Tag Archive: Crafts

Wood Burned Spoons


Okay, these are definitely not as easy to do as they look.  This was my first attempt at wood burning spoons.  I now have great admiration for the wood burner crafters of the world especially those spoons on Etsy.  Whew!  I think you need a lot of practice and patience to do this right.  Patience is not my strong suit so this might just not be my medium.  So much for the “I can do that” mantra.

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Modge Podge Painted Glass










It’s been a while since I’ve been crafting, but now that Christmas is finally over, I actually have a little time on my hands.  I decided to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon and try some Modge Podge glass painting.  Everyone has been doing Mason Jars and tons of them.  I found the Michigan cherry plate at a local thrift shop today for $4.  I followed the directions that were dummy proof:  add food coloring to Modge Podge, paint it on the glass, and then bake at 200 degrees for about a half an hour.  It worked!  Though, I’m not sure now long it will last.  It definitely does give this little vintage cherry plate a lift.

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Painted Halloween Cans

I was out with my mother this week wandering Indiana when we spotted these adorable tin cans all painted up for Halloween.  Some people are just too clever.  I bought them all.  Now, was it just pure coincidence that the mall was named Alley Cats Antiques?

Linking to:  Funky Junk Interiors, Inspiration Friday, Potpourri Friday, Wow Us Wednesday

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Monday Morning

It’s Monday.  Need I say more?  I made the soap dispenser saying.  I’m not sure anyone here is listening.

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Go Blue!



My Wolverine daughter heads back to the University of Michigan today just in time for the Sugar Bowl.  For Christmas, I made her a set of coasters from vintage football programs.  Mod Podge and Krylon are my favorite tools here at this house.    So, the kitchen pictures will have to wait until tomorrow.    Go Blue!

Linking:  Common Ground, Ginger Snap Crafts

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