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Enamel Painted Ceramic Mug!

 Hand stamped Ceramic Mug!
 I wanted to my own take of Anthropologie's monogrammed Mug
FolkArt Enamel Paint
Rubber Stamps
I picked a swirly vine rubber stamp.
Anything with too much detail is not going to work.
I squeezed some paint out on wax paper

And brushed it on the stamp
And then rolled it onto the mug.
Not as smooth as I was hoping, but still looks cool!
Added some pink flowers...
and then mixed the teal and pink paints together to make this purple periwinkle!
And added on some circles...
Like this.
Then follow the directions on the paint.
Place your mug in the oven and heat it up to 350*.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove and let cool.

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Magic Bean Necklace: Once Upon a Time!

 Magic Bean Necklace: Once Upon a Time!
We loved watching Once Upon a Time!
Can't wait for the next season!
My 5 year old had a craft idea he pitched to me after watching an episode...
"Let's make a magic bean necklace--we could use hot glue!"

 Just like the magic bean that Baelfire got to jump to a realm with no magic.
 And Hook had one...lost his hand for it.

 Plus Tony/Tiny the giant...His dying brother gave
 him the last sprout in a bottle with a cork.
 So we combined the bean and the jar.
I used a silicone mat and hot glue...just squeezed the glue out in the shape of a bean.
 Let them dry...yes, I made tons!
 I used this cork bottle from Oriental Trading.
I've used them for Doctor Who Tardis necklace and Mini Terrariums.
 Just shoved the magic bean inside...
Corked it and added a chain!
 He was thrilled!  He loved to see his handy work come to life!
 Ready for portal jumping!
 Oh yeah...and anyone ever played Knights of the Old Republic???
It's my favorite video game ever!  You can get it on ipad now too!!!  Yay!

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Glitter Star Hairpins!

 Glitter Star Hairpins!

 You'll need glitter foam and bobby pins!
And some hot glue.
 Cut out the desired shape and hot glue it to the hairpin.
 Great for the Holidays!
Check out these other ones too!

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Burlap Flag Wreath!

 Burlap Flag Wreath!
Do you like this Burlap wreath or the Mesh fabric wreath better???
 Let's start with a wreath base.
A burlap wreath is good for any season or holiday and can be changed out regularly!
You might remember seeing this "Everything is Awesome" wreath??
This burlap was sent to me from BurlapFabric.com
They have everything you can think of with Burlap!
Ribbon, table cloths, table runners, bags, buntings, seasonal, boxes,
lace, curtains, pillows, flowers and more!
I just got a big roll of burlap fabric...a 40" by 5 yard roll of it!
Look here, it's on clearance for less than $7!
 You'll need:
wreath form
pipe cleaners or wire
hot glue/gun

  I used this used/reused wreath form.
 I cut strips of burlap...about 8 to 10 inches wide.
 Gather up one side of it and set it on the wreath form...
 While holding it gathered, wrap a pipe cleaner around it and twist it tight.
 Now fold the burlap back over the top of the pipe cleaner...
 Gather again and twist it off with a pipe cleaner.
 Then repeat all around the wreath.
The loops are so full and big, that the pipe cleaners don't even show!
 After filling the entire wreath (sorry, no picture)
I decided a bow would be nice.
So I folded some burlap and hot glued it together.
 And then hot glued it right onto the bottom...covering a pipe cleaner.
Now for the flag.
I had this old and tattered edged flag...it was on a stick.
I found a piece of thin press board that I cut down to the right size.
(you could use firm cardboard)
 I ironed the flag.
 Used some spray adhesive and sprayed the board
 Pressed the flag on it...
Then ran some hot glue along the backside of the flag...
 And folded the edges up on the board to prevent fraying
and it gives it a finished edge look!
 So the back doesn't look that great...but whatever.
The top looks fabulous!
 I just added a loop of twill tape on the back and hooked it to the
wreath hanger and arranging it on the burlap wreath.
 But I tried it on this bowtie wreath I made here...
what do you think?
Which do you like better???
Which Wreath do you like Better?

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