Bejeweled Hand Mirror DIY
BIG NEWS: Make Your Mark Coming to PBS This Fall!
In addition to the weekly YouTube videos, all of the Mark Your Mark PBS episodes will also be available online at PBS.org in case you miss anything (or if you want to watch again and again). My team and I are so excited to bring you this show; it’s been a life-long dream of mine to be able to share my creativity in a bigger way.
T-shirts to Hoodie D.I.Y.
1. Lay your t-shirt flat
Spring Flower Boutonnière D.I.Y.
I LIKE BIG BUTTONS D.I.Y.
How to make TINY HATS!
He Crafts She Crafts: Black Plate Special
We’re back with another installment of He Crafts She Crafts and I’m seriously excited about this post. There are a few things that I truly love in this world and the work of the designer Piero Fornasetti is one of them. Many of his home decor designs used images of an early 20th century opera singer named Lina Cavaliere. I think he had a “thing” for her!
I’m also madly in love with my friend Stephenie who writes this He Crafts She Crafts blog with me. For this post, we trolled the dollar store and found some amazing square black plates which I thought would be perfect for some wall decor. Stephenie turned her square black plate into a beautiful cake plate by adding a stand. Fantastic! Check out how she made hers at www.MyCraftyAdventures.com.
I gave my plate some Fornasetti images and turned it into a terrific wall hanging.
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Inexpensive plates make a great canvas:
Plates are also a terrific way to decorate your home without spending a fortune!
These were one dollar each at my local 99c store.
Stephenie took the same plate and created an embellished stand for it.
She has a way of making everything look effortless and beautiful.
Learn how she made this at www.MyCraftyAdventures.com
What You’ll Need
Print out of Lina Cavalieri (below)
Acetate print out of butterflies (images below)
Gold Krylon Spray Paint
Minwax Clear Aerosol Lacquer
Small dish for your glue
1. Click on this image and drag it to your desktop to print on plain paper.
2. Images of butterflies to use. Take a print out of this to your copy shop and have them print it on a clear sheet of acetate.
3. Cut out your image
4. Spray paint one side of the acetate print out with the Krylon Metallic Gold and let dry. You’ll end up with wonderful metallic gold butterflies.
5. Carefully cut out the butterflies.
6. Spread a thin layer of glue on the back of your image of Lina.
7. Carefully position her on your plate and let dry. Press out any bumps and make sure that your image is smooth.
8. Add your butterflies with a thin layer of glue and let dry.
9. When your images are dry, coat the entire plate with 2-3 coats of the Minwax Clear Aerosol Lacquer.
Wait at least 10 minutes in between coats.
10. This will give it a nice finish and it will be ready to hang on your wall!
Here is a photo of the beautiful Lina Cavalieri.
She is the woman who inspired Piero Fornasetti’s work.
The final product:
Lina Cavalieri & Butterflies (Printable Images)
Recycled “I Heart You” Garlands
It’s true, I have a hard time tossing out old magazines. Stacks of magazines make me sad because I know that they could become everything from bowls of paper beads, a super cool collage or even a Valentine’s Day”I HEART YOU” Garland.
For my Valentine’s Day party this year, I’m decorating with tons of garlands made from magazine pages and a few pieces of red paper. Instead of buying tons of glitter hearts and pink streamers I’m going to use what I have to make the party magical. Even if you’re having a small dinner for two, these paper garlands will make the night a little more special. Just don’t get them too close to your candles. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Garlands on my patio (Sounds like a country song)
A little up close shot
What You’ll Need
Red thread (if you have it)
1. Rip out a stack of 5 pages
2. Cut them in half
3. Fold the stack of 5 pages in half
4. Cut out stacks of stars
5. Cut out small stars from the red paper
6. Alternate stitching red hearts and stacks of hearts
7. Finish with 3 red hearts for your tail
8. Fold open the stacks of hearts to give them dimension and then hang.
If you really want some fun recycled paper crafts, grab a copy of my book
PULP FICTION: PERFECT PAPER PROJECTS 2ND EDITION!