Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Lang Calendar Art ~ Handmade Pelican Bracelet Inspo


More bracelet inspiration to brighten your day...

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Here's to creating something beautiful that makes your heart happy!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Upcycled Honey Bottles ~ DIY Bear Bookends

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I'm absolutely thrilled with how my honey bear bottles turned out! It's amazing what some spray paint can do to transform an item you'd normally toss into the recycle bin without a second thought.

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To give them some weight, I filled them with little aquarium rocks. Then I added some paper flowers to spruce them up a bit before giving them a new home on my bookshelf.

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Their happy faces make me smile every time I see them!

rava designs crafting with rachelle vaughn

rava designs crafting with rachelle vaughn

Here's to creating something beautiful that makes your heart happy!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Practicing Watercolor Roses ~ Newbie Artist

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Watercolor roses...

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Here's to creating something beautiful that makes your heart happy!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Fairywren ~ Handmade Bracelet Inspiration

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This calendar page of a fairywren was great inspiration for a new bracelet...

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Here's to creating something beautiful that makes your heart happy!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Pub Mix Container Upcycle ~ DIY Craft Storage

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Pub Mix containers make really great storage, but man is it tough to get the labels off! I tried everything. Soaking them overnight in dish soap, scrubbing like crazy, I even tried scraping the glue off with a putty knife. Nope. That stuff is on there like, well, glue.

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Since nail polish remover works well on glass jars, I decided to try it, but that didn't work either. So I scoured the internet and didn't find much. Except for a tip about cooking spray. Desperate to find something that worked, I tried it. Weird, I know, but I sprayed on some Pam and went to town with the scrubby side of a kitchen sponge. It worked. After a ton of elbow grease. And a big mess of oily spray.

In the future, I'll probably just slap my own pretty label on the container and call it a day because getting that glue off took way too much time and energy.

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Was it worth all that scrubbing? Yes. I proved to myself that I could get rid of all the gunk and my embroidery thread looks like a wonderful rainbow in its new storage container...

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rava designs crafting with rachelle vaughn

Here's to creating something beautiful that makes your heart happy!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Fabric Heart Garland ♥ Handmade Shabby Chic Decor

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I decided to sew some fabric hearts out of my scrap quilting fabric and I just love how they turned out!

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Here's to creating something beautiful that makes your heart happy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Lilac-breasted Roller Bird ~ Handmade Bracelet Inspiration

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When nature is your inspiration
anything is possible!

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Here's to creating something beautiful that makes your heart happy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Stephen's Cocoa Can Upcycle ~ DIY Chalk Marker Storage

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Over the years I've been saving the cans from my favorite hot chocolate in hopes of someday finding a use for them. Well, after receiving my new chalk markers in the mail, I knew I had the perfect storage solution waiting in the wings.

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All I had to do was peel off the label and voila! The silver is what was already underneath and it works just fine until I figure out some pretty paper to cover the cans with.

Chalk markers are supposed to be stored horizontally which makes them look so colorful in my craft room!

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rava designs crafting with rachelle vaughn

Here's to creating something beautiful that makes your heart happy!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Happy Birthday Chalkboard Art

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Make a wish...

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rava designs crafting with rachelle vaughn

Here's to creating something beautiful that makes your heart happy!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Marjolein Bastin Calendar Art ~ Handmade Bracelet Inspiration

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I love taking inspiration from items around the house for my handmade bracelets...

(Nature's Inspiration calendar cover by Marjolein Bastin)
Pre-order your 2021 copy HERE!

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Here's to creating something beautiful that makes your heart happy!