The Craft In Me

A blog devoted to all my crafty endeavors.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Simple Twine & Yarn Projects

Here are a couple of simple container projects that give a plain glass holder a bit of life.

Ok, so I only got before picture of the round glass container, but they are both glass candle holders that you can pic up a the $1 store.

Plus your fuzzy yarn, snaged this up for under a dollar! ;)

Be sure to keep the yarn taught while wrapping around your container.

After I finished it, I thought it needed a little something extra..

See how it looks kinda plain?

So I cut out a blue daisy from fun foam and added ribbon.

For the twine container, I used the same principle of wraping twine around and hot gluing every so often.

I love crafts that take not much time and use minumal supplies but turn out to look very professional at the same time. This twine container gives sort of a spa feel, don't ya think?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Old beat up desk MAKEOVER

Soooo, I've had this desk for years now. I've always loved its shape and have appreciated its natural wood tone, however, it was time for a change.

I wanted a light colored paint so off to Wal-Mart I went. And not being one of those full price shoppers I headed straight to the mis-tented section and found the PERFECT color!

So as you see, the base color is a very pale light blue. The drawers I decoupaged with scrapbook paper finished off with stainless steel colored drawer pulls.

Now the desk top was super easy and actually a new experiment that turned out fabulous.

All I did was squeeze about 4 different shades of blue craft paint onto the top and used a paint brush roller to smooth it out. It created such a cool dimension and took all of about 5 minutes!

Finish off with a coat of glossy spray paint and the makeover is complete! ;)