Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 2: Tips for Acrylic Liquid Pour

July 1, 2019 /

If you caught the first part of the Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series, welcome back. If you missed it, check out Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 1: Getting Started. Whether you are just getting started with Acrylic Paint Liquid Pouring or have been experimenting with the medium for a while, there is always something to learn.…

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Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 1: Getting Started

June 17, 2019 /

I’ve had many questions and a lot of great feedback on my post about Dirty Pour acrylic painting. While I have quite a bit of experience with acrylic paint and I’ve played with the dirty pour technique quite a bit in the last year or so, I’m definitely not a subject matter expert. So I’ve…

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Cash Envelope Prototype

February 13, 2019 /

This post was almost titled the Ugly as Sin Cash Envelope Prototype. Seriously, so ugly. With some tweaks and fine tuning, I have no doubt this will turn out to be a cute and useful project. But this is the rough draft. You’ve been warned. Have you attended Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University? Listened to…

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DIY Treasure Chest Bank

September 10, 2018 /

The day started with a bit of tragedy. I was lying in bed, still half-asleep when I heard crash, shatter, scream. I jumped out of bed and bolted to living room to find a distraught little boy standing over a shattered piggy bank. Accidents Happen It turns out he was taking his piggy bank down…

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Dirty Pour – Acrylic Pour Fluid Painting for Beginners

April 5, 2018 /

If you aren’t artistically inclined, it’s easy to dismiss the idea of making your own art to decorate around the house. But making beautiful canvas art isn’t nearly as difficult as you might think. Dirty Pour Painting or Fluid Acrylic Painting is a lot of fun and you don’t have to be an expert to…

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The DIY Chalkboard Table That Was Never Meant To Be

July 9, 2017 /

DIY chalkboard paint crafts are everywhere these days. It’s no wonder why they are so popular. Chalkboard paint promises to turn any surface into a fun or functional workspace. Whether you’re making a craft area for kids, a shopping list on a kitchen wall, or family task list for around the home, it’s a versatile…

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Sand Cast Tea Light Holder

April 11, 2017 /

A few weeks back, I helped my son make a sand cast plaster paper weight. I came out so well, I’ve been itching to make my own sand cast plaster project since then. I finally settled on attempting a sand cast tea light holder. Simple enough in theory but some of the details and materials took…

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Love Potion Bottles

February 6, 2017 /

Packaging goes a long way. Major brands spend a lot of money creating the perfect packaging for their products and for good reason. In many cases, people will make buying decisions based on the packaging. The concept extends to gifts as well. there’s a reason most people buy wrapping paper, gift bags, and tissue paper…

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Perfume Three Ways

January 31, 2017 /

It’s no secret I love essential oils. If I can use them in place of another product, I probably will. Perfume is no exception. I used to have a pretty robust collection in all shapes, sizes, and brands that accumulated over the years. From Pearberry body splash (don’t act like you didn’t love it!) to…

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Thieves Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Thieves Hand Sanitizer

September 29, 2016 /

Germs. Germs everywhere. Whether brought home from school, work, or a quick trip to the store, those little hitchhikers are pretty hard to avoid. Enter Thieves Hand Sanitizer. While nothing beats a good wash with soap and warm water, it doesn’t hurt to have this little gem in your flu-season-is-coming arsenal. Personally, I like to keep mine…

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