Paint Swatch Crafts

Make sure to hang onto all your paint swatches after your next decorating project. You can use them in so many ways.

Use a stamp, sticker, calligraphy or decoupage to decorate the swatch. Depending on the shape and size of the swatch this becomes a bookmark, small notebook cover, small memory book cover, memory book embellishment, postcard, invitation, notecard …

Kid’s Art Gallery

Displaying and preserving your children’s art projects can be a challenge. Way too much art and way too little refrigerator space. If you are determined to display each piece of art, before long your home starts to look like a kindergarten classroom. If it breaks your heart (or your child’s heart) to toss out even one piece of precious art read on for some ways to preserve those precious pieces. Continue reading

Antiquing with “Throwaway” Items

Antiquing allows you to age a surface to produce a time-worn appearance thus saving an item that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill. Even your antiquing agent can rescue something that you might otherwise have thrown away such as an out-of-date eye shadow, the last bits of a watercolor set, a used tea bag … Continue reading