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Jan
11
2017

DIY Pallet Painting Party

Posted by Marcea
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Pallet painting parties are a fun way to spend time with friends and make some DIY home decorations.  Some of us from the OttLite team had our own pallet party and wanted to show you how simple it is. MaterialsPalletBase paint for pallet  Paint for lettering Vinyl or laminate for a stencil Painting spongePaintbrush or foam brush Painters tape (optional) Mod Podge (optional)  InstructionsPick a pallet that you’d like to use and stain it to create a base for your sign. Let the base dry. Decide [Read More...]

Tags: DIY Home Decor painting Pallet Painting
Categories: DIY Crafts LED Lamps



Nov
17
2016

Thanksgiving Embroidery & Appliqué Hoop

Posted by Marcea
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When we did our What Inspires interview for this month with Beverly McCullough, we spoke to her about her love of embroidery.  Beverly generously offered to create a Thanksgiving embroidery pattern just for OttLite and we thought it would make a great craft!  Beverly has made a corresponding pattern that she posted on her blog Flamingo Toes so be sure to check it out. Materials 7” wood embroidery hoop 10” x 10” fabric for background Felt or fabric for the pieces of the turkey [Read More...]

Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts Holiday Crafts



Oct
20
2016

Carving & Decorating a Craft Pumpkin for Halloween

Posted by Marcea
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Do you love carved pumpkins but either don’t want to deal with the mess of a real pumpkin or (like me) live in a hot climate where if you did carve a pumpkin it wouldn’t last more than 6 days?  Well you can still enjoy pumpkin carving and decoration – with a craft pumpkin!  Craft pumpkins come in a variety of sizes and colors which gives you many options.  We carved and drew on our craft pumpkins and here's how we did it:Materials ·  Craft Pumpkin(s) (Michaels has a great selection)·  Pumpkin [Read More...]

Categories: DIY Crafts LED Lamps Holiday Crafts



Sep
23
2016

Sewing A Homemade Baby Blanket

Posted by Marcea
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There’s not much more exciting than a new baby! New babies need lots of things, including plenty of blankets. Blankets are also great for new moms to keep in the car or diaper bag – you never know when baby will need to be changed or take a nap! I found a great tutorial online from Sugglebug University on how to make a baby blanket with handles.  I had a friend who had just had a baby so, with a few slight modifications from the original pattern, I decided to try my hand at sewing one [Read More...]

Tags: baby baby blanket baby gift blog craft DIY Homemade OttLite sewing
Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts



Aug
01
2016

Guest Blog - Crocheted Can Cozy by Moogly

Posted by Marcea
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OttLite Ambassador Tamara Kelly is this month's guest blogger.  The creator of the crochet blog Moogly, Tamara shares with us a pattern to make a Crafty Hanging Can Cozy.  A great way to upcycle old cans and also get organized for back to school, this pattern is simple and helps to brighten up your supplies! Take it away Tamara . . . What have I been crafting under my OttLite? The Crafty Hanging Can Cozy! It's a fun craft that combines crochet, paper, washi tape, and recycling... and can help [Read More...]

Tags: blog crafting crochet crocheting Lion Brand Yarns Moogly OttLite recycle upcycle
Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts



Jul
01
2016

Darby Smart Craft - Mini DIY Terrariums

Posted by Marcea
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I recently contacted Darby Smart after visiting their website to see if they’d be interested in partnering with OttLite for one of our monthly crafts.  If you haven’t heard of Darby Smart, they’re a website that believes in the fun of crafting.  With a bunch of crafting ideas, supplies and even a monthly crafting box mailed right to your home, Darby Smart is the perfect site for anyone who loves to craft. Once Darby Smart kindly agreed to send me one of their crafts in a box, I picked the [Read More...]

Tags: crafting Darby Smart DIY OttLite Terrarium
Categories: DIY Crafts LED Lamps



May
13
2016

Patriotic Mason Jar Candle

Posted by Marcea
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As the summer holidays approach, more people are spending time outside.  Here's a fun craft we found at Michael's that would be perfect for decorating your patio or porch for Memorial Day or 4th of July.  Materials  (3) Ball® Smooth Side Mason Jars (3) 4” x 6” fabric American flagsMod Podge® Hard Coat Foam applicators Decorative sand Jute twine Tea candles Scissors  Directions1. Remove flags from the wooden or plastic sticks.  If needed, use a pair of pliers to get staples out (try not to pull [Read More...]

Tags: 4th of july crafts DIY flag Independence Day Mason Jar Mason Jar crafts Memorial Day Mod Podge OttLite patriotic rustic crafts
Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Apr
21
2016

How To Make a Glittered Glass for Mother's Day

Posted by Marcea
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Mother’s Day will be here before you know it.  Don’t let it sneak up on you  - get started early and make your mom a fun glittered wine glass or coffee mug!Glittered mugs and glasses make a great presentation but aren’t too hard to make.  Since the sealant has to set before being used, it is best to make these at least 1 week prior to giving them away. You might want to buy an extra glass or mug to practice on first. It took me a couple of tries to get the layering of the glue and the glitter [Read More...]

Tags: crafts DIY Glitter Glass mother's day Mother's Day Gifts OttLite
Categories: DIY Crafts



Mar
10
2016

Egg Dyeing Craft

Posted by Marcea
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 Dyeing eggs is a tradition that symbolizes Easter and the beginning of spring. I found this one on the blog Spend With Pennies.  It looked like it was simple and fun - and it was! This would be a great craft to do with small children, since everything used is a food product.  Materials ·      Hard-boiled eggs·      1 tub of whipped topping ·      Food coloring ·      White vinegar ·      4 disposable bowls or cups  Directions 1.     Pour enough vinegar in a bowl to submerge your hard-boiled [Read More...]

Tags: crafts Easter Egg dyeing Kids Crafts OttLite
Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Feb
17
2016

2016 OttLite Ambassadors

Posted by Marcea
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 OttLite is proud to introduce our 2016 Ambassadors: Kathy Cano-Murillo, Tamara Kelly, Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby, and Ed Roth.  Each are acclaimed bloggers, authors and teachers of their craft and will be helping spread the word about OttLite around the country.  We invite you to visit each of their websites/blogs and also follow them on social media.  They’ll be the first to discuss and review new OttLite products and each will have plenty of giveaways and surprises throughout the rest [Read More...]

Tags: Bloggers crafts OttLite OttLIte Ambassador
Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts


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