matte black storage boxes

Supplies: 

  • Shoeboxes
  • Matte black spray paint

Estimated time: 2-3 hours/Estimate cost: $5

spray paint boxes.

let dry between coats.

refreshed frames

Supplies: 

  • Old frames
  • Spray paint

Estimated time: 2-3 hours/Estimated cost: $5

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old mismatched frames

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spray paint. 

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quartz ring

Supplies:

  • Quartz raw crystal (available on etsy)
  • Ring base
  • Gold wire
  • Hot glue

Estimated time: 10 minutes/Estimated cost: $11

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hot glue to hold in place while you wrap wire

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wrap wire tightly around quartz

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miley christmas ornament

Supplies:

  • Resume paper
  • Printer
  • Gold glitter paper
  • Safety pin

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download picture off internet & use “superimpose” app to crop your face in. 

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print using thick resume paper.

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cut circles out of glitter paper to fit “wrecking ball”

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punch paperclip through hands to make “chain”

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hang on tree.

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miley christmas y’all!

dia de los muertos cake

Supplies:

  • Funfetti cake mix
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Black food coloring
  • Red decorative frosting
  • Sprinkles

Estimated cost: $6/Estimated time: 1.25 hours

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bake funfetti cake according to instructions

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set aside 1/3 of frosting for skull

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dye remaining frosting w/ black food coloring

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use white frosting to create skull

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cut “eye stencil” out of poster board

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stencil in eyes w/ sprinkles

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do same for nose

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use red decorative frosting for mouth

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add decorative accents w/ sprinkles

mermaid costume

Supplies: 

  • Green lace 
  • No sew iron-on fusion web
  • Thin cardboard
  • Glue
  • Glitter

Estimated time: 45 min/ Estimated cost: $7

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cut fabric the length of your leg and wide enough so that you can tie the fabric around your waist

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safety pin the fabric at your upper and lower thigh 

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cut piece of no sew tape so that it fits between the two safety pins

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use an iron, steamer or hair straightener to bond the fabric together

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when you pull the skirt on, it should look like this. The slit at the top will allow you to tie the skirt around your waist; the bonded seam will fall across your thigh. 

cut starfish out of poster board and coat in glue.

cover in glitter. 

Happy Halloween!

applique epaulet tee

Supplies:

  • Lace applique
  • Old t-shirt
  • Fabric glue

Estimated time: 15 min/Estimated cost: $3

fold t-shirt so top of shoulder is flat and facing up

coat applique in fabric glue

firmly press appliqué to t-shirt & let dry for 24 hours

decoupage pencil holders

Supplies:

  • Cans
  • Printed paper
  • Mod Podge 
  • Sponge paint brush

Estimated time: 45 min/Estimated cost: $3

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remove labels from cans. 

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use mod podge to glue paper to can. 

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apply several coats of mod podge on top of paper & let dry. 

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also try decoupage utensil holder.

lace purse

Supplies:

  • Old purse (this is a coach purse I bought on ebay)
  • Lace fabric
  • Fabric glue

Estimated time: 15 min/Estimated cost: $10

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cut lace to fit flap of purse. 

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glue lace to purse w/ fabric glue.

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let dry for 24 hours.

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extra lace? try making my lace candles or lace paneled top

 

chantagold speaks

Check out my friend Chantal’s amazing new blog, chantagold speaks.

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