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1  DIY Anthropologie Ring Holder in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by lovelyMTNlife on: January 27, 2012 07:43:02 AM


I wasn't sure where this belonged, but I can consider this a trinket- right? Plus, it holds jewelry. I apologize if I put this in the wrong category!

Anywho- I fell in love with the Anthropologie ring dishes for $10 (which is actually affordable for Anthro!) But of course I wanted to make my own! See the real anthro dish here:
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=993443&parentid=SEARCH_RESULTS&color=011




I found the plates and the little birds at the thrift store. With some high gloss white spray paint and glue, I made my own version!

For more info on this project, please visit my blog:
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2012/01/diy-anthropologie-ring-dish.html
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2  Embroidered Paper - Baby Gift Project in Needlework: Completed Projects by lovelyMTNlife on: January 05, 2012 08:58:56 AM


I wanted to make a DIY gift for the birth of my best friend's second baby and found this lovely children's book at a thrift store. I tore out the pages I liked and got out my needle and thread!



I embroidered the outline of the kids' shirts, bows, crayons, stripes or anything else I thought needed embellishment!



After I finished the embroidering, I mounted the book pages to green card stock and stitched around the edge of the whole project (see first image). I think it came out so cute! I think this will be my go-to baby gift from now on!


Please visit my blog for more info on this project!
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2012/01/embroidering-paper.html
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3  Plow and Hearth (rip off) Frosty Ice Skate in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by lovelyMTNlife on: November 10, 2011 09:07:43 AM


I recently saw a "frosty" skate decoration in the Plow and Hearth catalog for $30. I liked it, but not enough to pay $30 and shipping. So I made my own!

I found a pair of children's ice skates at the thrift store for $5 and had the rest of the supplies laying around the house - thanks to my hording of craft supplies! The "frosty" look came from a little spray glue and fake snow flakes you can buy at the craft store.




Thanks for looking! It was fun making!

Please visit my blog for more info on this project!
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2011/11/frosty-ice-skate.html
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4  Bleach Pen Tablecloth in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by lovelyMTNlife on: October 28, 2011 01:09:26 PM


This all started as a happy accident, bleach on the black fabric, but this came out so much better than I thought!

The "tablecloth" is actually an old sheet I found on super duper sale.

The bleach turns the black color of the fabric this AMAZING orange color, perfect for Halloween decor! I used the standard (?) Clorox Bleach Pen from the supermarket.

I even ended up doing some pillow covers for the couch to match! Just be sure to have something underneath the fabric, the bleach will bleed through the fabric!

Please visit my blog for more info on this project!
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2011/10/bleach-pen-halloween-tablecloth.html
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5  Thrift Store Junk into Halloween Candles in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lovelyMTNlife on: October 21, 2011 12:47:51 PM


I was in desperate need of some cheap Halloween decorations for a party coming up. I found a bunch of votive candle holders and pillar candle bases at the thrift store.

Stacking the votives on top of the candle bases and a little hot glue (to keep them sturdy when the dog bumps into the coffee table)

Then a quick coat of spray paint:



Awesome DIY Halloween candle holders! Thanks!

Please visit my blog for more info on this project!
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2011/10/diy-thrift-store-halloween-candles.html
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6  DIY Planter Urns in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by lovelyMTNlife on: September 05, 2011 08:57:58 AM


I was tired of seeing my old teal pots (see below) get beaten up by the weather and sun. They were looking a little rough around the edges, to say the least.

So I turned them into beautiful urns!



Here is the before of what the original teal pots and the 70s chic green cubes, are actually trash cans I found at the thrift store. I stacked them on top of each other, covered them in spray paint - instant DIY planter urns!

Thanks for looking!

Please visit my blog for more info on this project!
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-planter-urns.html
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7  Vintage Resin Pendant in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lovelyMTNlife on: August 29, 2011 01:27:09 PM


Oh, what a little resin can do! (I'm doing this backwards, the after picture before the, before picture!)



Here is what the necklace looked like when I bought it...for $1 at a garage sale! I love it, but I didn't love the Victorian image. I was able to pop out the plastic center piece pretty easily.

I found a new image (paint by number mountain scene), printed off from the Internet, a little resin poured into the pendant - and - it is a whole new necklace!

Thanks for looking!

Please visit my blog for more info on this project!
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2011/08/resin-necklace.html
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8  Mod Podge Map Desk in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lovelyMTNlife on: July 29, 2011 10:19:39 AM


I have had this old wooden desk in our guest room for a while, trying to figure out what to do with it. The top of the desk was this weird laminate "wood,"  I couldn't paint or remove - so I Mod Podged maps on it!

The rest of the desk was sanded, primed and painted a cool green color. I bough new knobs at Hobby Lobby to replace the old brass ones. The maps on the top were "glued" and sealed with Mod Podge.

It looks SO much better in the guest room! Thanks for looking!

Please visit my blog for more info on this project!
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2011/07/before-and-after-map-desk.html



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9  DIY Anthropologie Necklace (Round 2) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by lovelyMTNlife on: July 27, 2011 10:01:33 AM


Anthropologie has such cute necklaces, but this girl can not (and will not!) pay that much money for a necklace. Mother taught me better!

I made my own necklace, inspired by the Anthropologie pendant (above) with just some beads and wire. All it really took, was wrapping the wire around - with the help of some needle nose pliers.

When put side by side with the original necklace - it doesn't look as similar, but as a stand alone pendant, it really does look great!

If you want to see my other DIY Anthropologie necklace on Craftster, go here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384669.0

Please visit my blog for more info on this project!
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2011/07/diy-anthropologie-necklace-round-2.html

Thanks for looking!
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10  DIY Anthropologie Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by lovelyMTNlife on: July 07, 2011 12:12:45 PM


I fell in LOVE with the Anthropologie necklaces with stones and rope, but yeaaaaaa......I'm not paying that much for a necklace! Of course I can make a knock-off version myself!

All it took was some rocks from the local rock shop, rope, decorative edging (can someone tell me the official name of that stuff?!) and hot glue.

It was actually super easy to make. I did learn that next time, to buy circle stones, the oblong stone I used was a little harder to wrap the rope around. (if you can see where the two stones connect, there is a small gap - but I'm ok with that!)

Please visit my blog for more info on the project!
http://lovelymtnlife.blogspot.com/2011/07/diy-anthropologie-necklace.html

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