Showing posts with label etceteras. Show all posts
Showing posts with label etceteras. Show all posts

Monday, July 21, 2014

ETCETERAS: How to Galvanize and Rust a Tin



There are many methods to age metal. Depending on the type of metal and the look you want, you can turn your new metal objects into super rusty pieces, chippy, a patina finish or the look of galvanized metal. I was going for the galvanized metal look and ended up with galvanized metal with rust.



Thursday, May 29, 2014

ETCETERAS: DIY Faux Sea Glass Jars

DIY Faux Sea Glass via homework  | carolynshomework (1)Hello friends! It’s unofficially officially summer. Once the 3-day Memorial Day weekend has passed we can start wearing white, flip flops and of course start breaking out the starfish, shells and sea glass.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

ETCETERAS: Fabric Prints on Burlap Canvas

Fabric Prints on Burlap Canvas via homework | carolynshomework.com  These burlap canvases are very popular right now. You can get them at your local craft store and they come in a variety of sizes. I got mine at Michaels and have been trying to figure out how I wanted to use them.

Monday, April 14, 2014

ETCETERAS: Marbled Coffee Cup with Nail Polish

Marbled Coffee Cup with Nail Polish via homework | carolynshomework.com

It’s marbling mania friends. Ever since I discovered this marbling technique and made these Easter Eggs (here), I’ve been dying to marble again.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ETCETERAS: Cork & Gold Glitter Coasters with Lifestyle Crafts

Cork & Gold Glitter Coasters with Lifestyles Crafts via homework | carolynshomework.com  For this month’s Lifestyle Crafts tutorial, I stepped away from a paper project and experimented with die cutting cork. As I become  more comfortable with my Lifestyle Crafts Evolution tool I’m trying new things and get to be a little more creative with the projects.



Monday, April 7, 2014

ETCETERAS: Painted Confetti Dot Jewelry Box

Painted Confetti Dot Jewelry Box via homework | carolynshomework.com  I can’t tell you how happy I am that dots are so big right now. I love dots – perfectly uniform polka dots, random confetti dots, and imperfect Dalmatian type dots.



Monday, March 31, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

ETCETERAS: Moss & Fern Spring Decor

Moss and Fern Spring Decor via homework | carolynshomework.comThis project started off innocently enough. I bought this miniature cake stand and thought I’d add a bit of moss and eggs for spring. It doesn’t get any easier than that.


Monday, February 24, 2014

ETCETERAS: Anthropologie Inspired Pencils

Anthropologie Inspired Pencils via homework | carolynshomework.comWith spring around the corner, I’m finding myself drawn to bright colors. It’s like going from Kansas to Oz. Suddenly, all my white on white décor needs splashes of bright blooms and other colorful accents.



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ETCETERAS: Mod Podge Stencils

Mod Podge Stencils via homework | carolynshomework.com

Raise your hand if you love Mod Podge. I know, I love it too. Now Mod Podge has some great new products that make crafting with Mod Podge even more fun.

Monday, February 17, 2014

ETCETERAS: A Round Up of Amazing Knock Off Projects

I love a good knock off project. There’s nothing as satisfying as creating something for a fraction of the price and often times creating it better than the original. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite and some of the best knock offs out there. The projects were inspired by all our favorite “knock off” stores: Anthropologie, West Elm, Ballard and Pottery Barn and these ladies have some amazing talent.

Scroll through these four groups: BRIGHT & BOLD, CLEAN & BRIGHT, VINTAGE, and FIBER & ART.

BRIGHT & BOLD
Amazing Knock Off Round Up via homework | carolynshomework.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

ETCETERAS: Leather Wrapped Utensils

Leather Wrapped Utensils via homework | carolynshomework.comHere’s a quick and easy way to transform inexpensive wooden serving utensils into unique pieces or even gifts. Use strips of leather cording to create easy-to-hold handles.




Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Etceteras: recipe organization

Organizing: Covered Recipe Binder via homework | www.carolynshomework.comWith the new year always comes a wave of cleaning, purging and organizing. I’m not sure what it is that brings that out in some of us but I’m going to ride that wave for as long as I can. I haven’t had time to tackle some of the larger organizing projects, like cleaning out my closet {sigh… I’ll need a full weekend to tackle that mess} but I did get one little project done and I’m thrilled with the end result.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

ETCETERAS: a winter centerpiece

Winter Centerpiece via homework | carolynshomework.comI failed so miserably with Christmas décor this year that I had to do some post-holiday winterizing. Between my new day job and being away almost every weekend at my son’s volleyball tournaments we just didn’t have time to haul out the Christmas décor. Add to that the fact that it’s been almost 80 degrees here in Southern California and I almost feel like it wasn’t the holiday season.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

ETCETERAS: Foam for the Holidays {vintage sewing board}

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.com
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ETCETERAS: Happy Starts Here

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Sammy 3Have you met Sammy? She’s my faithful companion and crafty assistant. A few months ago, she did her first product review for ALPO and she loved it.

ETCETERAS: Christmas Shadow Box

Christmas Shadow Box via homework | carolynshomework.comShadow boxes are fun and the sky is the limit when deciding what to fill the little cubbies with. I think this little box will be constantly changing but for now I’m enjoying a few silver and white Christmas trinkets.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

ETCETERAS: SPORTS GIFT BAG

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly in conjunction with Looksi Square. I received product compensation, but all opinions are my own.
Shutterfly Canvas Tote Bag via homework | carolynshomework.comMy son has played sports his entire life. When he was younger he played football, basketball, volleyball and baseball. It was a never ending cycle of sporting events. I lost count of how many times I was the team mom.