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

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

The 40th Edition of TADA

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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.

Supplies you will need;

Tissue Paper (several shades)
Mod Podge
8" X 10" Canvas
Chip Brush

Step 1

Prepare canvas with covering the entire piece even the edges by painting using the brush with Mod Podge.

Step 2

Trace each family members hands with pencil on tissue paper. Using different shades of tissue paper gives the art some definition. 

Step 3

Paint more Mod Podge in the area you want to lay your first hand. Continue to add another tissue paper hand after repeating the same steps.

Step 4

After all hands are on the canvas paint one layer of Mod Podge to seal your art work. 
 You have completed a beautiful present for Mother's Day which any mom would be thrilled to receive. Please post a photo on my Please post a picture of your gift on Dragonfly & Lily Pads Facebook page. I'd be thrilled to see your gifts to your mom. 

Get your Pinterest button clicking as you will want to have these projects and ideas available to you at any time.  Your time is precious and I am honored to share part of your day. Please leave a comment and follow the social media. I would love to learn more about you.
Thanks for visiting today I will see you again soon.

~ Let Your Creative Spirit Dance  ~

Until Next Time Happy Creating,   

                                                     Karen Marie

It is Craft Lightning Mother's Day this week. Three fabulous blogs are hosting several bloggers projects all week. You will be able to create a different gift for grandma, granny, mom, auntie and of course even your godmother.
 Thank you to our three hosts below for cultivating a Mother's Day Gift bonanza!