DIY Beach Decoration or Ornament

DIY Beach Decoration

Living in Boston, the water and beach are a huge part of my life.  I guess that’s why I enjoy any craft or DIY project that has a beach theme to it.  Whether it’s using pieces of sea glass that we find on a walk, or making sand art, I love beach-inspired projects.

This DIY terrarium from Henry Happened is so beautiful.  It’s an easy technique that uses souvenirs and trinkets that you find during your travels.  If you aren’t a beachy person, you could use this same technique to create a family keepsake with items you find while on vacation.  You could use the finished product as a decoration in your house, or you could even turn it into an ornament for Christmas.

DIY Beach Decoration

Drop by Henry Happened to see the full tutorial on how to make this cute DIY craft.  I think you’ll have lots of fun coming up with unique items to put inside your terrarium.

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DIY Gift Idea for Making a Mosaic Monogram

Mosaic Monogram

Father’s Day is right around the corner and you may be searching for the perfect DIY gift idea.  Today I came across this post for how to make your own mosaic monogram. This is a creative DIY gift that dad will proudly enjoy putting on display at home, or the office.

You may have guessed by the crafts that I highlight that I love mosaics.  Why?  Well, for one reason I enjoy doing mosaics because it’s like working on a big puzzle.  Put a bunch of pieces together to create the perfect design.  I also like mosaics because the pattern and design can be old fashioned, or completely modern.  Your vision can create one of a kind pieces.

Mosaic Monogram

I love the depth of this monogram craft and I like it even more because it was made using cardboard.  No need to spend money on a wooden initial that you get from the store.  No, go DIY all the way and create your own unique letter to use as the base for your mosaic monogram project.  Check out the complete tutorial at Suzy’s Sitcom.  I think you’ll really enjoy working on this one.

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Adorable Knit Bear Pattern

Knit Bear Pattern

Knit Bear Pattern

Knitting Pattern for Huggable Bears

Take a look around my house and you will see that I love stuffed animals. My kids have inherited, or should I say taken over my collection, but I’m not embarrassed to say that many of the cuddly creatures in our house have been with me long before I had kids.

I know that my love for teddy bears is something that I share with my mother.  She has a huge collection of miniature teddy bears that adorn every nook and cranny of my parent’s home.  I love how each teddy bear has a different look and personality, just like people.  So as a knitter, this is a project that I really enjoy.

Have fun knitting one of these adorable, huggable teddy bears for yourself.  Or, give one as a gift for a baby shower, or to welcome a new baby.  I think that anyone who receives one of these lovable bears will smile with delight.

Pattern for these bears

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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
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DIY Hand Painted Wine Glasses

Painted Wine Glasses
Here’s a great DIY project that anyone can do.  Painted wine glasses are a great way to make a party special, or to dress-up your holiday table.  Paint any scene, or design you want.  Perfect for the holidays, but you could paint anything you want on them.
Trying to come up with an inexpensive and fun Christmas gift for someone special?  These wine glasses are a great choice.  Buy some glasses at the dollar store and with a little paint and your imagination, you can create a special gift.

DIY: Hand Painted Wine Glasses – CHRISTMAS EDITION

To read step by step instructions click the link below! http://t.luuux.com/SH4Wy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.luuux.com%2Fdesign%2Fdiy-hand-painted-wine-glasses-xmas…
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