Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thrifty to Nifty Decor

Thrifty to Nifty Decor

 Is a challenge we face everyday as we decorate our homes on a budget. This group of talented bloggers take thrifting to a new level. Dragonfly & Lily Pads has decided to join them to bring you a wealth of information to use in your home. Today I am sharing a wreath that I bought a few months back for Fifty cents. Learn how to make yours below along with Twenty Nine more thrifty decor items.

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:
  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There's no monthly theme.
  • There's no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Kim | Made in a Day Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented Kim | Farmhouse Made    Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Sara | Twelve on Main Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Sue | A Purdy Little House    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Toni | Small Home Soul    Jeanie | Create & Babble    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Michelle | Michelle James Designs    Medina | Grillo Designs    Karen | Dragonfly & Lily Pads

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Mother's Day Hand Made Gift

 Hands can express so many emotions and feelings. This gift has been one of my favorite to make since the vision of a family holding hands brings me a warm cozy vibe. This tutorial of a Mother's Day hand made gift will provide you with the basic tools and ideas. This project came out so cool in less than 15 minutes excluding drying time. A young child would need help but a older children could handle this art/gift on their own.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Faux Etched Glass

I had the honor of subbing for the Silhouette School blog a while back. This is an update to the post I shared there. We have come a long way baby in materials for Faux Etched Glass. Since I wrote this post you can now find window cling readily available. I still is more cost effective to use the frosted vinyl you find at the fabric store but it depends on your needs.
 Here are my suggestions as to which material to use for each type of project you are making. 
  If you are using Window Cling Vinyl consider these attributes of the product.
1) Durable 2) Reusable 3) Higher Cost 4) Better for long term ex: Home Decor 
When using Frosted Vinyl yard goods there are different attributes to consider. 
1) Disposable 2) Delicate 3) Lower Cost 4) Great for Party Decor 
As you will find as you continue to read I decorated my door at the lake. The climate is always damp even on on a sunny day or draught. There is moisture everywhere. The original post that I have updated is more than two years ago. The dragonflies on the Back door are still there. The K is gone but the rest of the faux etched glass completed on the original post did not come off. I did wash the window and rearrange them since then. Watch my Keep on eye on my instagram during the next few weeks and I will snap a picture during my next visit.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Classic Valentine Made New

     I am taking a charming classic Valentine to a new level today by simply switching the materials. I remember making these hearts as a kid in school. I made a trip tp the local craft store with a blank slate in my mind. After wandering the aisles for quite some time found Christmas wired ribbon at a Seventyfive percent off sale. Then the cardstock paper was Fifty percent off too. I bought the both and set out my supplies to make the classic valentine into a new updated version of the woven hearts.