Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tweet Birdcage: Michaels/Hometalk Pinterest Party!


What's that?! A PARTY!? That's right, y'all! A Hometalk/Michaels NATIONWIDE PINTEREST party, nonetheless! And guess who is going to be there as the featured blogger?! ME! Woohoo!!! I will be at the Flanders/Mt. Olive, NJ Michaels on February 16th from 1-4 all ready to craft the hours away with YOU! (Unless you live far away in which case you should check out the local bloggers that might be near you in YOUR Michaels!)
 

Here is my take on one of Michaels' awesome 5 Pinterest endcap projects, featuring their awesome birdcage and great wooden cut outs!
 

Materials:

-1 Ashland Garden Collection Birdcage (Medium size)
-1 bag of Dyed Spanish Moss (you won't need the whole bag)
-1 ArtMinds Wood Plaque
-1 Simply Surfaces Wooden Laser Cut Bird (my FAV)
-1 Mini Wooden Chalkboard
-1 Page of Scrapbook paper from The Garden Tea Party Stack DCWV
-Mod Podge and brushes
-Decoart Paint in Soft Heather and Glamour Dust in Celebration Pink
-Some burlap and wire ribbon

I started by wrapping the burlap around the birdcage and putting some of the moss in it, then wrapped the ribbon around it tying it off in a box bow.  Next, I cut the paper to fit the plaque by tracing it on the opposite side with a pencil.  I Mod Podged the paper onto the plaque and painted the edges of the plaque with the soft pink, then the glamour dust to match the paper.  I also painted the bird to match.

I then hot glued the bird and the chalkboard to the plaque and placed it inside the birdcage.

 I think the birdie looks so sweet inside there!
 Of course, a sweet song bird belongs inside this sweet cage! ;) Get it? I'm witty. Or at least I think I am.
Anyway, I truly hope you will join me on Sunday the 16th at 1pm at the Flanders/Mt. Olive Michaels location to craft the afternoon away! It will be a BLAST! By the way, the cost of all of the supplies for my sweet project, under $15! Make sure you take full advantage of their coupons online and their 40% sale off most of the endcap items!

OH! And to make it even more awesome you can enter to win a $100 gift card by simply joining Hometalk and following Michaels! You can follow me too, just for fun! ;)

http://www.hometalk.com/michaels

I can't wait to meet you in person! WOOHOO!

xoxo
Evey
Owner/Creator, Evey's Creations

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Modern Masters Pt. 2 Metallic Matte Paints Review

Hi y'all!  Here she is!  If you recall, she was boring before!  But with some Modern Masters Metallics Matte Paints and a stencil, I made my desk shimmery and beautiful!

I used Modern Masters Matte Metallics Warm Silver to transform this desk.

First I set up my stencil with some painters tape and used a circular method with a stencil on the design.  I made sure to not have too much paint on the brush by "unloading" some of the paint onto a piece of paper towel I had next to me.  I did this until the entire top was stenciled.  Here is a video tutorial:


Then, I taped the stencil to the front of the drawer and did the sides of the handle.  I did the same part so they would match.  I also painted the handle with the Warm silver to draw out the color of the stencil even more.

To finish it off, I sealed it with Modern Masters'  Metallic Paint Master Clear protective coat which will not affect the shimmer of their Metallics line.  It will also not yellow over time.  I am thrilled with the outcome! Isn't she PRETTY!?
OH! I almost forgot! I also went ahead and lined the edges to maximize the shimmer factor!  What do you think?

I, personally, am in LOVE! Thank you Modern Masters for the AWESOME paint! Don't forget to enter the giveaway! It ends tonight at midnight!

xoxo

Evey
Owner/Creator, Evey's Creations

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Modern Masters Review Pt. 1 and GIVEAWAY!

Hi y'all!

Modern Masters was kind enough to send me some awesome products.*  I got their awesome line of Metallics paints and here is one of the projects I came up with!  Stay tuned to tomorrow for the larger one!  Then on the 30th (MY BIRTHDAY), make sure you head over to Looksi Square to check out all the awesome MM projects from several other bloggers! Woohoo! Party!

I found this sad looking tray at my local thrift shop for $2.  
With some soft pink homemade chalky finish paint and MM's Matte Metallics in Pale Gold, I transformed it into this beauty.
Guess what?! Modern Masters has agreed to give YOU a sample package of their awesome Metallics paints! The giveaway goes live at midnight and will last until midnight the 31st. ENJOY! ENTER AND SHARE SHARE SHARE!

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*Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post. I received product in exchange for compensation.  All opinions are 100% my own. :)

Xoxo
Evey
Owner/Creator, Evey's Creations

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Romantic Double Date Tablescape on a Budget

Want to have a fun double date for Valentine's day, but just can't get out?! No problem! Stay home! This tablescape including the three projects involved, cost me under $30 to make and since it's rustic and yet beautiful, it calls for a rustic dinner as well! Roasted chicken and potatoes anyone?!  (That's well within MY budget!)

I shared my No-sew table runner with you already! 

Check out my lovely centerpiece! Branches from my backyard's forsythia, with some handmade vintage valentine's day inspired mason jar lid ornaments in a vintage mason jar that I already had! Total cost: $0. I have tons of jar lids left over from when I've used just the jars for other projects!
 I completed the look by adding smaller jars with smaller branches and making small poms with dollar store tissue paper.  I added some burlap and ribbon around the jars to tie it all in with the runner.

I had the kids write love notes to their dad and to me, I also wrote some to hubby and hung them on the tree.
I also made napkin rings with the burlap and some more ribbon.

The mason jar lid ornaments were very simple and low cost to make! I promise to do a tutorial sometime next week! Here is a close up of one!
Isn't she DARLING?! I got the graphics from none other than The Graphics Fairy's blog. So thank you Ms. Karen for your lovely images!

Everything else I had, so use what you have! All thrifted, low cost, items!
So what do you think? Good enough to make you want to stay home?
Drink out of mason jars, mix your favorite drink and have some fun!

ENJOY!

xoxo

Evey
Owner/Creator, Evey's Creations

Tel: 201-281-6696 
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