**To be featured in Vintage KC Magazine in early September 2014** Vintage KC Magazine challenged a handful of Kansas City creatives (me included) to DIY a project using pennies, and the final projects will be featured in the Fall issue (out the first weekend of September). I quickly thought about what I could make using only items I had on hand...because that's how I roll. I had seen some cool DIY penny floors, but that wasn't going to happen this time around. Then I thought about making a set of coasters, but I just wasn't feeling it. I knew I had plenty of glue and a few unused photo frames laying around, so my next thought was a penny photo frame...yep, that was the perfect solution! It was a pretty easy project, and I just love the different shades of copper - so fun! All you need is a photo frame, some pennies and a strong glue (super glue or epoxy). I personally liked using super glue for this one because it took a little while to dry, which worked with me and allowed me to shuffle pennies around pretty easily as needed. Simply glue the pennies down to cover the area of the frame - you will want to keep them all lined up. Then add a second layer of pennies on top that to cover the negative space left from lining the pennies up. Keep repeating this step until you have al of the negative areas covered.
Let it dry and bam - you have a cool, copper penny frame. Easy peasy. I can't wait to see how the other creatives use their pennies!
Every once in awhile I'm in a crappy mood for no reason. Thankfully those moods don't stick around for long, but when they hit I like to look at something pretty or read a thoughtful quote to shift my thinking.
I created a few prints that incorporate both the pretty and the thoughtful, and I wanted to share them with you incase they help you too. :)
Hope you have a lovely day!
The prints are 8x8 squares, but can be printed smaller than that if you wish. I always like to frame my prints in a matted frame. If you want to get the matted frame look for free, you can change the scale percentage on your printer and print the art smaller. Then cut the photo out leaving more than 3" of white space all around the photo.
Saving and Printing Directions:
Click on the desired image(s) above (it'll open large) and drag the image to your desktop (mac) or right click and save (pc) (you might have to "control" click to save it depending on your computer settings). Open and print it on a letter sized sheet of paper on your color printer, cut and frame.
For those of you who liked my free printable Monthly Blog Planning Sheets from last week, I'm back with coordinating Blog Idea Sheets. And this time I have added a gold metallic option (my personal fave).
Since my blogger brain is a little ADD sometimes, I have found that having an ongoing blog post idea sheet helps me jot down ideas as they come to me. This list comes in so handy when I'm filling out my monthly blog planner sheets. I simply pull my favorite ideas from the idea list and add them to my planner sheet as needed. My idea list used to be any random scrap of paper that I could find...until now. :)
If you like what you see, you can get the coordinating Monthly Blog Planning Sheets here or directly below...
Saving and Printing Directions:
Click on the desired planner above (it'll open large) and drag the image to your desktop (mac) or right click and save (pc) (you might have to "control" click to save it depending on your computer settings). Open and print it on a letter sized sheet of white card stock paper (with a color printer).
Click on the desired image above (it'll open large) and drag the image to your desktop (mac) or right click and save (pc) (you might have to "control" click to save it depending on your computer settings). Open and print it on a letter sized sheet of paper on your color printer.
Hi guys! I don't know about you, but I am so excited that fall is almost here!! It's my FAVORITE. I've already started DIYing some fall projects this weekend (way earlier than ever before), and here is my first one—gold paint drip pumpkins!
These are based off of the paint drip pumpkins I did last year, but this year I bought two plastic pumpkins (since it's only August and all, ha). Also last year's real ones didn't last too long before they needed to be thrown away. All you need are some real or plastic pumpkins, some brushed/matte gold and metallic gold spray paint, and a drop cloth of some sort.
Take your pumpkins, spray them with the matte paint, and let them dry. I like this brushed gold paint with the primer built in for best coverage in one coat.
Originally I thought I'd stop with the simple brushed gold pumpkins, but they felt too plain to me, so I decided to add the drips! I love the end result.
To achieve the look all you do is take your metallic gold spray paint and spray tons of paint at the top stem area until it starts dripping down the pumpkin. Do this until you are happy with the look. Let it dry all of the way. Even when dry, it still has the wet drippy paint look. So fun!
Note: I spray painted outside in the almost 100 degree heat, which dried them very quickly, but caused some bubbling in the paint. I should have painted them in my basement for a more even, mirrored gold effect. Oopsies, but oh well.
I bought a few cute glass pumpkins (50% off- yay), and I can't wait until it's time to display them. Do you have any fall projects you are already working on? Or am I the only crazy one around here? Don't answer that. :) PS.
I love and appreciate it when you share my projects and freebies. :) xoxoxo