Sunday, March 28, 2021

Paper Lanterns with Gel Press

Summer is almost here and you're going to want to make your outdoor space as magical as possible.  I used my favorite Gel Press printed works of art for this lantern project!  If you have a favorite piece, photocopy it several times OR use all different patterns and colors!  Just a little glue and some long coffee stirrers is all you'll need!  Check out the video below.  Now get out there and Make Your Mark sweet friends!
Glowing and gorgeous!
All along the pathway in my backyard!
Working on my Gel Press
Everything I used for this project:
Awesome Gel Press Products: Americana Acrylics: MY AMAZON STORE:
Long coffee stirrers:
Watch how to make them here OR
Watch how to make them on my YouTube channel here:

I love the geometry!
Happy Summer, possums!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Perfectly Marbled Eggs DIY

I used to see marbled eggs on the internet and always wondered how they got them so perfect...Mine were never that perfect until I discovered the trick!  It's all about wiping away your colorant BEFORE you pull them from the water.  Check it out in the video below.  Marble away, sweet friends, and always Make Your Mark!
Love the vintage color combos!  Reminds me of the marbled balloons at the summer fair.
So much prettier than the plain colored plastic eggs!
Everything I used for this project:
Marabu Easy Marble: Plastic Easter Eggs:
Watch how to make them here OR
Watch how to make them on my YouTube channel here:
I used the plastic craft eggs because I want to display these for Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Gorgeous Decorative Eggs

When Easter season comes along I stock up on plastic eggs, fake grass in every color and a ridiculous amount of malted eggs.  When I get home from said Easter shopping trip, I realize that I have more plastic eggs than I can ever use, tons of fake grass from the year before and my big butt doesn't need any more malted eggs.  Still, it's a yearly tradition!  This year I decided to decorate some of my extra large plastic eggs for a coffee table Easter display.  I think they're so fancy and nobody knows they're just plastic eggs and hot glue!  Check out the video below for instructions.  Now get out there and Make Your Mark!
Toss them in a silver bowl with branches from your yard!
My happy trio!
Everything I used for this project:
My silicone molds: & Large Easter Eggs: Americana Acrylics: Surebonder Glue Guns & Products: My favorite glue sticks: Americana Decor Metallics in Vintage Brass:
Watch how to make them here OR watch how I make them
on my YouTube channel here:

I used my Americana Acrylics for the base color.

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Faux Marble Pendant Lamp DIY

When I go to a hardware or dollar store I get a fluttery feeling in my stomach thinking of all the possibilities.  Gorgeous frames, funky glassware, weird hardware bits and pieces in plastic boxes all lined up on the display.  It makes me happy.  When I pick something up I never think about what it's for, but what it could be...A headboard, a side table, a diorama or in this case, a pendant lamp.   Frames, "L" brackets and spray paint made these gorgeous lamps and they look fabulous on my patio!  Consider the possibilities, sweet friends, and always Make Your Mark!
The perfect glow!
Faux marbling with spray paint on water...Watch the video to see how!

I used Grafix Craft Plastic to make my beautiful marble tiles!  
Here's a list of what I used for this project:
Grafix Craft Plastic: Grafix Artist-Tac: E6000 Glue: Metallic Gold Spray Paint: Light socket: 2" Flat "L" brackets:
Watch the video here or catch it on my Youtube channel here:

Just hangin' around

Light up your life!