Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
coffee filter wreath
start with some coffee filters and basic supplies. i used about 230 filters. i made my life easier by seperating batches of them at one time to speed up the process. (btw, that's about $3 worth of filters)
there was a bit of trial and error and experimentation on my part. i found that by taking 3 filters at one time and folding them in half twice, so as to create a triangle, gave a nice fluffy amount to work with...
i won't lie....it took about an hour and a half....but i just sat in front of the tv and did it....not too bad...
and this is what you get....fill in any empty spaces or wierd gaps if needed with single filters
and look what you get! pretty impressive for coffee filters! i think the wreath form was about $4 or $5, so all in all it cost me about $8 and an hour an a half of my time!
worth it, i think!
The idea is from Beach house in the city.
Posted by natalia jornet at 7:45 AM
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
- paper mache letters
- tinted primer
- silver metallic paint
- rust-colored acrylic paint
- foam and bristle brushes
Select letters, gather paint, brushes and rag.
Brush a layer of primer over letter surfaces, leaving noticeable brush strokes in varying directions. Let dry to the touch.
Apply Metallic Paint
Brush a layer of metallic paint over letter surfaces, leaving noticeable brush strokes in varying directions.
Wipe away excess metallic paint with rag.
Add Rust Accents
Mix or use rust-colored paint to brush highlights over letter edges and any rough or raised areas.
Wipe away excess rust-colored paint.
Apply Second Coat of Metallic Paint
Brush on second layer of metallic paint to diffuse rust accents.
Rub In and Wipe Away
Using rag, rub in metallic paint and wipe away any excess.
Display the Letters
Spell out the season's greetings on a table, mantel or location of your choice to spread a little holiday joy.
Posted by natalia jornet at 11:52 AM