Create a Clay Pottery Vase from Old Vase

DIY Faux Clay Pottery Vase

If you have an old vase lying around the house and you’re ready to throw it out, why not transform it into a high-end vase?  You won’t believe the results you’ll get when you use a little paint, clay and stencils to create something that rivals what you’d find at a designer show-room.

Faux Clay Pottery Tutorial

DIY Faux Pottery Vase

Debbiedoo’s walks you through the steps for taking an old vase and using stencils and clay to create texture and design on the vase.  By combining that with Terra-cotta colored paint, you give this vase the look of pottery.

Supplies needed to make this project include:

  • Vase
  • Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Clay
  • Popsicle sticks (or something else to help apply the wood filler)
  • Stencil
  • Elmer’s Wood Filler
  • 60-80 Sanding block (or paper)
  • Crackle Medium

How to Crochet a Headband

How to Crochet Headband

Headbands are a fun gift to crochet for a new baby, teen, or adult.  All you have to do is adjust the length and width to fit a baby or adult.  These headbands are easy to make and you can whip one up in no time at all.

This tutorial takes you through the whole process and I like that it goes at a comfortable pace.  If you’ve never crocheted a hairband, or headband, then I think this tutorial is a great way to learn.  Crochet a bunch in a variety of colors and you’ll have a headband to match any outfit.

How to Crochet a Headband (all sizes)

This video shows how to crochet a simple hairband for infants up to adults. The videos for the flower can…

Crochet Flower Tutorial

You can crochet a plain headband, or dress it up with a button and interchangeable flower.  Here’s the tutorial for making the crochet flower to add to the headband.  I think that these are particularly cute for young girls.

This is part 1 in the series and it shows you how to complete the first layer of the flower.  For some people, this may be all you need.  I’ve posted all 3 videos for this tutorial in the How to Crochet a Flower article.


How to Crochet a Flower

How to Crochet Flower

A crocheted flower is the perfect accent piece for a headband, bag, or gift wrapping.  This tutorial shows you how to crochet a flower with ease.  The video ties-in to the How to Crochet a Headband article, but I wanted to list this tutorial separately since these crocheted flowers are perfect for more than just a headband.

What I like about these videos is that she takes you from start to finish.  This means that she had to break-out the tutorial over 3 videos, but each one is only 5-10 minutes which is a great length and she goes at a pace that I think is easy to follow.

How to Crochet a Flower




How to Make a Makeup Brush Roll

Makeup Brush Organizer

Is there a makeup enthusiast in your life who would love a compact way to hold all of her makeup brushes?  Whether you make this brush roll for yourself, or as a gift for someone special, this DIY craft is perfect for keeping brushes organized.

This project is super easy and only requires a few items.  All it takes is a sushi rolling mat and elastic.  I found some sushi mats for about $2.50 on Amazon.  What a bargain and a really inexpensive gift idea.  Add a fancy MAC brush or two and you’ll have an extra special gift.

DIY Makeup Brush Organizer


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DIY Mothers Day Flower Pot

Mother Day Gift Idea

Flowers for mother’s day are a lovely gift, but you can make it extra special with a unique flower pot with a custom design.  And best of all, this DIY project lets you upcycle an old food tin.

This photo tutorial shows you how to make this pretty Mother’s Day Gift and it even has different printable labels that you can use.  You could use these labels on a variety of projects.  It’s why I love crafts- you can take an idea and use it anyway you want.  These labels would be perfect for making your own card or decoupage gift.

DIY Mother’s Day Gift

Be creative and show mum how special she is.  This is a great craft to do with the kids too.

Mother Day Gift Idea

I have another great printable and DIY idea for you Mom today from Sarah. She has come up with the most adorable planter idea for Mother’s day. The printable can easily wrap around your planter and really personalize your …More at Simple DIY Mother’s Day Planter Gift – 6th Street Design School


Easy Gift Idea-Personalized Coffee Mug

Personalized Coffee Mugs

Any gift is more special when you personalize it.  With this tutorial you’ll see how to take a plain coffee cup, or mug, and personalize it to make it the perfect gift.

This DIY gift idea is perfect for Christmas, but it can also be used to help you make a gift for your child’s teacher, or maybe for a Grandmother on Mother’s Day.  You can also take the technique used in this tutorial and apply it to making decorated plates, serving pieces, or accent pieces for your table.

How to Make a Personalized Coffee Mug

This video is super short, but it shows you a great way to make perfect polka dots.