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.

 

 

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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!

 

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