Spring has turned into summer in Washington, and we are getting ready to spend all of our summer in the backyard! What could be better than a painted bird house to welcome the sunshine? My three and a half year old daughter and I used an assortment of Mod Podge products to decorate and weather-proof our bird house: Sparkle Mod Podge, Outdoor Mod Podge, Mod Podge Foam Brush Set, and Podgeable Shapes.
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I love Mod Podge. I have used this product for many years. I have home decor projects that I made with it years ago, and I still display them at my home. I have never used a book as a guide before so when I received the book “Modern Mod Podge” by Kimberly Mueller (published by Annie’s Crafts), I couldn’t wait to see what new ideas I could play with from it. As soon as I took a look at the cover, I knew what two projects I wanted to try right away! Continue Reading →
I recently received a package of paper stencils called Family Message Center from Plaid FolkArt. They are part of FolkArt’s Handmade Charlotte line designed by Rachel Faust of the website Handmade Charlotte. Handmade Charlotte was recently named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms, and has been featured in major publications.
The stencils come very nicely packaged with nice graphics that very clearly demonstrate exactly what you will find inside the package. Continue Reading →
[Editor's Note: This is part two of Maria's overview of the CHA Winter 2013 Innovations Showcase. In case you missed it, you can read part one from yesterday to get the whole story.)
One highlight of the CHA Winter 2013 Innovations Showcase event was the opportunity to speak to Rachel Faucett. Rachel is the author & designer from the popular blog, Handmade Charlotte. For those who may be unfamiliar with the Handmade Charlotte blog, Rachel blogs about a variety of subject matters that would appeal to families. She is a mother of five kids, a blogger, and a designer for Anthropologie, as well as working on her farm. I have loved reading her blog and have found her advice and suggestions very helpful.
We discussed her new Handmade Charlotte line of stencils from Plaid that are great for all types of projects. They can be used on fabric, wood, and more. She currently has a short video on YouTube for Plaid that shows how to make an easy copper necklace.
The paint used to create the faux stained glass effect was in bad shape. Here is close up of some of the damage from exposure to the sun and other elements. Continue Reading →