Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Buttons, buttons, who loves buttons??

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button storage bins


It is no secret that I love buttons. I have a serious button fetish. I collect them everywhere I go.  Storing my button collection has become a small problem. Mason jars have been my go to for some time,, but then I stick them on the shelf and they are hard to access. I have lots of little plastic storage bins and while those make the buttons easy to see- it is hard to get just the one set of buttons you want out of the bin. I generally end up dumping half of them out on my workspace 😑 

Enter the Deflecto® Craft Tilt Bins. Y'all. These things are the bomb. The best. Amazing. Seriously right up there in my top three storage pieces with my Alex drawer units from IKEA and my Ribbon Ring.  I have a WHOLE WALL of these bins and I store everything in them. 

craft storage
The individual bins come out of the holder so you can carry it to your work area, then they just pop right back into place. This is more handy than you think and once you get used to this feature you will wonder how you ever lived without it. There are times when I have several of the individual bins on my work table so that I have access to multiple embellishments. But there is NO mess because each item is contained in it's own little bin! Perfect!!

craft bins
The bins tilt forward and then hold in place so you can grab an item or two. They will stay in this position until you push them closed. 

applying vinyl
 I decorated the front of my bins with some Translucent Glitter Vinyl from Styletech Craft. When I applied the glitter I wanted to make sure that they were all evenly spaced across all five bins. So I pulled out a roll of washi tape and applied a strip across the bottom of each bin to line my vinyl up.
 
Craft Tilt Bins
Each Craft Tilt Bin interlocks with the units above and below it for stability. The Craft Tilt Bins come in a variety of sizes from teeny tiny bins to really large bins - but the length of each set is standard so they will all stack neatly. 

To see more great products from Deflecto be sure to check out their webpage



Monday, April 2, 2018

Cheese and Whine Anyone?

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Would you like a some cheese with your whine?

So,,,, this is an inside joke in my family. I am sure you have heard the saying before. When I came across some cutting boards in a resale store I could not resist!  Cheese and whine anyone 😏😏😏 I can't wait until our next family get together so I can whip this out.

I used my Silhouette Cameo software to design my cut. I measured the board and then drew a shape the same size in my software. After that it was a matter of picking a font and size, and figuring out the shape.

Would you like a some cheese with your whine?
This project uses Styletech Transparent Glitter vinyl. This stuff is so sparkly I love it. A fun tidbit about the Styletech brand Transparent Glitter vinyl is it's the only one on the market that is glittered on BOTH SIDES.  So if you are working on a clear project you will have glitter showing through rather than plain flat vinyl.

To prep the board I washed it well and then dried with a lint free cloth. I applied a thin coat of board oil and set it aside until the next day. To see my process for transferring the cut design and lining it up on my project check out this post.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Eat Me Etched Cake Dome

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Turn an inexpensive glass some into a fun cake cover using etchall® etching creme.
I am so happy that it is spring! Flowers are blooming everywhere and that makes me happy. I have long wanted a cake dome. When I saw this small one at HomeGoods for just a few dollars I snapped it up. Eat me was the perfect saying for my etching!

Turn an inexpensive glass some into a fun cake cover using etchall® etching creme.
The first step was to measure around the outside of the dome and figure out how big to make each segment of the stencil. I used my Silhouette Cameo to design and cut my stencil for this project. Apply the stencil and then tape off any areas that you don't want etched using masking tape.

Turn an inexpensive glass some into a fun cake cover using etchall® etching creme.

Apply a generous coat of etchall® etching creme and let it sit for 15 minutes. Scrape the excess creme back into the jar and then rinse the remainder away. This project had three segments so I etched them one by one, then rinsed them all when I was done.

Turn an inexpensive glass some into a fun cake cover using etchall® etching creme.

Before removing the stencils I used Silver Rub n Buff to add color to the etched area. I love adding color to my etching - I just think it makes it stand out so well!

Turn an inexpensive glass some into a fun cake cover using etchall® etching creme.
Here is a better shot of the etching. Doesn't that look amazing? I am so happy with how this project turned out.

For more project ideas check out the etchall® blog and Facebook page.






Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Dino Birthday Bash


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It's all about dinosaurs at my house right now. We have a grandchild's birthday coming up and what could be cuter than this dinosaur birthday banner? Because I have so many projects I want to complete before the big day, I took advantage of a few ready-made pieces to bring this banner together quickly - including Joy iron-on embroidered letters.



Supplies:

  • Joy Letters 
  • Chipboard banner set
  • Wood dinosaur and palm tree pieces
  • Coastal and Brushed Metal paints from Plaid Crafts
  • adhesives, ribbons, paintbrushes, hot glue gun/sticks


I painted each chipboard piece in the background color, then added some gold highlights to each one. When dry, I used a white paint pen to add a few details.  You can certainly iron the letters onto the chipboard (I have done that before) but for the sake of speed, I used doubled-sided tape to attach the letters. Use hot glue to attach the wood pieces to the banner sections on the ends. Run a long ribbon through each of the chipboard pieces along with some smaller pieces of ribbon between each banner section. Done and ready to party!










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.