Crafts, Home Decor

Foam and Craft Paper Cactus

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Follow these easy steps to make an adorable framed cactus out of foam and craft paper.  BONUS: You can get everything you need at the dollar store!

ITEMS YOU’LL NEED:
1.) Dollar store picture frame (preferably 8″ x 11″ ish).
2.) Craft paper (any kind will do).
3.) 3 colored foam sheets (also available at the dollar store).
4.) Scissors.
5.) Construction paper (or whatever you’ve got – even a paper bag will survive this).
6.) Mod Podge (and foam brush).
7.) Tape.
8.) A pen or pencil.
9.) An industrial sewing machine and 57 yards of batting… just kidding.  Continue reading “Foam and Craft Paper Cactus”

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Crafts, gardening

Painted Terracotta Gardening Pots

Upcycle and rehab your old terracotta gardening pots with this technique.

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THINGS YOU’LL NEED:
1.) A terracotta pot, old or new, of any kind.  TIP:  If you’re using an old pot (and I did, with the larger pot pictured above), terracotta pots are fairly easy to clean.  I simply used a sponge, warm water, and dish detergent to scrub away dirt.  After washing, it’s important to allow the pot to dry completely, before applying paint, otherwise, your paint will appear less vibrant and distressed.  If you want it to look more distressed, feel free to apply paint when the pot is partially dry. Continue reading “Painted Terracotta Gardening Pots”