Oh, The Things You Can Loom!

Hey, everyone! So, I thought I’d share with you all, my current crafty obsession: Loom Knitting. I know, it sounds odd and a bit geriatric (no offense to all of the lovely, somewhat older folks who are, I’m sure, masters of the loom. Knit on!), but I promise you, once you start looming you will not want to stop! This here, is my small collection of Knifty Knitters by Provo Craft. There are four round/hat looms that came together as a set, a purple long loom, a flower loom (peach colored, in the middle of the round looms), and a spool loom. The Knifty Knitter sets come with a looming hook, plastic tapestry needle, and booklet of basic instructions- all you need to get started on some pretty neat projects. Now, I … Continue Reading

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 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

DIY Nail Polish!

Have you ever wanted your nails to be a certain color but no store had a color remotely close to the one you envisioned so you had to settle for something else? Why not make it yourself?!   I came across an awesome DIY Nail Polish tutorial by Lindsay @ Delighted Momma and couldn’t wait to try her advice! You can check out her original post HERE.   So here is my experience with making my own ;-)   First, you will need a few things to get started: A bottle of clear polish Eyeshadow to color the polish. Feel free to be creative! A couple of toothpicks A funnel or something to make a funnel   Since this is the first time I have … Continue Reading