How to Make a Mosaic

How do you  mosaic a pot?  How do you mosaic a backsplash?  How do you tile a mosaic a "anything"? It's quite simple really!  Not that complicated, actually. Here's what you'll need: Tile or plates Board, MDF, a Pot, something to mosaic Tile Adhesive Grout Gloves Putty knife Sponges (2) Containers (3) Wire Adhesive How Make the Mosaic I like to start by arranging my broken tile in to somewhat of a picture, but, this is YOUR project.  So, feel free to NOT arrange the tiles in any pattern what-so-ever.  It's all part of the fun.  I set them out only to see if I have enough pieces for the flower petals, the  stem, and everything around it. Moving on.  You can either spread … [Read more...]

Craft Projects on Daily Craft TV

I had the pleasure of going to the Sew News studios and taping 2 one hour segments for Daily Craft TV!!! It was so great to have hair and make up done once again!  It's always so nice to not have to do it yourself!  Sorry for the grainy picture ... iPhone snapshot ... I got to tape with Nikki of Sew News, she was a great host and kept things moving along smoothly.  Isn't she a doll!  I think next time, I'll wear heels!  And we'll take the picture together at the BEGINNING of the shoot so I'm fresh!  Talking all day took a lot out of me ... who knew that could be possible???!!! An hour is a LONG time to tape without many cuts!!!  We pretty much tape the whole segment continuously, so … [Read more...]

How to make Burlap Flowers

How to make Burlap Flowers  I'm very excited to share this tutorial with you today I made these curtains and needed some tiebacks, but didn't want boring or anything without some interest.  I saw this picture and pinned it awhile ago and knew that I wanted to make  myself a pair of these beautiful flowers for my curtains in my front room. I love texture, so burlap fit the bill pretty good for that and would hold it's shape very well. You can use these flowers to decorate a room for a party, or for a gift decoration, or for curtain tiebacks, or to decorate your guest bathroom towels.  You can use it to add dimension and interest to almost anything that is missing that … [Read more...]

How to Paint Brass light fixtures – and update any room

... without breaking the bank! We've lived in this house for over a year and I wake up and go in to my bathroom, I think to myself, "I really need to do something with that light." I hate it, hate it, hate it!!! It was the style I guess when the house was built in the early 90's. So, not having a lot of expendable cash on hand, I knew I needed to paint them. And plus, being able to up-cycle makes me feel good knowing I'm doing my part to keep this stuff out of the landfills. For those that know me, SURPRISE!!  ME, PAINT SOMETHING, NOOOOOO!!!! Well, here's eye sore  before {hope I'm hurting anyone's feelings, but brass is not my style}: How to paint brass light … [Read more...]