Archive of ‘Crafts’ category

Bling New Life into a Holiday Gift

How many of you got these for Christmas? Cute Holiday soap bottles. Totally adorable for the Thanksgiving to Jan 1st season, but now what do you do with them? 

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I have tried to peel off the label, but what a sticky mess it leaves on the bottle. 

So I used the awesome Rhinestone Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets from the Buckle Boutique. Simply cut a piece to fit over the label and peel off the paper backing. Stick it over the label and your done. So simple, so fast and because the sheets are resin rhinestones they are water proof enough for this to get wet in the bathroom without causing peeling. Photo (12)

Breath new life into your day with sparkles! 

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Spring Wood Surfaces Vintage Valentines Sign

 

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels, and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. 

 

I created a vintage whitewashed Valentines sign for my house, using the Spring Wood Surfaces sign board. I love the shape of the board and it already had the attached hanging rope. 

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I was lucky to get a great box of items. My box had the large sign board  by Spring Wood Surfaces plus a large selection of wood letters. There were also bottles of Vintage Decor Paint with a chalk finish by Martha Stewart and the large Martha Stewart Brush. 

First, I started by painting the board blue with the Navy Vintage Decor Paint. 

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I covered the entire board with a nice layer of paint and left it dry. The bottle says an hour between coats. So while that was drying I put a coat of the Terracotta on the wooden letters. 

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Then I walked away. It was tough but I followed the directions. I came back later and painted both the board and letters with a thin layer of the White Vintage Decor Paint. 

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Then once the paint has completely dried – 24 hours – then you can sand the layer of white down to expose some of the blue and terracotta underneath. Using a 220 piece of sand paper I attacked the board first. I  wanted to really make it looked distressed so I sanded more of the white off. I tried a little bit at a time, then I wiped the whole thing down with a damp cloth. If it needed more color, then I sanded more off. 

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Once the letters and sign board have been sanded and wiped down, the letters are glued to the board and let the glue dry. 

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I used a small brush and the Terracotta paint to hand letter an ampersand and let the paint dry.

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The sign was ready to hang and looks great in my living room. 

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Sparkle Handmade Putz House

My daughter loves Putz or Glitter Houses. They are those tiny Christmas paper houses from the 40's and 50's. She has many different styles, but this year she wanted to try her hand at making her own. 

I thought I would use the Dazzling Diamond sticker sheets from the Buckle Boutique to make mine sparkle, which means less glue = less mess. 

I used a paper house design I found on the web here.

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I cut it out of cardstock, then I cut pieces of the sticker sheet to fit each panel of the house and roof. I stuck the sticker sheets on and glued the house together. Photo (10)

I used a piece of the Rowlux Illusion Film for the door.

Then I used Beacon 527 glue and baking soda to make the snow.Photo 4

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 I'm in love with how easy it was to make and no mess of the glitter and the baking soda didn't make as big of a mess as I thought. 

These make cute gifts for the holiday season. 

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Bottle Cap Bling

I am in love with making these cute bottle cap necklaces. I put all kinds of images inside. 

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This week I used the Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheet from the Buckle Boutique. It was simple to punch out the 1" circle using my Martha Stewart Paper Punch. YES, you read that correctly, I am able to use the Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets with a regular paper punch. It cuts a nice clean edge and the 1" circle fits perfectly into the cap. 

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I peeled the paper off the adhesive back and stuck in right on the bottle cap. Right there is a cool cap, but I thought I would take it to the next level by adding adornments to the sticker sheet. I added a heart sticker and the word love, dotted some glittler paint and filled the whole cap with the Jewelry Pendant Gel. I let the bottle cap sit for 24 hours for the gel to set. 

I added a cool string necklace and BAM – totally sparkly necklace in no time! 

Stop by the Buckle Boutique to pick up your Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets and see where your creativity takes you!!! 

 

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Night Out Shoe Clips

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I needed a little pizazz for a night out. I have a pair of black flats, so I grabbed 2 rhinestone slides from the Buckle Boutique and a pair of shoe clips too. Clip the 2 together and magically a boring pair of flat become party shoes. 

I used the black shoes clips and opened the staple part of the clip that holds the fabric to the shoe clip. I inserted the slide of the heart. I used pliers to crimp the metal prongs tight to the slide.

I didn't even need to use glue. I think a dot of glue would make the whole unit more secure, but by making sure the prongs are crimped tight it isn't necessary. I trimmed the black fabric attached to the shoe clip so it would not show behind the slide. 

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Sparkly Office Supplies for Back to School!

It’s time to start the new school year and what better way to do it than to add bling to all your office supplies.

It’s a simple project using the Dazzling Diamond Sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique.

I purchased a box of boring yellow #2 pencils, they looked sad just being plain so a quick wrap of sparkle vinyl makes them pretty.

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Binder clips in a box are not very exciting but add some glitz and clip them around the pencil can – now they are a desk accessory!

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Then use the scraps to add pizazz to thumbtacks!

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These would make great back to school gift for teachers or an addition to a college care package.

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DIY Doctor Who TARDIS Lamp Headband

Today is the day! The moment all us Whovanians have been waiting for for months! The NEW DOCTOR premieres tonight!  I'm so excited. A couple of weekends ago my daughter and Hubs decided that they wanted to go to the PA Renaissance Fair during the Time Travelers Weekend. Wonderful – Sounds like fun. Then my daughter announces that she will be going as the Tardis (for those not in the know – The Time Machine) and we will be going as Amy and the Doctor from "the Curse of the Black Spot." Ren Fair – Pirates – The Doctor, these are a few of my favorite things.

Well isn't that just peachy. That's my costume and I never finished the head lamp from Comic Con…so now I must figure out a solution, here's how I made it:

The key to the lamp is that we wanted to be able to have a batter operated tea light inside to light up. I have many preliminary ideas but the one that worked the best is an upside down gum container. They are the little "cup of gum" by the check out counter at the grocery store.

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I used Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets, from the Buckle Boutique, to cover the plastic and make it blue. (plus it's for a little girl so every tiny Tardis needs a little sparkle.) The sticker sheet is flexable and wraped around and stuck in place without any problems. I cut thinner strips to create the look of the protective metal cage while the frosted plastic served as the glass light.

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I used blue leather to create the top and glued a wooden bead on the top.

Once decorated I unscrewed the top (which is now our bottom) I glued it using a hot glue gun to a sturdy headband covered in satin. I held it in place until it was cool – watch the fingers!

Then, I placed a battery operated tea light in the cap and screwed the decorated bottom back in place.

Done! A working light!

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 Here it is in action!

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Rhinestone Butterfly Floral Picks

I was lucky enough to win a set of punches. I used the solid butterfly punch with the Buckle Boutique's Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets to make these cute butterfly floral picks. I added them to a flower arrangement we made from fresh picked flowers and they really made the whole thing sparkle.

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Start by using a paper punch to punch out the butterfly shape. YES! I said use the paper punch with the Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheet!! Isn't that fabulous!

So, punch out the butterflies. You need 2 in each color. Peel off the backing of the sticker sheet and place the butterfly on the floral stick, stick the other one to the back. Bend the tip to make it look like the butterfly is flying.

Place it the vase with some pretty flowers!

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Rhinestone Buckle Magnet

I love the sparkle of the slides, buckles and brooches from The Buckle Boutique. They are really fabulous, I came up with a way to enjoy the sparkle without it having to be on your outfit. I know, why wouldn't you want it on your outfit but I'm thinking of more like dressing up your environment too!

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Rhinestone Buckle (or slides or brooch) magnets! I put mine on the refrigerator to hold up our Summer Bucket List. Every time I open the door it shimmers in the light and makes me smile. These would make great gifts for the girl that love glitz!

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I used a small disk magnet from the craft store. I cut a round piece of the Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheet to stick to the front of the magnet disk. Then I used E6000 glue to adhere the Butterfly Slide to the magnet. I let the glue dry overnight and the project is finished. The result is perfect!

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Use the entire line of Slides and Pins from The Buckle Boutique.

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Sparkle Frozen Crown at the Disney Craft Hop

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

If you love Disney Pixar and crafting, you came to the right place!  We have an entire month of fun planned for you, with a new group of crafting bloggers every Saturday in June.
 
If you came here from Kathy's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon this Blog Hop, make sure to head over to Shawn's blog so that you see the full hop from the very beginning.  If you missed the first two weekends, you can still go back and see all of those projects too.  Just click HERE to see the projects from the first weekend, and click HERE to see the projects from the second weekend.
 
Here is my Awesome Disney Craft: The Sparkle Frozen Crown
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The Frozen items are super hard to find, so it has come down to making some of our own for dress up. I made this crown by finding one of the many templates on the net, a quick search will yeild you with many printable options. I found one that was the closest to Elsa's in the movie. I printed it out and traced it onto the back of the Dazzling Diamond Sticker sheet from The Buckle Boutique. I hand cut it out using a craft knife. For the gemstone I cut a piece of Rowlux Illustion Film. Next, peel the paper off the back of the sticker sheet crown, place the gemstone cutout in place and stick it to a piece of craft foam. Trim the crown out with the craft knife again. Then I hot glued the crown to a hair comb and let the glue cool.
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Then comes the fashion show:
 
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