Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hair Affirmations with Deflecto

Back to school brings the morning routine back into full gear. I don't know about you but with my girls that means dealing with bad hair days. You know those mornings are inevitable "mom, I can't go to school my hair just ...". Well ladies and gents here is a little hair affirmation that should be read every morning to eliminate the morning whine. "There are NO bad hair days ONLY opportunities to Accessories" say it with me and believe it "There are NO bad hair days ONLY opportunities to Accessories". Ah don't you already feel more relaxed thinking about doing your hair tomorrow?

Here is what you need:
Printed "Hair Affirmation" 5x7
Ribbon to make hair bow or just your favorite clips 
Bow Supplies:
Ribbon (I used...May Arts 1.5 inch chevron and 7/8 Inch Grosgrain Horizontal Stripes)
hot glue gun and glue
silicon mat (keeps the hot glue where it needs to be..aka not on your kitchen table or counter)
hair clip

Here is all you have to do:
1. Load printed "Hair Affirmation" into Beveled Edge Frame 5"x7" Item Number: 799593CR


2. Fold  5/8 inch White Elastic Ribbon in half and tie a knot. Wrap around frame.

3. Create bow or skip to step 7.  
4. Fold ribbon in staggered loops as illustrated.  The wider the loops the bigger your if you are anticipating a REALLY bad hair day go big! I recommend starting with 3 -inch loops.

5. Using needle and thread stitch along center of loops. Pull thread tight and wrap thread around center of bow and tie off with a knot.  On a 3 inch piece of matching ribbon tie knot in center.

6. Wrap knotted ribbon around bow with knot facing at center of front and hot glue in place. Trim any excess ribbon and glue clip in place (I used a combo clip, I like to clip it to an elastic headband.)

7.  Clip bows to elastic ribbon on frame. Now you are set and ready for your next morning routine.

Happy Crafting and may the Accessories be always in your favor!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sundae Candle Pedestal: Etchall

I love making something old new again. I was cleaning out my cupboards of those items that got shoved to the back because they never get used and came across this little sundae dish. I haven't used it in like 5 years so clearly it was a crucial space holder in my kitchen for far too long. So here is what I did to change it up...

Here's what you need:

etchall dip 'n etch liquid
Enamels Gloss Finish Acrylic Paint 4130E Sterling Silver
TintIT, Jade
sundae dish

optional: oven


1. Clean and dry Sundae dish.

2. Pour etchall dip 'n etch liquid into dish. Let set for 15 minutes, poor etchall liquid back into container and wash dish.

Etching the inside of the dish gives the glass tooth to hold the paint in the next step.

3. In a disposable container mix a little water in with your Acrylic paint and pour paint into dish. Roll the dish around to get a nice even coverage.

4. Turn dish right side down and let dry for 1 hour, paint will drip place on a paper bag to catch drips. Place in cool oven for 30 minutes as directed on paint. Carefully pull from oven and let cool.

5. Spray with TintIt for a shear coat of color. Let dry.

Once a you place pillar candle on this sweet dish you will start digging deeper in your cupboards to see what other pieces you can etch and paint to match.

Happy Crafting!