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Vintage Camera Diorama

I just love giving new life to old vintage thing that people might think of throwing out or find little value to. I purchased vintage camera from ebay that are broken, I do not like taking something apart if its still works so I make sure they are broken first. I took the mechanical part out of the vintage brownie box camera. Its very simple to do since it all comes out like a box.  I had removed the inside of the brownie box camera a while back so I don’t have a pictures.

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The next step is to make my wonderland miniature diorama. I used white trees, deer, tag, glitter, hot glue and fake snow. Of course I also used Tim Holtz mini lamp to light up the inside of the vintage camera diorama.

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I made a small hole on the top of the vintage camera attached the mini lamp.

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I then began on my miniature diorama. I glittered up the tag and cut it to fit the inside of the camera. I used hot glue to attach the trees to the tag, and the deer.

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Followed by hot gluing the fake snow on top of everything. It looks like a winter wonderland inside the vintage camera diorama.

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Something still seem to be missing. I decided to add scrapbook paper to the back of the camera.

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Now when you look through the front lenses of the camera you can see the little vintage camera diorama of lit up!

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I also have tag #5 ready for view! I used clippings from my Christmas tree and sealed them so they can last longer.

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Happy Holiday’s hope our enjoying the season.

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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Snowflake Book Folding Pattern

During the holiday season I love going to Barnes and Nobles and walking around to see what they have new. I’ve always loved the smell of a book store or library and while walking I around I found a end cap with made book folding books and books with do it yourself patterns. I was so surprised and excited to try some and purchased the snowflake book folding pattern. Believe it or not it reminded me of frozen when I saw it but I guess almost anything can due to how popular frozen is and its about winter.

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I went I head and started on the snowflake.

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The pattern was very easy to follow and as you can see its lined so its easy to follow.

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I then just followed the pattern and I finished my book  snowflake book folding pattern.

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It was super easy and fast to do, like always I just do it while watching some Netflix.

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Now I have my very own snowflake book folding and who knows maybe I will be able to make a pattern of it but that’s for another day. I do have a couple more of these book which I purchased from Barnes and Nobles which I will be finishing up and showing you guys soon.

Just in case you want to get your own Barnes and Nobles has them on clearance right now.

Stay Crafty,

Loren

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Reindeer Clothespin Magnet

Guess what I found these super cute reindeer clothespins which I could not help but get however, I knew that I wanted to do something that would display them some how. I kept shopping at target where I found these cute reindeer now I was in search for some magnets. Now to make reindeer clothespin magnet!

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The basics are very simple. First I cut the magnets to fit the clothespins.

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I then just peeled the backing on the magnet to glue on the clothespins and I cut any extra pieces that does not fit the clothespins.

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Ta-da! All done. Now you can use them for a number of things. You can use them to hold you Christmas cards.

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Or even on with your milk and chocolate. What will you be using your reindeer clothespins magnets. I find that my little kiddo likes to put this craft projects on it and they are just adorable. The possibilities of things you can do with it are endless and you just never know what special thing they can hold for you.

Happy Holidays

Loren

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Grinch Embroidery Ornament

I am obsessed with the Grinch this Christmas and I wanted to add more Grinch to my Christmas tree. I thought another way I could do that was to  is to embroider a Grinch on a hoop.  I don’t do a lot of embroidery since I am a beginner but hey why not, right?

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The first thing I did was print out a Grinch image which I used to trace it with embroidery paper. The paper will leave a blue stencil on the fabric. I used white fabric to do the Grinch embroidery ornament with wooden hoop. You can find most all of these material at any craft store, I did my shopping at Joann’s.

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Now its time to to do the Grinch embroidery with a light green embroidery thread. I just followed the stencil.

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If you want to know a little bit of the stitch I tried to used they have a very nice video here on Youtube by Amamda Rolfe

 

 

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Once the Grinch was completed I colored the hoop with red sharpie. It might have been a better idea to color the hoop before but I was so excited to begin that I just skipped that part. Then I attached red tinsel around the hoop. The tinsel is from Tim Holtz holiday crafts. You can also find them at the craft store in his section. I just love everything Tim Holtz I have a stash in my closet that would last me a life time. Just don’t tell the hubby! hehe

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I also hot glued the back so it would not stick out of hoop.

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It is now complete, now you have your every own Grinch embroidery ornament for this holiday season. It looks great with my plaid tree and other Grinch Glass ornament I have done.

 

Merry Christmas,

Loren

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Mod Podge Deer Glitter Glasses

It has been the year of the deer. Everywhere you look you have deer decor and why not bring it into my kitchen?  I decided to make my mod podge deer glitter glasses with gold glass glitter. I wanted something that would stand out from my cabinet.

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I went a head and got my glasses from Target and they where only a $1! I got four and are perfect for the holiday season.

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I washed the glasses and then used my cameo silhouette to cut out a stencil of a deer silhouette. I used contact paper to use as a stencil because its cheaper than using vinyl. I applied the a thick coat of mod podge to the glass with the stencil.

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Remove the contact paper once I applied the mod podge.

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Now its time to apply the gold glitter glass. I got the gold glitter glass from Muster Seed Milk part site. She has the most amazing inspiration and antiques for sale.

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After I applied the glitter I let it set for 24 hours. You probably don’t need to let it set for so long but I wanted to make sure the glitter would not come off right away when I was going to seal it.

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When it came time to seal my mod podge deer glitter glasses I used the mod podge because its the only thing from my research that would allow the glasses to be drinkable. However, the glasses need to be handwashed to you don’t lose the glitter and mod podge is water soluble.

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Here it is my deer glasses ready to be shared with friends and family this holiday season. I added my family recipe Puertorican coquito which we make every Thanksgiving to drink during the holidays and Christmas. I just love sitting by the tree at night and having a glass.

Merry Christmas!

Loren

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Plastic Bin Makeover

We did it again. Couple of my blogger friends and I got together and decided to make a challenge to each other with target’s dollar bin. On this challenge we decided to use $1 plastic bin makeover. At first I did not have any clue what I was planning to do with this bin. I did not have anything that I need to organize or needed to use for so what to do?  Then when I was outside watering my succulent it came to me! Why not use it as a planter for my many succulents. However, just having a white bin was not going to do it. I always need to do something extra.

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I had two vision for the bins and I did not know which one I was going to like most so I decide to to both and see which one looks best at the end. The good thing is that I got two white bin for $1!

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The first bin I used black chalkboard paint and I sprayed it. I also did a couple of hole on the bottom to make sure the water will drain if I over water it.

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I then spray painted the other white bin with silver metallic paint.

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Once it was ll dried I added the soil and my succulents.

Now tell me which plastic bin makeover looks best to you?  I am thinking of keeping one on my porch and one in my home. I do love having greenery in the home. Come and take a look at what my other fellow bloggers did with their dollar bins.

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Happy crafting,

Loren

 

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Grinch Ornaments

I have had my silhouette for a while now but I have not use it very often due to having to take it out of the closet and setting up and then reviewing YouTube video to remember how to use the file and it has become a huge ordeal but I have decided to use it more often this holiday season so we will see how it goes.

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I do love watching he Grinch during the holiday season this year is not different, as write this post I am listing to the soundtrack. Its does get me in the mood fast and I made my Grinch ornaments to match my mood.

The first thing I did was coat the inside of the glass ornament with alcohol. If you coat the inside then it will help the glitter stick to the glass ornament.

 

I then added a coat of Pledge floor cleaner drain it in a cup and added the fabulous green glitter!

I let it dry for 24 hours to make sure the glitter would not come off the ornament.

Now the fun part begins I use my silhouette to cut black vinyl. I used contact paper to transfer the image to the Grinch ornaments. I repeated the same thing to a few more ornament and it looks fantastic.

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What will you do with your very own Grinch Christmas ornanments.

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Happy Holiday’s

Loren

 

 

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Christmas Reindeer Chalkboard

You can never have enough Christmas Decorations. I wanted a chalkboard count down so the kiddos can see how many more days are left to Christmas. I have my little monster asking me every night if tomorrow is Christmas? hehe He can be so cute. I have to explaining to him that its not quite here yet. I was hopping watching curious George Christmas would help him understand but he keeps asking if if goes to sleep tomorrow will be Christmas. I guess eventually it will be. I can’t wait to see his little face when it finally is Christmas.

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I used a wooden reindeer from Michael’s which I had used from a previous crafts which was the stencil reindeer. I instead of stenciling I use chalkboard paint.

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I then attached a very cute Christmas mas ribbon bow. The ribbon was from last season. I just love Christmas ribbon. I don’t really use it except during Christmas time. I attached my Christmas reindeer chalkboard countdown calendar to a piece of wood. The wood I sealed before attached a tack to it and hung the chalkboard reindeer. I can’t believe how versatile the little wooden reindeer can be. I think I might do a couple more thing with them. They are a fast and cheap craft. We all do love those.

You can also see what else I did with my other stencil wooden reindeer here.

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Happy Holiday’s

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Recycling Formula Container

I recently had to stop breast feeding and use formula and I found myself having formula containers. I just could not find myself throwing them out without feeling a little guilty and I wanted to recycle them. I guess that is what happens when you are a crafter! I really need to figure out something to do with the extra containers. The first thing that pop into my head was a cookie container. Of course since its Halloween I decided to add something spooky to it.

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The first thing I did was grab the containers and went to work on spraying them with black chalk board paint. One of the containers had a gold top and I decided to also paint the other lid gold since it was yellow.

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Once it was dried I went ahead and mod podge a skull and bones to one container. I also liked how the gold lid came out. Gold is a wonderful color this season.

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The other container I mod podge a spider to it.The spiders I used are Martha Stewart cling. I love how has transparent.  My new containers might keep the kiddos from knowing I hidden their cookies in there! The lid was already gold so it was one less thing to do. haha

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I have two formula containers that have gotten a complete makeover/recycled. I wonder what I am going to do with the next few formula containers? It is fun to find new uses to every day items you use.

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What will you do with your formula containers? Have you done anything with your recycled formula containers?

 

Happy Haunting,

 

Loren