Posts Tagged ‘DIY + Crafts’

Glittered Cars



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As you know I am smitten with all things glitter. Mostly with glitter itself. I just can’t get enough of it. {You know by now that I have glittered shoes, butterflies, balloons, mini animals and canvases. Pretty much everything I can get my glittery hands on}.



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So when I was asked to submit a project for the upcoming 12 Months of Martha Stewart Crafts team, I knew right well it would involve glitter. Because people, Martha makes the worlds best glitter. And trust me on this. I am a glitter connoisseur. No really, I am.



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I searched high and low through R + M’s toy bin to find the perfect object to glitter {I mean, where better to look than through your toddler’s toys that they can’t live without? Ha}. Alas, I found M’s little mini cars, which seemed ripe for glittering.



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First paint your canvas black {you know, like a street?} and add little yellow lines to make it look just like a cute road. I used Martha’s acrylic paint for this feat. While your paint dries, you can focus on the glitter.



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Simple douse this little car {every crevice and corner} in Martha’s glitter glue.



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You might need a teeny tiny little paint brush to get in there.



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Then coat with glitter. Let it set for about 10 minutes.



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Then dust excess glitter and fill in the missing parts.



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After its all dry, you can set the glitter with shellac spray.



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Attach the cars to the street with E6000.



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Don’t get left behind in the glitter dust!

xoxo,

Niki

Gilded Frames



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A few months ago I went on an Ikea shopping spree. To be more specific, it was an Ikea white Ribba frame spree. Because there’s nothing I love more than a pretty photo in a Ribba frame. And slowly I’m filling my walls with pictures and posters and Ikea framed art.



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I have a few small white Ribba’s on my coffee table, filled with black and whites of R + M. I thought they needed a little jazzin’ up. So I used some painters tape, gave nice straight edges and painted them with gold Liquid Gilding.



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A few coats and my frames were as snazzy as those two little people filling them. And my coffee table thanked me.

xoxo,

Niki

 

Watercolor Place Cards



Watercolor Place Cards



Hi y’all! Sorry for my recent absence. I had a fabulous 36 hours in NYC last weekend for the National Stationery Show {and snuck in a few moments with good friends, good food and good cocktails}. Then we took a quick jaunt with very good friends to Nashville for Memorial Day weekend. It’s been a fresh breath of air and I can’t wait to tell you all about my travels.

In the meantime, here’s ¬†great little project for place cards at your next soiree. {And the kids can definitely help you with this one}.



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All you’ll need a a set of watercolors {I like this one and this}, a white crayon, a paintbrush and some watercolor paper.



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First cut your cards to size and tent/score as needed.

Next take a white crayon and draw the name of each person. Now go over that name at least 50 times with the crayon applying lots of pressure as you draw.



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Once the name is thickly drawn, take water colors and apply on top. The name will shine through as the waxy crayon deters the water colors.



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I’m slightly obsessed with watercolors lately. So stunning and the perfect medium for summer….



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xoxo,

Niki



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