Marble Paper Valentines Quick DIY

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I’ve always been drawn to the look of marbling and was so excited the first time I tried this easy method for marbling paper and got a great result. Some descriptions for marbling paper make the process look intimidating and complicated—often involving oil, special paint, and tools. This technique, however, requires only a few things that you probably already have on hand: shaving cream, food coloring, and a baking dish. Zero skill is needed. In fact, I’ve even done it with first graders! It is such a fun and striking way to create colorful homemade Valentines. Be careful though, it’s addicting! ...catch this guest post and easy tutorial I did over at Four Hats Press.

 http://www.fourhatspress.com/journal/2017/1/30/guest-post-making-marbled-valentines

DIY // easy marbled terracotta planter

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marbledPotskullCactus On Wednesday my friend Jane came over to hang out and craft. We looked at a bunch of random DIY things, but in the end she made some neon tassels and I used paint pens to create a marble design on a terracotta planter. :) I've been meaning to repot a handful of plants that I had and terracotta planters are so cheap. I was inspired by this picture on instagram! It was so easy and I love the final result. The only supplies you need are Sharpie paint pens and a terracotta planter! :) Happy Friday!

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Easy DIY Banner

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This is a project I did way back in November and it was pretty painless and quick! I love the way it turned out. I made it for our anniversary because our little saying is "Go Team!" I was inspired by the lovely IT'S OK pendant (pictured below via.Wit & Delight) that has been circulating around the web for a while. The one by Secret Holiday is $68 and this one cost $25! I hung my pendant up with a lame twig because I finished making it at night and there was snow on the ground and I couldn't find a decent stick! :) I did buy a rod from Hobby Lobby, but I would've had to take out the saw to cut it, (which did not happened) so it's still on the twig.

Supplies: I got all the supplies from Hobby Lobby. Steps: 1. I cut a template from extra chip board I had lying around and traced the banner onto the canvas. Then I cut it out using an exacto knife. 2. I used paper stickers as stencils, carefully tracing around them using a Stained Sharpie fabric pen. This took the longest amount of time as I was going really slow, so I wouldn't mess up! *I spent about 45 minutes at Hobby Lobby looking for iron-on-letters, then I thought of cutting the letters out of black felt, but I am SO glad I decided to trace and color the letters (way cheaper and much less work than tracing and cutting felt)! 3. After I traced the letters, I colored them in using the same Stained Sharpie fabric pen. Then I simply sewed around the whole banner (about an inch from the edge) to keep it from fraying. I folded the top over and sewed across the top so I could hang it up. Pretty simple!

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