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STENCILED WATERCOLORS – VIDEO TUTORIAL

If you have been a fan of Mad in Crafts for a while, you might remember that after I redecorated my daughter’s bedroom I shared a tutorial for stenciled watercolors.  It has been one of my (and Pinterest’s) favorite tutorials ever since.  I wanted to show you just how easy it is to create pretty artwork, even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body! You can buy a watercolor paint set, watercolor paper, and a pretty stencil at the craft store for very little money.  … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS LINK PARTY #248

  WELCOME TO THE 248th MAD SKILLS PARTY!   For the Mad Skills party, you can link up a post, old or new, to share with other readers. The only rule for the party is that the post MUST BE A TUTORIAL. The tutorial can be written, pictorial, or a combination of the two, but it should be a project or a process that another crafter would be able to replicate. Any Mad Skill level, from novice to advanced, is welcome!   I like to be able to thank all of you for participating in the … [Read More...]

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HAND PAINTED STATE SIGN

The Great Lake State.  A Pleasant Peninsula.  The Mitten State.  America’s High Five.  My home state has lots of nicknames and one of the most recognizable silhouettes on on a US map.  When you ask someone from Michigan where they live, expect to see them point to a location on the palm of their right hand.  As a proud Michigangster and a proud maker of handmade things, I felt the need to put those two ideas together in a project for our home.  The … [Read More...]

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DECORATIVE FLOWER POTS

Why plant your beautiful flowers in plain flower pots?  Give even the most inexpensive flower pots a pretty makeover with craft supplies.  You can use anything from spray paint to Mod Podge to make your pots as lovely as the plants inside of them!  I have gathered up 20 different tutorials to inspire you. AGED TERRACOTTA POTS – THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE BRONZE PEDESTAL PLANTERS – MAD IN CRAFTS CHILD-PAINTED POTS – THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE CHALKBOARD PAINT POT – GARDEN THERAPY … [Read More...]

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OMBRE DRIP FLOWER POTS

Last week, I showed you how to make some sparkly plant markers that look like mason jars, now you just need some pretty pots to put them in!  I made a few cheap pots look like works of art with a few drips of paint.  The process is simple and fun, and you really can’t do it wrong. All you need to make these simple pots are terracotta pots and craft paint.  I found these teeny pots at the dollar store, but you can use this technique on flower pots of any size. Watch … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #247

  WELCOME TO THE 247th MAD SKILLS PARTY!   For the Mad Skills party, you can link up a post, old or new, to share with other readers. The only rule for the party is that the post MUST BE A TUTORIAL. The tutorial can be written, pictorial, or a combination of the two, but it should be a project or a process that another crafter would be able to replicate. Any Mad Skill level, from novice to advanced, is welcome!   I like to be able to thank all of you for participating in the … [Read More...]

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FAUX DRUZY PENDANT TUTORIAL

I have a bit of a crush on druzy jewelry lately.  The combination of organic shapes and crystal sparkles is such a nice contrast.  I am a big fan of jewelry that you can wear everyday, and, while it sparkles like gemstone, you don’t have to save druzy for special occasions. image credit If you have never heard of druzy, picture a colorful, sparkling natural stone – kind of like nature’s glitter.  Druzy are mineral crystals that form on geodes and other natural stones.  … [Read More...]