Earlier this week, Danielle from Framed Frosting invited us to take part in her Craft With What Ya Got Challenge.
A challenge where I don’t have to buy any new supplies, absolutely. The theme this week is craft paints. I have an arsenal of paint, count me in.
I had seen these painted quote canvases all over the web and Pinterest (if you have made one yourself, link to it in the comments) and I was dying to make one of my own. If you don’t remember our DIY jars, I will remind you that Tim and I are a little feisty. We like sarcasm, and funny puns, and downright inappropriateness. So instead of a sweet “I love you to the moon and back” or “you had me at hello” we wound up with this little flirtmeister.
There are lots of tutorials to show you a step by step. Try here, here, and here. I will just give you the basics, like what you need to succeed…
and a syllabi for crafting class….
…as well as a golden nugget of advice. Use tweezers to pull the letters off, and be patient because they are gonna rip. Remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect, those imperfections are called charm.
What have you made with craft paints?
Are you a fan of flirty art?
Are you craving watermelon like I am?
When my sister went away to college, she packed up a plain old cork board.
While she saw a place to pin all the digits boys slip her, I saw opportunity for jazzing up the basic. I took her cork board back home with me and nearly two semesters later, I jazzed it up.
The best part is that this was super easy, and cheap when you have coupons and sales galore.
I hit up Hobby Lobby during a fabric sale and picked up some colorful fabric, decorative tacks and that sweet wooden letter. All of the supplies including extra hot glue gun sticks cost a whopping $10. If you have a coupon you could score the cork board on the cheap too. Then turn on your favorite Housewives show and get to work.
The hardest part was putting the tacks in straight and without breaking my thumb. I know there are lots of tutorials on how to keep the tacks straight, and I am sure you could use a small hammer to spare your thumb. I am not that “put-together” but you totally can be. To secure the fabric I just hot glued the back of the board with the fabric pulled super tight, and don’t be cheap with the glue. Really slather it on there. Same goes for the wooden letter, pretty it up and then glue that sucker on.
Have you made anything fun lately?
March is here, March is here.
Just in case you weren’t aware.
Let’s celebrate shall we?
I’ll get the Rubens and long as you make me this cake.
You had better believe I am taking the first of the month to scope out all the cute St. Patty’s crafts going on. I love inspiration you know.
Seriously, who is making me that cake.
I don’t even care that I would have a green tongue.
Speaking of colored tongues.
Ok how awesome would it be to wake up to rainbow pancakes? Hint Hint Tim.
What is it about this holiday that makes me hungry.
I wonder if Timbo would get down with a scavenger hunt, I’m putting this on my to-do list. Especially since all the clues are already made thanks to Alison.
Speaking of my boyfran-man…I figure I can make him a little sumthin sumthin.
I love making holidays special, for everyone. I know leaving these little babies around for all the people I like would make St. Pattys more fun for everyone.
Have you found any adorable green goodness that I should know about?
I have come across a lot of sweet and vintage sugar jars, and I love them.
I felt inspired.
I have a Silhouette Cameo so I can be crafty and cut vinyl, and the last few weeks I have gone vinyl crazy. Don’t worry you will get to see them all soon, pinky promise.
Slapping it on my glass jars was at the top of my list.
If you have been feeling inspired as well, here is a little vinyl how-to for you.
Easy peesy lemon squeezy.
Each of our little jars is a star, and they are ready for their close-up.
Yes, our sense of humor may be a little perverted. But we smile every time we gotta make koolaid now.
It’s all in good fun, anyone else tried spicing up their sugar jar lately?