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From playful pumpkins to spooky sights, Michaels has everything you need to MAKE it Spooky this fall!

It’s always good to raise awareness of food allergies this season and promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. That is what the Teal Pumpkin Project is all about! Check out my other projects I have created for Michaels HERE

The safety of kids being able to trick or treat and receive allergy free treats is key! CLICK HERE for more information about what you should do if you want to participate in this.  Faux Pumpkin ♥ Teal Paint ♥ Mod Podge ♥ Teal Glitter ♥ Craft Brush

You can purchase all of the items I used in this project from Michaels. I’ve attached the links above to each item so you can order strait from the comfort of your home!
I specifically chose a paint that was designed for outdoors! On the flip side I am a true fan of Folk Art paints so this was a win/win for me. Can we all take a moment to swoon over this specific color…drooling! 

You can use this paint on so many different materials like metal, terra cotta, wood and any other outdoor craft surface that you can think of! Remember these pumpkins are going to be outdoors so using an outdoor paint is ideal. 

The awesome news is you can pour tons of love into making beautiful faux pumpkins and they will never rot! Simply store them in a safe container and they will be ready to use the next year. 

Why teal? 
Teal is the color of food allergy awareness. It has been used to raise awareness about this serious medical condition for nearly 20 years.
Step 1: Paint the top portion of your pumpkin with the first coat. Once it’s dry paint the bottom and let it dry. I always like to apply a second coat so it looks completely painted.  This is what it will look like when you have two coats. If you are wondering why my top has some of the pumpkin showing through it’s because I will be pouring tons of luscious glitter there. Are you feeling all giddy inside yet?  There is multiple formulas for Mod Podge however the gloss finish is my all time go to. It adds just enough shine to finish off any project I am working on. If you’ve never used this product, it’s a decoupage glue and sealer.

Tip: If you have never used this product it is white in the beginning but don’t worry friends it dries clear! Did I mention this product cleans up with just soap and water and is certified AP nontoxic! This is perfect since we are doing a allergy free pumpkin for Trick or Treaters! 

Step 2:  Grab a craft brush and start adding loads of Mod Podge at the top base of your pumpkin. The thicker the better because the glitter will look very full on the pumpkin.

I hope learning about the Teal Pumpkin Project is going to give you a jump start to making ton’s of teal pumpkins! Step 3: Make sure to apply a small section of Mod Podge at a time since this dries fairly quick. Once you have a section coated literally pour the glitter on top of Mod Podge. I like to pour over a sheet of paper making it easy for me to pour back into the bottle.  This is what it will look like when you do your first section. Continue doing step 2 until your entire top of pumpkin is finished. I will tell you pictures do not do justice because these look like magical candy in person.  When done let it dry then add a layer of Mod Podge on top of glitter. This will seal the glitter so it does not shed.

P.S. If you seal the glitter when you add the Mod Podge on top of glitter it will look really white, but remember it dries clear!  Once I made one I just couldn’t help it, I had to make more! I love how elegant and classy they look!  I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! See you in the next post, until then hugs from my computer to yours!

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The Simple Secret to making a Teachers Gift! 

Today I will show you a fun and quick tutorial teaching you how to make a fun Pencil Vase DIY. Now I know everyone has already started school but it’s never too late to give your teacher a handmade gift. Frankly if you ask me, I would like to give this to my teacher on a random day they are not expecting a gift. 

I wanted to create something that can be used daily so it doesn’t get shoved into a closet or on a shelf! Today’s Pencil Vase DIY can be used to put flowers in (yes it holds water) or you can stick things like pencils, markers, highlighters or brushes in them. Did I mention how bright and whimsical they are in general! Let’s get started. 

As a kid I used to play “school” with all of my stuffed animals, yep you heard that right. I always thought I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up however things shifted and I realized I didn’t have enough patience for that at all, at least not as a full time job! 

For this project you will need: 
Colored Pencils | Cans (Clean Veggie Ones)  | Glue Gun 

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Step One:

Add a strip of hot glue to your can and quickly place your colored pencil on top of it. Do this quick you want the glue to be hot as possible when you put pencil on it. 

Continue lining the can with the colored pencils! It’s already looking beautiful!   So quick and easy.

These vases are also super easy to make and make the best gifts. 

Purchase a pack of 36 pencils and you will only have one left over. You can now fill them with water and put daily cuttings in them to brighten up any space.  Another thing you can do is stuff these babies with paint brushes! I think even adding utensils in the kitchen would look great in them!

Want to make another bold statement, check out this DIY backpack I created last year. 

Another great back to school gift for anyone are these hand painted journals that I made a while back, you definitely want to check these out! Don’t forget to pin these images to your boards to reference for later on when you are ready to make them. 

I hope you enjoyed this project and I can’t wait to see you in my next post! Until then, huge hugs from my computer to yours!!!!

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The Simple Secret to Hand Painted Journals!

Happy Summertime y’all! Can’t believe it’s almost time for school to start! Is it just me or do you all feel like this summer has flew by like a bird chasing a worm, haha! Doesn’t the early bird get the worm?! I remember as a kid being so excited to start a new school year. Me and my mom would go to the local store and check everyday for the supply list to come out. Was I the only one excited about this little sheet of paper?

Now let’s fast forward a little because back when I was a little.  Lisa Frank was in style, you know the “good ole days”… These day’s things just feel so generic and don’t get me wrong I love basic colors and styles however this day and age DIY is the way to go… There is nothing more meaningful than creating something yourself and sporting your own unique style.

Today I will show you an easy way to turn a basic journal into a work of ART ♥  

Blank Canvas Notebook | Tulip Fabric Markers | Painters Tape

You can order all of these products from Michaels by clicking on the links above! If you know anything about what I love then you already know how much I LOVE Tulip fabric markers. You can use these on so many different products and create amazing designs. Check out other things I created HERE. Let’s also talk about how wonderful the color selection is! I mean, there is like four different shades of each color! Swoon 101!

Step One: Make sure your canvas journal is completely clean then use the painters tape to create your design. I am sticking to geometric designs for this post. Sometimes less chaos is better believe it or not!

Step Two: Get the fabric marker color you want and go to town! I am doing lines for all of my journals because I think it’s very modern, clean and crisp. I love that these would also look amazing on your dining room table stacked with other books. 

Step Three: Admire what you just created! Insert huge laugh right about now!

Step Four: After letting your markers dry into the canvas for about 10-15 minutes gently peel off your tape. If you are using painters tape it will peel off really easy! What are you left with? Well, beautiful crisp lines that will make your heart pound for days!

The great thing about this project is you can give a journal with a pack of fabric markers to someone as a gift and they can create something special that they will remember forever. 

I am repeating the same steps but doing a different design! What’s great is you can even overlay designs with the tape. It’s the best project to show off your creativity. 

I am totally digging all of these wonderful colors! For me when I see bright colors it just instantly makes me feel better inside and I am sure it will do the same for you! 

There are so many different things you can do with a blank canvas… If you want you can write your favorite quote on it or you can freehand a special drawing, the possibilities are endless!

I even used some very thin tape to get a different look. Mix and match with thin tape and thick tape it’s all up to you!

If you notice below I drew lines completely over the tape to create one long line only because I know when I remove the tape I will have a white line where my tape is. 

Don’t forget to mix and match your colors because they blend really nicely together. 

When I tell you pulling this tape off in the end is my favorite part… It’s like heaven to my fingers. Not even joking!

 l like to use black as a accent color! It just adds a little BANG to the colors. 

With over 800 new styles of craft paint, Michaels has more paints for more surfaces! Check out some of their new finishes including ultra-metallic & watercolor and get started on your next DIY!

Remember my Fairy Gardens I made? Click HERE to see them, trust me you don’t want to miss them! I have these babies all over my house and they just bring me so much peace and happiness. 

I hope you enjoyed this project because I sure had fun making it! Sheesh I already gave away two of my journals… Wonder what I should do with the last one! Maybe I will keep it for myself!  Hugs from my computer to yours, I LOVE YOU!

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Y’all it’s almost Christmas! Seriously I feel like I made these DIY Coffee Mugs a week ago. Welcome to my world! I can’t quite grasp Christmas this year. Maybe because it still sorta feels like Summer-ish / Fall-ish here in Louisiana. I mean come on mother nature, can you give us like 4 days of snow? It’s not too much to ask of you. I just want to wear some scarves for a few days without my neck getting hot.

Which brings me to the subject of why stores in Louisiana even sell scarves. However it’s quite funny when you go into a store here and a mannequin is dressed with a scarf and tank top.. Insert WTF here.

Speaking of Mannequins. Are you totally loving this new fad all over the internet where everyone stands still (minus the people who blink every now and then) and pretends life is at a dead stand still? I know I am. Shoot’s, it’s better than that whole “plank” fad that went around a few years ago. I think THIS ONE is my favorite so far. I mean you can be in the WORST mood ever and once you watch this you will wish there was more, or you will wish you were in that front row. Either way I bound and determined to do one and you can bet I will get creative. Stay tuned. I think my DIY Coffee Mugs would work perfectly in a mannequin challenge.

Today I wanted to share with you a really fun tutorial I did last year for I Love to Create. I am always down to wear an ugly sweater and I wanted to make sure my mugs had the change to do the same thing. Click on the link below for the FULL TUTORIAL.
DIY COFFEE MUG

I won’t give aways the deets but I will tell you that anyone can create fun mugs. These can be for yourself or for a friend. Either way they are the perfect gift! I will say that the ceramic markers below are by far the best I have ever used. No, I am not getting paid to say that (well technically I am but…) I am very serious.

These would look great next to your mugs! ugly-sweater-snowman-mug

Yep! They are safe to use once you are done. I thought I would add hearts to the bottom of my mugs so when their drink is all done they will have a heart felt surprise! How sweet huh! ♥

OH SNAP! I almost forgot to tell you about my Dream Tree Challenge for Michaels. Every year I am honored to create a beautiful tree and this year I went all out! Wondering what theme I went with? You hoping I tell you right now huh! NOPE, haha! Click HERE to see my beautiful creation… I am still in love with last years tree but I am totally digging the beauty of this years.  DIY Coffee Mugs - Christmas Mugs - DIY - DIY GIFTS

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♥ I have some exciting news about a company I will soon be working with. I will be sharing soon so be on the look out!
♥ Have you seen all of my new designs for my Boho Jewelry?
♥ Did I tell you that I love you lately? I know I have been a little “MIA” lately on here but girls and boys I am back.
♥ In the next day or two I will have a really rad project involving GLITTER AND CANDLES. Did I give too much away, haha!

 

You won’t believe what I did with Moss!

Hey Everyone! It’s been a HOT minute since I posted on the blog but I have to tell you LIFE has a crazy way of throwing so much at you at once…You will be so excited when you learn how to make Moss Covered Pumpkins today. I am always so excited to do this challenge for Michaels.

You all know I love color and even though these are more natural pumpkins I am totally in love. I love the thought that there are little creatures living in the moss in their own fairy land. Maybe I created these because subconsciously I want to be one of the creatures, haha! Who’s ready to get started! P.S. I am leaving tomorrow to go to Carmel California to our annual Michaels Makers Summit so I can’t wait to share with you this adventure! Check out what we did LAST year…You will see why I am so excited!

To kick off fall in your own home, visit Michaels.com and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there is every color, shape and size you could ever want! There are tons of ways to DIY your own craft pumpkin for your home, a party or even as a gift.

Moss Covered Pumpkins

Supplies: Craft Pumpkin | Moss | Glue Gun | Glue Sticks pumpkin project supplies

I don’t know about you but I am in LOVE with this beautiful picture of this MOSS! I won’t say what it looks like, haha! If you have never crafted with this Moss you will love it when you get some. It’s so soft and feels like it came strait of a forest.  moss projects

Michael’s has a wide variety of Pumpkins to choose from so I picked the white ones. I wasn’t sure if some of the pumpkin color would show through the moss so I chose white! Guess what… The Moss fills it up completely! None of the pumpkin color shows! craft pumpkin projects

The first thing you will do is plug in your glue gun then when it’s ready add a few lines starting at the top of the pumpkin and carefully place a small piece of moss on top of the hot glue.  craft pumpkins

This is what it will start to look like once you start adding your moss. I did choose three different moss colors so I can have three different pumpkins. I wanted them to all look different and boy am I happy I did that! fall pumpkins

Look how beautiful! It’s like a cute little secret world… Imagine what’s living in this!  diy fall pumpkins

I added a few wax plants in the mix to bring it to life. These would look great on a table top for the Fall holidays.  michaels makers

how to decorate with moss

halloween kid projects

I hope you enjoyed this project! Stay tuned for the next one! Huge hugs from my computer to yours!

 

Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers pumpkin ideas on the Michaels blog.

 


Mosaic 101! Well let me correct myself… It should be titled “Come see how easy it is to mosaic without using grout”… haha! Seriously if you are anything like me then you like to do things quick and fast. I tend to love instant gratification and this project will do the job. I created this project for I love to Create and it actually landed on television through the company! I will try to find the link and add it but in the meantime you can check out ALL of the projects I created for them HERE. The one thing I love about this project is the fact that it’s delicate yet still bold and full of of color. Color is the one thing in my life that brings true happiness to my soul. Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to get to the FULL tutorial! If you want to see another cool project I created using grout check this out!

Btw frens, HAPPY FRIDAY NIGHT! 9 13 CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TUTORIAL 

See you in the next post
XOXO Jade
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Let me start off by saying I love miniature dishes, bowls, plates, saucers, or whatever you feel like calling them. I also have to admit that I have like 500 of them all over the house in little nooks and crannies. I always feel like an empty spot in some room needs a little dish to catch things like lip gloss, change, chargers, keys or whatever else you can find to fill them. I won’t lie, I sometimes give them away to friends or family as gifts but for some reason the hoarder comes out in me and I tend to stash them all over. Speaking of stashing I was cleaning my bathroom the other day and I found a little dish I made behind a picture frame with change in it. I wasn’t sure if I had more change or more dust in the bowl! HAHA. So I just washed all the change and put it back in the dish. SEE, I told you they are handy!

Since my friends at Michaels asked me to create a Mothers day project that can be for moms, dads, grandmas or whoever, I knew immediately what I was going to create. The great thing about this project is you can personalize it to fit your anyones personality! My mother is one heck of a crafter to I guess I owe a lot of my craftiness to her..

  • Michaels has everything you need to craft the perfect handmade gift that will make Mom’s day.

Who’s ready to get started on this mothers day project!

organize your craft room The only bad thing about posting this on here is my mom might actually see her Mother’s Day gift… hahaha! Sorry mom if you are reading this!  air dry clay projects Materials for this project:
Air Dry Clay : I love this product and it’s great for kids! No need for baking, you just let them air dry and voila!
Maxx Gloss Paint : I purchased these from Michaels but you can use any gloss paint that you like. This brand tends to dry really glossy which I like because it’s easy to wash them if they get dirty. Remember, “dirty coins”…
Mod Podge : One thing I love about this product is once you apply to your product it dries clear and coats it nicely.
Glitter Flakes : You can use any glitter you want for this project. You also don’t have to use any glitter and can just paint the bowls with paint.
Brushes : Make sure you use good brushes so your bowls don’t have streaks on them.

You can purchase all of the products I used by clicking on the blue links!
kid friendly clay Make sure when you open your clay that it is cold and soft. Sometimes people open the containers in the store the clay gets hard. I seriously love this clay because you can make so much with it and the next day it’s ready to use! clay diy projects The first thing you will do is get a chunk of soft clay and slowly mold it into a little bowl. You can press the edges to make them thin and curve the edges to make it look like delicate flower petals.  clay projects When you are done forming your bowls let them sit out over night to dry. I like to leave mine out for 48 hours so make sure they are really hard.  how to paint clay Once they are dry these babies are ready to be painted! Have fun with your colors! I made them a little plain today because these are for my mom however I might keep a few and spice them up. You know me, I love my color! NO, I am not at ALL saying my mom is PLAIN… She is just not as BOLD as me….♥ glitter projects When your paint is completely dry you will brush Mod Podge onto the bottom of your bowl then sprinkle with glitter flakes. Press down gently with finger and blow excess glitter out. Coat the top of glitter with another layer of Mod Podge to secure the glitter! Let these suckers dry then you are done!  easy mothers day diy I am simply delighted with how they came out. Simple, modern and handmade. Let me also mention, made with ton’s of love!  clay dishes You can make these as small or large as you want! You can even make one to fit your cell phone! HAHA easy clay dishes Make sure to check out my last post for Michaels where I show you how to make flower pens! This is also great for Mother’s Day!

DIY FLOWER PEN TUTORIAL MICHAELS MAKERS

Hope you enjoyed this fun project!!! XOXO Jade
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♥ I will be featured in the Rachael Ray Everyday magazinefollow, can I say WAHOOO (July/Aug issue)

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Happy Monday Y’all!!! Today is the day I show you what I created with the new Make Market line from Michaels! Yes my friends at Michaels just knew I would create some rad project and I am super excited to share with you what I came up with!

Let’s be real. You can’t go wrong with flowers and a glue gun, hehe!

peg board flower initial

BOHO CRAFTS

YOU WILL NEED: Peg Board Letter | Artificial Flowers | Glue Gun | BoHo Decorative Screen | Twine (optional)

  • The best part about crafting is putting your own spin on a project. Whether it’s decorating with marquee lights or crafting an initial that represents your family name, Michaels has made it easy with their new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line of products.

flower diy

Step One: Pull flowers off of stem. michaels makers projects

flower projects

Step Two: Add a drop of hot glue around the bottom of flower.  love diy

Step Three: Place flower in peg board hole.  valentines day diy

The back will look like this. If you plan on putting this on a wall when you are finished with all of the flowers you can trim the backs so it fits flush against the wall.
pink crafts

I am so in love with this letter already. How cool would a the entire alphabet look on a wall!
valentines day gifts

I am putting my letter on top of a screen so I am not worried about cutting the backs of the flowers.  valentines day projects

Grab a little hook (btw this came on my boho screen that I got from Michaels as well) and add hot glue to one side of it.  glue gun projects

Step Four: Stick hook on back of letter. Leave it be for a hot minute to dry completely.  easy flower projects

  • This collection of surfaces, letters, frames and more come in modern, eclectic or rustic styles. From natural and finished woods, to a variety of metals, resin and patterned styles, the possibilities are endless.

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michaels make market February Challenge Creative

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  • If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts


You know you want some Fabric Band-Aids! I am sitting on my sofa watching Diners, Drive – In’s and Dives eating left over Veggie Soup and my Cat Hanna just pooted right. near. my. face. She is just lucky her cute face makes up for the nastiness seeping out of her you know what. I know it’s time for Christmas but today I just realized that I have not posted any Thanksgiving projects on my blog this year. I am not sure how I should feel about this situation. I mean, I complain to no ends about corporate stores setting up Christmas stuff in October and skipping right over the day of giving thanks! Now, I know some of you are crying your little eyes out waiting for me to post some weird object in my house that has been transformed into a turkey neck or a chicken leg but that will not happen, however I do have a FREE Thanksgiving printable for YOU! Right now I am giving thanks to my brain for thinking of this project the other day when I cut myself in my studio.

I was literally sitting on my floor creating THIS project and I cut my finger. I hopped on over to my handy dandy first aid kit that BTW needs to be bedazzled and grabbed a bandaid. I slapped it on my finger and wished I had some cute Kate Spade or Hello Kitty band-aid. Heller, Xyron + Fabric + Boring Band-aids = Gangsta Baids. I know my fabric is not a lick of “gangsta” but if a gangsta wore it you would think it was. Let’s get started!  Fabric Band-Aids using Xyron

I can’t lie I was hoping I would cut myself just so I could put one of these babies on me. You know you could make a batch of these and give them to someone as a Christmas gift and I pinky promise they will love them.

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Xyron Creative Station
♥Band-Aids
♥Cool Vintage Fabric
xyron creative station

♥ Step 1: Place a small piece of fabric on the pull out tray in the back of your creative station.

vintage fabric

♥ Step 2: Add more (((hehe)))  fabric projects

♥ Step 3: Crank it through the machine with the handle and it will come out the other end looking like this.  diy stickers

♥ Step 4: Peel off the plastic film on the top of the fabric pink fabric projects

♥ Step 5: Carefully peel off your fabric and make sure not to let the sticky side stick to anything, like itself!  how to make ban daids

♥ Step 6:  Stick your bandaid onto the sticky side of fabric. Make sure to leave the side of band-aid that you peel facing up towards the sky! fabric bandaids

♥ Step 7: Grab a pair of scissors and carefully cut around the band-aid. Yes, gold scissors cut better than black ones.  gold scissors

♥ Step 8: Stare at it for 7 minutes.  diy band aid

BOOM CHAKA LOCCA “Tha’s all Folks” I hope you enjoyed this non Christmas/Thanksgiving tutorial. You could keep these in your kitchen so if you cut yourself slaving in over the stove you can at least look cute.   diy band-aid

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Howdy Ho Monday! I thought I would be happier to see you. Seriously we need to work on our relationship because I really think we have a lot in common and this relationship still has a chance! Don’t we all feel this way about Monday? Honestly I used to dread this day but now I try to look at it as a “fresh” start to a new week, kinda like the 1st of the year – hehe.

So last week I created some pretty stellar mugs, hand painted mugs. Now I know you are thinking you can’t create these but I pinky promise you can! They have a few different ways you can paint on ceramic and I have literally tried them all. Remember when I made this. These were made with Sharpie markers and were fairy easy but the markers I used in this tutorial are SO MUCH easier and the consistency is a lot better.

I love painting on mugs because they really make the best gift. You can personalize them in so many different ways and it’s the perfect project for kids! Click the link at the bottom of this post for the FULL tutorial. On a side note I am super stoked that we are about to be grazed with “FALL’S” presence. Last year I made these and I think I will make a dozen more! Don’t forget to SHARE this post so the world can be filled with happiness and color!
how to paint mugs

painted mugs

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I hope you enjoyed this project and it inspires you to make your own! The possibilities are endless with these babies. Don’t forget to SHARE! See you in the next post! ♥,Jaderbomb

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How to paint pencils

Ladies and Gents…Please welcome to the stage Jaderbomb! I think I need to have more introductions here don’t ya think! Today I will show you how to make painted wooden pencils. I think these are great for holidays, parties and any other special event. You can typically find wooden pencils at places like Target, Marshall’s, Ross or World Market. It’s a super easy project that adults and kids can do in minutes.

♥I will tell you that it’s a GREAT day today! It’s my son Tahner’s birthday. I truly can’t believe that he is already 15 years old. I never understood that saying “cherish the memories because time flies”…Boy do I get it now!

Since when does my cute kid choose his friends over me, ugh! I will honestly say I am most proud of my little human that I created. He emits joy, happiness and always knows how to put a smile on my face. I think I will just leave out the typical sassy mouth every day now and then… ♥

As you know I just came back from Sanoma California this weekend. Michaels Craft Store took all of their bloggers out there to wine and dine them and let me tell you they didn’t miss out on ANYTHING! Stay tuned because I will have a blog recap of the entire trip. I can’t stress enough how amazing this trip was and the location. Follow me on Instagram to see more pictures of the fabulous trip!

I do have some other exciting things in the making that I wish I could share right now but I can’t. (Insert sad face)

Painted Wooden Pencils The things you will need for today’s project is a pack of wooden pencils, acrylic paint and paint brush. I have done these pencils a few times before I realized that the thinner the paint the better it goes onto the pencils.  painted pencils supplies Step One: Paint the end of the pencil with the color of your choice. Of course I have to stick to my roots and paint every color of the rainbow but you can paint them all one solid color.

red painted pencil

Step Two: Carefully place them on a ledge to dry correctly. You don’t want to place them on anything they will dry and stick to. Paper is a NONO…

teal painted pencil

Step Three: TIME TO ENJOY THEM ♥

how to paint pencils

I hope you enjoyed this quirky little project. I had fun making them and I absolutely love they way they look just being displayed in my studio! Make sure to check out my post about all things PINK FLAMINGO!

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