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How to Use Mod Podge Ultra Spray on a Picture Frame

I decided to change up a simple silver picture frame. Doing so using the new spray pump Mod Podge made it really easy. With the spray Mod Podge, I was able to work in small sections, just spraying the area I was going to work on. Originally I was going to use a large piece of a napkin for each side. The napkin I used was very easy to tear so I changed course and decided to add smaller pieces, overlapping them. This look I actually liked better because the overlap of colors created new blended colors and shapes. The spray pump Mod Podge really transformed the traditional way to decoupage. I think making it easier to do and making a smoother surface. I wanted to thank Plaid for sending me the matte version of their new spray pump Mod Podge in order to write this post.


materials

The links below in parentheses contain affiliate links. Please know it costs you nothing to use them.

Materials:

*Just like a paintbrush, Mod Podge Ultra Spray tops need to be cleaned after every use. If they aren't they will clog and become unusable.

Directions:


I started with this inexpensive silver frame and I removed the unnecessary parts and set them aside.


I first thought I would use long strips of the napkin so I cut them into 1.5" strips to cover the frame.


I found pulling off the additional layer on the napkin that wasn't needed easier to remove after cutting the napkin into strips.


I started to apply one long strip of the napkin to the short side of the frame.
This proved to be more difficult than I anticipated.
 

So I tore the strips into smaller pieces.
This was much easier to work with and I really liked the visual result.
 


I used the paintbrush to tap the napkin down into place and remove any air bubbles.
While I sprayed the frame first and then placed the napkin pieces, I also sprayed Mod Podge on top of the napkin pieces too.
I didn't bother with the wrinkles, they work really well with the design on the napkin.
I left the frame to dry thoroughly. It takes about four hours in total.


Finished!

The picture frame glass came with the Meow, I am not sure how to remove it.
In the future, I will probably replace the glass and use a different photograph in the frame.

Be sure to hop over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog to check out all the project that are a part of this hop.

Bunny Digging for Easter Eggs DIY

Talking with my daughter the other day, I said I needed to create a post for Easter. She said we needed a "bunny butt". This flower pot with bunny is really cute and easy to make. I had the flowerpot already and painted from a Designer Dinner at Creativation. DecoArt and Oriental Trading provided the materials for us to work with while we chatted and ate dinner - so fun! I just needed to make the bunny. 

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Materials:

Directions:

     
Make two pom poms from the yarn.
The large size I wrapped around 4 fingers, the small I wrapped around 2 fingers.

If you would like to make an entire pom-pom Easter Bunny check out this post: Easter Bunny
 


Using the Maker, I cut the felt for the bunny feet.

 


Glue the felt toes onto the felt feet.

 


All the parts.

 


Adhere the large pom-pom to the flowerpot and then smaller pom-pom on top of that.
Then place the feet attaching to the large pom-pom and the flowerpot.
Allow glue to dry.

 


Fill with jelly beans and you are finished!

This post is a part of the Creative Crafters Group on Facebook where we have a monthly craft challenge. For the month of March, we were to create a post with an Easter craft. Follow the Inlinkz below to see more Easter crafting fun.

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How to Make Oil Slick Paper

I saw this technique a while back and knew I had to give it a try. It really seemed unbelievable given the simple materials used. So my daughter and I gave it a try this week. She really loved the process so I let her do most of the "work" which was actually fun. I call this oil slick paper because that is what it reminds me of; when the pavement is wet and there is oil present you see this rainbow effect happen. I can't wait to use it in my paper crafting. 

The following products contain affiliate links to the Dollar Tree.

Materials:

Directions:

All the materials we used can be found at the Dollar Tree. You can use more expensive paper, but the effect isn't any different. 


Use the disposable tray and add water, about half full.


Submerge your paper under the water to the bottom of the tray.


Add a drop of nail polish to the top of the water. You will see a slight oil slick effect.
Lift the paper up, capturing the colors on the paper surface.


Set the paper aside and allow it to dry fully.


Once the paper is dry, you will see all the colors more prominently.

A few tips:

  • If you plan to make a few different pieces, remove any leftover nail polish from the water before making your next piece.
  • Try a variety of different colors of paper. We tried blue, black, and red.
  • Cut your paper so it fits into the tray with a bit of room around all sides. This makes removing the paper a bit easier to manage.
  • Place the wet pages onto a paper towel to help dry and clean up any watery mess.

St. Patrick's Day - Easy Decor

I found this plain green candle at my local Goodwill store. It appears to have been originally from Target as a Christmas candle. I thought it could use a little updating for a great St. Patrick's Day craft. I knew the glass had been painted but it appeared to be on the inside of the jar, so I thought etching the glass on the outside would look nice. Well, the color turned out to actually be on the outside of the jar and my Etchall etching cream removed the color! What a happy accident! So I went with it. 

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I want to personally thank CricutTape Technologies, and Etchall for providing materials for this post.

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Materials:

Directions:


Using your personal cutting machine, cut out four clovers 1" tall.

 


After weeding the clover image away, I fold the vinyl in half to know where the middle is.

 


Apply the vinyl to the candle.

 


Apply the Etchall cream with a paintbrush.

 


Let the etching cream sit for 15 minutes, then wash.

 


So, this is the result, surprise!

 


The final product!

Cute, quick and easy.

 

How to Make Glitter Dot Embellishments

 

This month for the ScraPerfect design team, I am working with the No-Clog Writing Cap and The Best Glue Ever to create glitter dots to be used for embellishments. These would work well for scrapbooking and card making. I am sure you can think of other applications as well. After making them, I got a bit addicted and decided to make more because they were so fun to work with. 

 

Materials:

 ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever™

Glitter

scrapbook paper

release paper

glitter dots

 


video tutorial for making glitter dots

Mod Podge's New Pump Spray Version Trial

I have joined the Bring on the Crafts March challenge using Mod Podge. Mod Podge has come out with a new formula which I received a sample of at the Creativation trade show and I was sent another sample as well. For this post, I am going to experiment with both versions and use them as a finishing coat on two different projects. The two variations of Mod Podge are matte and glossy. The following video will take you through the process I used to experiment with Mod Podge pump spray. 

 

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Bring on the Crafts — A Craft & DIY Blog Hop

On the first Wednesday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces. Together with hosts Marie from The Inspiration Vault and Habiba from Craftify My Love, they bring you the #BringontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a fun craft or DIY project to share that follows a monthly materials theme. March's theme is Mod Podge! Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it uses Mod Podge in the project.

Our March Co-hosts

Jenny at Cookies, Coffee and Crafts • Gail at Purple Hues and Me Heather at Glitter on a Dime • Marie at DIY Adulation • Janet at Try It - Like It

Join in on the fun! If you'd like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bring on the Crafts Facebook Group. Next month's theme is Flowers!

Not a blogger, but a creative mind none the less!? Don't worry, Share your awesome creations in our Craft Cult Facebook Group. This is also a great place to ask craft & DIY related questions and find inspiration for your next project.

Now let's see all of those amazing Craft and DIY Projects!

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Wink of Stella Pen Unbloxing

Check out how to start using a Wink of Stella pen. There are definitely a few important steps to get started and having it work correctly for you. 

Paper Decorating Technique with Aladine

I received a box of materials from Aladine right before Creativation 2019. Meeting with them at Creativation, I learned a bit more about their product line. This is my first technique tutorial using Aladine Izink products. I don't have a name for this technique but it includes both texture paste and dye spray. The result would work well for scrapbooking, card making, and I am sure other applications as well. 

Materials:

  • Izink stencil
  • Izink Texture Paste
  • Izink Dye Spray
  • Izink palette knife
  • black or dark paper

Directions:


Using a stencil, palette knife, and texture paste, apply to dark paper.
Allow to dry fully.
 


Spray with transparent dye first.
Spray with metallic spray second.


video of the technique

Making Envelopes with a Punch Board

I recently bought a We R Memory Keepers Punch Board at Tuesday Morning. It actually will make a variety of different things, and I will share those with you over time. But today I am focusing on the unboxing and making an envelope. It really is addictive and rather easy to do.

Materials:
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Directions:


The Punch Board. It makes envelopes, bows, and boxes.
 


(Opened) It contains a bone folder.
 


Measurement chart for the paper.
Envelopes are blue, bows are gray, and boxes are gold.
All information on the Punch Board has corresponding colors.


The back of the Punch Board showing the bone folder storage and the punch.
 


Video tutorial for unboxing and making envelopes.

How to Crochet a Heart for Charity

I have really enjoyed crocheting for charities. I recently found the Peyton Heart Project. This pattern works up quickly and you can use up your scrap yarn for these hearts. If you would like to use a different pattern from mine, there are a number of other heart patterns available on the site for both crochet and knitting. Peyton Heart Project has a printable tag you can use with your heart and then place your heart somewhere that it can be found. 

From the Peyton Heart Project's website:

A global project created to help end suicide and bullying and the stigma surrounding mental health issues. The Peyton Heart Project was inspired by several stories including that of a 13-year-old boy named Peyton James who died by suicide in 2014. The hearts are placed in public places around the world for people to find during their everyday lives. We hope the hearts cause people to stop for a moment and reflect on a young life lost to suicide, on bullying and on the fact that everyone’s life matters.

My plan is to add the tag to the hearts and carry them with me in my car. As I visit, shop, or travel I will have them with me to distribute. I hope those that find my hearts are touched and enjoy them. I think this is a great way to share the love of crochet and do some good with it. 

Here is the pattern for the hearts I made. At the bottom of this post, you can find a free printable PDF version of the pattern if you would like to download it.

Heart Pattern:

magic circle

work the entire first round into the magic circle

ch 2
tr x3
dc x4
tr x 1
dc x 4
tr x 3
ch 2

ss into the magic chain

sc
hdc x 2 into first stitch
hdc x 3 into second stitch
hdc x 2 into third stitch
1
hdc into next 3 stitches
hdc x 2 into seventh stitch
hdc, dc, hdc into eigth stitch
hdc x 2 into nineth stitch
1
hdc into next 3 stitches
hdc x 2 into thirteenth stitch
hdc x 3 into fourteenth stitch
hdc x 2 into fifteenth stitch
ss and end

weave in beginning thread to the top of the heart

tie both strands * together with an overhand knot using both threads as one.

trim

*cut the strands to be about 5-6” long

Here is the link to the downloadable PDF pattern. [heart pattern]

If you plan to use your crochet hearts for the Peyton Heart Project, please be sure to visit their site and read through all the instruction for the project.

 

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