DIY Project: Decoupage Vases with A.G. Dow

Here is another awesome DIY project by Blooming Buddy A.G. Dow! Check it out! ~*~*~*~   Materials Needed: Glass vase (or jar, candle holder, etc.) Mod Podge Gloss or Matte (I used Gloss) Mod Podge Glitter (only if you’d like a glitter finish) Foam Brush Gift wrap tissue paper Clear Acrylic Sealer ( I used Krylon)     Before You Begin: Make sure glass is clean and dry before beginning this project. Cut tissue paper into strips. I cut mine the length of the vase, and made them 1-2 inches wide. Set aside for later.   Step 1: Using a foam brush, apply Mod Podge in sections, being sure to stroke evenly from top to bottom. You will not need a lot of the Podge, … Continue Reading

DIY Happy Home Tip – Remove Leftover Wax from Candle Jars

I came across a post on the Yellow Brick Home blog and immediately related to the topic. It is something almost all of us, especially women, have encountered. We get a candle and it burns down but there is always a little bit of wax that remains in the bottom. We always tell ourselves (or at least I do) that I can use the jar for something else and so I set it to the side, telling myself that I will remove the remaining wax later. Before you know it you have a whole stash of empty candle jars with annoying wax remnants just sitting around taking up space.   In the post it says that you can simply pour boiling water into the jar … Continue Reading

DIY Project – Tinting Glass Jars with Jaidis

Earlier the wonderful A.G. Dow stopped by to share her experience with tinting glass using Mod Podge. Her jars turned out so beautiful that I wanted to give it a go! So let’s get to it!   Ingredients Needed: 1/8 Cup of Mod Podge, Gloss 1 1/2 TBSP Water Liquid Food Coloring Glass Bottles/Jars Before you begin: Collect all of the needed ingredients and supplies. In addition to the Mod Podge, water, food coloring, and bottles/jars, I used plastic cups for mixing, something to stir with ( I used Popsicle sticks) and paper towels for messes/clean-up. I also had a paint brush handy which I’ll talk about later.   Step 1: I microwaved 1 1/2 tablespoons of water for 30 seconds in a glass measuring cup. … Continue Reading

DIY Project – Tinting Glass Jars with A.G. Dow

The first Blooming Buddies contributor post comes from A.G. Dow! I was discussing with her various techniques of tinting glass jars and so we both decided to give it a whirl. The tutorial that we decided to try first was originally posted on the It’s Overflowing blog.   Let’s take a look at A.G.’s experience! ~*~*~*~   Ingredients Needed: 1/4 Cup of Mod Podge, Gloss 3 TBSP Water Liquid Food Coloring Glass Bottles/Jars   Before you begin: Collect all of the needed ingredients and supplies. In addition to the Mod Podge, water, food coloring, and bottles, I used two small bowls for mixing (one for water and one for Mod Podge), something to stir with ( I used an old spoon) and paper towels for messes/clean-up.   … Continue Reading