Category: Make Your Mark: DIY Projects
Pretty accessories to make this summer!
4 easy ways to DIY your home!
Here are four easy ways to DIY your home!
1. Create a wall of decorative plates. I made these using an oil based Sharpie marker, but there are tons of different porcelain pens out there. Try Deco Art Glass pens, they’re terrific! Get your plates at a thrift store so that you have a nice selection on your wall. Hang them in the kitchen or dining room and you’ll have something amazing to show your friends.
Here’s a video to show you how: HOW TO DECORATE PLATES
2. Upstyle paper lampshades using old book pages, scrapbook paper or tissue paper. I created the images on my home copy machine and carefully cut them out and then I glued everything on to the shades with E-6000 Spray Adhesive. Hot glue some trim around the edges and you’re lamp or chandelier will be the envy of all your friends.
3. Recycle some jars and cans to create some chic organization on your counters or desk.
Use fabric, book pages, scrapbook papers, lace, jewelry pieces and ribbon to make this mixed media set that’s perfect for pens, pencils, paint brushes and kitchen utensils. I truly love recycling and this is a great way to get rid of all of those bits and pieces you have in the bottom of your craft bin.
4. Make your space feel bigger by creating some mirrors with Krylon Looking Glass spray paint and some plain glass front frames.
Nothing makes a room look bigger than having mirrors positioned across from a window or light source. This project is so easy, too! The best thing about it is that you can decoupage images on your glass before you spray it with the Looking Glass spray paint. Perfect if you’re trying to match the decor of a room.
Since summer is here, it’s the perfect time to spend an afternoon creating something wonderful for your home! Have a terrific week, OK!
Upstyled Thrift Store Handbag DIY
Recycled Paper Jewelry DIY
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.
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