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X-acto Knife Cork Stamps

I was pretty late signing up for the A-Z craft month so pickings were slim when it came to letter options. I happened to have an x-acto knife on my desk at the time so I snapped up the ‘X’ spot with little to no idea of a project. I discovered a huge bag of wine corks in my craft room and that’s when this idea was born.

Carve custom #stamps from old wine #corks

Side note: a few weeks ago I sliced my finger open with a dull x-acto knife and ended up in the ER for some fancy super glue. Let me be your cautionary tale, don’t be stupid with these things! They can be dangerous! [Read more...]

Pickle Jar Jack-O-Lanterns – Halloween Candy Jars with #DecoArt Glass Paint

Disclosure: As a part of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach program I received the paint used in this post for free. All opinions, thoughts and ideas are my own.

Pickle Jar Pumpkin #Halloween Candy Jars with #DecoArt Glass Paint

Do you ever plan a project and then, when you get to the first step you realize it’s never going to work? When I received my box of paint for DecoArt I pulled out my stash or random mason jars and got ready to work. Then I realized it would never work. My plan involved painting on the outside of the jars. All of my jars have embossing on all sides of the jars, so it wasn’t going to work. Back to my stash of random jars (we buy a lot of bulk items from the Mennonite Store and transfer them to old glass jars so we have a whole cabinet full and I eat a jar of pickles every 2 days) and I pulled out a stash  pickle jars, including the mega jar. [Read more...]

Barn Wood Lantern

I spent most of my 4th of July vacation on the couch surfing pinterest. It wasn’t that I intended to be super lazy, but it was really hot and whenever I tried to work in the garden I got dizzy and had to lay down. Eventually I gave in and enjoyed some quality time with my new couches, the cat and my laptop. I also watched Ax Men and cried when the Swamp Man swam with alligators at night to get money to take his dog to the vet and then CARRIED him 5 miles in the Louisiana summertime to the vet and back. But that has nothing to do with this post. Barn Wood Luminary

 

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3 Leaf Clover Zipper Pin Tutorial

I’m a little bit Irish (I like to joke that I’m a mix of everything that sunburns) so I wanted to make a little something to wear for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a simple folding/twisting pattern loosely based on the cloverleaf  (the basic pattern used for barrel racing). You can’t do a true clover leaf or your zipper gets twisted up. St. Patrick's Day Pin

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Road Kill Rescue – The Buffet

A month or so ago I was driving home from work and saw a buffet on the side of the road. It looked sad. Unfortunately there was no way it would fit in my Honda. So I had to wait until Mike got home and then did some sweet talking.Fast forward to midnight, in the rain, (possibly in pajamas) with a flashlight, on the side of the road.
We managed to get it in the back for his truck and then home.

She was pretty rough looking. The rain had done it’s best to damage the buffet. The veneer was bubbly, large pieces were peeling off. There were no knobs on the drawers. The trim on the back was barely attached. She was missing a wheel and the drawers didn’t close.

 

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