I loved doing this project and can’t wait to do another! I went with the curve of the pot but for a more traditional stripe you would want to make sure and measure the top to … Continue reading
I was at the thrift store recently and they had this amazing selection of frames… cheap. I didn’t pay more 50 cents for one of them! I knew I could make something amazing!
I decided to try the first 2 with a 3d art project I had been thinking about and decided a boy and girl design would be perfect, that way I could play with them and see what I came up with.
First you want to remove the backs and glass, check them for loose corners and decide how you want to decorate them. I had seen some great duct tape at the 99 Cent Only store so I had to try that. On the other I had just cleaned my office and found a great gift bag and wanted to use it so there was my other design.
First I had to make repairs, and paint the corners and edges.
I got lucky the first cut on the duct tape and 12 squares was perfect to wrap the frame, but I would suggest that you measure circumference and blah, blah, blah, math is so boring, I just wing it, but whatever works best for you. LOL
Now you are probably wondering how I decided what to put in the frames, well the girly one was easy, I was sitting on my couch and looked at my sconce with the flowers in it, and bam inspiration came! I had to wander the store aisles for the boy one; I knew I wanted a car since the duct tape was race inspired but to find the right one was a challenge. Luckily Walgreens had a great selection at only .89! I found the perfect retro racer and kept my project at a great price.
And now the big reveal…
So Grand Total – frames 1.00, Duct tape 1.00 (but I only used 1/4 of the roll), Car .89, I had the paint, gift bag, glue and flower so free 😉 and that makes 2 3D Art Projects under $3!! Plus what a great way to upcycle some ugly, old frames! As you can tell the project is super simple and could easily be done in a weekend less if you hot glue!
I am super happy with how they turned out and can’t wait to get started on the rest of the frames! Gifts for the rest of the year, check.
I definitely think this has earned me a Starbucks, have a great weekend.
I recently moved into a new apartment and its really so difficult to decorate without the ability to change anything permanent or major like fixtures or wall color. My project would be so easy if I could paint the walls and change the cabinets and the light fixtures and the mirror and faucets and take down the shower doors…ok well maybe not easy 😉
This is my original inspiration. Its not really this right shade of pink but its much closer then most modern pinks which are to put it plainly too pink!
I really like the bathroom, its large and fairly well lite. I just don’t like the boring beige walls and the heinous greige particle board cabinets. They look so cheap.
I have a vision of a gorgeous Black and Pink Mid-Century retro powder room, which is odd because I am not a pink kinda girl, red is more my speed, or at least orange. Guess my tastes are changing. But I have found some reds and even purples are making their way into the room now whether they will stay is still in question.
I have a few pieces I am working on and have acquired but have been kinda stuck recently and have made no progress… heres what I have to start with.
So thats the full tour and what I hope will be an amazing post soon, if I ever get it all done 😉
PS All ideas, suggestions welcome
A friend gave me this easy way to make marble look Easter eggs, I would using suggest gloves and tongs as you are working with straight dye not diluted. You are going to luv the results
First get regular shave cream not gel. You want to use containers that you don’t mind if they get stained and spray a good amount of cream in.
Next with your dyes simply dot the cream. Since I mixed my own colors I actually used a paintbrush to dab the dye on the shaving cream. Then with a toothpick swirl. Don’t mix, just swirl together, otherwise you will just get a nicely colored egg but not a marbled.
I used one pan and started with a teal green that I created by mixing colors together, blue and green more green then blue. Choose colors that you like; you don’t have to be super fancy or artistic, do what you enjoy.
Remember crafting should be fun, so play with it!
Now take your egg (hard-boiled or hollowed) and roll it gently through the mixture making sure to cover entire egg. Gently set aside to dry, I used the egg crate so as not to wipe off any of the shave cream.
That’s the teal color painted onto a piece of egg shell in the background. Isn’t it beautiful? I just luv teals, peacocks, aquas, all the greens.
I then added orange (red-yellow) and rolled an egg through.
Finally I added some neon yellow and rolled one more egg.
Now the hard part, waiting for the dyes to set on the egg. Give it about 15 mins. Then simply wipe off the cream with a paper towel and viola gorgeous marbled eggs!
I think these would be beautiful on an Easter buffet as hard-boiled eggs.
Beautiful Marbled Eggs