How To Make Etched Glass

I was going to start the title out with Mother’s Day Gift Craft Idea but realized this is a craft that can be used anytime for practically anything.

Here this beautiful craft is done on a trifle bowl and she also shows how she personalizes her Pyrex bowls as well although in the comment section several ladies said it didn’t work on theirs. It doesn’t work on all Pyrex bowls.

There are countless ideas to come to my head and one of them is a for a wedding take-away gift. You can get glasses very inexpensively at Ross Dept. Store or if you’re into recycling you can go to a thrift store and buy different sizes and shapes of clear glasses then have the names of the newlyweds and their wedding date etched onto a glass with a nice design. These glasses can serve as vases as vases or you can fill the bottom with glass baubles you can buy at Wal-Mart and place a tealight candle in the middle. 

So many ideas but I’m sure you have your own so here’s the link where I got this tutorial from: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/06/glass-etching.html

Read the comments as well, there’s a lot of good stuff!

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Mother’s Day Gift Craft Idea: Driftwood Planter

I Love this planter! You have to go and see this! What’s really nice is she makes a little well from a bottle cap and little stones and little turtles from painted rocks :) It’s a very pretty pretty planter that I am definitely going to make since we have access to so much driftwood and I’ve been racking my brains out over what to make with driftwood!

 

It’s not hard to put together either, I think the hardest part for me will be finding the boxes.

 

I found this very pretty driftwood planter craft at Craftberry Bush. Click on the link for the tutorial and while there she has lots more crafts that she shares that you might wanna take a gander at. Here is the link: http://www.craftberrybush.com/2011/05/best-materials-in-life-are-free.html

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Craft Idea: Driftwood Lamp

If you so happen to be in a position to collect driftwood, like I am (I live on Maui), then you might like this idea for a lamp. As my title states, it would make a wonderful Mother’s Day Gift for a beach Lovin’ mom :)

A lamp could probably be picked up for little cost at your local thrift stores.

 

I found this diy driftwood lamp at Sweet Something Design and here is the link for the tutorial: http://sweetsomethingdesign.blogspot.com/2011/03/at-home-thursday-diy-driftwood-lamp.html

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Craft Idea: Doily Vase

This is so beautiful! I’m really going to enjoy making and using this vase. It looks expensive but can be made spending the least amount of money if you like shopping at thrift stores or garage sales like me :)

 

Here is the link for the tutorial for this beautiful vase:  http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/easy-spring-crafts-0309#slide-16

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Craft Idea: Macrame Planter

Continuing on with my focus on planters and learning macrame, here’s an easy to follow tutorial on how to macrame a planter. It’s true buying one might be easier and not so expensive but the Love that goes into each knot will make this macrame planter so much more special. 

I would use hemp rope personally but this tutorial suggests jute or nylon clothesline.

Imagine a fern plant draping over your macrame planter or a spider plant. I might try a rosemary bush, it would make a natural aromatic for the house. 

Here is the link for the tutorial from Dave’s Garden: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/741/#b

 

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Learn How To Macrame

I’m looking at this tutorial and I remember I used to do macrame in the 70’s mostly but I haven’t really since then except for bracelets. I used to do some pretty complicated stuff. I even did owls! Planters were a big hit too but when the Philippines got hold of it that was all she wrote. There was no way I could compete with their prices :)

 

I thought maybe some other crafters might see this post and take a knack to learning how to macrame. So here it is, Stonebrash Creative Arts, a website I found that teaches more than the basics. It’s easy to follow and there are pictures too :) I Love pictures with tutorials!

 

Here is the link for the tutorials: http://www.stonebrashcreative.com/MacrameTutorial.html

 

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Aging And Stenciling Wood Signs

When my husband and I lived in Louisiana in the 1978ish time, we bought a house in Shreveport. It was a corner lot, fenced in house. We had a large kitchen, a large yard, a large den, and 2 bathrooms. I was in Love with my house, and we bought it for $17,850.00. I can just imagine what it’s worth now.

 

Back then I was really into home decor. Every holiday I would decorate, make my own wreaths, candle holders, just all kinds of crafts.

 

I didn’t age signs but I used to age our furniture. I remember some of the steps. I would first paint the wood then put a coat of paint thinner to make it crackle, then sand it then coat it with a clear covering. It always turned out so primitive although at the time I didn’t know about primitive crafting.

 

I also used to macrame shelves for my husbands co-workers and the wood that I would use I always did that aging process.

 

So needless to say I absolutely adore these signs and Americanprim Primitive How To’s has graciously posted a step by step tutorial on how to make these aged signs. It’s good fun, makes wonderful gifts, or keep for yourself :)

 

Here is the link to the tutorial:        http://americanprim.blogspot.com/2006/05/ageing-and-stencilling-wood-signs.html  

 

 

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