I love using various materials to personalize my jewelry. When I saw these cute paper tabs, I knew I had to use them to make something fun. So I designed this Ice Resin earring tutorial as a fun way to personalize earring blanks just by following the simple steps below! Continue Reading →
I’ve been engaged in a massive makeover of my craft room in 2015, and that includes all of the room’s decor. That means I’ve had an excuse to make a lot of fun projects to decorate my walls and shelves!
One of the things I wanted to add to my room was some personalization, like monograms to the decor. A Heidi Swapp Marquee Love letter was the perfect solution!
The first step of the project was that I used Martha Stewart Crafts Pearl Paint to paint the inside edge of the letter that would show. I extended the paint into the front and sides of the letter, so none of the white would show if my covering in those areas wasn’t aligned properly. Continue Reading →
Awhile back, I picked up this fun Duck Tape Creativity kit to entertain my daughter who is a huge Duck Tape fan.
The reason my daughter wanted this Duck Tape Creativity kit is that it has some fun Duck Tape patterns and colors. Continue Reading →
[The paints used in this project have been provided to Craft Critique by Plaid for review.]
I love to put signs outside the house, and inside too. They are a fun accent item that can be personalized to suit my décor. I am also a big fan of those inspirational signs and wood blocks that I see at my local department stores. The ones I’ve seen for Halloween were pretty fancy and around $15 to $20 dollars each. I realized that I could easily make a personalized one for a lot less.
The steps for this Halloween word art sign project are the same basic concept to my chalkboard sign project, but using a different type of paint as a base makes the finished product completely different. This is a great example of how learning basic skills can then translate into a wide variety of projects by switching up the materials you are using. Continue Reading →
[The chalkboard paint used in this article has been provided to Craft Critique by Plaid for review.]
Chalkboard signs never go out of style! Here is an easy way to incorporate chalkboard art into your seasonal home décor with this quick and easy Halloween Chalkboard Sign Tutorial.
- Rectangular wood sign (10”x3.47”.13”)
- 16 gauge craft wire
- Martha Stewart Chalkboard Craft Paint – Black
- Wire cutter
- Long nose pliers
- Needle nose pliers
- Paint brush
- Drill bit
- Sand paper and file
Our third Easy Halloween Tutorial is a cheap Halloween DIY costume accessory tutorial for this fun mini witch hat made using dollar store items!
I think it is fun to dress up for Halloween, and I am always searching for inexpensive costumes for women along with accessories that meet my strict budget. I already own a black dress that can easily be converted to a witches dress. So, I decided to search my local dollar store for potential costume accessories that can be personalized to reflect my personality but will still be under $5. I came across some fun bits and pieces that I glued together to create this quick and easy tutorial for a fun party hat. This dollar store headband makeover will create this cute mini Halloween DIY witches’ hat for just $3.00! Continue Reading →
Our second Easy Halloween Tutorial is a spider inspired Halloween Treat Container in the glittery theme of purple.
There are a lot of kids in my neighborhood so we have to plan accordingly. I figured out that we would need a back up candy container to hold all of the treats. So here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to convert one of those fun metal trash cans they sell at the dollar store into a glittery fun candy container. Continue Reading →