Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Easy DIY Quote Wall Hanging


Hello Everyone,
Today I’m over at Blitsy showing you guys how to create this really easy and super customizable motivational wall hanging!

To see the full tutorial click here.

xo Katie

Saturday, July 25, 2015

30 Supply List Prompts


Hello Everyone,
Its been a while since I've written a post that hasn't been a full on DIY tutorial. Even though those are my favorite types of posts to write, it can sometimes be difficult to come up with new ideas for projects. When those moments occur, I sometimes look up creative prompts to get those creative juices flowing!

Now most of the time these creative prompts go something like ''use a piece of artwork from your sketchbook as inspiration'' or set a timer for 10 minutes and just create''. Even those these prompts are fine and dandy, I thought it would be cool to write up a supply list prompt!

So now your looking at me puzzled and asking what is a supply list prompt? Basically, I listed 30 supply list prompts which contain 5 random craft supplies. Using this list you would pick a supply prompt and try to create something using those 5 random supplies. Think of it as a mini craft challenge!

The true point of this supply list prompt is to really get your creative juices flowing. You may see a couple of supplies listed together and it may spark some inspiration. Or you may want to combine a couple supply list prompts together to create something really awesome. Either way its all about being creative and having fun!

So dive on in and see what supply list prompt inspires you!

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1. Canvas + Paint + Fabric Scraps + Markers + Supply Of Your Choice

2. Scrapbooking Paper + An Item From The Dollar Store + Unfinished Wood Item + Paint + Beads

3. Clay + Paint Pen + E6000 +  Supply Of Your Choice + A Kid's Item (like plastic toy animals)

4. A Vintage Item + Chalkboard Paint + Glitter + Mod Podge + Wire

5. An Item From The Hardware Store + Wire + Glitter + Chain +  Supply Of Your Choice

6. Plain Frame + Rhinestones + Tim Holtz's Product + Paint + Dimensional Magic

7. Small Canvas +  Unfinished Wood Shape Cut-Outs + Fabric + Hot Glue Gun + Paint Pen

8. Embroidery Thread + Chain + Beads +  An Item From The Dollar Store + Paint Pen

9. Felt + Hot Glue Gun +Beads + Embroidery Thread + Supply Of Your Choice

10. Scraps Of Paper + Plain Frame + Mod Podge + Paint Pen + Buttons

11. Feathers + Wood Beads + Item From The Hardware Store + Yarn + Supply Of Your Choice

12. A Canvas Bag + Yarn + Beads + Paint Pen + Gemstones

13. A Vintage Item + An Item From The Dollar Store + An Item From The Hardware Store + Supply Of Your Choice + Glitter

14. A Glass Item + Spray Paint + A Kid's Item (like plastic toy animals) + Paint Pen + Stickers

15. Stamps + Fabric + Yarn + Markers + Supply Of Your Choice

16. Stamps + Paper + Unfinished Wooden Box + Paint Pens Unfinished Wooden Cut-Outs

17. Paper + Item From The Dollar Store + Ribbon + Fake Flowers + Supply Of Your Choice

18. Paint + Cardboard + Tissue Paper + Mod Podge + Wire

19. Wire + Fake Flowers + Glitter + Mod Podge + An Item From The Hardware Store

20. Pieces Of Wood Scraps + Paint + Yarn + Gemstones + An Item From The Dollar Store

21. Clay + Stamps + Pieces Of Wood Scraps + Paint + Supply Of Your Choice

22. A Glass Item + Paint + Gemstones + Paper + Stamps

23. Duct Tape + Paper + Glitter + Blank Journal + Buttons

24. Plain Jar + Tissue Paper + Paint Pen + Gemstones + Yarn

25. Embroidery Hoop + Yarn + Beads + Fabric + Buttons

26. Flower Pot + Paint Pen + Gold Leafing + Stamps + Gemstones

27. Unfinished Wooden Tray + An Item From The Dollar Store + Dimensional Magic + Paint + Paper

28. Washi Tape + An Item From The Hardware Store + Wire + Unfinished Wooden Box + Supply Of Your Choice

29. Candle Jar + Tissue Paper + Paint Pen + Mod Podge + Washi Tape

30. A Kid's Item (like plastic toy animals) + Fabric + Pieces Of Wood Scraps + Paint + E6000

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So which supply list prompt gets your creative juices flowing? Personally, I like numbers 5, 13 and 27!

xo Katie  

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Craft Test Sidekick: Sugru Strawberry Sunglasses DIY


Hello Everyone,
If your like me, then you're probably loving the fruit trend that has been floating around the DIY / blog world lately! If so, then you should definitely check out what I'm making on CutOut & Keep! Today I'm over on CutOut & Keep as a Craft Test Sidekick. Which basically means I'm reviewing a craft product and showing you guys how to make an awesome DIY.

The product I'm reviewing is Sugru. Sugru is a product that starts out as a mouldable glue, then after 24 hours dries and turns into rubber. I had never used the product before, so incorporating it into a craft project was challenging but really fun! 

So if you want to learn more about Sugru and want to learn how to make your own strawberry sunglasses, then hop on over to CutOut & Keep to get all the details!

xo Katie

Monday, July 13, 2015

DIY Hidden Storage


Hello Everyone,
Today I’m over at Blitsy showing you guys how to create this really cool hidden storage display which looks like books!

To see the full tutorial click here.

xo Katie

Sunday, July 12, 2015

3 Step DIY: Calendar Coasters


Hello Everyone,
Its been a while since I've created a DIY project exclusively for the blog! I've been pretty busy with my craft projects for Blitsy and with life in general. However I was determine to find time this weekend to share this particular project which I had been wanting to make for quite a while!

Today's project combines the best of recycling and easy-peasy steps! If you've been a follower of the blog, then you know I love using old calendars in projects. You can see some of past creations here and here. To make a long story short, I saw this wooden coaster set on sale and thought it would be interesting to decorate each coaster with a picture from a mini calendar. The calendar that I had in mind was my current 2015 Audrey Hepburn calendar which has beautiful photos! I basically went through and picked out my four favorite pictures from January - June and began making the project. Needless to say, I loved how it turned out!

So today I'll be showing you guys how you can turn those mini calendars you've been saving into functional coasters in just three easy steps!

Let's Get Crafty!


Supplies
Small Calender
Coaster Set
Mod Podge
Dimensional Magic
Paint
Paintbrush
Scissors


Step 1: Paint your coaster holder inside and out, then set it aside to dry. 


Step 2: Tear out the pages from your calendar that you want to use. Then cut them down to your coaster's size and glue them into place using Mod Podge. You will want to be generous with your Mod Podge covering both the back of your calendar photo and the top of the photo to really seal it onto the coaster. 

When your calender photo is all glue down, set your coaster aside to dry. 


Step 3: Now apply a thin coat of Dimensional Magic to the top of your coaster. When applying the Dimensional Magic you may want to have a tooth pick handy so you can pop any air bubbles. At first the top of your coaster may look ''cloudy'' but that's ok because it will dry completely clear. After you finish applying the Dimensional Magic set your coaster aside to dry for 24 hours. 

 When the Dimensional Magic is dry you're ready to start using your new coaster set!



Again I love how this coater set turned out and the images seem to really pop!

Now you may had seen a sneak peak of this project on Twitter! Running with a Glue Gun is now officially on Twitter and you can follow me to get updates on what I'm doing and to see what is coming up on the blog! You can follow me here and tweet me @runninggluegun. 

So what coaster set would you like to make for yourself?

xo
Katie

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