how to transform a plain dollar store ornament

How to Transform a Plain Dollar Store Ornament

You've seen those ornaments at the dollar store - large, plain and painted in dull colors that blemish easily! I've got a beautiful way to transform them into a trendy showpiece using buffalo plaid fabric!

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Decoupage Paper Napkins on Pumpkins Using Plastic Wrap

There are lots of how-to decoupage on the net but I discovered a much easier way for me to decoupage using plastic wrap. For more info and a complete tutorial visit my post :
I've never had much luck in not having wrinkles when I attempt to decoupage. Using plastic wrap helps with the adherence and is less messy than the usual technique of applying mod podge first, and smoothing out the material with a paint brush.

how to make peppermint candy soap

How To Make Peppermint Candy Soap

What can be more fabulous than handmade soap to give as gifts! And a cute one at that!

buffalo plaid ribbon tree ornament

Buffalo Plaid Ribbon Tree Ornament

Buffalo plaid continues to be very popular and trendy for the holidays! I love making Christmas ornaments and created this adorable tree ornament out of buffalo plaid ribbon. In fact, to make this ornament you just need wired ribbon, Fabri-Tac fabric glue (it's a quick grab and dries in a few minutes) and heavy duty twine. Plus scissors and clothespins to help with construction.

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Clothespin Napkin Holder

I use clothespins from the dollar store to hold some of my craft projects together while drying. When I was showing my craft class how to make a newspaper bowl and lid, one of the ladies mentioned she hadn't seen a wooden clothespin in over forty years. The lively discussion that followed got me to thinking about clothespin crafts. I remember making a clothespin napkin holder years ago and decided to try my hand at making another one.

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3D Corrugated Cardboard Christmas Tree

Remember the 3D cutouts we made as kids? I think we all made 3D trees of some sort - mainly out of construction paper - for Christmas way back when.
Cardboard cutouts is a great recycle way to use some of the boxes we accumulate during the holidays. And making a corrugated cardboard contemporary tabletop tree is quite easy. Here's how:

burlap lace and twine altered can

Burlap, Lace and Twine Altered Can

Don't you just love using materials to alter the look of re-purposed items? I love collecting cans and you can easily alter most cans using just about any type of material into a beautiful creation! Luckily, I had everything I needed in my stash to create this look!

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Decoupage Bread Basket A La Dollar Tree

I don't bake breads often but when I do I'm always searching for something to put them in a breakfast and dinner time. I recently picked up some baskets and decorative paper napkins from the Dollar Tree and knew immediately what I would make. A decoupage bread basket!

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Family Jewelry Christmas Tree

Wondering what to do with those pieces of costume jewelry you inherited, or broken pieces of jewelry you can't bare to part with? Turn them into a fabulous memento you can cherish.

acrylic paint pour using a sink strainer

Acrylic Paint Pour Using a Sink Strainer

Have you heard of paint pouring? I think it's a new trend that's happening right now! But I'm going one step further to pour using a sink strainer! Who knew a strainer could create amazing art? And without ever touching a paint brush, too? This is so me!

Gail@Purple Hues and Me
Gail@Purple Hues and Me