Milk Painted Ikea Stool in MMS Tricycle Red

September 23rd, 2014

*Paint for this post is provided by Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. All opinions and projects are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.

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Supplies:

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Artissimo

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Tricycle

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Grain Sack

Milk Paint Mixer

Furniture Wax

Wax Brush

Paint Brush

Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask

Cricut Explore

220 Grit Sand Paper

I painted furniture!!! I know probably every DIY blogger you follow paints like it’s going out of style, but painting is definitely not my thing. I like quick projects that yield instant gratification. Luckily I have Mr. Project to do all the heavy lifting and painting.

So lets start at the beginning. I’ve been wanting to buy these BEKVAM stools from ikea for my boys’ bathroom. But I wanted them painted red… I don’t paint, so I asked Mr. Project how I should go about painting. After zoning out during one of his many speeches about the properties of paint and wood, and probably sanding. I kind of just gave up.

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Fast forward to when I attended SNAP blogging conference this past spring. I attended the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint class and got my paint on. It wasn’t so bad this painting thing, and I was really intrigued by how the paint worked. It is a lot like tempura paint.

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So I decided to just go for it and see what happened. One of my favorite parts about MMS paint is that the colors are divine. I already knew I wanted red, and this “Tricycle” red does not disappoint. The pigments in milk paint are pretty amazing.  Read the rest of this entry »

Cricut Design Space Star – Halloween Party Projects using Cricut Explore

September 18th, 2014

*This post contains affiliate links and is part of the Design Space Star contest by Cricut. All projects and opinions are 100% mine.

Pin this project to your halloween board!

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It’s Cricut Design Space Star time again! This round my team decided on Halloween Party as our theme. We all created fun party projects that are linked at the bottom of this post. I created a party display with a Spooky Cake Topper & Stand, Halloween Cupcakes, Ghost Banner, and a BOO pendant.

I created all these great projects using my awesome Cricut Explore! Check out my full tutorial post for the Cake Stand, Cupcakes, and Ghost Banner.

Pin this Cake Topper & Cake stand to your Halloween board.

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Pin these cupcake picks and wraps to your halloween board:

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Pin this Mini Ghost Banner to your Halloween Board.

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Check out my full Crepe Paper Boo Pennant Banner Tutorial Post.

Pin the Crepe Paper Pennant to your halloween board!theprojectgirl-boo-door

My super creative teammates also created some gorgeous Halloween party projects using their Cricut Explore. Be sure to check out and pin all these projects so you can get your halloween decor and celebrations on this year (links below image)!

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Spider to the Fly Text Art by Hideous, Dreadful, Stinky!
Halloween Cupcake Toppers, Brooklyn Berry Designs
DIY Halloween Flashlight Projections, by Stuffed Suitcase
Skeleton Hand Pitcher, by Handmade in the Heartland
Spooky Cake Stand & Topper, The Project Girl
Halloween Luminary Bags, by The Country Chic Cottage
Halloween Party Set, Laura’s Crafty Life
Halloween Sparkle Garland, by Among the Young
Halloween Party Masks, by Freebies2Deals
Woodland Animal Masks, by Sewbon
To get inspiration, tutorials, and deals directly in your inbox, be sure to sign up for Cricut emails! Just scroll to the middle of the page and enter your address where it says “sign up for deals and inspiration.”
And if you haven’t heard the news yet! There is a new contest that YOU can enter too!

Cricut I Made It Contest

Enter the Cricut-I Made It! Contest

Because It’s Time to Make It Big
It’s time your creativity pays off so you can really make it.  Cricut has just announced the second phase of the Cricut – I Made It! contest and this time they’re awarding one winner their own Make it Now™ project line to be sold in Cricut Design Space™!
To help create your line, Cricut will fly you to their headquarters in Salt Lake City to work side-by-side with their design team.  Then you and a guest will enjoy an all-expense paid stay at the Grand America Hotel – a luxury resort in Salt Lake City, home to the best skiing in the world.
The winner will be featured on Cricut.com and every time a Cricut user purchases your project, you’ll earn money.  Cha-ching! Cricut will even help with your publicity.
Cricut is upping the fame game even more…camera, lights, action….
Cricut has partnered with the The Design Network – a premier online design channel – to showcase the Cricut- I Made It! winner this fall. You’ll get a spotlight feature on a network dedicated to celebrating great designers and their creative star power.
Cricut’s judges, including DIY Diva Alison Deyette and two creative directors from Cricut, will pick 50 finalists from the best project entries based on creativity, use of materials and technique.  Who will pick the ultimate winner? You, the public, will vote online in October.
To enter the Cricut – I Made It! contest, all you need is a photo of an original project. You can upload up to five photos (which can be five individual projects or multiple photos of one project).
You have until September 30th to enter.  What are you waiting for? It’s time you Made It big! Head to cricut.com to enter today.

Disclosure  |  I am a member of the Cricut Blogger Network.  I may receive prizes in exchange for my winning projects.  Even though I am not being directly compensated for these posts, I am under consideration for a prize with Cricut Design Space Star. All opinions are 100% my own.

Spooky Cake Topper & Cake Stand and Halloween Cupcakes – Cricut Explore

September 18th, 2014

*This post contains affiliate links and is part of the Design Space Star contest by Cricut. All projects and opinions are 100% mine.

Pin this project to your halloween board!

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I created this spooky cake topper & cake stand as part of the Cricut Design Space Challenge this month. I used my awesome Cricut Explore to create this great project and all of my other Design Space Challenge Projects!

Supplies:

Cricut Explore

Deep Cut Blade

Black core presentation board

Black cardstock (I used glitter card stock from Michaels)

Ad Tech low-temp glue gun

Wood Skewer

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