Friday, January 25, 2013

4 Easy DIY Craft Projects



Feeling crafty, but don't know which end of the glue gun is up? Well, you'll feel like a DIY master in no time after trying a few of our favorite no-fail projects. Now go warm up those glue guns and get crafting!



1. Chalkboard Paint Makeover

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This one day project will give new life to any piece of furniture. Give your target piece a quick sand with medium grit sandpaper. Wipe clean and tape off the areas you don't want painted. Apply a single coat of primer and dry thoroughly.  Apply 2 coats of chalkboard paint, and voila.....your friends and family will think you're the next Martha Stewart!




2. Magnetic Catch All

Goinghometoroost.com

Free up desk space with this clever magnetic catch all. Start with any length magnetic strip (available at hardware stores or Ikea). Cut wallpaper, fabric or scrapbooking paper large enough to fit 1/4" over edges of strip. Fold edges over strip and use a glue gun or spray adhesive to affix material. Place completed strip on desired surface and enjoy getting organized in style!






3. Cork Trivet Bulletin Board

Sewmuchsunshine.blogspot.com
This 20 minute project is super practical, and super easy! Find or buy any size cork trivet or tile. Choose your fabric and cut roughly 1" larger than cork shape. Turn fabric print side down and center cork in the middle. Use a glue gun to run a bead of glue along the edge of the cork. Working quickly, pull fabric tight and press against cork with your finger. Continue until all edges are secure. Hang and enjoy!





4. Washi Tape Picture Frames

Designsponge.com

All you need to complete this simple DIY project is some inexpensive washi tape (find it here) and a little imagination! Decide what images you would like to frame and create your layout on the floor before you begin. Affix the images to the wall using double sitck tape. Once the image is positioned on the wall, take a roll of tape and make a frame around it, adjusting the size and amount of interior space to your liking. Use a sharp X-Acto blade to trim any excess tape. Go beyond the same old rectangle and try different shapes - be brave and mix it up!















22 comments:

shaun mohr said...

thanks bryan! this is so fun :)

gazaboo said...

Super fun ideas for any space!!!
Love this post, thanks!!!!

Anathalia said...

Great post! This washi tape frames are on my list, but didn't get to it yet. It's pretty cool, isn't it?

Miss Magpies Shoppe said...

Awesome blog post, Mr. Bryan :)

Julia said...

Fabulous ideas! I just love washi tape, so many different colours and patterns are available and it's super easy to use! Can't wait to try framing a few photos!

Cheryl said...

Great post! I absolutely love the fabrick covered magnetic catch all!

Anonymous said...

Excellent...think I'll try the washi tape frames this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

HilltopTimes said...

Give me washi tape, washi tape, washi tape! I love all these ideas, all for DIY- the best! So many thanks for all these ideas! Wonderful!

Elise said...

oh my gosh! the washi tape frames!! what a super cool blog post!! love it and the creative flare!
xoxo

Elise

Dave said...

Fantastic ideas - and so simple to do! Thanks Bryan!

Niftic Vintage said...

Getting Crafty with the EVEteam! LOVE it!

ace faced said...

Fabulous! Wow, those washi tape frames are fantastic, must try that!

Gail said...

I LOVE the washi tape frames!

Andrea Holding said...

Oh, my! So inspiring! Great post!

Wicked Darling said...

These are amazing ideas!!! Looks like washi tape may be my new BFF. :) Thanks for the wonderful post!!

CakeNumber9 said...

My favorite is the chalkboard! Great post, thanks for sharing!

Tracy Mcdaniel said...

Great ideas~love them all...shared :)

rushcreek said...

I bought some washi tape and love it! Now here's another cool use for it! Great article!!

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Great ideas! I love the look of those pictures...Now if I just had time to complete them :)

Toni Oswald said...

These are so awesome! I have always wanted to do something with the chalkboard paint and that is such a fun idea!

BeeJayKay said...

Great ideas!

Teresa @ good-grace said...

These are great.... I'm loving the fabric covered cork trivets....! Useful and a pop of pretty pattern and color!

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