Glue Gun Glitter Snowflakes

October 30th, 2014

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Supplies:

Ad Tech Hot Temp Glue Gun (this one was perfect because of the small metal tip)

Ad Tech Glitter Glue Sticks

Ad Tech Silicone Glue Pad (nothing sticks to this sucker and it’s see-through)

Wood Veneer Snowflake ornament (Found these at my local Michaels)

The snowflakes can be used as a template for creating a full glue snowflake. You could also use any snow-flake item you have or print out a snowflake illustration. Slide your snowflake (or image) under the silicone mat.

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With a glitter glue stick, simply glue directly onto the silicone pad over the snowflake using the snowflake/image as a guide. I HIGHLY recommend this hot temp glue gun. I tried this with a low temp and I just couldn’t get the flow that I needed to create details. Also this glue gun has a metal tip that you can use to manipulate the glue you’ve already put down.
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I hand drew a few words too. You can also use a print-out of a font you like and place it under the pad to use as a template for any words you want.glue-gun-glitter-flakes-3

After doing the glitter snowflakes, I embellished my wood snowflakes with some of the glitter glue too. I love how they turned out!
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They would be super cute on a tree, wreath, or garland.glue-gun-glitter-flakes

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And if you want to see more Christmas fun, Check out my blog on November 1st (2014), I’ll be debuting my Michaels Makers Dream Tree Challenge Tree!

Year of Change Challenge – DIY triangle art

September 26th, 2014

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At the beginning of the month, I posted about this Year of Change Challenge that I was asked to participate in this month by my lovely friend Amy. It was super fun to participate and really push myself to do something that I don’t normally do which is DIY art.

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And of course I can’t help but do a DIY tutorial, so keep reading for an awesome how-to on this project.  Read the rest of this entry »

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 »