No Experience Necessary…

Hi friends! I saw some really great white ceramic mugs at the dollar store the other day and I thought they would be fun to paint for Christmas gifts and fill with goodies. After I got them home I looked for a serving tray to go with them but I did not have one so I made one out of hardboard and wood scraps. I think it turned out pretty nice!

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Watch the video to see how!

Supplies:
Surfaces: white ceramic mugs, 12″x16″ hardboard, wood scrap
The following supplies are by Martha Stewart Crafts:
Vintage Décor Paint: Ivory, Red Wagon, Sailor Blue, Brook
Multi Surface Metallic: Gold, Sterling, Copper
Basic Brush Set
Vintage décor paint brush

Directions:
1. Paint both sides of hardboard with ivory Vintage Décor paint.
2. Stencil on stripes and snowflakes with Red Wagon, Brook and Sailor Blue VDP. Add silver swirls if desired.
3. Paint mugs with Multi Surface Metallic Paint.
4. Glue feet on the bottom of trey and paint entire bottom red.
5. Add a coat of Vintage Décor wax or sealer to tray.

The paints I used in todays video can be found at Michaels. Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

Video sponsored by Plaid.

 

 

Cyber Monday Sale & Another Mystery Craft Challenge!

Hi friends! First up tonight I have a great sale to share that is exclusive to Frugal Crafter readers, Lost Coast Designs and Carmens Veranda are offering 20% off AND free shipping  if you buy 6 or more stamps now through tomorrow. To get the deal mention The Frugal Crafter in the comments of your order and the discount will be refunded:) Here is a new set they just released that I am excited to use:

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Make sure you check out all of their new and classic stamps, I bet you can’t stop at 6, it is a great time to shop for friends or secret stamping sisters this holiday season. Deals like this do not happen often at Lost Coast Design or Carmen’s Veranda so don’t miss out, the deal ends Monday 11/30/15 at Midnight.

Now, on to the challenge! Kim at Made by Mommy asked me back to do the #MBMCraftChallenge again this month, I got a random assortment of stuff, see what I made in today’s video!

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That was so much fun, the thing I love about this challenge is seeing what all of the other participants made with their boxes, you can see all of the November Craft Challenge videos here.

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Good luck if you are planning on doing any Cyber Monday shopping and don’t forget about the deals at Lost Cast Designs and Carmen’s Veranda (mention The frugal crafter for 20% off and free shipping when you order 6 or more stamps.) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Count down to Christmas Slate!

Hi friends! I had a bag of old roofing slate in my basement and decided to make something with it!

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It is a countdown to Christmas calendar and you can change the days because I used chalk markers by Kynsa to write the date! I also used the labels that came in the kit to make place cards for Christmas dinner. Chalk makers are nice because all you have to do it wipe the writing with a damp cloth to remove it! Perfect for labeling and crafts! Save 10% on the set of 10 markers and 40 labels with this coupon code: KynsaNow

I used acrylic paints to paint the design on the edge of the slate because I wanted that to be permanent. Watch the video to see how!

supplies:
Slate shingle
Acrylic paints & brushes
cardstock
Twine
Jingle bells, berries and ribbon
Liquid Chalk Markers & Labels

Thanks to Kynsa for sponsoring this video! Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

 

CRAFTmas Week 3! Merry & Bright Jewelry!

Hi friends! Today I have a fun and sparkly set of jewelry to make!

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This week I teamed up with Mark Montano from the channel Make Your Mark! for 2 fun holiday projects! You can dress yourself up with my tutorial and then dress up your home with Mark’s fun Décor project!

Watch the video to learn how to make the necklace and earrings!

Then check out Mark’s holiday Décor! You can also check out all of the past CRAFTmas videos on this playlist!

Visit our sponsor Punch Place Plus *Many deals on their homepage!

Supplies:

I want to thank Mark Montano for joining me this week for CRAFTmas, be sure to check out his channel, I also want to thank Punch Place Plus for being such a generous sponsor this holiday season. Special thanks to you too for spending a bit of your day with me! Happy crafting!

Fun Peppermint Decor!

Hi friends! Today I have an inexpensive way to bring the fun colors of the season into your home, best of all the kids can make these!

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Watch the video to see how quick and easy this is!

Find the materials I used from our sponsor Papermart!

Supplies:
21″ wide Deco Mesh
Corsage Ribbon
White paper plates and bowls
Red Marker

Directions:
1. Make peppermint swirls on paper plates with a red marker.
2. Wrap plate with red deco mesh.
3.Gather each end of mesh and secure with ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Stamp School: Blended Sunset Window Card!

Hi friends! I am so glad you took a break from the cooking and cleaning and preparing that goes along with Thanksgiving Day in the USA to spend some time with me.  I am also thankful for everyone who spends time with me here not matter where you are from:) I had a lovely afternoon crafty shopping with my sister today and now I am relaxing by the fire and looking forward to tomorrows dinner at my parents house with family. Speaking of relaxing, I was so happy yesterday when I had a chance to have fun and create this card:

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It was relaxing to make it up on the fly and let the colors go where they may. If you are looking for an artsy way to use your Gelatos or Water-soluble oil pastels give this a try!

Supplies:

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and til next time happy crafting!

Ring a Ding Ding!

Hi friends! I wanted to share the acrylic ring tutorial some of you requested on my Crafting on Clear 101 video last month. Better late than never right?

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You will need Acrylic tiles, alcohol ink and a heat tool for this tutorial. I did not smell any fumes when I heated my tiles but to be safe I kept a window open while I worked.

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I think a bowl of these rings would be pretty on a craft fair table and they could be made quickly for a low price so kids could afford them, just make sure you make some small enough to fit children if you do! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

Funny Pencils!

Hi friends! A couple of viewers asked me to review the Tri-Tone pencils from Koh-I-Noor and I finally saw some at my local ACmoore and with a 55% off coupon and a rewards check in my pocket I decided to give them a try.

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Unfortunately they only had the 12 set, I think the 24 set would be much more versatile. See what I think of them in today’s video!

Sorry I didn’t post this sooner, I posted the video weeks ago and forgot about it with all of the holiday fun I have been working on! So, what did you think of the pencils? Let me know in the comments! Happy crafting!

How About a Haul? Dollar Tree that is!

Hi friends! I wanted to pop in really quick tonight and share the fun Christmas craft supplies I snagged at Dollar Tree this week. I am not sponsored by Dollar Tree, I just like sharing a deal and the seasonal stuff sells so fast I did not want you to miss out if you wanted anything. Still kicking myself that I didn’t pick up an extra brain mold at Halloween LOL! Oh, and I forgot to show it in the video but I got a great wire wreath form too with 4 rows of wire on it in the floral department. C’est la Vie!

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Sorry I didn’t have  a blog post for you yesterday, I needed a break:) We went to the Shriners Festival of Trees in Bangor, WOW 80 Christmas trees all decked out with awesome presents under them, you can buy tickets and drop them in the buckets by the trees you like and they draw a winner for each tree, I hope we win one (then I just might leave my decorations in the attic and plunk that beauty down in my Living room LOL!) It is a great fundraiser and I was glad to see it packed because the Shriners help so many sick kids who never see a bill for their treatments at Shriners Hospitals. And last night I got together with a dozen moms and we went out to dinner and to see the last Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part 2, we have done this every year (watching a different YA book inspired movie) since our kids started school, it is a lot of fun and laughter! I am so glad to be part of a great community in real life as well as online:) I hope you have a good week and I hope you have some time to pause, relax and enjoy. Til next time happy crafting!

CRAFTmasWeek 2! Ornaments!

Hi friends! I’ve had a heck of a day, my live ornament painting broadcast had some technical difficulties so I recreated one of the ornaments into a nice edited video for you!

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This video is a collaboration with Steve at Woodworking for Mere Mortals, he made a tutorial of 7 wooden ornaments! They are great for beginners too so please check them  out even if you are not a woodworker. You can see his tutorial here, don’t forget to tell him Lindsay sent you!

Here is my video! (the good one LOL!)

This video is also sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama
Supplies for this class:
Turner Acryl Gouache Set
Surface: Art Bites in 6″x6″ and 3″x3″
Xacto knife and snowflake stencil

And in case you want to see the live stream train wreak you can find it here. Otherwise, let’s not speak of it again LOL! Really though it was a rough day, my little Rosie chicken passed away this morning. She went quick, she seemed really happy and comfortable but she did not have the desire to eat or drink much. She just fell over and that was that. I am thankful that she was not suffering, we did our best. I’m ready to weekend, how about you? I hope you find some time to create and enjoy time with family! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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