Friday, November 27, 2020

Victorian Goth Table Makeover

There is an apartment complex a few blocks away from where I live and every week someone is moving in or out.  Luckily for me it's an endless source of furniture for my makeover projects!  This table was pretty boring when I found it and with just a little paint and some vintage printouts, I was able to turn it into something marvelous!  It doesn't take much to turn trash into treasure, my talented friends!  Now get out there and MAKE YOUR MARK!
The sweetest little side table!
My ode to Victorian Goth...Cabbage roses mixed with black...Perfect!
Everything I used for this project:
Americana Decor Chalky Finish: Americana Decor Metallics / Vintage Brass: Americana Decoupage Medium: Americana Matte Sealer Spray: MY AMAZON STORE:
Watch how to make it here OR 
watch the video on my YouTube channel here:

Black, white & pink is one of my favorite color combos!
Welcome home!

Monday, November 16, 2020

Crystal Clear Birthday Cards

I used to make my mom & gram save all the clear topped Christmas card boxes for my projects.  They were perfect for my junky dioramas.  I would fill the bottom cardboard part with a tissue paper backing and then start adding all kinds of plastic letters and trinkets on top until it was just right and then close it up and display it like a work of art.  These clear birthday cards reminded me of that except I don't have to wait for the holidays and I can make as many as I want!  Also, you can actually send these through the mail!  Yup, I tried it and it arrived perfectly.  Send some funky, see-through happy mail and make someone's day.  They're going to LOVE it!  Now get out there and
Ready for my next few birthdays!
Fill them with anything and everything you can think of!
Grafix Dura-Lar:
Marabu Sketch Graphix Markers:
Scrabble Tiles:
XFasten Scrapbook Runner Tape Roller:
Watch how to make them here OR
watch the video on my YouTube channel here:

I used my label maker for some of the writing, but you can just write your
message on paper and stick it right in there!

Send out some HAPPY MAIL, sweet friends!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Mini Canister DIY - Upcycled Instant Coffee Jars

I drink coffee like it's a form of oxygen...I love the stuff.  I NEED the stuff!  I started loving the smell and taste when I was about 10 and my gram would make me a very light cup (mostly milk) with sugar.  I felt like such a grown up.  Honestly, I'm pretty sure it was Sanka.  These days I'm so strapped for time I drink Nescafe House Blend instant and I have no shame in that game.  It's delish.  Also, the jars are fantastic for my craft projects.  This instant coffee jar makeover uses things we all have like tissue paper and hot glue.  The images were printed on my home computer, too!  The key is sealing everything with lacquer when you're done. This will keep them in great shape!  Upcycle, my sweet friends, and always 
Make Your Mark!
My gorgeous new button jars!
Tissue paper is my first layer and a great way to add bold color!
Rip and apply with decoupage medium or white glue
Xyron Creative Station:
E6000 Spray Adhesive:
My favorite molds:
 Watch how to make them here OR 
Watch the video on my YouTube channel here:
Just print out images from your computer if you don't like the images I used.
Filling molds with hot glue is the absolute most fun...I just love it!

Bold and beautiful!
Can can cannisters!