I had seen decorated glass blocks a while back on Pinterest and wanted to make a few for myself and for gifts. I wanted to be able to have lights inside the blocks and a while back I found some on Ebay that are specifically for crafts with an opening and cover. I was able to order a box of 5 at an acceptable price (each block came out to around $8). Yesterday I had time on my hands and decided to decorate them. I had found and picked up inexpensive battery powered mini lights at my Dollar store. I bought both clear and colored.
My old foam pumpkins were starting to show their age after years of being put outside during the fall. I decided to upcycle them. I started by painting them as they were pretty beat up. Out came my stash of craft paints and i painted the first one white and then put some green paint on and wired with a wet paper towel.
I used to wear a lot of pins and alsohad some from my Mom and MIL and always knew i wanted to do something with them. Earlier this week i came across a remnant pieceof fabric from a New Year’s Eve dress I wore when I was 21. My mother made the dress for me and she passed away a few months ago at 101! It was time to create my vision of something that would preserve this.
Last year we installed a new hurricane-rated impact front door. Our old door was solid mahogany and I hated to part with it. We offered it to a couple of people but no one wanted it. I thought of making a table but the door had a glass and brass insert at the top which would not have worked. I convinced my husband to cut the door a few inches below the glass and save it for me. I finally got around to doing something with it.
i love bottles and use them in a variety of ways. Recently my husband was given some expensive scotch in a special edition Miami bottle. I really wanted to keep that bottle but didnt care to have the branding on it. I posted a question here on Hometalk and got a couple of answers of You Tube videos showing different approaches. I decided to try my way!
Once upon a time I collected bone china teacups. I reently thinned out the collection and kept a box of them knowing I would use them for something soon. With Mother’s Day around the corner, I decided to use them to plant pretty little succulents to give to some friends. The first thing I did was to hot glue the cups to the saucer, I forgot to take a picture of this step. Update - I think using a strong glue like E6000 might keep it together longer.
I stopped at a local Goodwill store and they had upholstery fabric samples for 75 cents. I picked up four. Two were for the front and two for theback.It turns out that when you remove them from the little hangers, they are the perfect sizefor a 12” x 12” pillow.
I love candles from a well known retailer (initials B&B) and am always left with the jars and lids after the candles are gone. I have created storage jars by putting a knob on the lid and using them fir cotton balls, QTips, etc. Now I had 3 lids ad decided to make an ornament after buying a couple of cute snowmen at my dollar store.
So I have had the same Christmas wreath for years and it was beautiful but oh so heavy! Since we recently installed a new door, I needed to make a lighter one so I decided to do a mesh wreath. I always save the fronts of Christmas cards to use as gift tags but decided to use a pretty one as the accent on the wreath. It is very light weight and very pretty.