Somehow over the years I have collected a lot of glass vases, jars and miscellaneous items that I have no clue with to do with. While browsing Pinterest I found a great way to turn some of those pieces into interesting and eye-catching decor for my home! A Pin by Elizabeth Matthews said you can give your glass pieces the look of being frosted by painting your glass with glue and food coloring! I wasn’t so sure I believed it so I tested it out for myself. See below:
Immediately after painting I was convinced it was a Pin-Failed-It. The paint was separating and just looked like a big mess. I decided to leave it alone until the morning and was pleasantly surprised to find it and see it actually looking like frosted glass. However, there were a lot of flaws with it and I learned a lot after a few more attempts at perfecting it. Check out my tips:
- Spread the glue evenly- any clumps will show up later
- Do your best to cover everything
- Do not expect perfection. Because the glue just naturally separates- surely there is some chemical bonding explanation out there somewhere, there will be inconsistencies
- Do not get it wet! The glue will just wash right off. Which is good if you want to start over
Enjoy your beautiful new pieces of artwork as you turn boring glass into eye-popping and light-catching home decor pieces.
I cannot believe it is already half-way through September!! It is time to break out the Autumn decorations and get ready for the harvest season. I love this pinterest pin that shows you how to make a cute, simple and cheap wreath. The best part of this is that I could easily do this with my 5 and 3 year old girls.
The original Pinner used foam board but after coming from a day of shopping I realized I failed to pick up a sheet of it at Walmart. So, I hunted around in the garage and found some foam insulation board.
I cut it to the size I wanted and then spread some all-purpose glue all over it.
Then, the girls went crazy putting leaves all over it.
I did multiple layers, trying to add some depth and cover all the pink foam.
The original pinner found some great leaves that had a lot of texture. Unfortunately, the leaves I found were flat and not as interesting. I bought my leaves from The Dollar Tree (50 leaves a bag for $1 and used less than 3 bags).
I really liked the way this wreath turned out and how much my three year old loves to brag to our guests that she MADE it! *love*
While scrolling through Pinterest the other day I saw the cutest home decor idea made from coffee beans and a candle. The Pin promised that if you put coffee beans into a jar and stuck a candle into it, as the candle burned the beans would heat up and release the glorious sent of COFFEE!!!! Being a huge fan of coffee I had to try it.
I gathered my supplies…
I put it all together and lit the candles…
Then I waited.
After the candles were burning for almost two hours I had yet to smell coffee. I did however notice that the wax from the candles had started to run down into the coffee beans.
I was a bit disappointed in the results. I still think that this is a clever idea for home decor. That being said, if I were to do this again I would use a tea light candle instead of a votive to prevent wax from leaking all over the coffee beans.
If you do use a votive candle be sure that you do not leave it unattended. I noticed that after the wax had melted down and the flame could reach the coffee beans, they caught ON FIRE!