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.

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Back to school ideas for notebooks!

 

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me2_thumb1Hi I’m Maggie Lamarre We are counting down the last few days of Summer with a frenzy of School shopping and taking advantage of the Tax free weekend in Florida.

It is bittersweet for me as this is the last year I’m going to be covering text books and creating composition books as my daughter enters her senior year of High School. It has been a blast the past few years getting ready for school.

I am thankful for my Cricut for making it easy for me to decorate 5 composition books and 7 text books.

Supplies:

Cardstocks: Core’dination couture black magic, Pattern papers: Cosmo Cricket, 3m cardstock adhesive back

Cricut Cartridges: Plantin School book, French Manor, Summer in Paris, Paper Lace, Story book, Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridges by Provo Craft. Beacon Adhesive glue, Letraset ProMarkers.

Here are other ideas, you have seen the one below in the Circle Magazine!

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Do you have a Tax free week for back to school shopping in your state?

Have a fabulous weekend,

Maggie

PS don’t forget you see more of my work at Passionately Artistic!

Home remodeling with Cricut!

Hi Everyone,

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Summer is drawing to a close and so is my hankering to remodel and get ready for Fall my favorite season!

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Hi I’m Maggie Lamarre, yep I’m into redecorating for the season, it’s so much fun and it stretch my creativity. I picked this brass lamp at either Salvation army or Goodwill don’t remember which for $2.99. I fell in luv with the base and I knew it will fit perfectly with a little make over.

 

 

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Supplies:

  • Cricut Cartridges: Rock Princess, Home Décor, Mother’s Day Bouquet, Valspar paint
  • Tattered Angels Turquoise, Candy Apple, Sapphire glimmer mist and stencil
  • Want2scrap rhinestones, recollection brads, Ranger stickles

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Have a great weekend, let me know how you are sprucing up for Fall?

Maggie

Christmas in July clutch tutorial

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Hi I’m Maggie Lamarre to share a fun tutorial on how to jazz up a clutch for the holidays! I was at a garage sale when I found this clutch and I knew right away I wanted to jazz it up.
It had a tag price of $2.00 but was able to bargain down to $1.00 with a few Cricut images, Prima bling and Stickle this purse can be sold for $24.99 at a gift shop 🙂
You can recreate that look by using a template or a punch if you don’t have a die cut machine.

 

Supplies:

  • Clutch, Prima rhinestone, Provo Craft Cricut Machine, Cricut Cartridge Sweetheart
  • Core’dination couture cardstock, Ranger Glossy accent, Stickle black diamond, Prima rhinestone and center

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Instructions:

  • Cut 10 flowers  each in Black and white glitter cardstock in ascending orders 4.25”,4”,3.5”,3”,2.75”,2”,2.5”,1.5”
  • Add stickles to the edges of the white glitter cardstocks only, let dry

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  • Assemble the flowers as seen below, adhere the prima center

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  • Use glossy accent to adhere the flowers to the clutch.

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  • Adhere the rhinestones using glossy accent to the bottom of the flowers to create interest.

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Voila you are done! This holiday season you don’t have to use a boring clutch!
Maggie
PS you can find more of my work at Passionately Artistic

Flower tutorial with a linking party on Wednesday!

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Hi everyone,

Just a few weeks left on Summer vacation before school resume. It was very sad to watch our last Shuttle mission here in Florida, I must admit it brought tears to my eyes knowing I may not see another one again.

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Creating a layout that is quick and easy but look likes it took hours to create is very easy. I created the border using the portable Limiri Quick Snippers, to reflect the ruffles in my daughter’s shirt. 

 

Instructions:

  • Cut pattern paper 8×8 to create a mat, adhere to 12×12 pattern paper.

    Cut three borders 3"x12" using the Limiri Quick Snippers to reflect the ruffles on the shirt. Ink the edges with Letraset Pro Marker red. Stamp border on the white ruffle edge, adhere to the center of the 8×8 mat.

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  • Cut 18 flowers from Mother’s day bouquet in ascending order 3", 2.75", 2.5", 2.25", 2." 1.75". Snip the edges using Limiri Quick Snippers. Ink the edges with Letraset Pro Marker red.

    Select seven flowers in ascending order. Using the stylus curl the petals in swirl motion towards the center.

     

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  • Assemble the flowers by using a hot glue gun. Add Stickles to the edges. Let dry. Add a pearl to the center.

    Arrange the flowers onto a cluster in the center of the 3×12 border. Add the rhinestones. Add the branches to surround the flowers for a realistic effect.

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    Tip: Cut and rearrange rhinestones to fit your design.

  • On the Provo Craft Gypsy, weld 2 rectangles .35" width by 5.5". Cut the frame from Lacy Label at 2.75". Cut a title. Ink the edges with Letraset Pro Marker brown. Using a paper piercer, add a jewelry finding. Hang onto the post to the top right of the layout.

    Punch three small and one large Monarch butterfly. Ink edges. Layer one large and one small butterfly. Add rhinestone to the center. Add butterfly to the left of the post. Layer the remaining butterflies. Add to the left section of the border.

  • Punch three doves. Add Stickles. Let dry. Scatter doves around the cluster of flowers.

    Cut two mats 3.5" x 3". Round the border using Limiri Quick Snippers straight edge scissor. Adhere to the top left and bottom left. Adhere photos on top of mat.

    Cut strips of white cardstock to create the journaling. Leave ample space to snip the edges as in a fish tale.

    Supply List:

    Tool: Limiri "Quick Snippers," Martha Stewart Crafts "Punch: Branch, Dove, Monarch"; Cardstock: American Crafts "Cherry, White"; Adhesive: Glue Arts "Glue Glider Pro," Hot Glue Gun; Paper: SEI "Poppy: Parasol"; Die-cuts: Provo Craft "Cricut Expression," "Gypsy," "Cartridge: Lacy Label, Mother’s Day Bouquet"; Embellishments: Blue Moon "Jewelry Finding," Prima Marketing "Say it in Crystal," Recollection "Pearls"; Ink: Tsukineko "StazOn: Magenta"; Pens: Letraset Pro Marker "Brown, Red"; Stamp: Recollection "Borders"

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Have a fantastic week,
Ps you can find more of my work at passionately Artistic

Maggie

Summertime crafting with kids!

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Hi Everyone,

It’s summertime crafting with kids, by using readily available material to create crafts, and what better ways to keep kids busy this summer.

me2 I’m Maggie Lamarre. My dd has a reading list this Summer and it seems her friends are reading the same books as well. They are having animated discussions on the book, rewriting  and acting some of the scenarios. The other day her friend was over and we couldn’t tell which beat up books belong to whom. Hence the the idea of using left over pegs, toast packaging to create the embellish peg.

 

 

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Supplies:

  • Craft smart chocolate brown paint, Studio G brown glitter glue, Ranger stickle, Gesso, Elmer’s glue.
  • Recycle boxes, Ashlyn’s, cake basic Cricut Cartridge, peg, K & Company rhinestones.

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Instructions:

  • Apply a coat of Gesso on the peg, let dry. use a dry brush to apply a coat of Elmer’s glue, immediately dab the paint over to create a texture look, let dry see below.

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  • Apply the brown glitter glue it will create a bumpy texture without having to use a lot of glitter glue.

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  • Cut butterfly including shadow from Ashlyn’s cartridge at 1.75”, 1.5”, ink the edges, assemble add rhinestone to the center.
  • Cut scallop from recycle box at 2”, 1.5”, add a layer of brown paint, let dry assemble.

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  • Adhere the butterfly to the scallop, adhere the scallop with strong adhesive to the peg.

Voila all done! easy craft to do with kids this Summer 🙂

Here’s the final project! have a great weekend.

Maggie

PS: I invite you to leave a comment letting us know what your crafty plans are for the summer?

You can find more of my work at Passionately Artistic..

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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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