As artsy fartsy of a person I like to think I am, I do tend to get a little too evil scientist with some of my projects (same thing can be said about my cooking). However, when I do fall under hard times and a project blows up (sometimes for real) it’s always a good learning tool. My first big failed project happened right before … Continue reading Explosion in my Oven!
For this ‘mugged at the dollar store’ project I will use alcohol ink to create quirky and unexpected designs. I tested on two mugs to see the differences- one clear glass and one white ceramic. I used alcohol inks purchased from my local craft store. Although they seem pricey, you don’t use a lot of ink so the little bottles go a long way! Materials Dishware (washed) … Continue reading Mugged at the Dollar Store- Inked
I’m out to find if homemade alcohol ink is as successful as store bought… Also whats great is you can get the materials from the dollar store 🙂 Materials Small container with lid (to store inks in) Large container that can get stained Standard Markers Rubbing Alcohol Gloves Make sure to make the ink in a well ventilated area! Alcohol evaporates quickly and can cause harsh side effects if inhaled. … Continue reading Making Alcohol Ink
My brother actually showed me this exciting new “mugged” project! As you know I got my dishware from the dollar store. I also got my nail polish from there. Easy and inexpensive project that will make great gifts! Materials Mug/ Glass (washed) Paper Plate Nail Polish (your choice of colors) Large container that can be ruined (I used an old yogurt container) Gloves Water Modpodge … Continue reading Mugged at the Dollar Store- Polished
It’s winter and the house is lacking fresh air. Instead of buying the expensive chemical filled air fresheners I decided to give the homemade one a try. I’ve seen this on Pinterest and thought it was a great idea! I experimented with various recipes and below is the one with the best results. Enjoy! Materials (2) packets of Clear Gelatin found at your local … Continue reading Homemade Gel Air Fresheners
I was cruising the isles of my local, beloved dollar store when I came across some adorable ceramic mugs. Tangent– I am a huge mug person… When people go on vacation they normally get postcards, magnets, and t-shirts as standard souvenirs but I make it a point to get a mug. And it can’t be any mug- it needs to be large enough to double … Continue reading Mugged at the Dollar Store- Paper Mosaic
JJ and I were perusing a local thrift store and came across a great find. A pair of old windows and a bunch of old rickety trellises. It was a glorious moment when we placed the trellis on the window frame and it was a perfect fit! A total of $10 for our goods was a well-deserved pat on the back. We got our finds back home and … Continue reading Junk to Treasure- Window Photo Frame
I’ve always wanted to make a pair of these and when I found a great deal on knee high socks I decided why not! It chilly outside and my hands are always cold during the winter. What’s great is they are easy to make and personalize! Below is my tutorial and a few examples of ones I made. Materials A pair of socks The … Continue reading Cozy Hand Socks