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How To Do An Easy Aged Painting Technique

How To Do An Easy Aged Painting Technique

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dining chairsThis aged technique is so easy it’s brilliant!  This is a great example of what you can do to make a new piece of furniture fit with the furniture you already have.   Jennifer needed her chairs to have a darker aged effect rather than the white washed effect to blend with the dining table she already had.  She bought the chairs at TJMaxx ~ wow I love what they get sometimes, and these are very nice, quite my style 😉  as I really like upholstered chairs for the dining room.  But when you shop at TJMaxx you have to be quick to get it when you see it, or it’s gone for sure if you wait — just a warning!

Get Jen’s instructions with lots of photos to show you how to recreate this aged effect

 Easy Aged Painting Technique

 

How To Make A Heart Pillow

How To Make A Heart Pillow

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heart pillowWith this project, you can just follow the photos to see each step, 1.  Cut up circles of fabric about 5 or 6 inches across.  2.  Fold a to create gathers, stitch to hold the gathers in place, at the bottom of the folds. 3.  Create an outline of a large heart on your pillow with washable ink in a contrasting color.  4. Sew the folds to the heart, following the outline of the heart, do the same again, to fill in the heart.  Ahhh done, now you have a gorgeous one of a kind heart pillow.  This would make a beautiful gift for a bridal shower!

Enjoy!

How To Make Night Light Houses

How To Make Night Light Houses

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night light housesCan you just imagine making your own little enchanted wonderland of castles and cottages? How perfectly magical!  Begin this project by searching and collecting the images of castles and cottages you want, it’s a breeze from there to make this project with battery operated tea lights.

Claire shares her magic with us

How To Make Night Light Houses

How to paint a mural

How to paint a mural

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Murals are the coolest thing! The Sistine Chapel is painted from floor to ceiling with murals. They must consider some spiritual aspect to a mural. When I look at the wave mural above, It make me think of the ocean, and brings all other kinds of thoughts of memories of being at the beach. Murals are a very personal think because they take up a lot of space in your home, but if chosen wisely, can bring an amazing aspect to the atmosphere in your home. I think every home should have murals. I am an artist myself, and I plan to paint several murals in my own home. Follow these steps below to learn how!

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Paint a mural

25 DIY candleholders

25 DIY candleholders

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13-MarbleWe all love candles, and candles need candleholders, unless you want wax dripping everywhere. So here’s 25 different cool ideas for candleholders you can make easily. It would be really cool to make a few of each, and have them all over the house! I really like the “marble paint” votives in the picture above. So have fun and pick the project you want to do most, and create a little atmosphere in your house.

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25 DIY Candleholders

13 Beautiful Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

13 Beautiful Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

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Have fun putting together your creative masterpieces!  Happy Holidays !

How to make a dreamcatcher

How to make a dreamcatcher

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What is the magic of a dreamcatcher? What do the Native Americans know about dreams, that they learned how to create dreamcatchers? Either way, they’re beautiful. I find them mesmerizing and mysterious. I think it would be even more magical to make your own considering the folklore behind the mystique of dreamcatchers. So make one for yourself, and put your own magic into it!

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Dreamcatcher