think I've even made a whole blanket, so even though it's taking a little longer, I'm pretty excited about it and the progress!!
February 26, 2014
Let's see what came up at the link party today!
this super fun sidetable from Twin Dragonfly Designs - love it!
Love the colors on this sketch from Grow Creative:
One Krieger Chick has been making her own wallpaper:
You can find a recipe for cookie dough oatmeal on Pink Recipe Box:
A simple idea for stick puppets is over at Life With Moore Babies:
Fun and colorful painted canvas tutorial at Our Secondhand House:
Find this fun crafty pencil idea at Homework:
and some crochet projects I found....... (remember, #projectcrochet, all month long - winding up!)
cute slippers via Night Owl Corner:
and MOST VIEWED LINK.................
the colorable spring banner from Do Small Things With Love:
Thanks for linking everyone!! If you were featured feel free to grab the button: (oh, and if you were featured on FB, or if you're featured later this afternoon, you're included - grab away!!)
February 24, 2014
I've got a how-to tutorial for you, but here's the process in a glimpse:
So first up, prep your mugs. Wipe them down with rubbing alcohol. Then stick on a template - I used my Silhouette to cut out a shamrock. Then just start having fun! With the dots I layered them starting on the edges and working out:
I've used Oil-Based Sharpie in the past but wanted to give Painters a try, so that's what I used this time around:
When you're done, let the design sit a couple of days to cure. After that, it's time to bake them. Start with a cold oven - just stick the mugs in on a cookie sheet. Then heat the oven up to 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Then turn the oven off and let the mugs cool in the oven.
That's it! You can handwash them from there. I'm a rebel, and I wanted to try them in the dishwasher....
and look - it totally stayed on! I've washed it twice since, and it's held up:
I made the strip one in similar fashion as the dot one, just drew lines across my template instead of dots. And it was a reverse template as the dot one. I outlined the shamrock to make it stand out a little more.
I know these are filled with yummy candy (fun gift idea!) but I kind of want to fill them with a frothy shamrock shake.... mmmmmm....
That's all there is to it! The sky is the limit on creating designs with markers on mugs. Have fun with it!!