xmas ornaments diy

diy clay ornaments
diy clay ornaments

Ya, I know, more clay, but after I made the herb sticks, I had a bunch of clay left over, so decided to make some ornaments to add to our huge tree. It’s 5 feet, fake and doesn’t have a lot of branches, but it’s cute and it fits in the corner in our condo just fine.

I went to the dollar store and bought a felt snowman and snowflake doilie for a whopping $1.29, so I used it to make the imprints. It worked really great considering. I flattened out the clay, used a round cookie cutter, imprinted and used the end of a chopstick to make the hole to put the string through. I painted some white and others I kept the natural whitish clay colour. I clear gesso’d them all though.

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herb sticks

herb sticks
herb sticks

So apparently when you are on maternity leave, and your almost 8 month old is finally having longer naps, you get the craving to craft. I saw these on pinterest awhile ago, so thought i’d give them a try. I bought some selfset air-dry clay and rolled them out into small, flat logs. I then used my small alphabet stamps and indented herb names into them.

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Art Project: Words & Decoupage DIY

Our living room is finally coming together, but we needed a punch of art.

Inspired by a piece I saw on Pinterest, I made this!
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Damask DIY

While the boyfriend is away, the girlfriend will… get inspired and spend a Saturday night in sweatpants making DIY art. Thought I was going to say play, didn’t you?

We’ve been “playing” way too much lately; with a slew of weddings, birthdays, general summer events and our always looming renos I’ve been fairly absent as a Experimental Housewife, my apologies! So last night, with Cody in Toronto at another wedding, I channeled my single days and got crafty, I really hope you like it!

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Our spare bedroom is nicer than our room at this point, and acts as my dressing room, however it’s relatively devoid of art. I had some old 16×16 square canvases that were covered in fabric from previous decor (also an easy option to create some quick art) and decided I was going to instead cover them with some sticky back shelf liner that I actually had from a previous project when I covered a steamer trunk which is now our coffee table (I’ll add that to the blog soon too). Continue reading “Damask DIY”

garage sale find

recyclingEvery Saturday ( as long as the weather is nice) I go garage saling with my mom in the ‘burbs’ of Tsawwassen. The etiquette of garage saling is that you never ever pay full price, or at least you try not to. It’s stuff you are trying to get rid of. It amazes that some people won’t sell off something that they’ve obviously decided that they no longer needed for a measly 25¢ off what they initially wanted.

This is newest pride and joy for taking leftovers to work. It is originally for Indian food and has three different sections all held together with a metal latch.

It’s easy to clean and travels great.

Best of all, there was a $3 price tag on it and I paid $1. Bargain!

~Charity