March 2, 2011
I love it when art has a story to tell – and these distressed fruit pieces by Amanda of Crafts by Amanda surely have a great one! They came from the Salvation Army, and were probably used to hold snacks at a party . . . or maybe were displayed on some shelves . . . or perhaps even sat in the basement for many years. The point is that they are awesome now! Amanda painted, distressed and hung them, and they look gorgeous in her kitchen. Visit here for the complete tutorial; Amanda is an awesome painter, so browse around to see more fun crafts.
February 25, 2011
Blue is my favorite color, so of course I’m enamoured with these bold and modern glass vases from Cathie and Steve for Plaid. I promise you quick and easy projects for the weekend, and these deliver. You simply need a few FolkArt Enamels colors and some glass vases (which you can get from the thrift store). You won’t believe how quickly you can make these; the longest part of the process is the drying time! Find the complete instructions here.
September 6, 2010
I’m such a huge fan of Halloween – the cuteness and the colors thrill me! I love witches, ghosts and pumpkins . . . so when I saw this wreath on Women’s Day, I immediately clicked on it. I found out it uses Plaid FolkArt and Apple Barrel colors, and I liked it all the better! I wasn’t sure what the heads were made of, and I laughed when I saw that it was tennis balls. I have a tennis court right around the corner, and I bet if I look in the grass around the edge I could find enough to make this wreath. I have the rest of the goods on hand. Take a peek at the instructions right here, and I hope you’ll consider making a cute wreath of your very own.
August 16, 2010
If you can’t find something, make it yourself! I totally agree with this sentiment by Madigan of Madigan Made. Her love of Juliska Creamware but her non-love of the price led her to paint her own using FolkArt Enamels. She had tried spray paint with mixed results – she tried the Enamels and the results are shown above. Simply wonderful! To learn more about Madigan’s process, go here. With the thrift store plates and few bottles of Enamels paint, this home decor project doesn’t get much more budget-craftier.
August 14, 2010
I found these painted sticks at Small for Big and I was ENTHRALLED. I’m loving the natural material (wood) with the bold colors. They are absolutely beautiful, and a kid could paint them with the extra craft paint you have in your stash. Wouldn’t they be amazing hanging from a mobile, even glued to a canvas? I’m telling you, when I was younger I didn’t play with fancy electronic toys. I played with sticks and dirt. And look how I turned out! Learn more about these colorful sticks right here.
June 2, 2010
You didn’t think about combining Chalkboard Paint and glass, did you? KJ from Let’s Go Fly a Kite shows you how well it works! Her jars are recycled, and you won’t believe how easy this project is. What is also fabulous is her handwriting, which is so cute it should be made into a font. Get the skinny on how she revamped her jars right here.