When I was asking to review two kids craft books by my friend Amanda from Crafts by Amanda I just couldn’t say no. I was shocked that I was inspired to make something for ME out of those books and not even for the kids. Although these metallic painted jars are easy enough that the kids could make them. I am not compensated at all for my review of these books and all opinions are my own.
It is time once again for my monthly post using items from Old Time Pottery. This month is a project I love! My globe solar light is sure to be the star of your garden or outdoor area. You can make these easily with common items. Give your outdoors a makeover and light up the night with these simple solar lights.
Mason jar salads seem to be popping up left and right. My first thought is always that the dressing would make the rest of the ingredients soggy. Enter the idea for my mason jar salad container. This is an all in one, portable, easy to make container that will serve up as many salads as you desire — all while keeping your dressing separate.
Are you adding a little patriotic decor to your home this summer? My DIY patriotic marquee sign is perfect then. Make this fun sign in just minutes with no power tools required. You can light up any patriotic display or party. Don’t like the patriotic version? Use the craft tutorial below to make this marquee in any shape, letter, or number you desire. This post is sponsored by Duck Tape however all opinions and projects are my own.
Also if you love patriotic crafts — I have gathered up tons from my blog friends at the bottom of this post! Enjoy!!
I have a fun afternoon project for you this morning. My ombre log table for outdoors is a quick and easy project that will add a touch of fun to any outdoor space at your home. Yep we are turning just a regular log into a fun table with just a little paint. Make sure to tell everyone you know that you are looking for a log this year. I am a member of the DecoArt design team and this post is in conjunction with that. All projects and opinions are my own however. This project was posted last year over at the DecoArt blog but I wanted to put it here as well in case y’all missed it.
I have an amazing summer craft for you today. My sea glass mason jar is gorgeous and super easy to make. Put that collection of sea glass from the beach to good use by making one or more of these gorgeous candle holders. The bonus part of this project is that you don’t have to caulk or grout anything! Plus I am going to show you how to bond all of this without the candle melting any hot glue. How you ask? Read on to find out.
Do you love vintage labels on old bottles and containers? Grab some kraft paper labels from Online Labels to make your own vintage look-a-like labels in minutes. I have the free printables for you below and you can use some ink to distress the edges. Follow along with the instructions below to make your own vintage labels.
What else can I possibly make with a mason jar? A mason jar toothbrush holder of course! The classic mason jar is so versatile and yes it seems like I am using them a few times a month for a project around here. But we all have our passions right? This mason jar toothbrush holder is so quick and easy to make…I almost can’t call this a tutorial.
I have over 30 recycled crafts for you today. Perfect for Earth Day or any time of the year. These recycled crafts will save you money as well on costly craft supplies. Grab a few things out of the recycle bin and get busy making crafts for young and old alike.
Then wrap a piece of white cardstock with white tissue paper and use tape to secure in the back. The shiny side of the tissue paper should be against the cardstock. Then print the image of your choice onto the matte side of the tissue paper as shown below.
Remove the tissue paper from the cardstock. Trim around your image and decide where on your jar you would like it to be placed. Use Americana Decoupage medium to adhere the image to your jar. Printing on tissue paper will make the image blend into the jar more. Just coat your image on the back with the decoupage medium. If you need to add any decoupage to the front, be sure to spray a matte sealer or hair spray over the tissue paper first to lock in the ink.
Once the decoupage dries completely, you can add a hand stamped tag to your jar as shown.
What to put in your jar? Print enough of these fun free printable bookmarks for the class. This is a great gift for the teacher and classroom to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Just place the bookmarks inside the jar and add a lid.