Stencil a simple plastic serving tray with two colors and learn how to add a ‘drop shadow’, giving depth and dimension to the design.
This is a simple little way to paint faux rust using only craft paints. On almost anything. Like little stars, cut out of cereal boxes. That would make ideal ornaments for Christmas trees for a front porch. Like my porch, for instance. Yes, I realize we just had Halloween. Yes, I realize it’s only the […]
I’m so excited to take you on a little tour today, a Halloween tour! This post will be a little different than most. There are a ton of pics. Ok, so that’s not any different, I know. But because there are so many photos I’ll keep my chatter to a minimum. (Mark your calendars. This […]
I think most people would be surprised how easy faux finishes can be. Dollar store items are great things to practice on, and if they turn out . . . great! If not, you’re only out a buck and some time. Different finishes work better on different surfaces and it’s only through trial and error […]
I’ve heard that there are people out there who know exactly what they’re going to do when they start a project. They know what supplies they need too. Take these orange pumpkins you can find at dollar stores now. And craft stores too, for that matter. They just cost more than a buck. There are […]
I’ve been digging through my Halloween stash to see what I want to paint for this year and what I already have. I thought I’d paint a haunted house and then I realized I’d already done one. Maybe a spooky tree? Nope. Done that too. Well, dang. I might as well share the list with […]
I have to admit that I’ve never decorated for St. Patrick’s Day. Ever. But holiday decorations, they’re oh-so important to kids, aren’t they? Particularly 5 year old kindergartners. I needed wanted to make something that was colorful, shiny, and quick. Dollar Store, here I come. I made the rainbow out of paint on watercolor paper, […]
When I signed up here for 31 Days of Kids Crafts, I knew it was gonna be a challenge for me. Just to write for 31 days straight, post it & share is a bit of a stretch but I thought it would be a good challenge for me. I was wrong. A few things […]