This is the recipe that I use to quickly clean my brushes. It is important to take proper care of your brushes, especially because of the bacteria that will grow. I know I want my brushes to last me a long time! All I do is pour a small amount onto some paper towel and wipe off my brush heads each day. That way you start over with clean brushes!
70% Isopropyl alcohol – 2 Tbsp.
Water – 1 Tbsp.
It’s that simple! If you want, you can add scented oils so you eliminate the alcohol smell.
In honor of the start of October and fall, here is a Halloween craft! This super easy to make Halloween wreath is perfect on a budget. I got everything for the wreath from the dollar store, except the wreath(Michael’s) and the spiders(Walmart).
You will need:
- Gauze (3 rolls from the dollar store)
- Crow/Raven (I got 2 but decided to use one)
- Foam Wreath
- Hot Glue
Start by wrapping the gauze tightly around the wreath. Use your fingers to pull and fray the gauze to give it a more spooky effect. Use a dab of hot glue to fasten the ends of the gauze.
I hot glued the spiders and raven.
I also hot glued the skeletons.
And as easy as pie, you have a fun Halloween wreath! Enjoy
Up-cycle some old candle votives with three shades of glitter perfect for fall. Using mod podge(of course) and glitter, you can have updated beautiful fall candles. This technique can be applied to most candles. Enjoy!
I found this craft on http://www.lilyshop.com/glitter-dipped-mason-jars and decided to give it a try. Well, it went so well I had to share it with everyone! It looks so great holding flowers and I absolutely love it!
This adorable and super easy to make glitter candle brightens up any room!
All you need…
- Pillar candles
- Glitter tape
- Scissors or X-acto Knife
Before you start, make sure your candle is clean!
Because I am a perfectionist I marked the space between my stripes with a ruler and pencil, but yours can be off-set or totally random!
All you do is take the glitter tape and wrap around the candle as many times as you want!
*Tip: Make sure all of the “seams” are on the same side so that side of the candle can face a wall.
Easy as pie and the candle looks like it could be in a Kate Spade store! 😉
Using a jar I bought at the dollar store and an old candle votive, I spiced them up using acrylic paint, glitter, and mod podge!
What you’ll need:
- Mod podge
- Paint brush
- Paper plate
- Acrylic paint
Here is what I did..
Step 1: Using your choice of color, paint the jar with even brushstrokes. Then place upside down on a flat surface (hence paper plate) to allow any excess paint to drip out. Make sure that it is completely dry before you move on to the next step.
Step 2: Using a small paintbrush (I used a cheap one that came with a paint kit) apply a small amount of mod podge to the rim of the jar.
Step 3: Pour about a tablespoon worth of glitter onto a paper plate.
Step 4: Dunk the jar into the glitter making sure to cover all areas that have been mod-podged. Make sure to let the glitter dry for a while, I placed mine in the hot Arizona sun for about 15 minutes.
And all done!