Category: General Crafts

DIY Fancy Pink Glitter Clock


The DIY Pink Glitter Clock is ready to add a little glam to any room. Here is how to make your own fancy clock.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 days
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Fancy Chalkboard Clock Face
All-Purpose Spray Adhesive
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Walnut Hollow Clock Movement with Quartz Hands
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray
Assorted White Flat Back Adhesive Pearl Embellishments
Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre *optional

Things to do:
1. Paint the edges of the clock with the Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. Allow paint to fully dry. One coat of paint is sufficient.

2. Paint the front of the Fancy Clock Face. Since, we will be adding glitter on top, there is no need for full coverage paint. Allow the pink paint to fully dry.

3. You may either use Spray Adhesive or Mod Podge to add the glitter. For this project, I prefer spray adhesive. Spray Adhesive is best used in a well ventilated area, so if that is not possible, Mod Podge may be the better option.

4. Grab a container and lay a single piece of paper inside.

5. Spray one small side edge of the fancy clock with the spray adhesive (or brush on Mod Podge.) Then, pour on the glitter onto same side of clock over the piece of paper lined container. Wait a few seconds then shake off excess glitter. Be sure to do the above step in small sections or glitter will fall off too early as you turn the clock.

6. Repeat step 5 until one side of the clock is finished. Allow the glitter to dry then repeat on opposite side of the clock. Once glitter is dry, touch up any spots with more spray adhesive and more glitter.

7. Once the sides of the clock are dry, fold the piece of paper in half and pour the excess glitter back into the container.

8. Spray the front of the fancy clock with the spray adhesive in well ventilated area. Then over the container lined with the piece of paper pour on glitter to the front of the clock.
9. Repeat step 8 until you have reached your desired coverage of glitter. Then allow the clock to dry completely.

10. Once the glitter on the front of the clock is completely dry, spray the clock with Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray. Then spray the edges of the clock as well. Allow sealer to dry. Do not fret. When the clock is still wet, the glitter may look a little clumpy, however once dry it will have a smooth glittery finish.


11. Determine the size of Assorted White Flat Back Adhesive Pearl Embellishments you wish to use.

12. Stick one pearl in the all four edges of the clock, representing 12, 3, 6, and 9.

13. Assemble and insert clock maker kit per labeled instructions.

Viola, you now have your own DIY Fancy Pink Glitter Clock.

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Stenciled Lyrics Art Tutorial


You can stencil any lyrics you’d like on this canvas. If your lyrics are longer than three lines, though, you will need to measure and make sure there’s enough room for each line.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes active time, plus time for paint to dry between each letter
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Stretched Canvas
Foam brush
Regency blue acrylic paint (for background)
Painter’s tape
Plum Kiss acrylic paint (for letters)
Stencil Font Letters (5″ tall)
Stencil brush
Pencil
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Using a foam brush and the background acrylic paint color, apply two coats of paint to the stretched canvas. Be sure to apply paint on the sides of the canvas, too, since that will be visible. Allow the paint to dry.

2. Using a pencil and ruler, mark a faint line horizontally across the canvas 3 1/4 ” from the top. This will mark where your lyrics will begin. (Note that this may be different if your lyrics are more than three lines.)

3. Place the first stencil on the canvas, lining up the top of the stencil with the pencil mark. Place another pencil line to mark the bottom of the stencil, then place painter’s tape over the stencil edges to hold them in place.

4. Dip the stencil brush into the purple paint, making sure you don’t get too much paint on the brush.

5. Dab the paint onto the palette or a paper towel to remove excess paint.

6. Begin stenciling, pouncing the stencil brush up and down along the edges of the stencil. Dab quickly and lightly across the edges, aiming the brush toward the middle of the stencil as you dab. You may find it easiest to pounce around the edges, then use a regular paintbrush to paint the larger areas.

7. Allow the first coat to dry, then apply a second coat of paint. Allow the second coat to dry.

8. Carefully remove the stencil from the canvas.
Tip: If you see any spots that do not look neat, use a thin paintbrush to touch up your letter where needed.

9. Repeat steps 3-8 with the next letter.

10. Repeat steps 3-8 with the final letter of the line.

11. Line up the second line of the lyrics with the bottom pencil mark of the first line’s stencil, then tape in place with painter’s tape.

12. Repeat steps 3-8 to add each letter of the second line.

13. Tape the third and final stencil in place, lining up the bottom of the stencil with the line you marked in step 2.

14. Repeat steps 3-8 to add each letter of the third line.

15. Erase the pencil marks from the canvas.

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DIY French Shabby Chic Stacking Boxes


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus paint drying time.
Age range: Adults

Things you will need:
Paper Mache Heart Box Set
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Granite Gray Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
‘Cafe Paris’ Americana Stencil
Martha Stewart Flourish Stencil
Lace Adhesive Stencil
Craft Designer Stencil Brush Set
Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner and Restorer

Things to do:
1. Paint selected heart shaped stacking boxes and lids with the Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. As they were stacked, I chose to paint every other one. I only used one coat of paint to give a more vintage look to the stacking boxes. Set aside to dry. Then, touched up any missed spots.

2. Paint remaining heart shaped stacking boxes and lids with the Granite Gray Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. Again, I only used one coat of paint and touched up any missed spots once dry. Set aside to dry thoroughly.

3. Once the gray paint is dried completely, tape the ‘Cafe Paris’ Americana Stencil to the largest lid of the stacking boxes.

4. Using a stencil brush, dab the stencil brush in the cameo pink paint. Wipe off excess paint before dabbing the stencil. Less paint is better when stenciling, as you do not want it to run underneath the stencil. Dab the entire stencil with the cameo pink paint. Then, remove stencil immediately.

5. Rinse off the stencil, as soon as you are one stenciling. You may use just water, however I find it easier to use the Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner and Restorer and a cotton ball.

6. Continue stencilling the other gray parts of the stacking boxes using the Martha Stewart Flourish Stencil. Rinse stencils, then set items to the side to dry.

7. Stick the Lace Adhesive Stencils into place along the larger heart shaped stacking box. Smooth out sections, especially along the curves of the heart.

8. With a clean and dry stencil brush, dab the stencil brush into the gray paint. Brush off excess paint, then dab each stencil. With the stick on stencils you are able to get more small details out of a stencil.

9. Gently and slowly pull off the stick-on lace stencils. Then, clean the stencils immediately.

10. Continue stencilling the other pink parts of the stacking boxes using the Martha Stewart Flourish Stencil. Rinse stencils, then set items to the side to dry.

11. Place lids back onto each heart shaped stacking box.

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DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour plus drying time.
Age range: 15+

Things you will need:
Mason Jar
Gloss White Spray Paint with Primer
Galvanized Make-Your-Own Dispenser Kit
Mod Podge
Key West Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Mint Canvas Fabric Roses
Ivory Artificial Rose Heads
Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll

Things to do:
1. In well ventilated area, spray the mason jar with primer. Set aside to dry. I dry mine on a wooden dowel rod placed inside a floral foam block.

2. Paint the primed mason jar with the Key West Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. Let mason jar dry completely between coats. I used 3 coats of paint.
3. Once dry, cover the entire mason jar with a coat of Mod Podge, as a sealant.

4. Heat up glue gun. Then, glue on three flowers onto the front of the mason jar. The Mint Canvas already has a self adhesive on the back, however, I also used hot glue, so the flower would adhere longer to the mason jar.

5. Attach the Galvanized Make-Your-Own Dispenser Kit. Since, I used a smaller jar, I trimmed the dip tube with scissors to better fit the mason jar.

6. Peel away the backing of the Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll. Then, position the bling roll onto the lid of the mason jar dispenser kit. Wrap the bling roll around the entire lid, then trim the end, overlapping the rhinestones just a little.

7. Peel away the backing of the Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll. Then, position the bling roll onto the front of the mason jar. Wrap the bling roll around the entire mason jar, then trim the end, overlapping the rhinestones just a little.

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DIY Paper Mache Unicorn Decor


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour plus drying time
Age range: 10+ with adult supervision

Things you will need:
Paper Mache Unicorn
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Lilac Mist Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Fuchsia Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Regency Blue Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Purple Artificial Rose Heads
Pink Artificial Rose Heads
Ivory Artificial Rose Heads
Champagne Gold Rhinestone Stickers
Champagne FolkArt Glitter Paint

Things to do:
1. Paint the Paper Mache Unicorn body with the cameo pink acrylic paint. Let the unicorn dry between coats. 2-3 coats of paint should be sufficient, depending on color chosen.

2. Paint the top strand of the unicorn’s mane and one strand of the tail with the fuschia acrylic paint. Let the strands dry between the two coats of paint.

3. While the fuschia paint is drying, paint the eye sockets of the unicorn with white paint.

4. Then paint the unicorn horn and the inside of the ear with the Folk Art Extreme Glitter paint.

5. Paint the middle strand of the unicorn’s mane and one strand of the unicorn’s tail with the lilac acrylic paint. Let the strands dry between the two coats of paint.

6. Paint the bottom strand of the unicorn’s mane and the last strand of the unicorn’s tail with the regency blue acrylic paint. Also, had some regency blue paint to the unicorn’s eye.

7. Glue on a rhinestone to each of the unicorn’s eyes.

8. This step is where my daughter took over creative control. She asked for the unicorn to have a ponytail holder. So I trimmed of gold rhinestone ribbon and hot glued it to the top of the unicorn tail.

10. Next, we glued on two rhinestones to each of the unicorn’s mane.

11. Then, we glued on several faux rose heads.

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DIY Unicorn Fairy House

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time
Age range: 10+ with adult supervision

Things you need:
Unfinished Wood House
Miniature Magical Unicorn
Miniature Magical Unicorn Poop
Unfinished Wood Rainbow Cutout
Dollhouse Miniature Gold Frame
Miniature Flower and Log Bench
Artificial Moss Sheet
Unfinished Wood Hearts
Extra Fine Glitter (Bubble Gum Pink, Sunflower Gold, Fairy Blue, Neon Orange, Ocean Blue, and White)
Acrylic Paint (Cameo Pink, Fuschia, Lemon Chiffon, Harvest Orange, Regency Blue, Plum Kiss, and Crisp Green)

Things to do:
1. Paint the bottom of the house with the Crisp Green Acrylic Apple Barrel Paint. One coat is sufficient, as it will covered with the moss sheet. Set aside to dry.

2. Once the Crisp Green paint is dry, paint the interior walls of the wooden house with the Cameo Pink paint. Be sure the green paint is completely dry. I did not wait long enough and the pink and green paint mixed together. So, I allowed them both to dry completely and covered with two more coats of cameo pink.

3. Paint the sides of the wooden house with the Harvest Orange paint.

4. Paint the roof of the wooden house with the Regency Blue paint.

5. Paint the outside front edges of the wooden house with the Lemon Chiffon paint.

6. Paint the rainbow cut out with the paint colors from the house, saving the white for last. I used the fuschia pink paint, instead of the blush pink for the rainbow.

7. Decide where you would like to add the miniature gold frame. Trace inside edges of the frame onto the wooden house.

8. Brush on Mod Podge to traced frame area

9. Pour the Fairy Blue glitter over the Mod Podge. Then shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.

10. Brush Mod Podge and add the Fairy Blue glitter over the rainbow cut out. Shake off excess glitter and set aside to dry.

11. Brush Mod Podge onto the sides of the wooden house with the Harvest Orange paint.

12. Over a paper lined container, pour the Neon Orange glitter over the Mod Podge on each side. Shake off glitter and set aside to dry.
13. Add the orange glitter to the rainbow cut out.
14. Fold paper in half, and pour excess glitter back into the container.

15. Repeat steps 11-14 with blue, fuschia and yellow glitter. Also add the fuschia glitter to the wooden hearts.

16. Once all other glitters have been added to the rainbow cut out, brush on Mod Podge to cloud. Then pour on glitter and shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.

17. Measure the bottom of the wooden house. Then cut out a piece of artificial moss to fit inside. Place some hot glue on the bottom of the wooden box and then place the press the artificial moss into the glue.

18. Once the purple glitter is dry, place a small amount of hot glue around the purple glitter. Then, press and hold the gold frame over the glue.

19. Glue the rainbow cut out to the roof of the wooden house.

20. Hot glue the hearts to the front edges of the wooden house.

21. Add any additional features, like little these little stars I had left over from another project.

22. Add Unicorn and furniture to the house.

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DIY Unicorn Monogram Wall Art


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time.
Age range: Adults

Things you will need:
Unfinished Wood Letter E
Iridescent Double Row Bling Sticker Roll
Hot Pink Foamies Foam Modeling Clay
Artificial Rose Heads in Purple and Pink
Mint Canvas Fabric Roses
Acrylic Paint in Fuchsia, Plum Kiss, Regency Blue, Lilac, White, Key West and Cameo Pink
Foamies Foam Sheets
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Palette Knife

Things to do:
1. Take some of the Hot Pink Foamies Modeling Clay out of the package. Flatten the clay in your hands. Then, pour some blush pink glitter on both sides of the flattened piece of clay.

2. Mix the glitter into the clay by rolling the clay around in a ball.

3. Roll the clay between your hands into a cone shape. Roll the stop part of the clay into a small cone then the rest of the clay. Gradually allow the clay to become larger towards the bottom.

4. Starting from the bottom of the cone, with a painting palette knife, gently press a line around the cone in a spiral shape. Set the clay aside to dry.

5. Paint the fancy wooden letter E with white paint. Allow the paint to dry between coats of paint. I used 2 coats of paint.

6. Paint the bottom of the E in rainbow colors. Allowing each color to dry before starting the next color, so the paints do not blend together.

7. Find the Center top of the wooden initial E, then hot glue on the pink artificial rose head.

8. On each side of the pink rose, add to mint canvas roses. The canvas roses have their own adhesive, which should work fine. If you would like a stronger hold, add hot glue.

9. In the bottom, left hand corner of the initial E, hot glue on a purple rose head.

10. Add the rhinestones along the edges of the letter E.

11. Once the clay unicorn horn is dry. Add some hot glue to the bottom of the unicorn horn, then gently hold it into place on top of the letter E

12. Glue two purple artificial rose heads to each side of the clay unicorn horn.

13. Cut out 4 unicorn ear pieces. You will need two larger outer ear pieces and two smaller inner ear pieces.

14. Glue the inner, smaller, ear pieces onto the middle of the larger outer ear pieces. Then, glue the ear pieces to the back of the initial E on each side of the clay unicorn horn.

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Wintry Unicorn Terrarium Tutorial


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Micro mini unicorn pick
Glass terrarium
Reindeer moss
Green bottle brush tree
Mulberry wine bottle brush tree
Artificial snow

Things to do:
1. Break up a few clumps of reindeer moss, then place it along the bottom of the glass. Spread the moss evenly.

2. Add bottle brush trees of your choice, pushing the trees into the moss to secure them. We added three green bottle brush trees and two mulberry wine bottle brush trees, placing the tallest trees in the back of the terrarium.

3. Grab the unicorn pick. Bend the wire to the side.

4. Push the unicorn’s wire into the moss to secure the unicorn.

5. Grab a pinch of artificial snow with your fingers. Be careful, as the snow can get a little messy and fly everywhere. Sprinkle the snow inside the terrarium, covering everything with snow as evenly as possible.

6. If you’re having problems reaching the back of the terrarium, sprinkle the snow through the holes in the top of the terrarium.

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DIY Gold and Pink Ombre ‘Love’ Letters Decor


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time.
Age range: 10+

Things you will need:
Love Letters DIY Kit
Bubblegum Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Champagne Extra Fine Glitter
Champagne Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Metallic Craft Paints
Fuchsia Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray

Things to do:
1. Paint the bottom third of the unfinished wooden letter L with the Champagne Martha Stewart Paint.

2. Approximately a third of the way up, also paint the unfinished letters V and E with the Champagne paint. Set aside to dry.

3. Once the champagne paint is dry, paint the middle third of each letter with the fuchsia Apple Barrel acrylic paint. Set letters aside to dry.

4. Once the fuschia paint is dry, paint the top third of the unfinished wooden letters with the cameo pink Apple Barrel acrylic paint. Set letter aside to dry.

5. Once letters are dry, cover the cameo pink paint portion of the letter L with Mod Podge.

6. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter of the Mod Podge. Shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with other two letters.

8. Once the blush pink glitter is dry, brush a layer of Mod Podge onto the fuschia pink portion of the letter L. I added little smudges above the straight line to mix the glitter colors slightly.

9. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Bubble Gum Pink Extra Fine Glitter of the Mod Podge. Shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 with other two letters.

11. Once the bubble pink pink glitter is dry, brush a layer of Mod Podge onto the champagne paint portion of the letter L. I added little smudges above the straight line to mix the glitter colors slightly again.

12. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the Champagne Extra Fine Glitter of the Mod Podge. Shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.

13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 with other two letters.
14. Once all letters are dry, in a well ventilated area, spray the letters with the Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer Spray. This will help the glitter from falling off.

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DIY Ombre Wine Cork Heart


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time.
Age range: 10+ with adult supervision

Things you need:
Wine Corks
Red Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Fuchsia Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Cameo Pink Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Blush Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Bubblegum Pink Extra Fine Glitter
Garnet Extra Fine Glitter

Things to do:
1. Heat up the glue gun
2. Align the wine corks in a heart shape on a drawn or printed off heart shape. If you would like to make your heart in a more perfect shape, then trace heart onto a piece of cardboard, then glue the corks directly to the cardboard. I wanted more imperfect heart shape.

3. With hot glue, glue together the front two pieces of the heart.

4. Continue glueing the rounded top heart pieces to each side of the two front pieces.

5. Then glueing along the edges of the heart, loosely following the drawn or printed off heart. Start adding pieces to the inside of the heart.

6. Continue filling in heart with wine corks, then end when the heart corks in a point.

7. Paint the bottom third of the wine corks with red paint.

8. Paint the middle corks with the fuschia paint.

9. Paint the top corks with the cameo pink paint

10. Brush Mod Podge onto a few of the painted red wine corks.

11. Over a paper lined container, generously pour the garnet glitter over the Mod Podge. Shake off excess glitter.
12. Fold the piece of paper in half and pour the excess glitter back into the container.

13. Randomly choose a few of the fuschia painted corks and brush on Mod Podge. Then pour on the bubblegum glitter. Shake off excess glitter, then pour excess glitter back into the container.

14. Randomly choose a few of the cameo pink painted corks and brush on Mod Podge. Then pour on the blush pink glitter. Shake off excess glitter, then pour excess glitter back into the container.

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