EASY Built In Shelf Redo Using Milk Paint

Built in Shelf Redo using Milk Paint

Many moons ago I purchased milk paint powder and mixed it according to the label {I think I had to add water} and liked it…a lot…but then I forgot about it.  I have been painting a lot lately…small furniture pieces, accent walls, and a fabric chair, and had forgotten about Milk Paint.  I used the very expensive well known Chalk Paint that everyone loves and while I don’t dislike it, it sort of didn’t like me.  It was harder to {Read More}

Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost Necklace ~ Quick and Easy Kids Craft

Ghost Necklace Ichabod Crane Style

I love almost anything glow-in-the-dark {think cute…NOT spooky}.  I’m so glad to still have one little guy who shares my love of cool kidsy crafts.   These little necklaces are extremely EASY to make and if you let them charge {hang around a light source} they’ll glow for hours. When little guy {and me…yes..these look great with jeans and a T} aren’t wearing ours I hang them from lamps so they glow at night. You could even make up a {Read More}

Burlap and Deco Mesh Wreath

Deco Mesh and Burlap Pumpkin WreathCupcakes and Crinoline

If you saw my Jack o’ Lantern post from the other day you saw the tiara my little pumpkin wore that also doubles as a wreath.  I promised you the tutorial for the tiara/wreath so here it is ~ it was super easy to make and I really like the way it turned out.  You could keep it simple, like mine, or make more bunches of the orange curls and make a fatty pumpkin wreath. Supplies: 1 roll of Deco {Read More}

Easy-to-Make Light Up Jack-o-Lantern Craft

Light Up Jack o' Lantern

It’s the time of year for seasonal crafting and it all starts in my house with Halloween.  I love the cute more than the spooky and this Light Up Jack o’ Lantern is anything but scary.  The box can be used as just a decoration or to hold Halloween Candy to hand out to your Trick or Treaters. This box was so easy and fun to make using FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam. Supplies: Three FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets {sizes below}~ One {Read More}

15-Minute Ledge Shelf

15-minute Ledge Shelf Cupcakes and Crinoline

Have you seen ledge shelves around at Ikea, Home Goods and just about any place that sells home decor?  I have and I ♥love♥ them.  They are so versatile and look wonderful with little picture frames and memorabilia perched on them.  I want them….lots of them….but $$$$ is a bit of a problem so I have just been looking at them and longing for them until now. Guess what I did?  I made one….yep….I sure as heck did and just {Read More}

My Trash to Treasure Garden Bench

Garden Bench ~ Trash to Treasure @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Garden Bench/Weight bench redo ~ less than $15.00 ~ trash to treasure  Years ago I worked out with weights {when I say years I means y-e-a-r-s}.  I loved it but soon there was no time in my life for that so I gave away all of the weights and kept the bench ~ I’m a semi-hoarder.  I covered the weight bench with a red gingham fabric and wrapped the legs in a country cow fabric ~ stick with me here….country {Read More}

Mason Jar Beach Photo Display

Mason Jar Beach Photo Display @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

{Mason Jar Beach Photo Display} has been made possible by Shutterfly and Looksi Square. One of my favorite days every summer is the day we go to the lake and spend the entire day just relaxing, watching the kids play in the water and in the sand and enjoying our time together.  All the boys find shells throughout the day and bring them back to me to save.  I never know what to do with those shells but this year I found a {Read More}

DIY Button and Cord Bracelet with Charms

Easy Corded Charm Bracelet c&c

You can make your own bracelet {perfect for summer} in just minutes for less than $2.00.  This bracelet is so easy to make you can get the kids involved and make them by the batch. You can make them in bright summery colors, basic colors or use multiple colors of cord all for the same bracelet  ~ these are so versatile and cute ~ stack them in sets or wear them alone.  The options are limitless!  What you need:  Button {Read More}

The 99 Cent Upscaled Tote Bag

99 cent Upscaled Tote Bag

Did you ever have an idea that just kept evolving?  I bought several tote bags at a local craft store {Pat Catan’s} last year for only 99 cents each.  I like to use them for yard-sale and flea market shopping but they were just so plain I wanted to perk at least one of them up a bit and I like how it turned out so much that I’ve been using it as my spring purse.  The natural color was {Read More}

All Natural Egg Dye

All Natural Egg Dye @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I have a recent love for all things avocado ~ I just can’t get enough of them.  I baked some cupcakes {vegan} that I’ll be posting next week and was thinking about uses for the skins.  I made a 3D Bunny and still had some skins left and after doing some research found that you could also use the skin for a natural dye.  I dyed some fabrics and decided to keep the dye for future use.  I strained it {Read More}

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