Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Glitter and Glam Antlers

I am not the biggest fan of antlers in our house, but, if I were to put some up they would definitely look like these!
 My first yard sale of the season was a few weeks ago to an indoor yard sale at out fairgrounds. The last thing I thought I would pack home was
 a huge box of antlers, but I did!

Add a wood plaque, spray paint, glitter and
BAM- Sweet, glitter painted-                           antlers!

CAKE, Cake, cake!

As you may know from previous posts, I love making cakes! I'm not saying I'm great at it, but I sure love doing it. Here is my latest cake for my three year old niece. Rapunzel in a frying pan! I made the cake a purple buttercream swirl with strawberry filling and strawberry and buttercream frosting...yummmm!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

DIY Apothecary Jars

I have always had a weakness for glass jars. A wall in my craft room is lined with old mason jars filled with trinkets and treasures, my kitchen counter has large ones with snacks and my bathroom vanity is adorned with q-tip and cotton ball filled I said, I love jars! Here is a fun little diy project with empty candle jars.

These particular jars are from Bath and Body Works but any jars or thrift store finds will work. Make sure your jars are nice and cleaned out before you begin.
Select nobs for the tops, if you want, and drill holes for the knobs.

Paint the tops your color of choice (I chose to paint mine a textured brown so the words would not show through).
Tape off the area you want to etch and use stickers to spell out any words you want. I use Armour Etch, it is a thick paste that is easy to use and I have had the best luck with it. Follow the directions on how long to let the etch set on your item and wash off.
Viola, there you have it, super cute, easy and upcycled apothecary jars for anywhere in your house!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Who doesn't love a nest?

I decided to try my hand at a little painting, on canvas, not furniture, that is. I am always drawn to nest paintings and then shy away at the price. The last nest painting I was swooning over did not have a price so I decided to ask the lovely booth owner and the my surprise, I was holding an 8x8 nest painting that was priced at $85! you can imagine, I decided to paint one. Here are a few that I came up with...enjoy!