Sunday, June 30, 2013

Chevron Art

This weekend was very productive on the craft front.  The boyfriend was working at a race in Colorado Springs, and I didn't have a work event so I had all of Sunday to get things done.  I've been working on this one for a while, going through magazines and making a collection of pages, and I'm excited it's done.  I really like this craft!

What You Need:

Spray Adhesive
Paper Cutter


Go through magazines and tear out all pages that have bright patterns. A lot of ads are really good. I also had a few issues with home magazines that has pictures of flowers and fabrics that work well.  Even if you don't think a picture or pattern is big enough, save it because you'll have smaller parts to fill.

I cut a 1.5" x 6" strip out of cardboard and used that and a round cutter to cut the magazines.  I quickly realized I'm not very good at doing that in a straight line, so all the strips were turning out to be different sizes. I couldn't think of another way to cut them, without using a pen, which could show up after cutting. So after the strips were all done, I used a paper cutter to trim them all down to 1"x 6" strips.

Next you just spray the back of each strip with spray adhesive and place onto the posterboard in a chevron pattern.  After all the strips dry, cut off the edges that went over and frame. The only bad things about this were... 1. I didn't make my chevron pattern straight, and I'm a little OCD so it's driving me crazy! 2. I had the spray glue ALL over my hands. I did find out that nail polish remover is a great way to get the glue off my hands.

**My BFF loved this art so much she wanted one for her birthday.  
Hers came out a little better than the first one, I got the chevrons to be straight**

Monday, June 10, 2013

Glass Vase Upgrade

I'm offically a guest blogger! Today I was featured on the Thrifting Denver blog, with a simple craft updating glass vases. Since Thrifting Denver is the offical blog of Goodwill Industries of Denver, I grabbed 3 vases from a Goodwill store for only $6.

What you Need:

Glass Vase or Glassware
Indoor/Outdoor Spray Paint
Painter's Tape


Cover the part of the glass you don't want painted with tape. Spray one coat of paint, let dry for 15 minutes and repeat until you have an even color.