Perfectly Painted Edges

the secret to perfect painted edgesMy sister recently bought her first house, and was excited to finally pick out paint colors. She's a bit of a perfectionist (okay, a BIG perfectionist), so we ended up painting her kitchen twice within a couple of weeks. After a few painting mishaps, we finally hit on a method that gave us nearly-perfect results for painting corners and edges.

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Metallic Wall Stencils

Metallic Wall Stencils
Update a plain wall with shimmery, metallic wall stencils! Use a paint marker for non-drip color. I used my Silhouette to cut doilies (download my cut files for free), but you could also make your own design using an X-acto knife.

Book Page Roses

4Book Page Roses
I love books! When I'm not crafting, I spend a lot of my time reading. So I'm always sad when a book becomes tattered and is no longer readable. It makes me happy to give them a second life. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be showing how to make several varieties of paper flowers using the pages of a single old book. Here's the first: How to Make Book Page Roses.

Animal Masks

Animal Masks
Free printable animal masks can provide a lot of entertainment with very little effort. Here are some links to free masks, as well as ideas for extended play.

Rainbows for Rexburg

My little town had a flash flood this week, so I've been spending my free time cleaning, cooking, and hauling for flood victims. We could all use a rainbow right about now... so here are 6 rainbow-inspired projects to brighten your day!

Hand Lettering Mediums

I love playing around with different mediums when hand lettering. Try watercolor, calligraphy pens, chalk, or paint markers. Experiment with scanning your work and adding color digitally. And then share your artwork by uploading pics to the "Made By You" section on the bottom of any tutorial!

Cozy Kitty Heat Pack

5Cozy Kitty Heat Pack
Sew a cute and useful heat pack with my free Cozy Kitty Heat Pack pattern! It's filled with rice and microwaveable. Once you've made a Cozy Kitty, get creative and adapt it to make other cuddly heat pack critters!