I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical at first, but after not being able to find the perfect kitchen rug, I decided to make my own with fabric and paint. I LOVE the way these turned out and now I’m only limited by my fabric and design choices. They’re easy to clean, they look fantastic in my crazy kitchen AND they are NO SEW! BTW, if you have a rug that slips, you can use something called Extreme Tack from E-6000. It’s amazing stuff that works like an extremely strong post-it note glue! Just squirt a few lines of it on the back of your rug, let it dry and you’re good to go.
It was time to clean out my pantry and get rid of some of my glass tea lights. I have no idea how I’ve collected so many! Now if you’re crafty you know that a good paperweight is always needed. I use them for holding fabric when I’m cutting AND for my stacks of papers which seem to fly away when the AC turns on. These are terrific because you can fill them with any image you want. Antique photos would be perfect! Just make sure to copy them with a laser printer at a copy shop. If you use inkjet copies, you’ll need to coat them on both sides with a clear acrylic. Make sure to let the Glaze Coat cure in an unoccupied part of the house or outside under a box. Have fun!
You can also fill them with objects like dice or coins.
You’ll definitely want to make some snazzy chairs to mark your spot on the shore if you’re heading to a big body of water this summer! These are basic beach chairs that sell at Target for 8 dollars each. With a little paint and trim, I turned them into the best seat on the beach! Use any motif from starfish to your initials. It’s up to you. Just make sure wear sunblock, OK! Oh, and make sure to wait at least 30 minutes after you eat to jump in the water.
Not headed to the beach? Make them for the back yard and turn on the sprinklers!
We’re back! Our Thurs-DIY gang is gathered and ready to inspire you with some terrific weekend projects. This week there are 8 DIY projects ranging from fashion to home decor, so there’s something for everyone! Hop around and make friends with these lovely people. I promise, they don’t bite.
Need some fun summer trays for your outdoor dining? These couldn’t be easier to make! Standard 18″ table rounds and thin metal spoons for handles and you’re halfway there. I dyed the wood with RIT Liquid Dye which works wonderfully as a wood stain. Make sure to check out the RIT studio for tons of other ways to use RIT!
This SEAHORSE TOTE BAG diy is perfect for the beach AND it will get you noticed at the supermarket when the summer is over, I guarantee it! Use the basic tote bag pattern and then decorate them any way you want. Cities all over are banning plastic bags so it’s time to start creating your tote bag collection for everything from groceries to garden supplies!
I grew up in Colorado with a bathroom that was decorated in seashells. My mom was obsessed with them. It wasn’t until I was 19 years old that I actually saw an ocean, but even before then I loved anything and everything about living on the coast. Even if you live miles away from the ocean, these cuffs are perfect accessory to wear with your favorite summer outfit. Dressed up with a fancy dress or down with a t-shirt, you’ll feel like the beach is just down the street.
Mix 2 teaspoons each of the two parts of your Smooth On #325
Pour it in your molds and let set for about 15 minutes
Remove from the molds while the pieces are flexible and tape them to the wood bangle
Let them harden for another hour
*They will harden to the shape of the bangle making your piece look polished
Remove the hardened pieces
Paint them with DecoArt Dazzling Metallics in gold
Paint your wood bangles with Americana Acrylics in a color of your choice
Coat the bangle with Minwax Polycrylic
Summer is finally here and so are long days at the beach. If you’re needing a comfortable beach cover-up OR something that you can toss on over your bathing suit and wear to dinner, well then look no more! This full length dress/beach cover-up is just what you need. I took 4 dingy t-shirts and sewed them together for this dress and the Rit Liquid Dye was perfect for giving the fabric a new life. Think twice before you toss out those old t-shirts because it’s RIT TO THE RESCUE!
Danielle in her new summer dress
Directions for her necklace are in The Big Ass Book of Bling
It’s officially summer and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been working in the yard trying to make it look amazing. As many of you know, I have a craft house that is about 100 feet from my main house and my grass was getting a little worn from the back and forth. I finally hauled a bag of rapid set cement to my back yard and made these super cute button stepping stones. This project was really fun, especially the painting part. Try different sized lids or bowls for different sized buttons.