A Little Spring Fun: How to Make Kissing Coasters

by Alexandra Hedin

A Little Spring Fun: How to Make Kissing Coasters
Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

The last two days I showed you a fabulous...

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How To: Make a DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl (from Scratch!)

by Capree K

How To: Make a DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl (from Scratch!)

Metallics have been all the rage for the last few years, but 2011 was the year they really shined (heh).  So, like any dutiful design blogger, I decided to apply the trend to a simple DIY project and even mixed in some paint dipping shenanigans to boot!  It's a regular ol' trend explosion up in this joint--but classy, of course.  Always classy.   

This faux-porcelain, (faux) gold-dipped bowl (well, it's more of a dish, really), is capital E-A-S-Y.  My clay molding skills haven't been put to much use since I was about the age of 7, and even I could pull this off.  If you're ready to dive in and start DIYing your way to trend heaven, here's what you'll need!

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How to Paint Ceramic

by DIY Maven

How to Paint Ceramic

Lauryn says, yes, it IS possible to paint ceramics. Case in point: she found the less than appealing color brown teapot shown above at a thrift store. Her vision for it was a wee bit green. So she assembled her materials, which included rubbing alchohol, a paint brush, a lot of patience and Americanna Gloss Enamels paint by Decoart. Here's what it looks like now:

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3D Pools

by DIY Maven

Changing The Look Of Swimming Pool 3D Ceramic Tile Art (11) 4

Ceramist R.J. Vogland creates the most stunning 3D effects with ceramic that I've ever seen. Each made to order mural is constructed of hand-sculpted tile. Mr. Vogland not only does pools, he also creates wall murals,

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How To Apply Images to Enamel Jewelry.

by Chris Gardner

Indie Fixx teamed up with artist Andrea Oda for a helpful tutorial on applying custom images to enamel pendants and other jewelry. The instructions are for an electric ceramic pottery kiln, but seems totally accomplishable. (Is that a word?)

How To Apply Images to Enamel Jewelry.

1. While the kiln is warming up, stick your enamel pieces on a wire shelf to create oxides on the surface of the copper. You can also take your copper piece and fire it with a torch in order for the...

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A Visual Riot?

by DIY Maven

A Visual Riot?

New from Unica Home is the ‘Pug with Velvet Bag’ lamp ($4,595) by Dietlind Priess. Per the website, the lamp is ‘an amalgam of fantasy, artistry, and humor.’ Besides the crazy canine expression, the pup is also sporting human hands. The figure reposes upon a velvet doggie bed–thus the ‘With Velvet Bag’ part–which, when touched, produces a barking sound. According to Priess, she strives for ‘technical perfection that produces a riot of...

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