hurricane lamp home décor tutorial

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One of the things I like to do on a Friday afternoon is to peruse the posh stores in my home town to keep current on trends and accessories. Unfortunately Hurricane Irene outer bands have reach my area and hopefully I will not be needing to use this.

 

me2I’m Maggie Lamarre I  fell in luv with a hurricane lamp until I saw the price tag was $59.00. I must admit I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to price tags like this, I can 90% of the time think of how it could have been done better at a fraction of the cost by using my trusty Cricut.

Immediately I started think of ways I can create something similar for less than $7.00 by using the vases, candlesticks and candles.

Supplies:

  • 2 Vases, 2 Candlesticks, 2 candles from the Dollar Store
  • Cricut Machine, Martha Stewart Elegant cake art cartridge, Vinyl from Provo Craft
  • Viva Decor Pearl pen, Etch all
  • E6000, misc.:beans

Instructions:

  • Clean vase with rubbing alcohol to remove dirt
  • Cut< Accent1> on page 40 at 4"
  • Adhere the cut image to the clean vase, by following the mfg. instructions, rinse let dry
  • Find the center of the vase add a dollop of E6000 adhere the candlestick to the bottom of the vase, add a large sturdy book on top of the vase to add pressure for the vase to adhere to the candlestick for at least 1 hour.
  • Use the Viva Decor pen to add accents on the edges of the etch image, let dry.

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  • Add the beans to the vase, then insert candle.

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Voila in less than 2 hours I created a better Hurricane lamp that can be interchangeable for any season and will be a great housewarming gifts.

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How have you use  items from the Dollar Tree store in your crafting?

Have a great weekend,

Maggie

PS you can find more of my work at Passionately Artistic.

Summer time redecorating with the Cricut tutorial

Hi Everyone,

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The kids are out of school, lots of backyard bbq and Summer parties, now is a great time to spruce up the bathroom and be ready for the parade of people using your guest bathroom.

I’m Maggie to share a quick tutorial using fabric and off course your Cricut. I purchased a trio of frames from Salvation Army the size fits my bathroom perfectly. This trio of frame is to match the new curtains I’ve created you can find the steps in Scrap n Art Magazine.

 

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Let’s begin!

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  • Frames,Fabric, Fabri-tac by Beacon Adhesive, Doily
  • Ranger Stickle, hat pins, Cricut Cartridges, Hannah Montana, Give a Hoot, Lacey Label, Mini Monogram
  • Delta paints, crackle medium, jacquard Lumiere paint

Instructions:

  • Sand down the frame, add a layer of paint let dry, add a second layer let dry.
  • Brush a second layer of contrasting paint the jacquard paint, let dry, brush the crackle paint over the frame let dry.
  • Cover the frame insert with fabric using fabri-tac, add a mat to the fabric ink the edges.
  • Cut the butterflies for all 3 frames, from give a hoot cartridge at 3.5”, 2.5”,1.75”, ink the edges, add stickles and let dry.
  • Cut the words Relax, Rebound, Happy from Hannah Montana at 2.75”,2.5”, 2” add stickles let dry.
  • Cut lacey label at 2.75”, scallop circle at 2.75” ink the edges.
  • Assemble the butterflies, add rhinestones, pin hats, doilies to the mat on the fabric, insert onto the frames.

Voila done easy peasy!

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Please leave a comment and let us know what your plans are for the Summer Season?

Have a fabulous weekend stay cool!

Maggie

PS you can find more of my work at Passionately Artistic

Here’s a final look 🙂

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Coconut+Lemon+Cake=Smile

 

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Hi Everyone,

As we get ready for the start of the bbq season, let us remember those that has fallen and their sacrifices to give us our freedom. We Salute you!

 

me2I’m Maggie with a yummy recipe for you. This weekend give your guest this yummy cake to take home with them, and as an added benefit they can use the tag in a layout or a card.

 

 

Let’s begin!

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  • Yellow cake mix, 1tsp Cinnamon, 1tsp vanilla, 1 cup coconut, 1/2tsp lemon grind, 1/8 cup of lemon juice *(fresh squeeze).
  • Follow the cake direction, then add the above ingredients. Bake for 40mtes.

Supplies: Cricut Cartridges:Plantin School Book , Home Décor,Mother’s Day Bouquet,Wedding,Mini Monogram.

Core’dination cardstock, Cosmo Cricket pattern paper, ranger stickle

Creating the tag!

Instructions:

  • Cut the tag , star from Plantin School Book Cartridge at 4”, cut the flourish from Home Décor Cartridge at 5”, cut the scallop circle from Mini Monogram Cartridge at 3.5”, cut the banner from Wedding Cartridge at 3.75” with the shadows, cut the flower from Mother’s Day Bouquet Cartridge at 3”, ink all the edges w/Letraset Promarkers.

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Adhere the flourish to the tag, adhere the star to the right, add dimensional adhesive to the scallop circle, add flower, banner, add stickle to the edges of the star, banner, flower let dry.

 

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Add sentiment to the banner.

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Wrap the cake, add ribbon and the tag. Here’s the final presentation 🙂

 

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Have  a great safe weekend,

Maggie

PS you can find more of my work at Passionately Artistic