December 2009 archive

Etching Cream Crafts

| DIY Home, Everyday Crafts, Food, Gifts, Upcycled

Of all art supplies, I find etching cream to be the most magical. Ok, maybe magic is an overstatement, but it certainly packs a big wow. I discovered the stuff a few years ago, and I must say, it’s hard to go wrong, as long as you follow the directions. Here are a few ways to use craft with it…just be sure to wear rubber gloves; it burns when it touches your skin!

Etched Glass Kitchen containers, Martha Stewart

Etched silhouette mirror, Living with Lindsay

Cocktail conversation,

Oh and if you want to try another fool proof frosting technique for larger areas, you can also try Glass Frosting by Krylon.

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Embroidery Hoop Crafts

| DIY Home, Everyday Crafts, Kids Rooms, Organization, Upcycled, Wall Decor, Yarn & Fabric

I have a thing for embroidery hoops. They are just round windows of opportunity, priced at next to nothing and often available at yard sales, thrift stores and the like. Here are a few of my fave ideas…

Embroidery Hoop Chalkboard, by Bliss in a Teacup, Etsy $35;

Bulletin board hoops via LushLee.


Suspended from the ceiling…oh my! via Erin Ever After.

My Heart Belongs In…by Moxie Doll, $32, Etsy.

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