Faux Snowballs: Soap Flocking Style

I had many comments about using an Ivory Snow Flocking Recipe to cover Styrofoam trees and make various scenes.  It made me think it might be very easy to make faux snowballs using the same technique.  This Christmas craft turned out even better than I expected.  Which, for crafting is amazing…  You should see all […]

How to make perfect faux snowballs

Red and white dyed bottle brush trees for Christmas

Dyeing Bottle Brush Trees Really Works 2

I have to admit I was as surprised that dyeing bottle brush trees worked just as well as bleaching them.  The process goes hand in hand so if you have green Christmas trees you want to dye lighter or different colors check out how to bleach them first.  If you already have light colored trees […]

Holy Sh*t: Bottle Brush Trees Really Bleach 6

I have recently read a number of ‘How To Bleach Bottle Brush Tree’ tutorials.  All of them had a theme, grab some cheap bottle brush trees, throw some cap-fulls of bleach in water and glorious vintage looking trees shall emerge!!! Kinda Bottle brush trees are not cheap and It takes a crap ton more bleach than […]

Before and after bleaching bottle brush trees

Detail of the easy advent calendar garland

Easy Advent Calendar Garland 6

Although today is the first day of December it is not too late to make an easy Advent Calendar.  I whipped up this awesome collection of treats just using small boxes, ribbon, and wire.  As a child, the Advent Calendar I remember fondly was a simple felt Christmas tree.  Each day I got to remove […]

How To Make Alcohol Ink: Walnut Style

My How To Make Alcohol Ink tutorial is popular. However, many of you wanted to learn how to make a permanent alcohol ink.  Honestly, I am not a scrapbooker so it took some research into various alcohol inks to find a good formula.  While this recipe for walnut colored permanent alcohol ink is not quite […]

Recipe for permanent walnut alcohol ink