Monday, March 19, 2018

DIY Wine Glass Charms

It's never too early, or too late to celebrate!  Any time is a good time......

Foiled WineGlass Charms

If you're getting ready for a Christmas party, or New Year's Eve you're going to want to have some foiled wine glass charms on hand.  When getting together with friends after the rush of the holiday season, it's fun to break out the good crystal stemware and feel grown up. Of course, sometime during the night it's inevitable that someone puts a glass down then can't remember which is theirs.  It happens to us all....   Fear not! I have the perfect solution for you.

These wine glass charms are fun to make for your own home, or hostess gift!.

You will need:

  • Joy® Embroidered Number sheets
  • Therm O Web Deco foil Foam Sheets
  • Therm O Web Deco foil transfer sheets - Gold
  • Hole punch
  • Twine
  • Adhesive

Embroidered Numbers come in a variety of colors to suit any project.

1.  Following the directions on the Deco foil foam sheets, create as many flowers as you need using a die, electronic shape cutting machine, or free hand.

2.  With the color facing upwards, press the foil sheet on top of the foam shape.  Rub gently and the color will transfer onto the foil.  (See product directions on the packaging.)

3.  Punch a small hole into each flower, then add a piece of coordinating twine.  Glue a number to each charm.

4.  Lay out your amazingly cool charms on the table along with your glasses. Each guest can tie a charm onto the stem of their glass then they'll always know which glass is theirs - no matter where you left it!

Joy® embroidered numbers and letters are available at your local craft stores.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

etchall and StencilGirl Blog Hop

etched plate
Hey y'all - we have a great hop going on right now with etchall® and StencilGirl. I had such a great time with this project. I am always in need of a cute plate to give cookies away on. Since I tend to give plates away to the same people all the time, I am forever looking for something fresh and new to use.

 It's blog hop time and this month etchall Design Team Ambassadors and DCC members have teamed with the StencilGirl Design Team for a product match made in heaven.  For 3 days, etchall DT Ambassadors will be sharing how to etch designs with stencils, and StencilGirl DT members have found a new way to share stencil designs!  Join us over the next 3 days for endless inspiration...

Stencil etching
For my project I picked up some inexpensive plates at the local discount store. St. Pat's day is coming up so green was perfect. I don't want to cause any heart palpitations but, yes, I cut my stencil to fit my project. 

Stencil spray

I used the new etchall® Stencil Spray for this project. You can reposition and re-use the stencil once the adhesive is tacky. I used an old box to contain the spray - because I am seriously crazy with spray glue. Really. A box contains all the mess and I can just toss it out when I am done! Spray an even coat on the back of your stencil and then allow to sit until the adhesive is tacky but no longer wet.

etching ceramic
I positioned the stencil and then used masking tape to cover all the areas I did not want to etch. I pretty much covered the entire plate with tape!! Once that was done I very carefully used a small cup and added the dip n' etch to the plate to just cover the stencil. Let set for 15 minutes and then pour the liquid back into the jar. Rinse carefully and blot dry with a paper towel - do NOT remove the stencil yet!

I used gold Rub N buff to add the color to the etched area, then removed the stencil. I totally did NOT take a photo of this step for some reason!

Rub n buff
That's it! Your plate will now look like a brand new designer item.

Did I mention there was a give away! There sure is y'all. Read on to find out how to enter.

One lucky winner will receive an etchall® Glass Etching Bee-ginner Kit,
reposition/reuse stencil spray
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, March 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and etchall’s Facebook page on Wednesday, March 21.

To see all the great projects click on the links below. 

We have some amazing  projects to share so be sure to check them all out. 

Be sure to take advantage of the great discount from etchall® to stock up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Paper Mache Fairy Wand

My sweet princess loves to play dress-up. So of course she needed a fairy wand to complete her wardrobe collection.  This sweet wand came together so quickly using a paper mache star I picked up at Michaels. A little paint, a little ink, a few letters and POOF - a wand was born!

These smaller sized Classic Monogram letters from Joy were perfect for this project. I chose the plain font in white- so I could color them to match my project.

I used a ready-made paper maché star, then painted it, crackled it and added some gold details. Since it is paper, the paint dried really quickly - so no time spent watching paint dry!

It is so easy to color your letters using a variety of mediums. My favorite is chalk ink - it's opaque so it covers in one coat. Put your letters on a piece of scratch paper and simply press the ink pad down on them to color. Set aside to dry.

After I added my letters I finished the project with paper flowers and lots of twine to give it a frilly, girly look. She is so in love with it!

You can find Joy embroidered iron-on numbers and letters in a variety of fonts, colors and sizes at your local craft store.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Rustic Porch Sign

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Rustic porch sign
Y'all. Can I just say that I love this porch sign! I mean,, I know I made it and all, but I am super happy with how it turned out! It is a gift for someone so I spent forever playing around with the words for it. I used a variety of Plaid Outdoor Paints to make it rustic looking.

All of my vinyl is from Styletech Craft. Black Polished Metal makes up the majority of the words but I also used Red and Blue Chrome to accent two of the words.

distressed wood
I painted each section of the sign with a base coat and let them all dry. Next up was sanding the edges a bit to give them a worn look. Last step was to add a little wash of a darker paint around the outer edges to give the sign a worn look.

Chrome vinyl
I used Cherry Chrome vinyl here, it is very shiny, but it isn't sparkly like the glitter vinyls.

Outdoor paints
Here I used the Blue Chrome - again it's shiny, but no glitter!

Vinyl sign

Here's another close up of the distressing on the edges of the boards. PS - I picked up this sign board pre-made! Find some like it here. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Coastal Inspired Painted Glasses

Martha Stewart glass paints
For some reason I have been on  coastal theme kick lately. I just love the colors of sea glass. In keeping with that theme I created this set of Coastal inspired painted glasses - no need for glass charms when each glass is painted with a different color!

A couple of weeks ago I received some fabulous new paints from Plaid Crafts. I am in LOVE with these new Martha Stewart Glass Paints!! For this project I used the Sea Glass Translucent and the Milk Glass Opaque varieties.

Coastal painted glass
I picked up this set of glasses at the thrift store a while back and have been looking for a way to use them. I painted the base of each glass a different color making small swirls and stripes with the paint and set aside to dry over night. I then added the cute white dots using the end of a small paint brush. I let the glasses dry over night again.

Once your paint is dry, you are going to want to cure the paint. Follow the directions on the Plaid Crafts web site to finish your project and cure your paint.

For this project I used Martha Stewart Crafts paints:
Sea Glass  #22454 Blue Calico
Sea Glass #22459 Azurite
Sea Glass #22452 Beach Glass
Sea Glass #22451 Scottish Highlands
Milk Glass #22456 Milk Glass