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Newest Pokemon Stationary Craft

During the past year I’ve been getting into stationary and I just can’t seem to get enough. I find at times I find it that is worst than crafting supplies since they are much smaller and at first you don’t think you have enough. Right now I have to tell you, I do have enough, to make my newest Pokemon stationary craft.

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I am always looking at all the wonderful crafter’s making cute paperclips but as much as I like beautiful things, I also like geeky things. At the moment I don’t see many people making geeky stationary. It is how my newest Pokemon stationary craft was born.

I went to  a Japanese store and while browsing I found these cute Pokemon key caps/covers and as soon as I saw them it came to me. I purchase three of the original Pokemon, Pikachu, Charmander and Bulbasaur. Pokemon was popular when I was a kid and now that I am an adult my children get to enjoy them as well. We like to play Pokemon go when we go on walks and they have a fun time trying to catch them all! haha.

I would have to say Pikachu is my favorite Pokemon but I really wanted to catch a Snorlax and tonight while writing this, I did! I was just like a little kid when I found one! My hubby just looked at me and smiled. He likes it when I act like a little kid at times since its a rare occurrence . Which is your favorite Pokemon?

 

I have a video right below where you can see the tutorial!  Give the newest Pokemon Stationary craft a try and hope you enjoy it.

Keep playing!

loren

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Mason Jar Succulent Planter

Spring is in the air and going to your favorite nursery might be one of your favorite spots to go  which is definitely what I like to do. I try really hard to control my urge to buy to0 many plants at one time which is extremely hard to do!  I have a wish list of succulents I would love to own and it seems to be getting bigger and bigger with each day. Flipping through Instagram make my wish list get longer due to the beautiful succulents everyone owns and I also started to explore getting more house plants. The hubby wants to have more greenery in the house and I am not going to say no and that’s how mason jar succulent planter came to be.

I won’t lie to you, once upon a time not too long ago…(sounds like star wars, haha. Sorry I geeked out for a minute there) I use to kill plants by just looking at them. However, for the past two year I have been able to keep succulents alive.  As I was told and have experienced they are the easiest plants to keep alive.  Now I am exploring how to place them in cute little thing like Mason jars. I love Mason jars and if I find something to put in them I will! I had this old Mason jars lemonade dispenser which the nozzle could never get clean enough to use again. When I wanted to throw it out the hubby could not bring himself to do it and I finally decided to do something with it. After a week it finally came to me what I could do with it and I turned it into Mason jar succulent planter.

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The beautiful succulent  string of pearls which can be very fragile and needs to be handle with care at times was the plant I choose to place inside my Mason jar succulent planter.  I have had the string of pearls for two months and tried to keep it shaded area so it would not burn. It was  watered once a week. It survived and now it needs a new home! ( insert happy dance!)

First I collected a few things. I got some succulent soil. Succulents like well drain soil to avoid their roots from rotting.

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Wood chips for the bottom of the pot will help with drainage. The Mason jar succulent planter is very big and I just did not want to make it super heavy or add too much soil the succulent will probably not use. Specially since I have so many new babies coming in the near future. Woohoo! I love spring!!

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I filled the bottom with wood chips to allow the succulent drain well.

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Followed with adding cactus  and succulent soil to the top.

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Then I place my string of  pearl succulent on the top.

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Finally just add my string of pearls and made sure all the roots are covered by soil, followed my watering. All done with my Mason jar succulent planter, fast and simple!

 Its all done with my Mason jar succulent planter.

Happy planting !

loren

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Cork Board from Target

I took a little trip to target like I always do once a week and guess what I found! I cork board from target. I just could not believe how I found the one thing I was eying for a while on the clearance bin. I was so excited to find the cork board from target that I just knew I needed to find the special place for it where everyone can enjoy.

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When I got home I started to put it in different places all over the apartment and nothing seem to be right until I reach the fridge!. I decided to add some magnets to the back of the cork board and see if it would hold.

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I used super glue to attach the magnets to the back of the cork board. Then I went ahead let it dry and in a minute I had a magnet cork board.

I used it to display my family pictures from our last visit. It can be hard when family is so far away but making good memories is always what we try to do when we visit together.

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Stay crafty and a happy haunting at target!

Loren

 

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Jewelry Organizer DIY

I made a jewelry organizer DIY because over the years I have been slowly growing my collection. Its also really hard to tell what you have and don’t have when its all in a small trinket box waiting to be discovered. I decided to go to Michael’s and see what they had in stock for inspiration. Guess what I found?! I beautiful had chipboard wired letter. I believed it said planter on the back but that’s is not what I planned to do with this beauty.

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I got it home right away with a couple of other things and then went to work.

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I used my favorite stain mahogany and let the chipboard soak it up. I let it sit outside for 24 hours to make sure did not have a strong odor.

Afterwards I went to work on hooks to hand the jewelry from it. If it was Christmas time I would have used ornament hooks but since its only spring I needed to make my own. I had jewelry wire and pliers.

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I cut a piece or wire which I then bent both end in a hook fashion, that’s all you really need to do.

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I placed all my cute necklaces on it with my beautiful stones which help me find what I needed right away.

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What do you guys think? I going back to get a couple more letters and use. I also got actual necklace holder which looks great next to my jewelry organizer DIY.

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Stay crafty,

Loren

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Baby Girl Birthday Theme Party

My little girl’s birthday was this past weekend and I can’t believe how fast time flies. I was of course going a mile a minute trying to get things done last minute but it was all worth. I was especially thankful to have good friends and family to share this wonderful day. I was able to use my wood stand to place my baby girl’s cupcakes which my mother in-law made. I also used part of my Christmas decor to flow over the the party table. As you can see my little snowflakes hanging from the ceiling.

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The banner I used calligraphy to wish my little girl a happy b-day.

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I also wanted the cups to all that extra touch. I used mason jars and I placed wooden medallions with deer attached to it and place them around the mason jar.  My hubby and I made the invitation for this special day.

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Now you hae and ideas for your baby girl birthday theme party.

Happy Holidays

Loren

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Mod Podge Collage Clay Phone Case

Collage clay mod podge was not something I thought at first I would be interested in but it definably grew on me. I just saw how your can do so much with it and I just happen to have some in my craft closet. I had initially use it to decorate my ice cream sundae glasses but now I though it would be fun to decorate my phone case. I like to show my personality as much as I can especially since I can be a shy person when I meet people at first. It always fun to have something that can initiate conversation.

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The good thing about mod podge collage clay a phone case is that you can add anything you wish to your phone case. I decided to maybe try to do some theme phone cases. Maybe do a Halloween theme since its right around the corner.

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The first thing I did was add the collage clay on top of the phone.

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I added Halloween buttons that I found at Joann’s jewelry section. I just enjoy Halloween and I wanted a case that would show that off! The collage clay take 24 hours to dry so you can change it around as much as you want.

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Give collage clay a try and tell me what you think!! I did one case all grave yard themed and the other spider filled. I had purchased a couple of resin flower from an etsy buyer. I do think it helps add a little something special to it.

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Stay Crafty,

 

Loren

 

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Chalkboard World Globe

I am excited about finding this world globe at Costco! I found it right before school started and its was defiantly a deal. I got it for $27 which is cheap due to world globe being so popular and it super hard to find one for a good deal. I just had to grab it and run. My hubby was not happy that I got it and but it looks so cute on my home now my chalkboard world globe.

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Chalkboard painting is super easy to do and it does not take a lot of work. Just good weather and some time out of your day.

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I used black chalkboard paint and sprayed the entire globe about 3 coats of chalkboard.

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Once it what dried I took chalk and went over the indentation of the map with the chalk. The globe that I purchased had the land masses raised up which made it easy to go over it with chalk.

 

Now i can write Boo or Happy Holidays!  You can’t go wrong with a globe. I was so happy I did get it because I did try to purchase a globe that was smaller and broken at a retailer and they only discounted it for 4 dollars! So the total came to $20 and it was so not worth it! Retailers are really not the best place to get them all the time. Here it is your chalkboard world globe.

Happy Crafting,

 

Loren

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Golden Star with String Lights

Gold is the color that everyone is in love with and so am I! If I could, I would paint everything in gold! I’ve been waiting to embellish my string light in my living. You might be wondering why I have them now that Christmas is long gone and the reason is additional lighting and I enjoy the warmth they give to the room when all the light are turned off. I am actually thinking of adding some to my baby girl’s rooms but that’s a craft project for another day. 


I went in search for paper mache stars at my local craft store and I found super cute paper mache star wands. I purchased four and gold spray paint.
When I got home I cut all the stars in half so I can have double the amount of stars and removed the sticks that made the wand. I had to be very careful because I was cutting them by the seams and at times I miss and almost cut my fingers. I started cutting the stars with a X-acto knife but it was easier using a small scissor.
I spray painted the stars first with gold spray paint, followed by glitter spray paint. The reason I used two different spray paints was because the glitter spray paint is very clunky and will not over the entire star evenly.
Once they were dried I made small piercing in the center of the star and attached them to the string lights.
Now I have golden twinkle stars in my living room and I love how they look. 
Stay Crafty

Loren