Chalk Couture · Frugal

Chalk Couture – For Kids

Over the weekend my 10 year old son did some chalk couture on coffee cups that he bought at a thrift store.

He used the Geo Cat transfer with Regal and Black ink on the first cup.  The rooster from the Farm Sweet Farm transfer and Regal and Shimmer Copper ink, for the second cup.  He just dabbed the Shimmer Copper on top of the Regal before he removed the transfer.  On the third cup he used the Awareness transfer and the Couture Coral ink.

Then, after they dried we heat set them in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes.

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Frugal Friday – Embroidery Hoop Brooch Holder

I don’t do much embroidery any more, so I needed to find something for my lonely hoops to do.

I crackle painted the hoop.  While it was drying I cut a doily into 1/3 and 2/3 pieces.  I also cut a circle of fabric slightly larger than the largest hoop (about 1/2″).  I adhered the doily pieces to the fabric.  You can do this either by stitching or fabric glue.  You can also play around with the hoop and fabric looking for just the perfect placement of the doily.

Once the hoop is dry and the doily/fabric is perfected I put a small amount of glue on the outside of the inside hoop.  Got that?  Outside of the inside!  Place the fabric on the inner hoop, then place the outer hoop on top of the fabric.  Push them together (I find it easier to leave the whole assembly on the table as I push so that the outer hoop doesn’t go paste where it should).

After I had it all together, I turned the hoop over and pulled the fabric taut.  Then I trimmed the extra fabric flush with the back of the hoop.  The tightening screw is where I put my decoration, but I left room to use it for a hanger to hang on the wall.

Then you just pin your brooches to the fabric.  You can use any size hoop, or glue several hoops together to make a geometric shape.  Your imagination is the limit as to what you can do.

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Frugal · Scrapbooking

Frugal Friday – Playing Card Mini Album

I don’t know about your house, but at my house it seems that no matter how hard I try to keep games together, they still end up scattered to the four winds.  So when this happens I take the orphaned pieces to my studio and turn them into works d’art.

This piece d’art is a deck of mismatched and worn out playing cards turned mini album.  I sewed onto a few cards using my sewing machine.  I adhered photo mats and journaling spots to some and just drew journaling lines on others.  I distressed the edges of the cards with ink and splattered white paint on some of the finished cards.

Then I used the back cover of paper stacks, cut to the size of the cards, as covers for my mini album.  (You can also use cereal boxes).  I painted, distressed and splattered them as well.  I punched holes for my binding, and used jute to bind my book.  Now I have a fun mini album made from “trash”.

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Happy Scrapping.

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Frugal · Scrapbooking · Tutorial

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album

This is an upcycled candy box that I altered and then made a mini album to go inside the box.  I also put a window in the lid of the box.  I used Delta Ceramcoat Crackle to give it a distressed vintage look.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album

A look at the box and mini album.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini AlbumI used a piece of acetate sheet for the window.  I just traced the shape of the box and cut the acetate to fit.  I cut the pages of the album from 1/8 inch thick chipboard.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini AlbumI crackle painted the edges of the album and embellished the pages.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini AlbumFor more information and a tutorial on how I did this box check out my video.
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Tutorial

Upcycled Valentine Candy Box

This is an upcycled candy box that I altered and then put no calorie, no sugar, no fat treats into for a gift.  I used Delta Ceramcoat Crackle to give it a distressed vintage look.Large Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box

I filled the box with some scrapbooking treats.  Clothes pins, bottle caps, paper clips, laces, fibers, flowers, an array of metal embellishments just to name a few.

Large Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box

Here’s a look at all the goodies spread out.

Large Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy BoxI put a few paper doilies in the bottom of the box for fun.

Large Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy BoxFor more information and a tutorial on how I did this box check my video.

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Altered General Foods International Coffee Tin

Reduce, reuse, recycle.  I just put a strip of paper around the tin, added a flower, some bling, and a butterfly.  I spray painted the lid and voila I have a pretty tin to hold my ribbon scraps.  Challenge for the week upcycle something around your house.

Photo of Altered General Foods International Coffee Tin
Altered General Foods International Coffee Tin

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Happy Scrapping.

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