Teal, neon pink and olive green is seriously one of my favorite color combos! It reminds me of Mexico in the 1960s and I have no idea why. DecoArt makes this sassy neon pink paint that I would eat if I could.....but unfortunately I can't. Instead I used it to create the eye popping paper tiles for a little bathroom mirror project. I cut my own mirror frame, but you could use a store bought frame for this project.....Totally up to you! When coated in Famowood Glaze Coat, it's protected and ready for endless water splashes and hair spray! Faux tile projects are soooo much lighter than using real tile and you can design your own in ANY pattern. Be creative my sweet friends and always remember to Make Your Mark!
My dad owned a car lot when I was about 6 and my brothers and I would have to spend almost every Saturday with him so my mom could have a (much needed) break from us! One of the things I remember vividly was the oil pan in the main garage. I thought the swirls of color on top were mesmerizing and my entire life I've been trying to replicate those iridescent colorful swirls. I think I might be getting closer with this iridescent mermaid ornament project. I love all of the blended metallic colors together! Have a wonderful Christmas and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
Have you seen the beautiful animated Pixar movie Coco yet? It's a MUST see! A wonderful story of family, following your heart and of the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. The movie inspired me to make these mini sugar skull piñata ornaments for Christmas. Some of them are empty and a few of them are filled with treats to give to my crafty friends. A little cardboard and some Oly-Fun made these sturdy enough to use for years to come! I cut my sugar skulls on my Cricut Maker, but you could print some out and just glue them on top. I'm including my Sugar Skull graphic & cardboard patterns here: http://www.markmontano.com/p/blog-page_80.html
Have an awesome holiday and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
Grab some cardboard and some old book pages and make these super cute vintage bird ornaments! Copy a book page if you don't have a damaged book you can use. Most of what you need to make these ornaments you probably already have, too! Use curling ribbon or string if you don't have satin ribbon or use scrapbook paper over the cardboard bases if you don't have a stencil. So many variations and Christmas is right around the corner. I'll bet your friends would love a couple, too. Happy holidays and always Make Your Mark!
I have a hundred jars in my cabinets. If you follow me, you know that I love a good jar makeover, so I save every one! You might also know that I'm kind of a hoarder. It's a trait I share with many of my crafty friends. This year I went a little Christmas crazy and turned some of my instant coffee jars into stained glass, sparkly vases and lanterns. Yup, you can either put a candle in them OR a pretty Christmas flower arrangement. My favorite part of this project was frosting the top and bottom of each jar using simple white spray paint. Have fun and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
Filled with Christmas foliage!
Filled with candles!
Watch how to make them here!
STUFF I USED
Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint
Krylon White spray paint
Pinecones and ribbon
1. Lightly spray the top and bottom of each jar
2. Draw your leaves and berries with the black Allure
3. Create Evergreen sprigs with Green Allure
4. Mix Dragon's Belly Unicorn SPiT with a small amount of white glue
5. Fill in the leave design
6. Mix Molly Red Unicorn SPiT with white glue and fill in the berries
7. Use Allure Glitter in green & red to accent the Evergreen sprigs, leaves & berries
8. Coat your jars with lacquer and let dry
9. Tie a ribbon around the mouth of the jar and glue pinecones over the knot
11. & 12. Fill with either candles or Christmas flowers
It's that time of year when I go Christmas CRAZY! I finally got to use my bag of tiny bottle brush trees with a Pinterest inspired candle DIY I've been anxious to try! I also printed out some vintage Christmas card images (find tons on Google) to make some cute little wall plaques/ornaments that would make fun gifts for your friends if you're stuck for something. I even got to use the extra large pinecones I've been saving since summer to make little Christmas trees! For all of these projects I used small Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Rounds and I still have some left over to make gifts for friends. Have fun decorating for Christmas and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
Pinecone Christmas Tree
Vintage Image Christmas Ornaments
Snow Globe Candle Holder
Watch how to make them here!
STUFF I USED for the Pinecone Christmas Tree
Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Rounds
Krylon Spray Paint in Metallic Gold and Emerald Green
I used a Cricut for some of these projects but it's not necessary. Use what you have! Graphics for the plates are included below. Don't worry about being traditional, use your favorite colors and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
Ready for my colorful, intimate Thanksgiving dinner!
I got this image from a dollar store calendar and love it on my new plates!
Use a pool noodle for a wreath base and you're half way there!