This Used to be A Coffee Can!
Not only can you roll up magazines and place them in here for storage, but if you use the larger sized cans of coffee you can keep a spare roll of Toilet paper inside. No one will ever have to ask you where the extra roll is because it will be enclosed in this lovely storage container.
Necessity is the Mother of Invention and the Inspiration behind so many of my projects
That’s why my book is titled, “Upcycle with Decoupage” It’s projects like these that I love the most. I have plenty of napkins on hand, I have plenty of cans around and a very inexpensive project becomes something that looks quite charming and it’s functional! LOVE that! So aside from the coffee cans, you’ll also need some saran wrap, heavy grit nail files and furniture polish. *The furniture polish is to remove any labels and residue from the metal cans.
Here are the links to everything else you’ll need. Don’t forget! You can do all of your Amazon shopping while you’re on my site. Let’s say you’re going to purchase the variety pack of Martha Stewart Glitter. You add it to your cart then think….”You know what? I really wanted to buy that gift for Aunt Martha….” Simply go back up to the search bar and enter what you’re looking for. You don’t have to only buy what I recommend and you don’t have to sign out and sign back in again.
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If Any of the links don’t work, simply click on any high-lighted link, and enter the descriiptive words into the search.
Here’s what you’ll need:
E6000 glue *clear http://amzn.to/2f6abVi
Chalk paint asst. http://amzn.to/2f6ERG9
Martha Stewart Glitter Set http://amzn.to/2w8xlBM
Pearl Rhinestone Ribbon Trim http://amzn.to/2x2k5xA
Grey Velvet Ribbon http://amzn.to/2wXCxIs
Organza Ribbon http://amzn.to/2x1Pf84
Embossing Gun Kit *image below http://amzn.to/2eVD96F
Maya Gold Paint * also in Petrol, Violet & Blue http://amzn.to/2x1LWxD
Napkins (Link is just above napkin image) http://amzn.to/2wa3MA0
Napkin Decoupage Glue http://amzn.to/2xz5ACH
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/J7AEMEklkP8
Decoupage Using Rice Paper and Dye Inks
So we had a party a week ago. My brother was in from Florida, I invited the majority of our neighbors and we ordered some Italian Food from our favorite Italian place, Mama Flora’s. I had finished all of the shopping for everything else, and then I noticed it…. a complete mish-mash of wine glasses. Some that were gifted, some that had been with us since the beginning, some that we got along the way when we needed more. I hated to throw them away, they were perfectly fine. I knew I couldn’t make it to Goodwill for a few weeks and that’s when it hit me, I can make VOTIVES out of these!!! I got all excited. Over the summer I took a mixed media course and we used Dye inks for all of our projects. We used a lot more than that but as always, I tend to try to figure out ways to incorporate new things that I learn into decoupage. I already had this rice paper (Calligraphy paper) on hand – I purchased it originally for use in my copier. Uh, no. Maybe it was just my printer but it constantly jammed up inside the printer so that by the end of an hours worth of attempts all of the pets had hidden in different area’s of the house. I knew I would be able to work with the paper in the future though-so today’s video was all about the rice paper and Dye Inks.
Turning a Wine Glass into a Votive- Repurposing at it’s best.
Using the inks I was able to create some votives to help ease us into Autumn. Amber, Rust, Yellow, Orange and some burgundy all went into this weeks project. While I don’t like taking down my summer crafts, the shell wreaths, the floral pots with summer flowers, and the ocean themed projects …I did love adding these little beauties to those new empty spaces. I simply inked the papers, added stencils and a stamp and tore the paper into strips. I then decoupaged those papers onto the surface of the glass. Seriously, this was so satisfying.
Go on ahead and watch the video and in the meantime- don’t forget that while you’re shopping through my site, you can order anything you need from Amazon while you’re there. You don’t have to sign out and buy the unrelated items by signing back in. Don’t forget that Upcycle with Decoupage is on Facebook and when you hit “like” and “follow” you’ll be notified every week when I put a new video out!
Here’s what you’ll need: * Images are below the links
Rice Calligraphy paper http://amzn.to/2eJKKoJ
ink pad set (fall colors) * you can search other colors too http://amzn.to/2wJjQWs
12 pack ink pad Sorbet Scoops http://amzn.to/2wJcGkE
12 pack Dye Ink Pads Dew Drop http://amzn.to/2wIPHGu
Large Ink Pad * Angel Pink *other colors available http://amzn.to/2wJewSE
Round Ink Blending tool *w/ replacement sponges http://amzn.to/2wJol3a
E6000 Glue (with Precision tips) http://amzn.to/2wbwdIL
Heat Gun http://amzn.to/2eJA7SZ
Napkin Decoupage Glue http://amzn.to/2vME6ZZ
Fall Stencil (Stencil is 11 X 8 -though images are smaller http://amzn.to/2j5gGJ4
Rubber Stamp 3 x 3 x 1 Fall Tree http://amzn.to/2wJBOIb
Rubber Stamp 6 x 4 (best if working on Bottle) Mouse and Bird in tree http://amzn.to/2gNo0si
Rusty Patina *there is a 2.99 shipping fee with this http://amzn.to/2j4SneD
All Color Glitter assortment http://amzn.to/2j7Dckz
TRiple Thick Glaze Top Coat http://amzn.to/2wJCNbp
That’s the link that will take you to my store on Zazzle!
All good decoupage projects start with just the right paper, or image. You don’t have to love pink in order to do this project though. A birdhouse can be any color you want it to be.Let’s get our papers first then we can get the rest of our supplies.
Birds Need Homes especially in the Winter…
Would you like to keep this outside or indoors? You don’t have to add the lovely butterflies although truth be told, I could make butterflies this way all day. Using the coffee filters, the punch that I have and these Pearl Paints by Martha Stewart. Imagine making these glittery little butterflies and adding them to your Christmas tree….how about an Easter Basket?? Perfect for Springtime….but for now I want to be able to see Butterflies during the upcoming fall and winter months.
You may want to google birds in your area to see what types and sizes of homes they prefer. This little opening is perfect for the little wrens that like a small little nest. A Woodpecker would never seek out a home like this, they prefer to make their own homes. Right in the trees… Several other birds though do seek out cozy little abodes. Today’s project may be the perfect little home for a romantic minded little birdie.
Here’s the supply list and links for what you’ll need for this project. Don’t forget, you can do all of your Amazon shopping through my site!
Please note: Prices listed below may change/these prices were in effect as of August 23 2017/ Upcycledecoupage is not responsible for price changes made by sellers. 🙂
Wooden Birdhouse http://amzn.to/2w4lhhw
$10.99 (free shipping with Prime Membership
XL Teflon Craft Sheet/Matt http://amzn.to/2w4mZ2x
$19.99 & Free shipping
Martha Best Sellers metallic and Pearl paints http://amzn.to/2w4VNRk
$22.51 Free ship
Napkin Decoupage glue http://amzn.to/2w4L3SX
Glitter Assortment http://amzn.to/2vZleFH
Butterfly Punch http://amzn.to/2wooUBz
Look! It’s got 3 different punches! I use this all the time!
Flat back gems *assorted http://amzn.to/2g6hs7z
e 6000 w/ precision tips http://amzn.to/2w4AzTG
pop dots http://amzn.to/2irDhzd
Decoupage scissors http://amzn.to/2v6ReZn
Paper Glaze http://amzn.to/2v6wqBj
Liquid Pearls *7 http://amzn.to/2woCEwt
The Before The After
DIY Artist’s Journal using an Address Book
You can see how beat up the original address book was….and how it looks now. A little chalk paint, decoupage glue and glitter….and it’s like new. You could even use an old address book and paint over the pages with chalk paint so you can use the book all over again, this time for your creative ideas. I have to admit, I have about 4 different places where I write down my ideas. I keep a pad in the bedside table because I am constantly getting ideas while I’m going to sleep or waking up. Yup, I sure do, I dream about decoupage. But that pad has to stay upstairs, so I keep another pad near the computer where I’ll get ideas galore after looking on Pinterest. I keep notes on my Iphone, and then there are the variety of napkins in my pocketbook that all have all types of mad scribbles all over them. Have a look at this weeks Youtube video and see where I’ll be keeping all of my notes from now on. I will carry this book with me everywhere, and in the event that I forget it, (I have to make it a habit first) I will still have the backup pads all over.
In the meantime, here’s the supply list and the links next to them so you can buy them right here! If you like the napkins don’t hesitate, they sell out very quickly. Punch Studio has some of the most beautiful napkins you’ll ever see. If the napkins you want are sold out, click on the link, and enter exactly what you’re looking for, an example would be Music themed napkins -or purple hydrangea napkins..you can also do a search for Punch Studio napkins or Ideal Home Range Napkins, floral napkins, French themed, fruit, etc…
Address Book (this one is Moleskin) http://amzn.to/2vK3Z9o
Chalk paint Sampler http://amzn.to/2vJJ8TJ
decoupage scissors http://amzn.to/2fMPRIF
Triple Thick Glaze http://amzn.to/2vJDfWG
Matte Gel Medium * for Transfer http://amzn.to/2vK63hE
Trio of roses napkins http://amzn.to/2vEMSr7
punch studio Pink Paisley napkins http://amzn.to/2vJNZnI
Punch Studio Seahorse napkins http://amzn.to/2i6TdXJ
Punch Studio Butterfly Damask http://amzn.to/2fMSz0N
How to Paint and Decoupage a Beach Themed Teapot
you can watch the DIY Video here: https://youtu.be/0WGmDYJIzK8
First let me say two things….I have had these napkins for years and I can’t find them anymore-so I am sorry that I couldn’t find them to put here on my post, (thought I did find several other beautiful napkins!) and the second thing is, I am only using this teapot for decorative purposes. For that reason I was happy to find this beat up one in the thrift store. It’s one of those items where someone probably wondered if they should donate it or not wondering what good it would be to someone-AND this turned out to be one of my favorite projects. I love most things to do with the sea having grown up frequenting the Jersey Shore way before it became world famous. Memories of my families on both sides, going to the shore. Parents would set up blankets, bring the coolers with lunches and drinks, the bags full of sunscreen and of course a radio. While the kids all ran into the ocean as if it was a candy store. Night’s were then spent on the boardwalk-I wasn’t one to go on the rides like most of my cousins but I did love to hang out with my Grandma Conlon. I loved both of my grandmothers, but this Grandma liked to play the machines where she would win toys and trinkets for all of us. There were 16 grandkids and we were just as happy with the toys that came out of the machines as we were with the toys that came from the toy store. She used to give me coins because I got very good at winning on those big glass machines that had the claws on them. I didn’t even care that I wasn’t winning something for me, I was making my Grandmother happy and that made me feel pretty special.
Hydrangeas and Butterflies
Even as a young child I always remembered seeing those canvas awnings around most of the homes along with large family sized porches…and hydrangeas. Maybe that’s another reason why hydrangeas are my favorite flower. The few times that I have seen the butterflies land on the hydrangeas I thought it was magical somehow. It was certainly pretty and I was born with that artistic leaning- so I was very drawn to the flowers and the butterflies, still am. That’s how our beach inspired teapot was created. I was missing the shore. I found the teapot in the thrift store and knew I could make it pretty again.
In the video I used Annie Sloan chalk paints. Her paints are not that easy to find. I have used the paints listed below to do other ocean themed projects and they’re a nice substitute. The video was made a while ago so I’ve learned from people’s comments that they can’t just run right out to buy the Annie Sloan paint. If you have it, great, but if not, I’ve supplied the links to the colors you’ll need to complete this project. Don’t forget, you can buy anything that you like while you’re on Amazon, you don’t have to sign out after buying what you need for this project. You can get what you need/want, then continue to shop for everything else you’re looking for.
Have fun friends!
Here’s the supply list.
Small Curved scissors http://amzn.to/2hLXCza
Mica Flakes * Mother of Pearl http://amzn.to/2vGlb21
craft sand http://amzn.to/2vkIcXv
Elmers Glue http://amzn.to/2vnExGt
Coarse Glitter * Martha Stewart http://amzn.to/2vkqkM1 Triple Thick clear Top Coat http://amzn.to/2vkDJUp
craft pearls Ivory and white http://amzn.to/2vkMDBz
aprox 50 seashells asst size and shapes http://amzn.to/2vkMKNv
Glacier Colored Chalk paint http://amzn.to/2fuhuWy
Pouncer Sponge brush http://amzn.to/2vnXwRe
Professional Splatter Brush http://amzn.to/2vQ9OoH
Napkin Decoupage Glue http://amzn.to/2hLILVa
Shades of Indigo Butterfly napkins http://amzn.to/2uHZMRp
Caspari Dayrol butterfly napkins http://amzn.to/2uHq1aA
Aporia Butterfly *and flower napkin http://amzn.to/2vkEexG
Hydrangea Napkins http://amzn.to/2vkD2e2
Blush Hydrangea napkins http://amzn.to/2hLgq1t
Butterfly and Hydrangea Napkin http://amzn.to/2uqDyYZ