Make It: DIY Gold-Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Gold-Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

It's playful and stylish, chic and cheery all rolled into a big ball of upcycled goodness: DIY gold-leaf polka dot ceramics! Let's make some, shall we?    

Casey from Vitamini Handmade shares this awesome tutorial for turning plain, old ceramics into stylish, gold-spotted dishes. All you need is a gold leafing kit (which run around $8-ish), your ceramic bowls of choice (good excuse for a thrift store run), and a soft, wide paint brush. Once...

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How To: DIY Pebble Planter

by Craftmel
How To: DIY Pebble Planter


Good-bye plain ol' pot, and hello pebbly goodness!  While adding flowers and plants in your home is a great way to pull in pops of color, I think we can all agree that the planters must be a design statement in and of themselves as well, like the textured element this DIY pebble planter exhibits.  

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How to: Dye Clear Glass ANY Color (A New Technique)

by DIY Maven

How to dye clear glass any color

 

 

Update: We've tested two new techniques for dyeing glass jars. Check them out here!

Remember the Mod Podge + food coloring technique for painting clear glass? That was cool and all, but I spotted another method using Vitrail glass paint and acetone (nail polish remover) that allows the bottles and jars to be used as actual vases, as the finish is waterproof! This treatment provides for more depth of color as...

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Faux Milk Glass!

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own DIY Faux Milk Glass!

You can find real milk glass pretty easily at thrift stores or estate sales, but if your aesthetic swings more towards the modern and/or contemporary realm the pickings are slim (or non-existent).  With this simple DIY technique, though, you can turn any sleek, glass vase into modern milk glass in no time!   

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Colorful Candy Corn Bottle Vases

by Kelly B

Colorful Candy Corn Bottle Vases

I always make a habit of hanging onto empty glass bottles from beer, sauces, etc. I just can't shake the feeling that there's going to be a project right around the corner when they'll come in handy, and I don't want to be caught without! My latest bottle-saving spree is about to come in handy for these colorful candy corn bottle vases.  

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