Crayon Candles

I came across a neat tutorial for crayon candles at BRIT + CO.  They are really easy to make and the instructions are simple, but some important information was left out.  I will fill in the gaps from what I have learned on making my own crayon candles. First gather your supplies and be sure to […]

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Totes

I have enjoyed making these little totes.  I modified the original to add a bit more pockets. I added two smaller ones on each side. Another thing I changed was instead of trying to sew on the embellishments, I decided to glue them.  It was really hard to hand stitch them on to make them […]

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Makeup Brush Tote

My daughter started to take dance and when she performs she has to wear makeup, so her face does not wash out under the lights.  We ended up with several brushes, but I did not like the plastic holder they came in.  So I started to make makeup brush tote.  These totes are versatile as […]

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Bird Seed Feeders

I came across a tutorial on making bird seed feeders.  I had seen tutorial  where you use peanut butter, but this one was different.  The tutorial I tried was on the Pink Pistachio  blog called A Sweet Tweet. Instead of spraying the cooking cutters, I just wiped them down with olive oil.  A did make a couple […]

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Card

I was playing around trying to create a get well card.  This is what I ended up with. First I used sharpie markers and drew a design and colored the rest of the card.  Then I took some tulip paint and followed the various lines to give it a stain glass look. Next I did […]

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Ear Bud Holder

I recycled an Ice Breakers Duo container into an ear bud holder. I pealed off the label. Since it came off in one piece, I used it for my template. I stuck the label on the back of the sheet of  decorative Duck Tab. Cut it out. Then I drilled holes on the side. I […]

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Resin Experiment

So I have been playing around with resin.  I had seen many videos on YouTube and thought I would give it a try. I added some flower beads in the first one.  The second one I played around with some puff paint.  The third I put foil stickers in it and the last one I […]

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Experiment #2

Experimenting again. I wanted to see if I could use silicone molds to melt beads in. It does work. The top is nice and shiny. The back is not, except for the clear beads. You will get air bubbles. Some of them my daughter did not put enough beads in, so they did not fully […]

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Recycling Crayons

I cleaned out my daughter’s crayon bucket to recycling broken crayons. This was a fail, but I did learn a few things. There is a big difference in store bought crayons (Crayola & Rose Art) and restaurant crayons. Crayons are made with paraffin wax and color pigments. It’s these ingredients that make a difference. Crayola […]

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