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"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make an Embellished Grocery Bag Container!! {great item to keep in your car}

21 Jul

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Jen is my bloggy bestie.  We run The CSI Project together, Crafterminds, and we are doing a web show together in the fall.  Yet I have never guest posted on her blog.  I wanted to have the perfect project before I posted here.  Well that day of perfection will never come.

However, I did come to share with you a fun little gift to give yourself or a friend for the summer…an embellished grocery bag container. 

These are perfect to throw in a beach bag for wet suits.  They are also wonderful to have in your car for summer road trips.  Whatever you reuse plastic bags for having a container full of them looks a heck of a lot better than stuffed in a drawer.  Plus they are so much more portable this way.
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I figured out how to fold them so that they are interconnected and one bag comes out at a time but pulls the next one out a little.

Supplies:

12 plastic grocery bags (I used Target ones)

coordinating fabric

Empty wipe container

Fabric Mod Podge

Foam brush

Spray adhesive

scissors or rotary cutter

quilting ruler

1.  Grab a dozen bags and flatten them out pushing all the air out.
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2.  Fold them in half again pressing all the air out.
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3. Overlap the handles onto the top of the previous bag.  Do this for all 11 bags lining them all up into one big row.
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4.  Fold the first bag’s handle upward.  This will be your middle and the first bag you pull out of the container.  All the other bags will be connected to this first one.
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5.  Now tightly roll up your bags tucking in the new handles as you roll.
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6.  After you roll up 12 bags you are ready to insert them into your wipes container.
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7. Tuck the first bag’s handles through the top.  Now you are done.
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Done?  What do you mean done? 
I can’t be at TT& J without embellishing right!? RIGHT!
8.  Cut out a piece of fabric roughly 8” x 10”.  With your foam brush “paint” Fabric Mod Podge onto the fabric.  The Mod Podge seals the edges and gives the fabric a durable water resistant surface.
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9.  After it is dry cut it to size.  For one of the Lysol wipes containers I cut mine 7 1/8” x 10 3/8”.  Then glue it in place.  I use a spray adhesive because it is quick and easy.  Overlap the pieces one over another. Adorable and practical! 

I LOVE IT!

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Here are some more summer fun ideas if you want to come to my house for a little bit:

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Thanks Beckie!! I have a whole drawer of those plastic bags and now I know what to do with them!!!
Beckie is awesome. Not only is she funny, but she’s smart, creative and has a big heart too.
Have you seen her signature “Roadkill Rescue” projects? 
I love this Changing Table turned Shelf she made for her craft space!
Of course I love this Chevron Trash Can transformation.
And you have probably seen Beckie’s “Countdown” Kisses Boards, she’s made different ones for several holidays. So cute! 

 And have you seen her Purple Board and Batten Bathroom?


Plus Beckie Runs Another fun site — Knock Off Decor. The girl is busy!!


You will love following along with Beckie as she scoops things up from the side of the road and transforms them into treasures at Infarrantly Creative!! 
xoxo

PS — Have you checked out Sandra at Sawdust & Paper Scraps’
series going on right now? 
 Today I am sharing Rolled Flower gift ideas — rings, earrings, necklaces and bookmarks.  
Something for everyone 🙂 

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make a Mod Podge Silhouette Canvas!!

20 Jul
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Hello!
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I’m Char from Crap I’ve Made, where I blog about….the crap I make. 

I love fountain Diet Cokes and cookies. I also love Jen and I’m kind of mad that my step mom (who is her neighbor) didn’t introduce us like 7 or 8 years ago.

Winking smile I’m a mom to 4 insanely cute kids

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(See?)
who are all home for the summer and driving me a *little* bit nuts. So, I wanted to come up with a project we could work on together. 
We came up with this silhouette canvas.
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Supplies: 
  • Canvas 
  • Old magazines &; scissors 
  • Mod Podge 
  • Acrylic craft paint
    Stain (optional) 
  • Sandpaper
1. First, you’re going to let your kids go nuts cutting up magazine pages.
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(The kid on the table in pajamas in the middle of the day in the background is totally optional.)
We tried to pick pages with a lot of color (as opposed to black and white text), but that was really the only direction I gave them.
2. Once you have a whole bunch of cut up magazines, you’ll want to Mod Podge them to a canvas. There’s also no rhyme or reason to this, just make sure you cover the entire canvas.
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No need to have a panic attack that everything’s not smooth…some lumpy/puckered/not perfect parts are encouraged!
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3. Once it’s good and dry, trace your silhouette with a pencil on the canvas.
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I went with this bird on a branch design from the Silhouette library. I think a big initial or monogram would look fabulous as well. Or how about a chevron pattern on the whole thing? (That was for you, Jen Winking smile)
{lol – thanks Char!!}
4. Once you’ve traced, you’ll want to fill in the rest of the canvas with craft paint. There are no pictures of this step because my daughter/back up photographer and I were both doing the painting.
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YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY STOP NOW. I like this look and I probably would have stopped now if our silhouette had been something more graphic.
I decided to take some sandpaper to the painted area so that some of our magazines would peek through.
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Again, YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY STOP NOW! There’s really no wrong way to do this…just go with what you like!
5. I applied some stain next.
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I put it on streaky and wiped some off.
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YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY STOP NOW.
6. I, however, did not. I watered down a few more shades of acrylic paint and did some more streaking (not that kind…what kind of blogger do you think I am?) and a little splattering.
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YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY STOP NOW…because I totally did.
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Isn’t she awesome?????  
I adore Char.
1. First of all — She’s insanely funny!!
2. Secondly, she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
3. She a great mom and friend.
4. She loves COLOR — just like me!! 
And 5. She’s talented and so smart (she knows math – ha).

Check out her great ideas—-

Have you seen Char’s Green Shutters?? I may come and steal them out of her house one of these days….
Another item I plan on stealing — her Yellow Buffet. So pretty!
I’ve seen this Laptop Sleeve in person — it’s so cute!! Char knows how to sew too!!
You will adore Char — just like I do. 
Make sure to follow her for great ideas AND laughs!!! 
xoxoxo

PS — If you are going on a trip this Summer – print off some of these Free Luggage Tags from Living Locurto! 
Aren’t they fun?

Have a Happy Day!!

Guest Project — Make Mod Podged Valentine Subway Art {and a couple winners!}

20 Jan

I’m Jacinda from Periwinkle Pixies

I am so excited to share this tutorial with you guys! I feel so lucky to be able to post it on tatertots and jello as well! I have to start off by saying that I really got the idea and inspiration for this from Ashley over at Lil Blue Boo, she is so creative and so inspiring! If you haven’t read her blog, you should really take a look!

This subway art is a blast to make, I really hope that a lot of you take some time to make one. 

This project has a particular way of letting your own creativity shine. Even people who don’t think they are creative will be surprised with themselves. I am a really cheesy Valentine lover at heart, which is where I got all my inspiration for the wording. I just thought of all the cheesy things I would want to say to my husband and this is what I came up with!

VALENTINE SUBWAY ART TUTORIAL:
MATERIALS:

  • Paint. I used Ceramcoat and Americana paints, in the following colors repsectively; charcoal, opaque red, pop pink, fuschia, fushcia pearl, think pink, rooster red and santa red (americana). Ideally you want 5 colors minimum. A base color, 3 block colors, a stencil/shape color and a overlay color.
  • A thin hardboard canvas at 11 x 14 inches. Usually they come in packs of 3. You can get them at walmart and at Michaels, as well as the dollar store (though they only have smaller sizes)
  • Painters Tape (mine is about 1.5 inches wide, and it is green from Walmart.
  • Sanding Block/Paper, not too rough
  • Paint brushes, foams about 5 or one for each color
  • Words. I used my own design in black vinyl lettering that I cut out with my silhouette. Though you can use regular paper and a printer too.
  • an open back frame, size 11 x 14
  • acrylic spray sealer
  • a pencil or stencils of your choice
  • plastic bowl

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Paint your hardboard your chosen base color. I would suggest a lighter color if you plan on using darker lettering, or a darker color if you use lighter lettering. Paint on at least 3 coats, the less you paint, the more the canvas will show through when you sand, this is all a personal choice. I find that the canvas showing through a little makes the end result a little more antique looking, which I like.       

                                                            

  2. After the base is dry, place your painters tape into whatever shapes you would like. I like squares and rectangles, though I have seen some sweet triangles. Paint each open spot one of your block colors, as I have at least 6 to 9 shapes, I use the same 3 colors, 2 or 3 times. Paint at least 3 coats again, enough to coat it evenly and well. Let dry and pull off the painters tape. NOTE: If using darker lettering, make sure your blocks aren’t too dark, and vice versa with lighter lettering… it doesn’t turn out so well! I know it looks a little scary right now, and thats normal! I think that about EVERY subway art I make like this… just keep going!

3. While the blocks are drying, prepare you lettering, either with a printer, or a cricut or a silhouette.

4. When your board is dry, tape on your stencil, or draw some shapes onto it. I drew on some hearts with an HB pencil as lightly as I could.

5. Paint in your drawings or stencils again making sure you use at least 3 coats, maybe 4. You really want these shapes to show up. I also painted an outline around my hearts to make sure they would really show. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfect, the edges of my hearts were definitley fuzzy! Let dry.

6. Once that layer is dry, take your overlay color, which can be the same as the base color, or a slightly darker/lighter version, and place in a plastic bowl. Add a very small amount of water and mix until your paint is watery and thin. Paint over top of everything. The Paint should be thin enough that you can still see whats underneath for the most part. Let Dry.

7. Once it is dried, sand that baby down. I like to sand in circles for some reason. Sand harder in some places than in others. I sand enough so that little grains of white show through from the original canvas. (the vintage feel, especially with cream colors) When you are done, take a damp cloth or paper towel and wipe off the excess dust.

8. Now you can carefully place your lettering. Since I am using vinyl, I remove the transfer tape and rub it down. If you are using a printer and paper, then use mod podge to stick it on. Mod podge dries clear, is fun to pull off your fingers and will work awesome, just make sure you use enough and that you evenly coat the whole project.

9. Now take your almost complete project outside and spray it with acrylic sealer, this will allow you to dust it off when it needs and help the letters from peeling. (You can skip this step if you are using mod podge, as mod podge acts like a sealer). Let dry at least 10 minutes without touching, you don’t want finger prints!

10. Place your finished piece of art in a nice open back frame and hang on your wall/ put on your shelf. Voila! Congrats! I bet it looks better than you thought it would! 🙂

Thanks for looking everyone! I had a great time. Thanks so much Jen from the bottom of my heart, you are so sweet!
Hope you enjoy and please stop by my blog and say hi!

Much Love!


Thanks Jacinda!! 
What a happy little sign 🙂 
Jacinda may be the queen of Mod Podge! Here are some other creations she has made: 
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_9070.jpg?w=253
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/september2010andtutorial072.jpg?w=225
And she has a fun etsy shop, periwinkle pixies —  where she sells other handmade goodies, like this Valentine’s Day Subway Printable: 
Be Mine Valentine Subway Art Typography PRINTABLE 11 X14
I know she would love it if you stopped over to Periwinkle Pixies and said hi!! 
xoxoxo

PS — Here are couple of lucky winners {drawn via random.org}: 

The winner of the Miss Ruby Sure “Maggie” Headband is:

https://i1.wp.com/ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.194264359.jpg

#174 Becky

Keep Miss Ruby Sue  in mind for GORGEOUS bridal, formal and everyday accessories!!

and —

The winner of the DownEast rugs  {5 x 7 and 3 x 5} is:

#98 — Ranae Broadhead
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Remember — if you want some polka dot rugs of your own, bring in a copy of the Giveaway Post to your local DownEast store for an extra 25% off the discounted price!! This offer ends on Friday.

xoxo


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Guest Project — Make Mod Podged Valentine Subway Art {and a couple winners!}

20 Jan

I’m Jacinda from Periwinkle Pixies

I am so excited to share this tutorial with you guys! I feel so lucky to be able to post it on tatertots and jello as well! I have to start off by saying that I really got the idea and inspiration for this from Ashley over at Lil Blue Boo, she is so creative and so inspiring! If you haven’t read her blog, you should really take a look!

This subway art is a blast to make, I really hope that a lot of you take some time to make one. 

This project has a particular way of letting your own creativity shine. Even people who don’t think they are creative will be surprised with themselves. I am a really cheesy Valentine lover at heart, which is where I got all my inspiration for the wording. I just thought of all the cheesy things I would want to say to my husband and this is what I came up with!

VALENTINE SUBWAY ART TUTORIAL:
MATERIALS:

  • Paint. I used Ceramcoat and Americana paints, in the following colors repsectively; charcoal, opaque red, pop pink, fuschia, fushcia pearl, think pink, rooster red and santa red (americana). Ideally you want 5 colors minimum. A base color, 3 block colors, a stencil/shape color and a overlay color.
  • A thin hardboard canvas at 11 x 14 inches. Usually they come in packs of 3. You can get them at walmart and at Michaels, as well as the dollar store (though they only have smaller sizes)
  • Painters Tape (mine is about 1.5 inches wide, and it is green from Walmart.
  • Sanding Block/Paper, not too rough
  • Paint brushes, foams about 5 or one for each color
  • Words. I used my own design in black vinyl lettering that I cut out with my silhouette. Though you can use regular paper and a printer too.
  • an open back frame, size 11 x 14
  • acrylic spray sealer
  • a pencil or stencils of your choice
  • plastic bowl

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Paint your hardboard your chosen base color. I would suggest a lighter color if you plan on using darker lettering, or a darker color if you use lighter lettering. Paint on at least 3 coats, the less you paint, the more the canvas will show through when you sand, this is all a personal choice. I find that the canvas showing through a little makes the end result a little more antique looking, which I like.       

                                                            

  2. After the base is dry, place your painters tape into whatever shapes you would like. I like squares and rectangles, though I have seen some sweet triangles. Paint each open spot one of your block colors, as I have at least 6 to 9 shapes, I use the same 3 colors, 2 or 3 times. Paint at least 3 coats again, enough to coat it evenly and well. Let dry and pull off the painters tape. NOTE: If using darker lettering, make sure your blocks aren’t too dark, and vice versa with lighter lettering… it doesn’t turn out so well! I know it looks a little scary right now, and thats normal! I think that about EVERY subway art I make like this… just keep going!

3. While the blocks are drying, prepare you lettering, either with a printer, or a cricut or a silhouette.

4. When your board is dry, tape on your stencil, or draw some shapes onto it. I drew on some hearts with an HB pencil as lightly as I could.

5. Paint in your drawings or stencils again making sure you use at least 3 coats, maybe 4. You really want these shapes to show up. I also painted an outline around my hearts to make sure they would really show. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfect, the edges of my hearts were definitley fuzzy! Let dry.

6. Once that layer is dry, take your overlay color, which can be the same as the base color, or a slightly darker/lighter version, and place in a plastic bowl. Add a very small amount of water and mix until your paint is watery and thin. Paint over top of everything. The Paint should be thin enough that you can still see whats underneath for the most part. Let Dry.

7. Once it is dried, sand that baby down. I like to sand in circles for some reason. Sand harder in some places than in others. I sand enough so that little grains of white show through from the original canvas. (the vintage feel, especially with cream colors) When you are done, take a damp cloth or paper towel and wipe off the excess dust.

8. Now you can carefully place your lettering. Since I am using vinyl, I remove the transfer tape and rub it down. If you are using a printer and paper, then use mod podge to stick it on. Mod podge dries clear, is fun to pull off your fingers and will work awesome, just make sure you use enough and that you evenly coat the whole project.

9. Now take your almost complete project outside and spray it with acrylic sealer, this will allow you to dust it off when it needs and help the letters from peeling. (You can skip this step if you are using mod podge, as mod podge acts like a sealer). Let dry at least 10 minutes without touching, you don’t want finger prints!

10. Place your finished piece of art in a nice open back frame and hang on your wall/ put on your shelf. Voila! Congrats! I bet it looks better than you thought it would! 🙂

Thanks for looking everyone! I had a great time. Thanks so much Jen from the bottom of my heart, you are so sweet!
Hope you enjoy and please stop by my blog and say hi!

Much Love!


Thanks Jacinda!! 
What a happy little sign 🙂 
Jacinda may be the queen of Mod Podge! Here are some other creations she has made: 
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_90701.jpg?w=253
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/september2010andtutorial0721.jpg?w=225
And she has a fun etsy shop, periwinkle pixies —  where she sells other handmade goodies, like this Valentine’s Day Subway Printable: 
Be Mine Valentine Subway Art Typography PRINTABLE 11 X14
I know she would love it if you stopped over to Periwinkle Pixies and said hi!! 
xoxoxo

PS — Here are couple of lucky winners {drawn via random.org}: 

The winner of the Miss Ruby Sure “Maggie” Headband is:

https://i1.wp.com/ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.194264359.jpg

#174 Becky

Keep Miss Ruby Sue  in mind for GORGEOUS bridal, formal and everyday accessories!!

and —

The winner of the DownEast rugs  {5 x 7 and 3 x 5} is:

#98 — Ranae Broadhead
[IMG_2786.JPG]

Remember — if you want some polka dot rugs of your own, bring in a copy of the Giveaway Post to your local DownEast store for an extra 25% off the discounted price!! This offer ends on Friday.

xoxo


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My take on a Modern Fall 3-D Wreath

1 Sep
I think Mod Podge might be the reason that I started blogging – LOL. I was on a mod podge kick and needed a place to keep my ideas. Over the years, I think I have tried decoupaging just about everything from frames and magnet boards to tables and trays to bar stools. I just can’t get enough of the stuff!

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In honor of one of my favorite crafting mediums, I came up with a little project — my take on a Modern 3-D Fall Wreath. 

I don’t know if you ever saw the Mary Engelbreit Home Companion Christmas magazine a couple of years ago that featured Amy Butler standing in front of her front door? 

Well there is this incredible wreath there and you can just barely see it but it’s very modern with round spheres. Ever since I saw that wreath I have been thinking about making something similar with circles.

Here’s what you need:

A round wreath form — mine is 12 inches with a flat top and sides. I found it at Hobby Lobby.

Ribbon (about 9 yards for a 12 inch wreath)

Gorilla Glue

Paint that matches your ribbon

Small Dowels or wooden beads.

Round Wooden Craft Circles (also found at Hobby Lobby) I used 2 packages – approximately 30 circles of different sizes

4 different patterns of decorative paper

Glue gun and sticks OR Superglue

Decoupage medium  (I used Outdoor Mod Podge since my wreath is going to be outside – this stuff rocks!)

Here’s what you do:

  • Put a dab of Gorilla Glue on the back side of your wreath form. Put one end of your ribbon on top of the glue and pin. Then wrap the wreath form with your ribbon tightly, overlapping the edges until the entire wreath is wrapped. End the ribbon in the same way you started – by applying a dab of Gorilla Glue and pinning it until it dries.

  • Take your circles divide the circles into four equal piles with the same sizes of circles in each pile. Trace the circles from each pile onto your four different papers. So you end up with the same number of circles and sizes for each of your four papers.
  • Cut out all of your circles.
  • Cut your dowels to three different sizes — 1/2 inch, 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch. You only need about 5 of the 1 1/2 inch sizes, then evenly split the 1/2 inch and 1 inch sizes to match the number of circles you are going to make. I used about 30 circles on my wreath. **note — you do not have to use dowels, you can use small wooden beads too. I used two different sizes of wooden bead – one was 1/2 inch and the other was 1 inch. I then cut a dowel for the 5 taller circles using a chop saw.

  • Glue the beads or dowels onto the back of the wooden circle. Once dry, paint the backs of the circles and beads the color that coordinates with your paper. let dry.

  • Mod Podge your paper onto each of the circles. I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to each of the circles and then to the back side of the paper. When I had done all of the circles, then I put a top layer over all of the circles. Let dry. **Let me just say that I love the Outdoor Mod Podge! It is thicker and very durable.
  • Then lay your circles out on the wreath to see what you want your placement to look like.

  • Glue your circles onto the wreath. When gluing, hold the dowel straight onto the wreath for a few seconds until it is cooled or dry (depending on whether you are using Superglue or hot glue).
  • Cut 2 different coordinating ribbon and wrap it through the wreath and tie at the top.

It’s the Mod Podge/Decoupage Challenge over at The CSI Project this week. Go over and link up YOUR decoupage projects and you can win!

The adorable Amy from Mod Podge Rocks is the guest judge this week!
And Plaid is giving away a package of their products to the winner! 
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Have a Great Night!
XOXO


Go over and check this out: 


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Easter Craft: what to do with those plastic eggs

25 Mar
I got out my Easter bins a few days ago. Why is it that I always think I have way more cute holiday decorations than I actually do – lol? What I discovered is that I have approximately 5 million of those cheap, plastic Easter eggs.
So I decided to do something with some of them. I took my leftover fabric scraps and decoupaged the eggs. So if you’re like me with a million of those eggs, take some of them and transform them into something that you actually want to keep!
This is what I did:

First take your eggs and apply some glue to keep them closed. I used super glue.

Then take your fabric and cut it into small strips. It depends on how big your eggs are, I cut mine in 1 inch x 4 inch strips. Then I made some cuts around the edges of the material — this will make the material mold to the egg’s shape much better. To save time I cut about 6 layers of material at once into strips, then took all six layers and made cuts in the sides of the strips. I cut some of the strips in half – 1 x 2 inches to fill in gaps at the end.

{Note: I used a bristle paintbrush to do this — actually a stenciling brush. I found that if you use a brush with bristles, you can apply pressure at the end and smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles.}

Apply a coat of decoupage medium to the back side of the first strip, not directly onto the egg. Now lay the first strip onto the middle of the egg, right over the opening. Smooth it down with your fingers. Don’t put any decoupage medium on the outside of the fabric until the whole egg is covered. This will cut down on having your hands covered in Mod Podge. I also kept a damp washcloth right next to me. After each egg I wiped my hands off. 

Now apply the next strip of material, making sure to cover the back of the fabric in decoupage medium. I applied the strips to the naked parts of the egg first and then covered up the holes at the end. 
Once the whole egg is covered, smooth down the wrinkles. NOTE: your egg is going to have wrinkles, you are just trying to make it as smooth as possible. 
Then add a thick layer of decoupage medium over the whole egg and lay it on wax paper to dry.
It was such a fun project that I am looking around for something round that I can do it on and keep the balls out all year long!

And, if you are still in the mood for decoupaging when you are done, here is a tutorial on how to decoupage scrapbook paper onto your eggs.

Have a Terrific Thursday!

I’m linking up to:


XOXO

PS — I have a quick giveaway — I will post about it tonight!

Decoupaged Pumpkins

30 Oct
Are you looking for a way to transition your Halloween decorations from Halloween to Thanksgiving? This is a fun project and gives you pumpkins that you can use all Fall. These could be also cute centerpieces on your Thanksgiving table.
So if you want to make these:
Supplies:
real or fake pumpkins
Decoupage medium
scrapbook paper
scissors
3 different type of ribbon
paint brush
bowl
Assorted twigs and leafs
Gorilla Glue
Instructions:
  1. Cut out leaves from your scrapbook paper.
  2. Cut lines in the paper leaves on the edges – this will make the leaves mold to the pumpkin shape easier.
  3. Soak the leaves in a bowl of water for a few minutes. Once they start to get soft, take the them out and let drain off on a kitchen towel.
  4. Spread a thin coat of mod podge over the entire surface of the pumpkin.
  5. Take each leaf and put a thin coat of mod podge on the inside. 
  6. Put each leaf on the pumpkin in a random pattern. Use a paint brush to add a layer of mod podge to the top of each leaf and smooth each leaf onto the pumpkin.
  7. Let dry.
  8. After the pumpkin is dry, add some berries, twigs and leaves to the area around the stem. Attach with Gorilla Glue and let dry.
  9. Cut three lengths of coordinating ribbon. Tie in a bow around the stem.
  10. You are done!
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XOXO