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Make a DIY Stenciled Grocery Tote! (tutorial)

Hello Friends! I'm so happy to be here another month sharing with you one of my latest little projects. Lately I've been super busy working on my kitchen makeover and inspired by it I made this tote. The best part about it is that you can purchase these totes at your local Wal-Mart for about $6.00 for 3 of them. We are just going to give them a quick makeover using paint, ribbon and … [Read more...]

{{Gobble Gobble}} Thanksgiving Pillow tutorial

Here's a little Thanksgiving project I made up this morning. {Kind of fun for this time of year.} {Gobble Gobble Pillow} I made it with my Silhouette and Heat Transfer Material. But you could print out the letters and make a stencil too, then stencil the words on your pillow with fabric paint. I used the other side of my Pretty Witch Pillow -- I'm frugal like that. They are cotton Ikea … [Read more...]

$5 Challenge — 3 different Dollar Store Tiered Tray Ideas {and a Chevron stencil printable}

  Studio 5 called me up a couple weeks ago and asked me if I would take the $5 Challenge. Of course I couldn't resist!! So I headed over to my favorite place -- The $ Store and scoped it out. I decided to make a few tiered trays. I have been loving Enamel Paint ever since I made my mustache glasses. I wanted to make some Chevron Platters.  Kind of nautical for Spring!  … [Read more...]

Painting my door and stenciling a rug for my front porch!!

I painted my front door! It used to be this brown color. This picture is a couple years old and you can see even then there were some nicks in the paint. Suffice to say -- it needed a new paint job pretty badly!! I decided to go with black because it's classic. But my porch needed something to go with the new paint job. I have loved Cutting Edge Stencil's Houndstooth Stencil from the first … [Read more...]

Quatrefoil Obsession Update

Thanks for your sweet comments on my Quatrefoil Stencil/Project. I wanted to share a couple projects that people made with the stencil I shared: Amanda from Imperfectly Beautiful made this wonderful canvas. And Julie from My Lil' Budget Book turned this entertainment center from this: to this: So cute! And here's something really cool. Ashley from Cute as a Fox … [Read more...]

Quatrefoil Painting Project — with free printable

I love quatrefoil -- what a wonderful shape. So steeped in history -- I may have a slight obsession with medieval historial fiction.... Anyway, I have been wanting to make something with a Quatrefoil shape for a while now. Note -- a Quatrefoil wreath is coming up soon. In honor of The CSI Project's first challenge -- Paint, I made a couple of painted quatrefoil projects out of an old … [Read more...]