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 […]

Happy 2015!

  This month’s theme is ‘Ringing in the New’  Santa brought me some new craft medium supplies for Christmas, so I am trying lots of new products and techniques to create more treasures. Next week is dedicated to glass painting.  What a good time I’ve had creating all sorts of lovely things just from old […]

Wine Bucket

  During my recent travels, I came across what is to date my favorite ‘unique’ shopping place.  Boone County Uniques on state road 75 in a tiny town called Advance, Indiana.  It is packed full of great treasures just waiting to happen.  On my first trip, I purchased several items including this old sewing basket. […]

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 […]

Rain Chain

Only one piece left from this month’s rummage sale bargains, a copper watering can.  I had originally thought of making a wind chime with it, but then daughter suggested a rain chain – brilliant girl that she is! I used the copper watering can four copper colored, light metal, leaf shaped  ‘thingys’ that I picked […]