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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



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



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



Jan
07
2016

No-Sew Fleece Blanket

Posted by Marcea
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Everyone loves the security of a blanket (remember Linus from The Peanuts?).  You can make your own security blanket without breaking out your sewing machine.  Fleece comes in a variety of patterns and colors so these blankets make great gifts for babies, your favorite sports fan or someone who just needs a warm lap throw.  Materials 2 ½ yards of fleece in two different, but coordinating patterns Pins Rotary Cutter Cut Mat Ruler  Directions1.     Lay out the fleece with the [Read More...]

Tags: blanket crafts DIY easy fleece Homemade no-sew
Categories: DIY Crafts



Jul
22
2015

What Inspires Ed Roth - The Stencil Artist

Posted by Marcea
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Creating stencils has been a passion for Ed Roth since he was a teenager and started using stencils to customize furniture. The owner of the stencil company, Stencil1, Ed has created stencils that have been used in hotel rooms, shown on Martha Stewart’s television show and used to customize Converse sneakers. Read our interview with Ed to learn more about stenciling and how living in New York City defines his artwork.Why did you select stenciling as the medium to use for your art? I picked it up [Read More...]

Tags: crafting crafts DIY painting stencil
Categories: What Inspires



Jun
02
2015

Cheers to Father's Day - DIY Beer Cap Coasters

Posted by Marcea
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  Another holiday is upon us and this time we celebrate the dad’s in our life. Father’s Day is June 21 this year so it's a great time to get creative.This go round we’re going to make resin beer cap coasters. Myléne Hillam, one of our ‘What Inspires’ interviews, loves to work with resin and sells these kits on her website.  When I saw Myléne's kit I got very excited because I have a large collection of beer caps I've been saving for years just waiting for a project! Since Myléne can only ship [Read More...]

Tags: beer beer bottle cap craft beer cap bottle cap bottle cap coaster crafts DIY father's day
Categories: DIY Crafts



Apr
28
2015

DIY Mother's Day Painted Flower Pot

Posted by Marcea
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Mother’s Day is less than 2 weeks away (it’s May 10th this year, in case you forgot). Moms love homemade gifts from their children, but everyone wants a gift to be something they could use again. For the mom who loves potted plants or gardening, how about making her a painted terracotta pot? You can use any variety of colors and stencils to fit Mom’s taste and this craft is easy enough that children can do it, with some adult supervision. Paint the pot in a completely unique way; she’ll love [Read More...]

Tags: crafts DIY Easy Kid Projects flowers gardening kid's crafts mother's day
Categories: DIY Crafts



Nov
13
2014

DIY Coasters make the perfect holiday gift!

Posted by Chaya C
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I recently went to the store to buy myself a new set of coasters...  However when I looked at the price on what I thought to be a cheap set, I quickly changed my mind.  What is the point of buying an overpriced unoriginal set, when you could just make your own fabulous ones?  So I did.I decided to make a cute set I found on Jo-ann's website, but of course, I modified the project and did it my way.  The final product turned out the same, I just forgot to buy some materials (like always) and was [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts


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