I enjoy cultivating my green thumb, and ♥ to spend more time outdoors in my garden!
I have now discovered that I ♥ to sew! I enjoy recreating pretty patterns, so if you know of some great ideas, let me know!
Always on the lookout for some new (and easy) crafts I’ve come across a great new way to spruce up some used up Tin Cans (milo tins etc). After doing some research at RRDesign and following some simple steps at The Ornament Girl, And in 20 minutes i had some handy tin can storage :)
Note: If you are using paper - it will tend to bubble when you Mod Podge it to the can, you can prick the bubbles with a pin and press the air out, then Mod Podge over it. Another way to create this craft with paper (and no bubbles) is to use double sided sticky tape around the top and bottom of the can, as well as where the paper joins!)
Have you done something like this?
While searching the web for other Mod Podge uses I came across this simple and easy project! I was particularly drawn to it because it uses a lot of recyclable materials –Surely you have some scrap tissue paper lying around, and even glass jars!
When I make crafts I often have to think of where I can store them or how I can use them –luckily enough my sister-in-law is having a party where she needs Candle Holders! And being a ‘white themed’ party – I think my Frosted Candle Holders will fit in perfectly!
You can also use cut out shapes of tissue paper to create pretty patterns – I particularlky think this candle holder is very cute! (Image)
In preparation for my Mod Podge Desk Project i have decided to practise on something smaller… a lot smaller! I “sourced” a wooden toolbox from my mums place (and when I say “sourced” i mean permanently borrowed).
It had a farm scene on it, the usual chickens etc… I keep forgetting to take step by step photos, instead I searched for some ideas and found a few great DIY craft organisers from old wooden toolboxes!
I chose to paint first the toolbox in Nippon’s Duck Egg Blue and Nettle, and chose similar hues of scrapbooking paper to cover areas. Firstly I cut out the correct sized shapes to line the toolbox, then coated the area with Mod Podge, allowed the paper to dry on there for about 15minutes then coated with Mod Podge to seal. I did get a few air bubbles, which I put a pin through to get the air out before I recoated with Mod Podge.
I’ve been pretty busy lately, with Easter Camping Fun and Visitors and Tupperware Parties! But I am gathering together some essentials for my next project(s)!
I’ve got my eye on revamping my (mums) old wooden desk, and my ideas are to use Mod Podge to apply paper to the drawers & shelves of the desk (see below image). I’ll let you know how I go!
Also, I’ve looked around for old, outdated pieces to liven up, and I’ve come across this really neat Ombre paint job (I’m a bit addicted since I got an Ombre Hairstyle). Basically, using the same colour scheme paint from light to dark on the drawers.
I look forward to doing these projects!!
Have you done a project like this?