Spray Painting on Glass

My first attempt at spray painting on glass was a complete disaster, but I learned A LOT.  First, don’t try to get too detailed, second, use light multiple coats and third, remove tape or stencils within a few minutes of painting and fourth, never underestimate where spray paint will go – I painted my camera! […]

More glass painting techniques – Wednesday

Today, I tried some different techniques. These are VERY easy to do.  My favorite, again was the frosted paint, but the others are unique, too. I started the first project with frosted glasses, again purchased at the local glass outlet store for less than $1.00 each If you don’t happen to have frosted glasses, you can […]

Hand Painting Glass

I have admired hand painted wine glasses for some time, so I had to try them! Purchasing wine glasses at the local glass outlet for less than $1 each, I experimented with all kinds of techniques.  some worked, some didn’t I loved hand painting the glasses.  Here are two of my favorite hand painted sets […]

Glass Painting -Valentine Vase

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Santa brought me some new craft mediums to try.  I’ve had so much fun with them! The first thing I tried was glass painting.  I got three boxes of Martha Stewart products, some gloss opaque glass paint, some frost glass paint and a sprayer kit.  I also got […]

Doggie Coat

We acquired Big Black Dog by chance at the first of May this past year.  By chance, I mean I was buying cat food and came across the animal shelter set up at the local pet store.  There, in the middle of 6 loud yapping dogs, calmly lay this beautiful lab mix.  It was love at […]

A Chilly Creation

  Since I did the witch’s shoe for Halloween, I’ve had an extra boot sitting on my shelf, waiting to become something else.  So I decided in the spirit of all the cold and snow we’ve had this week,  to do a ‘Frozen” themed craft.   I used  some of the wooden blocks I got at […]

Growler Lamp

I found this cute growler at a flea market while visiting Tennessee last month.  I thought it would make a great addition to the den.  I wasn’t having any luck finding inexpensive lamp works and then I came across this small lamp at a rummage sale – complete with shade for $1.00!  Problem solved! I took the […]

Garden Apron

A burlap peanut bag and some old jeans turn into a handy garden apron. Before I allow you to read any further, I must insert this disclaimer: I am NOT a seamstress!  In fact it had been about 30 years since I undertook a sewing project, and honestly, at the completion of this one, I […]

Unique shot glass holder

While at the local glass outlet, I came across some very unique shot glasses and thought they would make a pretty nifty project.  I used one of the wooden blocks I got at the thrift shop, some puffy paint and some spray paint. Drill holes at an angle in the top of the block so […]

Vanity Set

This is a project that I saw many years ago, and have wanted to do it since. By removing part of the silver from the back of a mirror, you incorporate the fabric covering into the mirror reflection.   When I brought this old mirror home, I did not realize that it had a plastic backing […]