Marbled Clay Earrings Rustic Chic Wedding Decor Beach Bag

Christmas in July – Seashell Ornament

Hey, friends!  It’s the 25th, which means it’s officially Christmas in July!  I know some of you may be thinking, “nooooo!  Please don’t even start talking about Christmas right now!” while others of you are already itching to begin your holiday crafting.  I thought today I’d share with you an oldie but a goodie; a quick and easy craft that combines summer AND Christmas.  You can pick up the supplies while you’re enjoying your beach vacation, then bring them home and create a holiday keepsake later.


TIME REQUIRED: 5-10 minutes

All you need is: 
- sand and tiny shells from your favorite beach
- a clear plastic ornament {These are usually about $1 at craft stores around holiday time}
- ribbon
- cardstock
- marker
- glue

Just remove the topper and fill your ornament about 1/3 of the way with sand {I used a paper funnel to help control the mess}, then add in your shells.  Make sure you look for small ones because they have to fit through the hole at the top of the ornament!  Hot glue the topper back on.  The sand is heavy, so if you don’t secure the top, the weight may pull the ornament apart when it’s hanging on the tree.  Tie your ribbon around the top, and if you like, add a tag with the name of your favorite beach!


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10 Spray Paint Projects and a Krylon Giveaway

Hey, friends!  It seems like just the other day we were celebrating the milestone of One Artsy Mama reaching 10,000 Facebook fans.  Now, today, we’re celebrating 11K!  First of all, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you for being a part of this community.  I so appreciate you being here and sharing in all the fun.  To help us celebrate, I asked one of my favorite sponsors, Krylon, if they’d be willing to host a little giveaway, and they agreed!

Krylon will be giving one winner a case {6 cans} of ColorMaster Paint + Primer Spray {winners’ choice of two colors, 3 cans of each}, and another winner will receive a Krylon logo men’s windbreaker.  Before we get to the giveaway, though, here’s a quick look at 10 fun things you can do with spray paint!

Upcycled Canister Bird Feeder

Glitter Flower Pots

Sparkle Frame {and free printable}

Patriotic Decor

Spray Painting Tips & Tricks for Beginners

Chevron Apron

Monogram Jewelry Box

Decorative Mirror

Christian Louboutin-Inspired Shoes

Family Door Hanger

Now, let’s get going with that giveaway, shall we?  Rafflecopter will walk you through the entry process; good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Emmet LEGO Movie Cake

Friends, I am delighted today to welcome my friend Vanessa back to the blog to share something truly AWESOME she created last weekend.  You may remember her from her Pina Colada cupcakes…now get ready to see her skills at work again in a major way!


Hello again, artsy friends!  I’m taking over Amy’s blog today to talk cake.  I will warn you in advance, you may want to put on your eatin’ dress, because this 4 layer beast does not understand the meaning of, “I just want a small slice, please.” Let’s dig in, shall we?


So, The LEGO Movie is pretty huge right now.  Naturally, my son wanted his 7th birthday party to be all things The LEGO Movie.  Unfortunately, there are no party supplies yet to go with this theme.  I was gonna have to be sure we really tied all our LEGO hodgepodge decorations together with a great cake centerpiece.  (Side note, if you do this theme, remember the entire movie is a hodgepodge of LEGO themes, so scraping together what you can find, and pulling out your own creations fits in just fine.  Don’t let the lack of specific plates and napkins keep you from throwing an AWESOME party.)  My son left very little up to me, as far as deciding what the design for the cake should be.  He specifically requested an Emmet LEGO head cake.  We also decided to have cupcakes, to be sure there was enough cake for everyone, and to have a chocolate vs. vanilla choice for our guests.  Now, to pull this all off…


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Five Minute Unikitty Costume

No matter how old you get, there’s just something fun about dressing up.  So, when my friend Vanessa threw a {totally amazing} LEGO Movie themed 7th birthday party for her son, even the adults decided to play along and wear costumes.  Here’s how I put together a quick and super-easy DIY Unikitty costume that took about five minutes and cost me absolutely nothing.

DIY Unikitty Costume

I didn’t realize until very close to the party that most of my friends were planning on dressing up.  Originally, I was just going to wear the LEGO shirt I made for Little Crafter’s Ultimate LEGO birthday party two years ago.  But once I heard about the various costumes they were putting together, I couldn’t help but play along.  I pulled up a photo of Unikitty online to see what I would need.

Obviously, there are only so many things a girl can do to make herself look like a combination unicorn and cat made from LEGO bricks, so I decided to focus on the must-haves.

- pink ears
- a blue unicorn horn
- a blue tail
- major eyelashes
- a pink nose and rosy pink cheeks


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Tissue Paper Canvas Art

Hey, friends!  I don’t know about you buy I absolutely love it when someone inspires me to try a new art form.  Yesterday, I got to see some pieces of art my friend Dawn created using canvas, tissue paper, and Mod Podge, and I was absolutely blown away.  So, as you can imagine, I ran home, pulled out my supplies and gave it a try for myself.  Here’s my first attempt, and how you can make your own tissue paper art too!

Tissue Paper Canvas Art


You really need very few supplies for a project like this:
- a blank canvas, any size
- assorted colors of tissue paper
- Mod Podge
- water 
- a wide paintbrush
- scissors {optional…I ended up never using mine}



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